Assistant Accountant



Smith Garb & Associates

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Date posted:

Friday, November 25, 2022


Johannesburg, South Africa


R35 000

Logistics concern, based in the East of Johannesburg, is looking for an Assistant Accountant to join their team. Good Excel skills required. A large and lovely company offering growth!


  • Matric
  • B Com Accounting or similar Accounting degree/ qualification
  • Own car and valid license
Main purpose of the role:

This position entails a multitude of accounting activities including Vat reconciliation preparation, General Ledger reconciliation preparation, fixed asset and lease accounting, journal preparation, audit preparation and tight deadlines. The assistant accountant will work closely with the Accountants and Senior Accountant. Responsibilities include the ability to ensure that work is accurately completed in a timely manner and to ensure the financial results are reliable, accurate and complete.

Duties and responsibilities:
  • Ensure completeness and accuracy of all tasks and relevant deadlines are met.
  • Monitor and ensure that the month end checklists are actioned
  • Maintain and understanding and preparation of the Balance Sheet reconciliations monthly and advise on any risks and/or opportunities. Ensure appropriate support\comments for financial controller reviews. Ensure investigation and or escalation of outstanding items.
  • Action and respond to GL queries raised by Accountants and Controllers.
  • Maintain Fixed and leased asset ledgers/schedules and recons, identifying areas for process improvement. Ensure business verification quarterly.
  • Prepare Vat Reconciliations and ensure review by Accountant/ Senior Accountant/ Tax team.
  • Assist in the preparation of country specific statutory reports.
  • Prepare and upload journals – standard as well as resulting from the business and financial controller reviews
  • Process all standard/routine journals, interfaces and adjustments prior to Work Day one.
  • Reverse and ensure all Reversing journals have been reversed by the 15th of each month. Perform Balance sheet recon to ensure all have reversed and get sign off by Financial Controller.
  • Ensure that correct support is attached, and correct accounts are used on journals.
  • Maintain recurring allocation entries on a monthly and annual basis.
  • Maintain PLanon leases system for new leases and modifications
  • Update monthly expense schedules to ensure costs are all in and any accruals are in line with trends.
  • Reduce the risk of Out of Period Costs
  • Maintain accounting controls.
  • Support the Accountants and Controllers – Financial and Business
  • Assist in the preparation of budget files and forecasting activities.
  • Assist internal and external auditors with annual and quarterly audits.
  • Ensure an accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and year end close and ensure that the journals and recons have been prepared with the expected quality.
  • Follow current procedures and processes to ensure efficient and reliable reporting results and compliance.
  • Perform Ad hoc duties for Accountants and senior management
  • Liaise with AP, AR and Senior Management
  • Period-end close responsibilities may require time outside the normal business hours
  • Broad knowledge of reconciliation procedures.
  • Good working knowledge of Tax, including VAT, WHT and income tax etc
  • Good working knowledge of foreign currency translations and revaluations
  • Thorough knowledge of company’s accounting policies and procedures.
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Able to identify and solve problems.
  • Ability to analyze financial data
  • Acting professionally
  • Delivering objectives
  • Ability to deal with changing circumstances
  • High attention to detail, accuracy and good analytical skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Deadline-oriented
  • Confidentiality
  • Ability to work with a team


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