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13 Feb 2023

Permanent Financial Accountant – Wood

Wood – Posted by jobleak24 Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Financial Accountant

Job Description

Financial Accountant – Wood

Working Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

Salary: Market Related

Work Type: Permanent

Full Title: Financial Accountant

Closing Date:  30 March 2023

The Employer: Wood


Job Descriptions:

One of our best clients is looking for Financial Accountant to start working recently.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To ensure the accuracy of monthly financial results and prepare reports to local and business unit management as required.
  • To ensure that monthly reporting requirements are met in terms of quality, content and deadlines.
  • To prepare monthly management accounts, consolidate and submit on HFM.
  • To maintain monthly orderbook.
  • To prepare statements for all intercompany accounts and reconcile the statements with those of the other party, resolving queries as necessary.
  • To maintain the Company’s fixed asset register, auctioning acquisitions and disposals in a timely manner.
  • Calculate depreciation monthly and journalize.
  • Control the CAPEX register and the status report thereof.
  • Monthly reconciliation of balance sheet accounts in accordance with the reconciliation responsibility matrix and approval of reconciliations done by others.
  • Prepare or oversee preparation of the monthly balance sheet account reconciliations.
  • Raise accruals where necessary to ensure accurate reporting of liabilities at each month end.
  • Run Overhead by Cost centre to ensure expenses are captured correctly and investigate large movements.
  • Weekly review and sign off creditor’s recons.
  • Preparation of journal entries used to capture transactions in the General Ledger.
  • Prepare or oversee preparation of the relevant lead schedules, trial balance and draft Financial Statements required by the statutory auditors.
  • Responsible for financial, tax and internal control matters including all internal, external, government and client audits.
  • To ensure that an effective control environment exists through compliance with all Group and local control frameworks, policies, and procedures as relevant. Maintain a current knowledge of corporate accounting policies, financial reporting requirements, and provide related direction and support to management and staff.
  • Liaison with the auditors and answering any queries that might arise as a consequence of the year end and interim reviews.
  • Prepare or oversee preparation of interim and annual corporate tax returns and ensure that they are filed in accordance with reporting requirements and deadlines.
  • To ensure input and output VAT is correctly claimed or charged and accounted for.
  • To ensure monthly VAT returns are submitted on time and any VAT due is paid on time.
  • To ensure any VAT refund due is received.
  • To ensure adequate security and support is maintained for the accounting systems.
  • To assist Manager Finance as requested.
  • To assist with annual budget and monthly forecast processes.
  • To do other ad hoc work as necessary.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must have degree in finance or accounting.
  • Must have 5+ years of post-qualification experience.
  • Must have advanced user of Excel (Pivot tables, formulas, graphs, v-lookups, links between spreadsheets).
  • Must have hands-on experience with Hyperion Financial Management (HFM).
  • Must have hands-on experience with Microsoft Dynamics.
  • Ability to manage conflicting priorities.
  • In-depth knowledge of current accounting standards and statutory reporting requirements.
  • Good understanding of tax matters including CIT and VAT.
  • Must have knowledge of international tax.
  • Must have strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Must be self starter, proactive and positive.


Job Categories: Accountant. Job Types: Permanent.

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