Junior Accountant (Accounting/Auditing/ Reporting) Johannesburg

Southern Africa
Posted 2 months ago

Reference No. KMSR11

Job Description:

A retail client of ours is searching for a Junior Accountant. The incumbent will maintain responsibility for the accounting function duties pertaining to the business which shall include debtors, creditors, petty cash, banking accounts and monthly reporting.


  • Cash book maintenance.
  • Management of creditors’ function (including supplier payment, reconciling to supplier
  • statement)
  • Management of debtors’ function (including debt collection and reconciling debtors’ balances).
  • Provide monthly creditor and debtor age analysis
  • Reconcile salary information provided by third party salary administrators to bank account
  • payments
  • Reconcile VAT accounts, prepare and submit VAT returns as well as make payments, collect
  • refunds as is applicable
  • Daily takings reconciliations for takings relating to the prior day for all stores, with the weekends
  • and public holiday takings being reconciled on the next working day
  • Reconciliation of petty cash items at the stores on a monthly basis
  • General ledger responsibility
  • Daily bank reconciliations
  • Other asset/liability reconciliations
  • Fixed assets – sub ledger to general ledger
  • Maintenance of general ledger to trial balance
  • Prepare management accounts on a monthly basis
  • Enhance internal operational efficiencies and development of reporting tools to enhance the
  • performance of the business
  • Ensure compliance with tax authorities and other statutory legislation

Requirements: Qualification and Skill

  • A relevant tertiary qualification is essential
  • The company will only look at candidates who have no less than THREE years relevant working experience
  • The successful candidate will have previous experience as a Financial Accountant
  • Previous experience within the retail industry will be highly advantageous
  • An excellent command of English, both written and verbal, is a requirement of the job
  • Strong financial accounting skills
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Accuracy and strict attention to detail
  • Strong analytical skills, with the ability to assess complex situations and use creativity to solve
  • problems
  • A self-starter who shows initiative and assumes responsibility for projects
  • The ability to prioritise and handle multiple tasks within strict time frames within a fast paced, pressurised environment
  • A strong customer service orientation
  • The ability to build strong relationships with team members, company management and clients
  • Tenacity and a high degree of perseverance
  • High energy levels
  • A strong work ethic

Benefits and Contractual information:

  • By nature of the group, travel will be required from any staff member of the company from time to

time. In this particular role, the successful candidate should be prepared to travel from time to time

as and when required. Currently travel is not required but in the future five days a month may be



If you wish to apply for the position, please send your CV to Kyle Magnussen at kmagnussen@caglobalint.com

Please visit www.caglobalint.com for more exciting opportunities.

Kyle Magnussen

Recruitment Consultant

CA Finance

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