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Junior Accountant Job Vacancies

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22 Jul, 2013

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Accounting Jobs in South Africa

Junior Accountant Vacancies

BSG (Africa) has an opportunity for a Junior Accountant within the Cape Town Finance Department

Main Purpose of the Role:       

The Junior Accountant will play a key role in contributing to the effective operation of the Finance department and will be required to provide top quality service to internal and external customers.


  • Matric (good maths and/or accounting results)
  • Accounting Diploma/Bcom Degree

Job Objectives:

  • Responsible for overall creditor management and input VAT:
    • Processing creditor invoices, ensuring controls adhered to and coaching areas of business re compliance to the controls, and completing supplier reconciliations
    • Dealing with creditor queries
    • Dealing with departmental queries regarding invoices/payments
    • Preparing and posting journals in respect to reallocations, accruals, prepayments etc.
    • Completing month end reconciliations for balance sheet accounts relating to purchases (accruals, prepayments, training, staff purchases, sundry debtors)
    • Completing the input VAT monthly reconciliation
  • Responsible for bank management:
    • Processing payment to suppliers
    • Reconciliation of the bank accounts and petty cash
    • Weekly reporting of cash balances and expected weekly spending
    • Completing transfers between money market and current account
    • Following up queries with Bank and Credit Card relationship manager
  • Responsible for fixed asset management:
    • Processing asset purchases and disposals to the fixed asset register
    • Posting depreciation journal monthly
    • Reconciling the fixed asset register to the general ledger
    • Dealing with insurance company regarding insuring new assets and reviewing the annual insurance policy regarding assets
    • Supporting the labelling of fixed asset additions and the annual fixed asset audit
    • Completing CAPEX reporting summary


  • A BCom Degree with at least 1-2 years’ experience OR
  • An Accounting Diploma with at least 2-3 years’ experience
  • Experience in a small/medium size organisation preferable
  • Creditors, cash and fixed assets experience is essential


  • Creditor ledger/Supplier recons processing
  • Fixed asset register processing
  • VAT
  • Cash management/Bank reconciliations
  • Journal processing and balance sheet reconciliations

Skills and Abilities:

  • Intermediate Excel skills
  • Pastel or similar accounting system
  • Intermediate Microsoft office skills
  • Strong Numeracy skills
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Good ability to manage own time and prioritise tasks
  • Attention to detail
  • Good written & verbal communication skills
  • Ability to follow process/ procedures
  • Strong interpersonal skills

Key Performance Areas:

  • Creditor management as outlined by the business
  • Fixed asset management as outlined by the business
  • Cash management
  • Monthly reporting  & reconciliations
  • Stakeholder management within Insurance and Banking as well as internal stakeholders


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