Financial Accountant - Fruit Industry - Paarl

Tuesday, 14 May, 2024
Lee-Zanne Flaatten    
This Financial Accountant position reviews the financial transactions, performs reconciliations versus both internal and external documents and creates financial reports from that information to management.

Key Performance Outputs

  • Accuracy in Inventory and Budgetary Adjustments: Ensure correct reflection of inventory and budgetary adjustments during journal approval processes to maintain accurate financial records.
  • Timely Creation and Investigation of Purchase Orders (POs): Create outstanding POs at month-end and investigate errors to ensure appropriate actions are taken, contributing to effective procurement management.
  • Review and Maintenance of General Ledger (GL) Allocations: Regularly review GL allocations to ensure appropriateness and correctness, contributing to accurate financial reporting.
  • Maintenance of Fixed Asset Register: Maintain the fixed asset register on the internal system and add all acquired assets as needed to facilitate accurate asset management.
  • Monthly Depreciation: Run depreciation calculations on a monthly basis to accurately reflect asset depreciation in financial statements.
  • Preparation of Dashboard Reporting and Cash Flow Analysis: Draft dashboard reports and cash flow analyses based on results, meeting treasury requirements for informed decision-making.
  • Monthly Reconciliation of Balance Sheet Accounts: Prepare monthly reconciliations of balance sheet accounts according to standard operating procedures (SOP) for financial accuracy.
  • Verification of Stock Counts and Reconciliation: Verify stock counts with relevant controllers and ensure accurate reflection in internal systems to maintain inventory integrity.
  • Assistance in Audit Process and Return Preparation: Assist in audit processes and preparation of returns to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and financial accuracy.
  • Authorisation of Creditors' Payments and Review of Adjustments: Cross-check and release creditors' payments and review/authorise adjustments to ensure accuracy and compliance with financial policies.

Requirements Minimum Education/Qualification/Experience

  • National Diploma in Finance/ B Com Accounting
  • Netsuite / ERP knowledge an advantage
  • Minimum 3 - 4 years of work experience in a similar role


  • Computer literacy: MS Office (with advanced Excel skills)
  • Functional experience in the below is a must-have for this role:
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Reporting
  • Budgeting and Forecasting
  • Cost Accounting
  • Internal Controls
  • Taxation
  • Audit Preparation
  • Financial Systems


  • Excellent communication skills; verbal and written
  • Excellent planning, organisational skills
  • Building and maintaining good interpersonal relationships
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to act with tact and discretion
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Process and deadline driven
  • Assertive


Please consider your application as unsuccessful if you have not been contacted within 2 weeks.

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