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Financial Accountant

Job Profile

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate, and take positive steps to create an inclusive culture.

Job Description

Candidate will have the responsibilities
- Responsibilities focus on the preparation of monthly and quarterly financial accounts. These tasks involve the preparation of financial analyses, the review of working papers, the preparation of estimates, reconciliations and the preparation of working papers to ensure that all financial transactions are accurately recorded in the financial system.
- Provide assurance regarding the quality of the information that underlies the financial information.
- Monitoring company policies and procedures and bringing these issues to the attention of the Senior Financial Accountant.
- Interacts with other finance employees, involved in the recording of transactions (grant administration officers), internal auditors, and external auditors.
- Prepares monthly, quarterly and year-end cut-off schedules with due dates for submission of key tasks and working papers.
- Prepares relevant procedures that aforementioned staff must follow when applying the cut-off schedules.
- Receives and reviews for accuracy, reasonableness, consistency and policy compliance, and accepts quarterly and year-end worksheets prepared by financial clerks.
- Recording of cashbook entries on a weekly/monthly basis and ensuring the reconciliation is completed by the end of the month.
- Working from the trial balance report, sees that the proper analysis, interpretation, calculations and classification of transactions are effected (many of the following are technically complex, requiring analytical skills, problem-solving and a degree of decision-making that affect the integrity of financial statements — duplicate postings, postings to the wrong accounts, omitted postings, postings of the wrong amounts and postings to the wrong column).

Candidate Specification

Candidates should have the following experience and qualifications;
- BCom/Diploma in Accounting.
- 2-3 years experience

Technical Competencies
- Good knowledge of Accounting
- Advanced proficiency in MS Office Package
- Mathematical and Accounting skills

Behavioural Competencies
- Good communication and interpersonal skills
- Time Management
- Initiating Action Problem Solving
- Honesty and Intergrity
- Seeking to improve personal knowledge

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