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Junior Financial Accountant

Job Profile

Mott MacDonald is a £1.1 billion Global Engineering and Management consultancy providing services to Sub-Saharan Africa. We are looking for people keen to explore opportunities with a dynamic company for this role which is based at the Sandton office in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The role entails providing operational and financial support to Mott MacDonald’s business units operating in Sub-Saharan Africa. The individual appointed will be a member of the finance team and will report the Financial Accountant.

Job Description

Job Description
The individual appointed will be responsible for: -
• The preparation of monthly and quarterly financial accounts. These tasks involve the preparation of financial analyses, estimates, reconciliations and working papers to ensure that all financial transactions are accurately recorded in the financial system.
• Providing 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 Financial Accountant.
• Interacting with other finance employees involved in the recording of transactions, grant administration officers, internal auditors and external auditors.
• Preparing monthly, quarterly and year-end cut-off schedules with due dates for submission of key tasks and working papers and monitoring adherence to these cut-off schedules.
• Reviewing quarterly and year-end worksheets prepared by financial clerks for accuracy, reasonableness, consistency and policy compliance.
• Recording of cashbook entries on a weekly/monthly basis and ensuring the reconciliation is completed by the end of the month.

Candidate Specification

Candidate Specification
Candidates must: -
• Have completed high school with a minimum grade 12
• Have a minimum of 2-3 years’ working experience
• Have advanced working knowledge an accounting system, Excel and database skills
• Have strong financial acumen, analytical agility and problem-solving skills
• Be detail oriented, organized and able to meet tight deadlines
• Have strong interpersonal skills and ability to build lasting relationships
• Have strong mathematical and accounting skills

In addition, it is desirable that candidates: -
• Have BCom /diploma in Accounting
• Have experience in the engineering and management consultancy sector

Key Performance Indicators

• Meet monthly, quarterly and annual reporting deadlines
• Adherence to company financial policies and procedures
• Accuracy processing accounting entries in the financial system

Interested candidates are requested to submit their CV’s with a covering letter setting out their suitability for the role and how they plan to achieve the objectives described above.

Submission to be made online, by no later than 17h00 on Monday, 18 June 2018.

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