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This national transport company is keen to appoint a Senior Transport Accountant, reporting to the Financial Manager.

Core purpose of the role:

  • Responsible for analysing and reconciling detailed general ledger accounts as assigned.
  • Keep records and accounts accurate and current.
  • Daily, weekly and monthly transactional processing.
  • Research and resolve discrepancies and accounting errors.
  • Complete related reports, summaries, and records.
  • Create monthly reports.
  • Assistance with year end audit. Deadline management.

Minimum Requirements:

  • B.Com (Finance) / B.Com (Accounting) or similar.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience – exp in transport advantageous.
  • Advanced Excel skills – database knowledge highly advantageous.
  • Strong accounting and analytical abilities.
  • Good communication skills at all levels.
  • Solution oriented.

Essential Functions and Basic Duties:

  • Take responsibility for the accurate and timely completion of assigned accounting functions.
  • Post a number of transactions to the appropriate general ledger account.
  • Reconcile general ledger accounts.
  • Perform miscellaneous filing/sorting of checks, journals, etc.
  • Complete required records and reports and maintain files.
  • Complete various accounting functions in accordance with established policies and procedures, including:
    • Prepare financial reports and statistical reports (km’s, fuel consumptions, etc.);
    • Perform variance analysis to budget and prior year;
    • Prepare notes to the reports;
    • Prepare all balance sheet reconciliations with proper supporting documents to substantiate balances;
    • Post monthly journals including but not limited to depreciation, payroll, interest, prepayments;
    • Maintain fixed asset register and manage asset additions and disposals;
    • Bank reconciliations;
    • Ensure all invoices for the period have been authorised and captured in creditor module;
    • Creditors reconciliation’s;
    • Oversee debtors reconciliations, invoicing, receipting;
    • Maintain back-ups of accounting package data;
    • Participate in annual audit;
    • Prepare VAT reconciliation for submissions;
    • Budgeting, income statement;
    • Forecasts (cash and financial performance).
  • Research, track, and resolve accounting problems and discrepancies.
  • Establish and maintain effective communication and co-ordination with staff and management.
    • Maintain regular contact with other departments to obtain information and/or to correct transactions.
    • Assist accounting team as needed.
    • Keep management informed of activities and of any significant problems.
    • Report on the status of all account reconciliations to the Financial Manager.
  • Take on special projects as required.

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