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Senior Transport Accountant

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:

  • (finance) / (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.

Source :

Location : kwazulu-natal

Publish date : 2020-11-13

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