South Africa

Assistant Accountant

Company SMD - Salvage Management and Disposals
Reference # Assistant Accountant - Centurion
Published 09/05/2022
Contract Type Permanent/Contract
5 Months
Salary Market Related
Location Centurion, Gauteng, South Africa
Duration 5 Months
The main purpose of the role is to apply principles of accounting to analyse financial information and prepare financial reports by compiling information and utilizing appropriate accounting control procedures, to perform internal reviews to monitor the consistent application of accounting policies and procedures.
Job Functions Accounting,Communications,Finance
Industries Automotive
Financial analysis and reporting

•Collate and prepare accurate financial information on a monthly basis within agreed deadlines
•Analyse, interpret and comment on monthly financial results (actual vs budget and prior year), for submission to the business with input from the various financial managers
•Analyse, interpret and comment on monthly KPIs. Investigation of all exceptions
•Ensure data integrity (incl. completeness, accuracy and validity)
•Prepare and upload monthly HFM packs according to deadline requirements and clear all validations
•Review HFM submissions from business units to ensure all inter and intra company transactions eliminates
•Provide HFM support to the Business Units
•Create and roll out templates to steam line and standardise the reporting process
•Assist the Financial Manager – Business Systems, Reporting and Risk with all Group reporting
•Assist Financial Manager. Ensure all Barloworld reporting deadlines are met
•Prepare packs for the relevant management and customer meetings


•Assist with the preparation and consolidation of budgets and forecasts
•Prepare and present budgets and forecasts in HFM reporting packs according to deadline requirements
•Upload HFM budget packs and clear all validations within agreed deadlines for area of responsibility
•Review HFM submissions from business units to ensure all inter and intra company transactions eliminates
•Prepare all budget presentations

Corporate governance, compliance, and audits

•Ensure tax, legal, statutory and internal authority compliance
•Prepare for internal and external audits and present audit packs according to deadlines
•Assist with the formulation and roll out of policies and procedures

Financial Databases and Systems

•Support the Financial Manager– Business Systems, Reporting and Risk with implementation of new financial systems and processes
•Identify and drive systems enhancements throughout the division
•Manage systems integrity


•Train other financial employees to pass on knowledge of systems and processes.
•Respond to account queries

Internal customers
•Business unit’s management and operational management; All support functions; Finance
External stakeholders
•Customers; Suppliers

Academic qualifications

•B. Com Accounting Degree / Studying towards B. Com Accounting Degree or similar Accounting qualification with Management Accounting and Reporting Experience

•B. Com Honours Accounting / Studying towards B. Com Honours or similar Accounting qualification
•Completed Articles

Work experience

•3-5 years in a management accounting role
•Financial and People Management
•Financial systems
•Operational Finance Experience
•Budgeting and Forecasting

•Automotive Industry Experience
•Experience working in a shared services environment
•Tax Calculations

•Financial reporting
•Corporate Governance
•Commercial acumen
•In-debt understanding of Financial and management accounting
•Financial systems (Sage, HFM)

•Operational understanding of Automotive Industry


•Well-developed communication skills to persuade and influence
•Highly developed interpersonal skills related to build relationships, internal resilience (EQ), including sensitivity to diversity and conflict resolution
•Well-developed ability to reason with numerical information to influence and enable business and financial decisions
•Critical thinking skills to analyse information and diagnose problems related to relatively complex financial challenges
•Memorisation and recollection of information
•Ability to multi-task
•Microsoft Office skills (Excel, Word, and Outlook)
•High level of Excel and Data Mining ability
Job Closing Date 16/05/2022
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