Accountant (Contract Position) (REF: PRN45) (R40 000 to R50 000 p.m. Salary) – Maitland, Western Cape

Job Overview


To effectively manage and control the financial, administrative, accounting and company secretarial functions to the necessary quality and quantity standards that comply with company, operational and legislative requirements;

To actively participate in the budget process under the guidance of the Financial Manager;

To ensure optimal cash flow and cash management; and

To manage the annual audit process.



Monthly Financial Reports

Revenue & Expenses analysis and advice

Setting of Finance Dept and Shared Cost budgets, and regular Actual vs Budget Comparison & Analysis

General Ledger maintenance

Statutory Return submission

Income Tax and VAT Return submission

Year-end Financial Statement preparation

Annual Audit preparation

Cash Flow forecast

People Management and Leadership

Documenting Policies and Procedures

Review and sign off creditors reconciliations to ensure accurate and timely payments

BBBEE participation

Managed relationships with internal and external customers

Stock-count participation

Assist the Manufacturing Cost Analyst with Production Orders and Stock-take

3.Skill Requirement


Minimum of five years’ experience in a similar position in the Food Industry/Manufacturing environment in FMCG ESSENTIAL


Qualification required – Bcomm (Acc)

Up to date legislative knowledge

Have a flair for numbers, work well with people, aggressively anticipate impacts of workload/issues to team deadlines and have a very positive work attitude including a willingness to work some longer hours during peak periods.

Strong adherence for compliance and financial controls – as required for audit and legislative purposes

Advanced Excel skills, ability to work with lookups and pivot tables.

Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook and PowerPoint.

Experience with SAP or equivalent ERP system, SAP Business One advantageous.

Strong organizational, analytical and interpersonal skills.

Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Self-motivated to learn new concepts and participate in new projects.

Ability to take lead on certain tasks and in certain situations.


Job Detail
  • Salary RangeR40 000 - R50 000
  • Experience5 Years
  • QualificationBachelor Degree
  • AA/EENo