Accountant

Position:

Accountant

Description:

Our client, a global Logistics/Commodity Trading Company in Umhlanga, is looking for an Accountant

Must Have:
• Degree in Accounting
• Relevant industry experience (experience in Logistics is nice to have but not essential)
• Experience on any ERP system and Ms Office ideal (they use Navision)
• Relevant Commercial experience in Accounting

Responsibilities:
Reporting
• Weekly Cash Flow (Cash Recoverability) Report
• Quarterly Inter-Company Confirmations
• Weekly / Monthly Open FECs report

Accounting / Processing
• Monthly Safex Processing
• Monthly Last day SAFEX Provision
• Monthly SAFEX Re-allocation Journals
• Process Journals for month end Provisions
• Monthly Inter-Company recharges
• Monthly Fixed Asset Register & Depreciation
• Check Interest charged Monthly
• Monthly RIP processing
• Monthly RMB processing
• Stock Variation Entries & Reversals

Reconciliation
• Monthly Safex reconciliation in accordance with statements (Mark to market, booking fees & margin)
• Monthly Stock Reconciliation (Accounting vs Logistics)
• Monthly Tenco Reconciliation
• Monthly Mark to Market Calculation on open FX contract
• Monthly Mark to Market Calculation on open FECs
• Monthly RIP Reconciliation

Banking
• Process Payments - local & foreign (USD & ZAR) on Standard Bank / FNB system
• Apply/Renew Exchange Control Approvals - Standard Bank / FNB
• Circulation of bank statements
• Loading of Banking New Banking Details (USD & ZAR) & Payment Proofs
• Signing Payment pack as proof of first review
• Assisting in cash flow management
• FECs and Conversions / Payment’s on or before expiry dates
• Clearing of excess funds to the call account. Maintaining minimum balances in all bank accounts

Administration
• Month end file complete compilation and referencing according to balance sheet
• Daily check of all Safex accounts for debit balances
• Month end Journal file complete compilation for all General Journals
• Daily check of all FECs expiring and administration of extensions / rolls with RMB
• Scan USD payment pack to Standard Bank and FNB

Salary: R 26K – R 32K CTC

Contact:

Contact Person: Jessie Buxton

Tel: 031 303 6225

Email Address: jessie@schlemmer.co.za

Estimator

Position:

Estimator

Description:

Our Client, a leading Screen printing Company in Durban North, is looking for an Estimator

Must Have:
• Relevant Qualifications (Analytical)
• Relevant Estimating / Project Costing experience in printing/manufacturing
• Strong Excel skills –Advanced
• Analytical person

Salary: R 15K – R 20K negotiable + med aid (50/50)

Contact:

Contact Person: Michael Christison

Tel: 031 303 6225

Email Address: michael@schlemmer.co.za

Financial Accountant

Position:

Financial Accountant

Description:

Our Client, a leading Screen printing Company in Durban North, is looking for a Financial Accountant

Must Have:
• B.Comm Accounts
• Pastel experience
• Relevant Financial Accounting experience in a relevant environment (printing or manufacturing)

Responsibilities:
• Cash flows Projections
• Budgets
• Process Monthly accounts

Salary: R 40K negotiable + med aid (50/50)

Contact:

Contact Person: Tracy-Jayne Tomlinson

Tel: 031 303 6225

Email Address: tracy@schlemmer.co.za

Accountant/Finance Manager PMB

Position:

Accountant/Finance Manager PMB

Description:

Our Client, a well-established Motor Dealership in PMB is looking for a Finance Manager.

Ideal candidate must have:
Completed Articles and / or relevant Accounting experience

Salary: R 22K – R 28K + Med + Pension + Company car

Contact:

Contact Person: Jessie Buxton

Tel: 031 303 6225

Email Address: jessie@schlemmer.co.za

Financial Director (Benoni, JHB)

Position:

Financial Director (Benoni, JHB)

Description:

Our client, a leading National Automotive Component Manufacturer (Division of a Listed Company on the JSE) based in JHB, is looking for a Financial Director to report to the Managing Director.

Must Have:
• CA
• Minimum 10 years’ experience in a manufacturing environment
• Minimum 10 years’ experience in a Senior Financial Accounting role

Responsibilities:
Finance
Executive Management
• Serve as a member of the executive team
• Participate in key decisions pertaining to strategic initiatives, operating model and operating execution
• Meet the annual objectives

Financial Accounting and Controls
• Oversee Financial Accounting Dept. to ensure proper maintenance of all accounting systems and functions
• Ensure maintenance of appropriate internal controls and financial procedures
• Final point of escalation for Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable issues
• Management of all month-end closing activities including control account reconciliation, integrities and reconciliations are in place
• Prepare Annual Financial Statements in accordance with Group Policies and IFRS
• Key point of contact for External and Internal Auditors – manage preparation and support of all audits
• Management Payroll Department
• Ensure that the administration of Cell phone account, Corporate credit card and Fuel card are up-to-date

Treasury Management
• Manage cash balances and cash forecasts
• Manage on-going banking relationship for maximum efficiency
• Develop cash flow forecasting and maintain long term cash forecasts
• Oversee the cash flow plans and ensure that availability of funds as needed
• In overseeing the financing strategies, arrange debt financing as required

Management Accounting and Information
• Oversee Management Accounting Dept. to ensure the integrity and accuracy of reporting
• Ensure timeliness, accuracy and usefulness of the monthly management reporting
• Monitor financial performance by measuring and analyzing results; initiating corrective action plans; minimizing the impact of variances
• Develop regular reporting and analysis, including key metrics reports, and conduct ad hoc financial analysis as required
• Ensure the integrity and accuracy of the Company inventory system
• Ensure the financial management reporting processes are in place to support the on-going and future needs of the business
• Management of costing department and systems
• Ensure accuracy of returns
• Management of Government Grant Incentives (Capital Investment Grants as well as Production Incentive) and R & D submissions to DST
• Monitor the submission of Stats to relevant authorities (Stats Sa, NAACAM, Reserve Bank)

Foreign Exchange Management
• Manage the Company’s foreign exchange exposure in accordance with group hedging policies
• Manage the Import and Export logistics and accounting functions

Planning and Forecasting
• Develop, coordinate and monitor budgets
• Develop on-going financial business plans, models and forecasts together with the analysis expertise to the business
• Lead the financial modelling and analysis to support the development of long term strategic initiatives and business plans

Project Assessment and Viability Studies
• Develop IRR and NPV models and provide the financial analysis to assist with feasibility studies

Risk Management and Insurance
• Co-ordinate the activities of the Risk Committee
• Develop and maintain the Risk Register
• Monitor and report uncovered open risks
• Oversee the annual insurance renewal process and ensure appropriate coverage is maintained at all times
• Handle insurance claims including Export Insurance Management

Tax Compliance
• Develop financial and tax strategies
• Ensure compliance with tax law
• Manage the Company’s tax return filings process

Asset Management
• Oversee the maintenance of the inventory of all fixed assets
• Develop and maintain capital budget
• Track and report capital spend against budget

Company Secretary and Legal Officer
• Carry out the duties of a Company Secretary
• Ensure legal and regulatory compliance regarding all financial functions
• Ensure appropriate legal review of contracts and solicit external legal advice as required
• Monitor all open legal issues involving the Company

Information Technology
IT Operational Management
• Oversee the IT Department to ensure the continuous delivery of IT services
• Oversee and manage the relationship with outsource providers and ensure SLA’s are met
• Review and approve all contracts for computing and IT services and equipment
• Approve, prioritize and control projects as they relate to the selection, acquisition, development and installation of information systems
• Oversee the development, design, and implementation and changes to existing computer systems and software packages

IT Strategy and Planning
• Develop strategic plans and implement the objectives of the IT needs of the Company to ensure the computer capabilities are responsive to the needs of the Company’s growth and objectives
• Identify emerging information technologies to be assimilated, integrated, and introduced into the Company
• Advise, counsel and educate executives and management on the new technologies competitive or financial impact

Oversee the Efficacy of Computer Systems
• Develop and establish operating policies and approaches for computing and information technology
• Oversee the development, design and implementation of new applications changes to existing computer systems and software packages
• Monitor IT systems performance and initiate any corrective actions necessary

Systems analysis and design
• Translate operational practices and develop systems that enhance the operational efficiencies
• Troubleshoot, analyze and solve system operational problems

Maintain Data Security
• Responsible for the development, review, and certification of all back up and disaster recovery procedures and plans
• Ensure the security of the information systems, data, communication lines, and equipment

Salary: R 2 million CTC PA negotiable

Contact:

Contact Person: Michael Christison

Tel: 031 303 6225

Email Address: michael@schlemmer.co.za

Financial Manager

Position:

Financial Manager

Description:

Our client, a Listed Manufacturing Company on the JSE, is looking for an Operational Financial Manager.

Must Have
• Chartered Accountant CA (SA)
• Experience in Group Consolidations
• Experience in a Manufacturing Environment
• At least 5 years relevant experience, with at least 3 years at a senior level managing a team

Responsibilities
Financial Governance
• Develop and evaluate short and long-term strategic financial objectives for the Company, in line with overall business strategy
• Contribute fully to the development of company strategy across all areas of the business, challenging assumptions and decision-making as appropriate and providing financial analysis and guidance on all activities, plans, targets and business drivers
• Formulate and implement finance policies and procedures for the Company, to ensure achievement of Group financial objectives, monitoring for compliance
• Ensure that company financial systems are robust, compliant and support current activities and future growth
• Direct and oversee all aspects of the Finance & Accounting functions of the Company, ensuring healthy financial management
• Responsible for the preparation of relevant and accurate documents for Board Meetings, sub-committee meetings, presentations and shareholder meetings
• Ensure the effective management of processes for financial forecasting, budgets, consolidation and reporting to the Company
• Manage and minimize the company’s financial risk exposure by developing and maintaining systems of internal controls
• Formulate and implement a risk matrix for the company to assist the senior executives in managing the company’s risks
• Ensure compliance across the Company with corporate governance requirements; applicable local and international regulatory laws; and rules for financial and tax reporting, taking action where non-compliance is identified
• Formulate and implement a compliance report for the company to assist the senior executives in managing and reporting compliance with various legislation impacting the company
• Establish and maintain strong relationships with senior executives so as to identify their needs and seek a full range of business solutions; provide executive management with advice on the financial implications of business activities, and provide consultative support to planning initiatives through financial and management information analyses, reports, and recommendations
• Work with the MD to identify potential new business opportunities/sources of revenue
• Establish a high level of credibility and manage strong working relationships with external parties including customers and advisors
• Effectively manage team members to produce best results and empowered individuals

Purchasing
• Develop and implement a procurement and purchasing strategy, policies and processes for the company, ensuring compliance herewith
• Ensure the accurate forecasting of procurement needs
• Liaise with other departments to ensure needs being met, and the relevant processes being followed
• Build, develop and maintain relationships with key suppliers and customers, monitor supplier performance, manage escalated procurement problems and errors as required
• Negotiate purchase terms and conditions and liaise with suppliers, both local and international.
• Identify and manage possible savings; opportunities, risks and alternatives with respect to raw materials and packaging.

Information Technology
• Develop and implement strategic plans and objectives to meet the information technology needs of the company to meet both current objectives and future growth
• Responsible for the technology direction, infrastructure planning and deployment to enterprise for the Company
• Provide technology vision, enable innovation and understand IT trends that can create business value, identifying information technology to be assimilated, integrated and introduced into the company; Identify key technologies/vendors that will contribute to the strategic direction and competitiveness of the enterprise
• Co-ordinate the delivery of operational IT services to the business, via outsourced partners, and manage service delivery to business on sound commercial principles
• Create and manage strategic vendor and partner relationships
• Produce relevant reports/management information for company Senior Management to assist with decision making

Contact:

Contact Person: Tracy-Jayne Tomlinson

Tel: 031 303 6225

Email Address: tracy@schlemmer.co.za

Junior Bookkeeper

Position:

Junior Bookkeeper

Description:

Our client, an energy Company based in Kloof, is looking for a Junior Bookkeeper.

Must Have:
• Strong Microsoft excel skills
• Be able to work on pastel partner version 18
• Ability to work on accounts up until trial balance level

Responsibilities:
• Reconciling of cash books on Pastel
• Responsible for all Debtor and Supplier Reconciliations
• Preparation of month end payments and loading of supplier payments on the bank
• Submission of statutory returns
• Processing of general ledger and inter company journals
• Processing of all tax invoices on Pastel
• Processing of monthly payroll
• Generating weekly and monthly reports

Salary: 12 000 - R15 000

Contact:

Contact Person: Jessie Buxton

Tel: 031 303 6225

Email Address: jessie@schlemmer.co.za

Bookkeeper

Position:

Bookkeeper

Description:

Our client, a leading Property Management Company in Umhlanga, is looking for a Bookkeeper.

Must Have:
• Minimum Grade 12 (Matric)
• Bookkeeping certificate
• 2 to 3 years bookkeeping experience
• Property management experience is advantageous
• Experience in submitting of VAT 201s, EMP 201s and dealing with SARS
• Must have bookkeeping certificate
• Good Excel skills
• Pastel
• Worked on E-filing for SARS
• Interpersonal and Communication skills
• Basic Computer skills
• Team Work
• VIP experience

Responsibilities:
• Capturing of invoices and effecting payments of your assigned building/company
• Completes creditor recons accurately
• Preparing purchase order forms for your assigned building/company
• Uploading of banks onto Nicor of your assigned building/company
• Maintaining of the cashbook on Nicor relating to your assigned building/company
• Receipting of tenants and 3rd party receipts of your assigned building/company timeously and accurately
• Accurately capturing of billing of your assigned building/company and putting all related documentation/schedules together for billing
• Payment of salaries of your assigned building/company
• Effecting all journals required by your assigned building/company
• Payment and submission of the EMP201 for your assigned building/company
• Responsible for payment and submission of the VAT201 for your assigned building/company
• Completes all tasks relating to completing Management Accounts and related queries thereafter for your assigned building/company
• Raising of 3rd Party Invoices and the following up on arrears thereof
• Submitting of the 3rd Party Arrears Report & municipal recons once a week to be reviewed
• Completing any recons that may be required relating to your assigned building/company
• Capturing of budgets of your assigned building/company timeously and accurately
• Liaising with suppliers and municipality
• Assisting with the audit queries & preparation for the audit relating to your assigned building/company
• Binding Various Monthly Management Packs together and adding labels
• Performs any finance tasks relating to the acquisition or sale of a building
• Meeting deadlines provided by the Financial Manager
• Completing of any finance adhoc tasks requested by the director/finance manager
• Assisting a finance staff member with their work while they on leave which can’t wait until their return
• Completing all finance related tasks relating to your assigned building/company

Salary: R 9 000

Contact:

Contact Person: Jessie Buxton

Tel: 031 303 6225

Email Address: jessie@schlemmer.co.za

Finance Manager

Position:

Finance Manager

Description:

Our client, a Large National Petro-Chemical Company in Durban, is looking for an Finance Manager

Must Have:
• CA (SA) qualification
• Must have experience and understanding of a control environment
• Develop, implement, maintain, and document management control policies and procedures
• Must be able to perform reconciliations of balance sheet
• Must have experience with SAP financial modules
• Experience with dealing with auditors, preparation of an audit file
• Understand budget terminology and application
• Ability to explain importance and impact of specific accounting issues to management and shareholders
• Must have prior experience in managing people, developing GPA’s and IDPs
• Must have skill in problem solving
• Must be able to draft financial statements
• Experience in interpreting financial statements and financial transactions
• Prepare cash flow forecasts, cash management including forex planning
• Preparation of management reports – including variance analysis following detailed investigation
• Must have ability to lead and coach cost efficiencies /management behaviours

Responsibilities:
• To ensure adherence to business controls through monitoring of information to allow the business to make informed decisions. Ensure that accounting policies comply with the relevant accounting standards and that the company policies are followed
• To ensure the accurate reporting of information to shareholders
• To consolidation of the budget input process by co-ordinating the various budgets, To reporting to BLT on cost vs budget
• To provide support to the commercial and financial teams ensuring effectiveness of their functioning

Salary: up to R 800K CTC

Contact:

Contact Person: Tracy-Jayne Tomlinson

Tel: 031 303 6225

Email Address: tracy@schlemmer.co.za

Cost & Management Accountant

Position:

Cost & Management Accountant

Description:

Our client, a leading National Automotive Component manufacturer, is looking for an Cost & Management Accountant

Must Have:
• B Com Accounting Honours / CIMA
• Preferably 2-5 year’s exp as a Cost & Management Accountant in a Manufacturing Company
• Experienced in working with JDE accounting packages, Insight Software & MS Advanced Excel/Word

Responsibilities:
• Prepare monthly product standard costs
• Compare budget BOM to actual BOM and investigate
• Monitor material and price variances and provide reasons
• Ensure integrity of inventory system
• Co-ordinate annual company stock count
• Produce and distribute accurate monthly and quarterly management reports to agreed timelines
• Preparation of monthly executive meeting packs and quarterly board packs
• Provide second level commentary (where needed) on monthly and quarterly management reporting
• Variance analysis for income & expenses (Budget – Actual)
• Prepare journal entries when required
• Reconcile balance sheet accounts to supporting documentation monthly
• Review process flows and identify and implement opportunity for improvement
• Assisting with detailed preparation of budgets and forecasts
• Budget preparation, analysis and variance reporting

Salary Range: R 30K – R 40K + Benefits negotiable

Contact:

Contact Person: Tracy-Jayne Tomlinson

Tel: 031 303 6225

Email Address: tracy@schlemmer.co.za

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