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  • Posted: Jan 12, 2017
    Deadline: Not specified
  • BDO helps a diverse range of clients with different needs. This is especially true of our Advisory Practice, which provides transaction, risk, wealth advisory, company secretarial, and HR services to clients navigating a range of challenges, changes, and opportunities. Our professionals are from a variety of multidisciplinary backgrounds, allowing us to del...
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    Accounting/Bookkeeping Manager

    Job description

    To assist the Director / Partner with the management and operations of the Accounting and Bookkeeping Department.

    Business Development

    · Identifying potential opportunities for business development

    · Liaison between client and audit partners

    · Timeous drafting and submission of engagement/proposal letters

    · Timeous handling of all customer queries and request

    · Ensure good customer relationships and customer feedback

    · Delivery on client request and needs

    · Professional conduct relevant to clients

    · Customer retention level


    · Ensures timesheets and travel claims are on Maconomy weekly for the department

    · Management of department productivity, WIP, write offs, billings

    · Compiling and submission of annual budget

    · Ensure adherence to financial policies and procedures

    · Check payment requests and reconciling

    · Attending to all financial queries

    Quality and Process

    · Preparation of schedules & recons for audits

    · Preparation of Compilation Reports

    · Management of the Payroll Function

    · Accounts to Trial Balance: Accuracy of data; Completeness of accounts; Timeous delivery; Timeous

    resolving of all queries and follow up

    · Administration Assistance provided to department to meet deadlines as required

    · Performing of administration in accordance with acceptable company standards

    · Reconciliations

    · Reviewing of files: Ensure accurate preparation of annual financial statements; Accuracy of files;

    Completeness of files; Ensure compliance with statutory requirements; Timeous outlining of review

    queries and follow up

    · Ensure division administration complies with company standards and procedures

    · Preparation of Financial Statements

    · Prepare own working paper files for review

    · Administration of Estates

    People Development, Learning and Growth

    · Effectively assist with the recruitment process of department

    · Delegation of duties and responsibilities to junior staff

    · Timeous handling of staff queries and issues

    · Timeous and objective reviewing of staff performance and the motivation of increases

    · Motivate staff to obtain budget targets as determined

    · Determine staff training needs

    · On the job training as required

    · Ensure compliance with company policies and procedures

    Education and Skills Required:

    · Grade 12

    · Formal qualification in accounting/bookkeeping

    · 5 – 10 Years general accounting/bookkeeping experience within similar industry


    · Communication (Verbal and Written with strong negotiation skills)

    · Strong Relationship Management with building relationships and building a successful team

    · Entrepreneurial Spirit

    · Strong Client Focus

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to BDO South Africa on to apply
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