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  • Posted: Mar 25, 2020
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • United Pharmaceutical Distributors (UPD) is a division of New Clicks South Africa (Pty) Ltd. The Clicks group has been involved in the healthcare market for the past 40 years as an end-dispenser, wholesaler and distributor. -UPD is dedicated to service delivery, distribution and growth -UPD is the preferred supplier to the Clicks retail store network -UPD ...
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    Senior Accountant

    Job Purpose:

    • To ensure completeness of financials in accordance with statutory accounting practices, and financial support to the business

    Job Objectives:

    • Assisting with daily accounting matters and queries from the finance team and the wider business
    • Authorisation of payments and ensuring accuracy and validity of payments
    • Reviewing of monthly management accounts received from junior accountant
    • Liaise with internal and external auditors and assist with queries
    • Providing support and managing any daily operational queries related to finance
    • Involved in month-end reporting, providing support and managing any daily finance queries
    • Review of supporting documentation and reconciliations
    • Involved in report writing and enhancing existing templates
    • Managing the general ledger on a monthly basis to ensure accurate mapping/allocation
    • Analysing performance and implementing cost-saving models across the group
    • Preparing balance sheet reconciliations
    • Ensure accurate monthly processing of journals
    • Assisting in completion of adhoc accounting duties and accounting validation in terms of IFRS
    • Submissions to head office
    • Managing accounting department (consisting of 14 staff) in Financial Manager’s absence
    • Taking responsibility for finalisation of month end process
    • Assisting with the training and development of the finance department staff 
    • Assisting the Financial Manager in all aspects within the managing of the Financial Accounting department and act as the Financial Manager’s second-in-charge.

    Job Qualifications

    • Bcom degree
    • Newly appointed CA or an Accountant 1 - 2 years accountant experience

    Job Skills, Abilities and Related Knowledge:

    • Accounting Principles.
    • Taxation.
    • Advanced knowledge of Excel.
    • Analytical thought process.
    • Accuracy.
    • Integrity.
    • Ability to work accounting packages.
    • Good work ethic.
    • Assertive.
    • Good communication skills, written and verbal.
    • Honesty and Integrity.
    • Business acumen.
    • Exposure to foreign transactions.
    • Deadline driven.

    Essential Competencies:

    • Deciding and Initiating Action
    • Writing and Reporting
    • Analysing
    • Planning and organising
    • Delivering Results and Meeting Customer Expectations
    • Coping with Pressure and Setbacks

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to UPD on www.linkedin.com to apply
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