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  • Posted: May 11, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Danone is Dedicated to bringing health through food to as many people as possible, Danone is a leading global food company built on four business lines: Fresh Dairy Products, Early Life Nutrition, Waters and Medical Nutrition. Through its mission and dual commitment to business success and social progress, the company aims to build a healthier future, thanks...
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    Tax, Treasury and Insurance Accountant

    • Overall responsible for all banking administration including payments, reconciliations and clearing accounts
    • Lead on selected Tax topics such as Vat and support on all other tax topics
    • Comply with all the Group reporting requirements for insurance and assist with insurance claims
    • Support on the cash landing process for mid-year and year end
    • Support with the monthly forecasting of Other Income and Expenses


    Financial administration, processing & reconciliation

    Treasury & Cashbook

    • Loading of payments.
    • Ensuring ad hoc (one-time) payments are valid and supported by adequate supporting documentation (banking details).
    • Inputting accurate payment details into banking system for ad-hoc and foreign payments.
    • Submitting foreign invoices to bank for verification in a timely manner.
    • Ensuring all payments have been verified by the bank and successfully paid.
    • Retaining proof of payments.
    • Liaising on all queries regarding bank statements.
    • Complying with scheduled payment deadlines
    • Daily update of cashbook, ensuring accurate cost centre and GL allocations.
    • Ensuring daily banking activities are properly interfaced with the general ledger.
    • Accurate allocation of forex entries on payments made
    • Assist with Hedging of the forex risk identified by the CBUs in line with the approved hedging policy.

    Bank reconciliations (including clearing accounts)

    • Reconciling accurately to supporting documentation.
    • Addressing reconciling items in a timely manner (not older than one month)


    • Maintaining
    • EFT requisitions
    • Bank statements
    • Bank and other balance sheet reconciliations
    • Bank correspondence and amendments to profiles


    • Preparing monthly VAT returns accurately and submit in a timely manner.
    • Support and assist in advising the CBU to ensure comply with all tax obligations (group tax policies and applicable tax regulations and laws).
    • Assist in the preparation of income tax returns for all legal entities in the Cluster and ensure submission on time and in full.
    • Assist with the identification of risks and opportunities within each CBU
    • Perform/support on all necessary reconciliations required before or after-tax submissions
    • Assist with adhoc tax queries


    • Assist with Cash Forecasting and monitoring the short- and medium-term treasury position
    • Assist with Forecasting and managing the cash landing with the CBS and CBU Finance teams.


    • Insurance administration
    • Insurance claims


    • Support the department Manager and the IT teams on Tax, Treasury and Insurance projects and enhancements

    Customer Relationship Management

    • Liaising with, and provide support to, external auditors and providing all required information.
    • Developing and managing relationships with financial institutions.
    • Addressing and managing system interface failures with banks and IS team

    Legal, quality and standards

    • Keeping abreast of changes in financial regulations and legislations relating to tax, treasury and insurance.
    • Ensuring application of group policies and procedures.


    • Attending to financial or tax enquires by gathering, analyzing, summarizing, and interpreting data.
    • Coordinating and/or working on projects and reports as assigned by the Tax, Treasury and Insurance Manager & Head of Finance.
    • Ensure accurate and on time monthly reporting in the Diapason treasury tool.
    • Assist with Group reporting

    About You


    • B. Comm Tax Graduate with 2 years commercial experience
    • Certified Public Accountant with 2 years commercial experience
    • FMCG experience is an advantage

    Work Experience & Skills

    • Demonstrate good attention to detail
    • Indirect and Corporate Tax Experience
    • Strong IT literacy with good MS Excel and MS Word and a solid understanding of accounting software principles and user administration skills
    • Sound SAP experience an advantage
    • Sound knowledge of tax and accounting principles, controls and procedures
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Report Generation skills
    • Strong commercial acumen


    • Proven team player
    • Interpersonal skills enough to support, advise and influence managers from different parts of the business whilst providing solid tax advise where necessary
    • Critical thinking and good analytical skills
    • Hands-on approach and proven ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
    • Personal integrity
    • Strong relationship building skills
    • Enthusiastic with a can-do attitude
    • Service orientated
    • Self-starter showing initiative

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Danone on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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