Peoplefinder Career Placements: Assistant Accountant/Bookkeeper


Our client requires the service of an Assistant Accountant/Bookkeeper who will be responsible for several companies (Body Corporate and/or Home Own Association) accounts (cash book and general ledgers). The Assistant Accountant/Bookkeeper will also be responsible for recording all transactions and post expenses and income.

Duties & Responsibilities

Key performance areas:

  • Capture and allocate Cashbook data for several companies (Bodies Corporate + HOA) bank accounts.
  • Prepares monthly bank reconciliations and related General Ledgers Accounts.
  • Process Accounts Receivable payments in correct accounts.
  • Responsible for managing Accounts Receivable balances within defined company payments terms.
  • Oversee work of Managing Agent
  • Assisting managing agent with resolving client invoice and statement queries
  • Assisting managing agent with drawing up of budgets
  • Review Accounts Payable reconciliations and related General Ledger reconciliations.
  • Processing and month end provisions and reconciliations of general ledger.
  • Preparation of Statutory Submissions and VAT returns
  • Retrieves documentation and provides information for the Auditor, as required, during the annual audit.
  • Provide back-up assistance to other members of the team on request of director.
  • Consistently demonstrates willingness to assist managing agents with tasks to ensure smooth operations in department.
  • Contributes positively towards a professional and pleasant working environment in department and company.
  • Always communicates professionally with colleagues and managers.

Desired Experience & Qualification

The successful candidate must have:

  • Matric with a Degree/Diploma in Accounting/Auditing
  • Must have at least 3 years relevant experience
  • Excellent computer literacy (MS Office – Word, Excel & Outlook)
  • Must have experience in Pastel and similar accounting systems
  • Must have an understanding of VAT
  • Proven ability to compile and present spreadsheet data
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate at all levels
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Professional personal and telephone manner
  • Must be able to work accurately under pressure, prioritise tasks to meet deadlines and have strong problem solving skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Must have excellent numerical skills
  • Must have a valid driver’s license with own reliable transport
  • Must be willing to work overtime when needed


Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Package & Remuneration

Salary to be discussed at interview stage


Peoplefinder Career Placement

Recruiter: Igna Lourens

Email: [email protected]