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Position:       Senior Bookkeeper - 2nd Option Remote

Job No:          202530

Location:      Claremont

Salary:           R 25 000 - R 30 000 P/m dependent upon experience

Position Summary:

A reputable firm specializing in outsourced financial services, is looking to hire a seasoned Senior Bookkeeper to join their dynamic team. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in accounting and finance, coupled with a professional accounting designation. Being a technology-driven firm, the company emphasizes streamlining business accounting and operational processes through innovative solutions. The Senior Bookkeeper will play a pivotal role in ensuring accurate and compliant financial reporting while contributing to their culture of continuous improvement and long-term business relationships.
The position is based in Claremont. Remote work considered.


Core Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and manage full-cycle accounting processes ensuring accuracy and timeliness.

  • Prepare, analyze, and present financial statements and reports to assist with strategic decision-making.

  • Manage accounts payable and receivable to ensure smooth cash flow and clear financial standing.

  • Ensure compliance with local financial regulations and standards, demonstrating in-depth knowledge of industry-specific accounting standards and best practices.

  • Coordinate with tax advisors to ensure accurate and timely tax filings.

  • Drive continuous improvement of accounting and financial processes through technology leverage, displaying autonomy in decision-making and process enhancements.

  • Liaise with other departments for integrated and accurate financial reporting.

  • Supervise and mentor junior accounting staff, fostering a collaborative learning environment.

  • Interact with external auditors, aiding in audit preparation to ensure all financial documentation is compliant and accurate.

  • Engage with clients at all levels promptly as exemplary communication is integral to service levels.


Qualifications or Experience:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field is required.

  • Professional accounting designation (e.g. SAICA, SAIPA etc.) is preferred.

  • 3 - 5 years of proven experience in a senior bookkeeping or accounting role.

  • Familiarity with South African financial regulations and standards.

  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills.


Work Environment:

  • Embody the collaborative and personalized approach that the company emphasizes to foster long-term business relationships.

  • Contribute to an innovative and tech-savvy environment focused on streamlining business accounting and operational processes.

  • Engage in a continuous quest for innovative solutions by identifying and implementing modern accounting practices and technologies.

  • Adapt to the companies fast growth by being digitally agile, with a deep understanding of systems and processes which is key to maintaining and improving them.


Specific Software or Tools:

  • Proficiency in using SARS eFiling system.

  • Experience with tax and reporting software like Draftworx is preferred.

  • Proficiency in accounting software such as Xero, Dext, Hubdoc, Sage, QuickBooks, or similar is required.

  • Experience with payroll software such as PaySpace, Sage Payroll.

  • Familiarity with tax preparation software.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel.

  • Familiarity with cloud-based financial tools and integrations.

  • Familiarity with preferred systems like Dext/ Hubdoc, Xero, PaySpace, Karbon, EFiling, and Syft Analytics would be a bonus.

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