Financial Accountant

Helen Wilson Recruitment

29th April 2021

Johannesburg, South Africa

5 to 7 years

29166 - 33333

Cost to company


Full Time


  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Debtors
  • Creditors
  • Cash Management
  • Sage
  • Pastel


  • Accounting
  • Finance

Job Description

Job Title: Financial Accountant

Department: Finance Department of Internationally renown freight-forwarding business which customizes supply chain solutions.

Salary: 350k to 400k neg according to experience and qualifications

The financial accountant reports directly to the CFO and will be responsible for the following key areas:

  • Debtors
  • Creditors including recons and making sure all suppliers are paid on time
  • Payments
  • Cash Management

Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities

Responsible for assisting the accounting department and taking full responsibility for:

  • Debtors and Creditors
  • Daily payment process
  • Preparing monthly account reconciliations and recording of transactions
  • Bring to the notice of the management issues which affect cash flow, expenses and balances on a day to day basis
  • Ensure all financial reporting deadlines are met
  • Assisting the Financial Controller in operational matters.
  • Any ad-hoc duties that may arise from time-to-time

Education and Experience

  • Accounting degree or diploma
  • Knowledge of accepted accounting practices and principles
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Previous experience in freight forwarding (beneficial)
  • Good understanding of Sage Evolution or Pastel accounting packages
  • Previous work in an Accounting Practice/Audit firm is highly preferable

Key Competencies

  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Planning and organizing
  • Strong communication skills
  • Be very detail orientated
  • A keen sense of responsibility and ownership
  • Deadline driven
  • Strong sense of urgency
  • Assertive personality
  • Ability to work independently and under pressure
  • Proactive and self-motivated
  • Energetic and team orientated
  • Ability to handle and resolve conflict
  • Position:



As soon as possible


Bryanston Sandton



Applications for this position closed on 9th June 2021