Closing Date: 17 April 2023
Perform month end transactional activities e.g., review of adjustments, month end closing procedures and recon preparation etc.
Provide first level support in terms of call and query handling across AEL.
Perform selected bank reconciliations.
Review, approve and post predefined manual journal entries and supporting documentation and narration to journal (ensure journal entries are valid, accurate and complete).
Reconcile balance sheet accounts and follow up on long outstanding items.
Prepare monthly memorandum of balance sheet recon issues for review by the in-country team.
Align with COE on GL master data maintenance.
Capture loading of EFT payments i.e., non-vendor related payments.
Release of EFT payments (not for the same country for which you have loaded payments)
Process of non-vendor related payments in SAP.
Conduct cash book processing and bank reconciliation preparation.
Ensure all long outstanding and reconciling items on bank reconciliation are timeously cleared.
Process petty cash transactions.
Facilitate urgent payment requests.
Engage with stakeholders at an operational level to address any service delivery issues.
Ensure attendance of monthly governance meetings.
Comply with all legislation relating to accounting matters.
Identify internal control weaknesses and assist in developing and implementing improvement opportunities.
Ensure compliance with SLA criteria (specific to area of responsibility).
Keep abreast on legal and regulatory issues relating to accounting matters.
Comply with Safety, Health and Environment standards.
Review audit instructions and compile/prepare supporting documentation for the audit process.
Resolve audit queries and discuss with internal / external auditor where required.
Qualifications & Experience
B Com Financial Accounting or equivalent qualification.
3 – 5 years’ experience as an Accountant or equivalent (with Supervisory experience).
A high degree of computer literacy including advanced knowledge of the MS Office Suite – especially MS Excel and Word.
Good business acumen.