Shoprite Is Hiring: Fixed Asset Clerk – South Africa

Closing Date: 13 April 2023

Purpose of the Job

The purpose of the Fixed Assets Clerk is to execute the day-to-day management of fixed assets. The role is accountable for recording the costs of newly-acquired fixed assets (both tangible and intangible), tracking existing fixed assets and accounting for the disposal of fixed assets. Under the supervision of the Fixed Asset Accountant, the role also helps with ensuring the integrity of the database, in conjunction with the Finance team.

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Job Objectives
Record fixed asset acquisitions and disposals on SAP.
Daily clearing of the asset additions account.
Liase with divisions for the prompt clearing of assets from the fixed asset control accounts.
Distinguish between assets and expenditure to make sure only assets are capitalized.
Review information received from divisions to ensure the correct asset classification and descriptions are used.
Creation of fixed asset master files.
Transfer of assets in the asset register.
Assist with weekly flash sales.
Provide support to the fixed assets team with audits.

Follow up with divisions to clear and resolve any asset related queries.
Perform ad hoc duties as given by the fixed asset accountant.

QualificationsGrade 12 with accounting or equivalent – (essential).Accounting certificate, diploma or equivalent – (preferred).


+1 years of relevant experience in a financial, administrative or similar role – (essential).Exposure to and an understanding of corporate and retail-orientated environments – (preferred).

Knowledge and Skills
Microsoft Office 365 – Outlook, Excel – (essential).
Working knowledge of SAP Fixed Assets Module or similar systems (essential).
Self-motivated and driven with strong integrity – take accountability for actions and mistakes.
Working with people – friendly personality with the ability to build trusting relationships with suppliers and other stakeholders.
Teamwork and positive partnerships – a strong team player and partnering skills.
Working with numbers – comfortable with numbers and reconciliations.
Planning and organizing, operational efficiency – someone who can spread themselves across multiple tasks simultaneously by working smartly, efficiently and effectively.
Diligently staying on top of the details and understanding how they fit into the big picture.

Time management – ability to prioritize a high volume of activities simultaneously.Attention to detail – able to spot mistakes in own work and the work of others.Strong communication – ability to communicate effectively and clearly and to use discretion regarding what information needs to be shared with various stakeholders, including problem reporting to management.Writing and reporting skills – understands the importance of accuracy, succinct messaging.Adapting and responding to change – able to work under pressure and in a fast paced, changing environment.

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