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Senior Management Accountant

Industry: Government / Job Expires: 2024-05-27 00:00:00 / Location: Gauteng

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The purpose of this role is to perform various operational finance functions, aiding sound business operations.

Minimum Requirements

  • BCom Honours or equivalent qualification in Accounting or Finance.
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience in a Senior Management Accountant role.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in the public sector.
  • Membership with a relevant professional body will be advantageous.

Main Duties

1. Financial Control

  • Manage the updating and monitoring of adherence to financial policies and procedures, in line with the PFMA, other legislative prescripts and Board directives. 
  • Contribute to and implement the financial strategy. 
  • Monitor, review and evaluate internal control systems. 
  • Prepare for and participate in the external audit by the Auditor General. 
  • Prepare for and participate in relevant internal audits conducted by entity’s Internal Auditors.

2. Financial Reporting

  • Prepare monthly Management Accounts with variances explanation.
  • Prepare all legislative reporting to the Department of Higher Education and Innovation and National Treasury as per their reporting timelines.
  • Prepare annual budgets and monitor monthly the actual spend against budget.
  • Review month-end financial closes, reconciliations, and related analysis of all accounts.
  • Verify the submission and monthly reconciliation of any statutory returns.
  • Prepare any financial reports and statements for financial analysis, forecasting, trending, and results analysis, including supporting schedules
  • Analyse monthly and quarterly expenditure reports for all cost centres and submit information to the Reporting, Risk and Compliance Manager.
  • Contribute to the preparation of the annual financial statements, including notes and supporting Schedules.

3. Expenditure Management

  • Approve supplier and creditor payments. 
  • Approve procurement of goods & services. 
  • Manage the recovery of credit notes, disallowances and subsistence and transport allowances. 
  • Manage the allocation, reconciliation, and banking of revenue. 
  • Manage all expenditure related queries, identify irregular expenditure, identify fruitless and wasteful expenditure, and provide the information to the relevant managers.

4. Financial Accounting

  • Resolve accounting discrepancies and irregularities. 
  • Approve all relevant journal entries when required. 
  • Analyse the monthly financial reports, monitor trends and drive appropriate action. 
  • Manage creditors and oversee the monthly reconciliation. Authorise adjustments and access to financial databases (e.g. for new clients, and creditors).

5. Payroll

  • Draft and implement payroll administration and control policies.
  • Drive adherence to payroll procedures. Coordinate and manage the entire payroll function to ensure processing deadlines and control requirements are being met. 
  • Manage calculation of and authorise payment of termination payments. (resignation/retirement/redundancy).
  • Manage the calculation, payment, and reconciliation of payroll tax. 
  • Manage and authorise the administration, calculation, payment and reconciliation of all superannuation contributions and third-party payments. 
  • Liaise with management and staff regarding all escalated pay enquiries. 
  • Ensure submission of all statutory payments and returns by deadline dates. 
  • Manage the preparation and reconciliation of payment summaries. 
  • Establish and manage the payroll records management system, including archiving and filing. Coordinate workers compensation payments. 
  • Establish a system for checking and auditing all payrolls to assure compliance with policy and legislation.

Location: Johannesburg

Duration: 12 Months

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Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you have not heard from us in 4 weeks, consider your application unsuccessful.

To apply please send your CV to Intern2@heitha.co.za

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