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Accountant

ACCOUNTANT

Spartan focuses exclusively on entrepreneurs - we are changing the world one SME at a time and need people who believe that inclusive growth can happen through helping SMEs grow. If you are looking to help us look after SMEs then you are the right person.

Spartan opened in 1981 and our mission is focused exclusively to help SMEs grow. Spartan does this by providing finance that backs entrepreneurs.

We value a person with truthful candid talk, creativity, curiosity, conscientiousness, and an obsession towards holistic learning & growth.

Purpose of the Role
This opportunity requires a self-aware, conscientious, and precise team-player who has general accounting experience with exposure to debtors, creditors, banking, journals and reconciliations. Experience with loan amortisations is preferred but not essential however a conceptual understanding of loan and lease amortisations is essential.

The individual will report to the Group Finance Manager and will work closely with their likeminded team.
This role offers an opportunity for learning and growth to a competent individual with the right aptitude even though they may have limited experience.

Required Qualifications
The individual must have a BCom degree, which includes a major in Accounting and Finance as a subject.

Job Description
As an Accountant, you will prepare journals, reconcile accounts and prepare management account information for multiple companies within the group.
The candidates role will be drawn from the following outputs (the final job specification will be tailored to the chosen candidates experience and aptitude):
  • Ensuring the accuracy of loan drawdown repayment calculations, including calculations of interest on arrears, early,  settlements, and detailed amortisations.
  • Posting/capturing of all general ledger accounting transactions
  • Balance sheet reconciliations related to customer accounts 
  • Generate invoices and credit notes
  • Customer (borrowers) payment allocations and loan reconciliations
  • Sending invoices with statements and payment reminder emails to customers
  • Preparation and loading of debit orders
  • Management and resolution of unpaid obligations 
  • Resolving customer queries 
  • Work with Spartans internal Legal Team on defaulting customers
  • Ad Hoc assignments
  • Performing accounting functions including:
  • Journals
  • VAT Calculations and Reconciliations
  • Balance Sheet Reconciliations
  • Balancing Intercompany loan accounts
  • Cash Flow Management
  • Checking/preparing bank reconciliations daily
  • Loading banking transactions
  • Audit Assistance Prepare audit packs and liaise with auditors.
 
Minimum requirements
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting as a major and Finance as a subject) or equivalent tertiary qualification
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in an accounting/bookkeeping role
  • Experience on Microsoft 365, Xero, Microsoft Teams, and Standard Bank Business online an advantage
Desired Skills and Experience
  • 3+ years of accounting / bookkeeping experience
  • Financial understanding including loans, leases and amortisations
  • Xero (Preference but not requirement)
  • General Microsoft office tools
  • Excel Above-average
  • Online Banking Systems
  • Analytical mind, organized, precise and meticulous
Required Disposition
  • Conceptual understanding of loan and leasing calculations, amortisation and net present value
  • Techno Savvy  
  • Good communicator [verbal and written] 
  • Ability to listen, interpret and understand 
  • Conscientious with follow-up & feedback  
  • Trustworthy and dependable 
  • Problem solver 
  • Strong team player 
  • Take initiative and responsibility 
  • Managing own time efficiently
  • Self-awareness 
  • Listen, interpret and understand
  • Curiosity with constant holistic learning
  • Someone who wants to make a contribution to South Africa and assist SMEs
Remuneration:
  • Market related salary, with company benefits
Application Requirements:
  • CV
  • Motivation Letter
Industry
  • Financial Services
Occupation:
Finance jobs
Job location, contacts
Location:
Johannesburg
Gauteng
Company name:
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