Accounts Payable Clerk – Johannesburg

Gauteng, Full Time Deadline: Not specified

The role

To provide support to the Accounts function within Finance in the capacity of an Accounts Assistant Clerk by conducting bank account, suspense accounts and vendor reconciliations. This role will also involve processing petty cash, accounts payable transactions and supporting the team with month-end schedules while reporting to the Regional Finance Manager (Africa).

Key responsibilities

Generate the daily AP report and process payments to vendors and several internal bank accounts where required
Assist with entering relevant vouchers on accounting system
Enter all petty cash expenses / vouchers for ME offices
Collaborate with petty cash custodians and provide support to resolve queries and unreconciled items
Assist with vendor reconciliations and resolve discrepancies relating to vendor accounts and payments
Preparation of monthly pre-payments schedule
Preparing monthly reconciliation of suspense accounts
Assisting team with ad-hoc projects and reports
Support team members during team holidays Competencies and experience required
Experience within a legal, partnership or professional services environment would be ideal

Candidate profile

Must be a part-qualified or a qualified accountant with a minimum of 2 years accounts assistant experience
Must have a Degree or equivalent Accounting Diploma
Strong communication skills – verbal and written
Good organisational skills and ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines
High level of numeracy and attention to detail
The ability to problem solve, analyse situations and identify key issues
Resilient time management and organisational skills
Experience using Elite 3E or similar accounting software
Good interpersonal skills and be a team player