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Assistant Financial Accountant needed urgently: APPLY NOW

Assistant Financial Accountant needed urgently: APPLY NOW

Job type: Full-time

Background to the Company

Lindt & Sprüngli (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd (Lindt SA) started operations in May 2011 and forms part of the Lindt & Sprüngli group of companies. With more than 150 employees, Lindt SA is based in Cape Town with strong regional presence in Johannesburg, Durban and Port Elizabeth and a network of 15 Lindt retail stores.

As global leader in the premium chocolate sector, Lindt & Sprüngli looks back on a long-standing tradition of almost 175 years which takes its origins in Zurich, Switzerland. Today, quality chocolate products by Lindt & Sprüngli are made at 12 owned production sites in Europe and the USA. The products are distributed by 28 subsidiary companies and branch offices, in around 500 Lindt shops and cafés, and also via a comprehensive network of more than 100 independent distributors around the globe.

Position Purpose

To ensure the accounting function is managed efficiently by ensuring reconciliations for our Retail business sector is managed on SAP and costs allocated to the correct general ledger expense accounts as well as managing and overseeing Finance processes such as Petty Cash, Cash to Bank, Card to Bank etc.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Build and maintain sound business relationship with:
  • Fellow Finance Team (Credit Control, Accounting and Finance Manager)
  • Other departments and senior management; and
  • 3rd Parties (SARS, auditors, consultants).
  • Manage Retail Accounts Mailbox
  • Ensure all Petty cash and credit card expenses are valid and process to correct general ledger expense accounts and cost centers.
  • Upload of HSBC Bank Statements into SAP
  • Post prepayment expenses and prepare a monthly prepayments schedule and reconciliations.
  • Expense monthly POS (Point of Sale) Display COGS as per Trade Marketing Tracker.
  • Ensure daily MICROS in store cash-up and end of day are done timeously and accurately.
  • Weekly and monthly reconciling of MICROS actual banking to HSBC.
  • Monthly preparation of Retail Reconciliations
  • Cash to Bank
  • Card to Bank
  • EFT
  • Float
  • Netflorist
  • Mr D
  • Uber Eats
  • Vendors as may be directed by the financial accountant and financial manager
  • Cash collection administration for Retail Stores as and when applicable
  • New Store Opening and Closing finance support
  • Ensure SAP NNTS (Net Net Trade Sales) matches MICROS NNTS (Net Net Trade Sales) at all times.
  • Retail Turnover Certificates – Preparation and Send out.
  • Monthly Retail Petty Cash Claims verified and posted.
  • Monthly Rental invoices are posted and reconciled – IFRS 16 Schedule
  • Take full ownership of the following accounting functions:
  • Fixed assets.
  • Depreciation
  • Update Monthly CAPEX report
  • Update monthly fixed asset register
  • Prepayments booking, expensing and reconciliations
  • Recurring Journals
  • Display cost of goods sold (Display COGS)
  • Clear outgoing and incoming bank clearing accounts on a weekly basis.
  • Prepare monthly VAT reconciliation and Vat audit documents.
  • Prepare ad-hoc manual and retail invoices and purchase orders.
  • Assist Finance Manager in compiling LICS (Lindt Internal Control System) Retail controls and self-assessments.
  • Assist the Finance Manager and Financial Accountant in forecasting, budgeting and month-end reporting process and any other ad-hoc requests in line with business requirements.
  • Assist PWC at interim and year-end audit in accounts payable and operational expenditure.
  • Assist CFO, Finance Manager, Financial Accountant, Supply Chain Manager, and Planner on a daily basis with any ad-hoc work that comes up
  • Model the financial impact of initiatives and make appropriate recommendations.
  • Maintain and reconcile the retail rental tracker.

Personal Characteristics:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Ability to work under pressure;
  • Reliable, loyal, trustworthy, honest;
  • Attention to detail; and
  • Good organizational skills with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team whilst prioritizing workload
  • 2 years’ experience in Financial Accounting environment advantageous
  • BS diploma or degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or equivalent qualification
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Highly numerate with excellent analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Previous experience gained within International FMCG environment advantageous
  • Strong MS (Outlook, Excel, Word) skills
  • SAP experience considered to be a distinctive advantage

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