Assistant Accountant – Raw Materials


Job Title
Assistant Accountant – Raw Materials

Function or Department

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Location – Town / City

Location – Province

Location – Country
South Africa

Job Description
Responsible for ensuring that a sound creditors function is maintained and that the company complies with all creditor’s standards. The successful incumbent will need to be strong analytically and be in a position to solve queries, payments, discounts, reconciliations and closing contracts. Experience or understanding of the commodities industry would be advantageous.

Minimum Requirements
Degree in Accounting is preferred
Minimum 3 years’ experience in a similar role in a manufacturing environment
Financial accounting principles and practices
Commodity characteristics
Working knowledge of Accounting Software packages eg. Syspro
Working knowledge on MS Office/Excel

Duties & Responsibilities
Creditors Management
Check and sign weighbridges for Raw Materials (Oil, Soya, Sorghum, Peanuts, Maize) and ensure that loads are captured on both Agrigrain and Syspro (excel spreadsheet)
Check & sign all payments for Raw Materials and check and sign all Raw Material creditors reconciliations
Assist (when required) staff with resolving queries relating to creditors, storage, SAGIS reporting
Responsible for obtaining and updating creditors details onto Syspro and Agrigrain – includes loading new contracts onto Agrigrain, loading new vendors andor Supplier detail changes onto Syspro and Agrigrain
Monthly reporting:
Ensure all GRN’s are correct on report – make provision if stock received and not on report
Post adjustments / Rounding’s /to payments on Syspro
Purchases balance report per month, product, contract /Contract balances report

Prepare and distribute daily cash funding requirements for SAFEX and Raw Material payments and withdrawals for 3 broker accounts

Daily capturing and balancing of MTM reports and brokerage fees onto excel spreadsheets for 3 Brokers
Prepare monthly journals to record MTM movements which affect SAFEX spreads, SAFEX contracts converted to physical contracts, tons received and overall summary journals (Can be in excess of 50 journals at month end)
Prepare monthly SAFEX recons

General Administration
File and safeguard records within area of responsibility.
Compile ad hoc spreadsheets and analysis when required.
Ad hoc duties eg. BEE audit

Teamwork and Self-Management
Take ownership and accountability for tasks and activities and demonstrate effective self-management in terms of planning and prioritising, and self-development.
Follow through to ensure that quality and productivity standards of work are consistently and accurately maintained.
Inform relevant parties in the event of tasks or deadlines not met, the potential risks thereof and provide appropriate resolution.
Support and drive the business core values.
Manage colleagues and client’s expectations and communicate appropriately.
Demonstrate willingness to help others and “go the extra mile” to meet team targets and objectives.
Champion training and development of self and others through utilising available training opportunities.
Participate in and drive regular performance appraisals and ensure that own targets and goals are clear and achievable.

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