General Accountant | Meridian Services | Brackenfell | Cape Town

  • Full Time
  • Brackenfell, Western Cape , South Africa

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There is currently a position available within Meridian Services for a General Accountant, Brackenfell Cape Town

Job Purpose

The General Accountant is responsible for various finance related tasks depending on the fluctuating needs in this fast-paced dynamic environment. This position will need to perform general accounting tasks such as reconciliations, full Value-Added tax function (submission, reconciliations and SARS queries), fixed cost control, document control, payment preparations, invoicing, e-filing, fixed asset function management for the group, debit and credit card management, accounting reports and journals within the Navision ERP system.

Key Inputs:

Operational Excellence

  • Prepare reconciliation of fixed assets for all group companies and account for all movements in assets along with reconciling assets on the ERP system with that on Navision.
  • Submit, interrogate, and reconcile VAT monthly and deal with queries.
  • Manage the fixed costs of the business daily.
  • Prepare reconciliations and expense allocation of company debit cards. Manage debit card payments.
  • Ensure all PO’s are authorised with relevant invoice attached and scanned into the ERP system. Ensure supplier invoice is compliant with SARS VAT legislation and general accounting practice
  • Ensure all PO’s are allocated correctly.
  • Ensure all required statements have been obtained from supplies timeously as per monthly age analysis.
  • Prepare reconciliations for payment with relevant documentation attached.
  • Ensure allocations on payments to be applied correctly.
  • Manage reconciliations of outstanding accounts and monitor outstanding accounts as per age analysis.
  • Manage staff reimbursed expenses included ensuring correct GL allocation and necessary authorization. Prepare payment for authorization
  • Prepare invoices and documentation for intercompany invoices and monitor the intercompany clearing accounts.
  • Manage the monthly e-filing submission requirements in respect of EMP201 for the group. Manage the bi-annual e-filing submission requirements in respect of EMP501 for the group.
  • Prepare balance sheet reconciliations for allocated accounts.
  • Monthly review of the company insurance policies ensuring accurate allocation and all assets included. Prepare for payment.
  • Manage monthly review of lease and bond schedules. Prepare for payment.
  • Ensure all costs incurred on behalf of third parties are recovered on time.

Effective Administration

  • Prepare monthly VAT reconciliations
  • Prepare monthly fixed cost reconciliations.
  • Prepare monthly balance sheet account reconciliations for all relevant accounts.
  • Prepare monthly fixed asset reconciliations.

Effective Human Capital Management and Development

  •  Energetic and detail orientated
  • Belief and thrive in hands-on approach environment
  • Willing to perform certain repetitive tasks
  • Follow through to ensure that personal quality and productivity standards are consistently and accurately maintained.
  • Plan and prioritize, demonstrating abilities to manage competing demands.
  • Demonstrate abilities to anticipate and manage change.
  • Demonstrate flexibility in balancing achievement of own objectives with abilities to understand and respond to organisational needs.


  • Grade 12
  • Tertiary Education: Diploma / Degree relating to Bookkeeping
  • Diploma / Degree relating to Accounting
  • Completed SAICA / SAIPA articles will be advantageous


  • 5 years’ experience in various fields of accounting
  • Navision experience will be advantageous


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