• Bryanston, Gauteng
  • Bryanston, Gauteng
Job Description
Overview / Responsibilities:

Wood currently has an exciting opportunity for a Financial Accountant to join our Mining & Minerals business in South Africa.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Ensure the accuracy of monthly financial results and prepare reports to local and business unit management as required.
  • Ensure that monthly reporting requirements are met in terms of quality, content and deadlines.
  • Prepare monthly management accounts, consolidate and submit on HFM.
  • Maintain monthly orderbook.
  • Prepare statements for all intercompany accounts and reconcile the statements with those of the other party, resolving queries as necessary.
  • Maintain the Company’s fixed asset register, actioning acquisitions and disposals in a timely manner.
  • Calculate depreciation monthly and journalise.
  • Control the CAPEX register and the status report thereof.
  • Monthly reconciliation of balance sheet accounts in accordance with the reconciliation responsibility matrix and approval of reconciliations done by others.
  • Prepare or oversee preparation of the monthly balance sheet account reconciliations.
  • Raise accruals where necessary to ensure accurate reporting of liabilities at each month end.
  • Run Overhead by Cost centre to ensure expenses are captured correctly and investigate large movements.
  • Weekly review and sign off creditor’s recons.
  • Preparation of journal entries used to capture transactions in the General Ledger.
  • Prepare or oversee preparation of the relevant lead schedules, trial balance and draft Financial Statements required by the statutory auditors.
  • Responsible for financial, tax and internal control matters including all internal, external, government and client audits.
  • Ensure that an effective control environment exists through compliance with all Group and local control frameworks, policies, and procedures as relevant. Maintain a current knowledge of corporate accounting policies, financial reporting requirements, and provide related direction and support to management and staff.
  • Liaison with the auditors and answering any queries that might arise as a consequence of the year end and interim reviews.
  • Prepare or oversee preparation of interim and annual corporate tax returns and ensure that they are filed in accordance with reporting requirements and deadlines.
  • Ensure input and output VAT is correctly claimed or charged and accounted for.
  • Ensure monthly VAT returns are submitted on time and any VAT due is paid on time.
  • Ensure any VAT refund due is received.
  • Ensure adequate security and support is maintained for the accounting systems.
  • Assist Manager Finance as requested.
  • Assist with annual budget and monthly forecast processes.
  • Other ad hoc work as necessary.
Skills / Qualifications: Qualifications:
  • Degree in Finance or Accounting.
  • 5+ years of post-qualification experience.
  • Advanced user of Excel (Pivot tables, formulas, graphs, v-lookups, links between spreadsheets).
  • Hands-on experience with Hyperion Financial Management (HFM).
  • Hands-on experience with Microsoft Dynamics.
  • Ability to manage conflicting priorities.
  • In-depth knowledge of current accounting standards and statutory reporting requirements.
  • Good understanding of tax matters including CIT and VAT.
  • Knowledge of international tax.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Self starter, proactive and positive.

Personal Attributes:

  • Safety & Assurance – Safety aware and lead by example in this area.
  • Relationships – Ability to form and maintain strong working relationships with operations, projects, and functional management and staff.
  • People – Ability to communicate effectively to both Finance and non-finance personnel.
  • Financial Responsibility – Demonstrates strong willingness to question and challenge.
  • Integrity – Demonstrates strong ethical values and communicates with openness and honesty.
  • Good planning and organizational skills – track record of successfully delivering to deadlines.
  • Communication - Ability to discuss issues clearly and concisely at all levels within the organization.
  • Pro-active attitude, common-sense approach to everyday life, treat all people with respect, integrity and consistency.
  • Natural leader of people with willingness to further develop leadership skills. Ability to coach and mentor through empowerment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to convey information and ideas to individuals and groups and make presentations when required.
  • Negotiation skills, able to achieve successful outcomes that achieve the required objectives and have the support and acceptance of all parties.
  • Excellent management skills, including the ability to plan, set goals and manage time, priorities, resources, accountabilities, schedules and costs.
  • A team player with excellent planning, interpersonal and analytical skills, and ability to interact effectively with all levels within and outside the company.
  • Ability to be fair and to make consistent decisions.
  • A capacity for persistence and resilience and patience in a sometimes-challenging environment.
  • Highly proficient with word processing and spreadsheet software packages.
  • Ability to work under pressure or deadlines and handle multiple priorities.
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information in an appropriate manner.
  • Professional appearance and courteous manner.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Professional communication skills.
Company Overview: Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering, helping to unlock solutions to critical challenges in energy and materials markets. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in 60 countries, employing around 35,000 people. Diversity Statement: We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

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