Assistant Accountant
  • Gauteng
  • Netcare
Job Description

Closing date: 20.02.2023

Role profile

Role title Assistant Accountant

Division Finance Division

Location Netcare Head Office

Reporting structure Assistant Financial Manager

Role summary

The Assistant Accountant will be responsible for assisting with fixed asset related functions, reconciliations

and reporting as well as assist with the maintenance and control of the Group’s capital expenditure budget.

Key work output and accountabilities

Financial Processing

  • Processing of Cashbook.
  • Preparation, loading and reviewing of payments.
  • Reporting, clarification & resolution of payment queries.
  • Reconciliation of General ledger accounts.
  • Reconciliations of various loan accounts (hospital and non-hospital).
  • Processing / allocation / responding to transactions via General Ledger.
  • Processing of ad hoc journal entries, preparation of the monthly balance sheet review file, cost centre

general ledger allocation and other queries.

  • Adherence to internal control procedures relating to responsibilities.
  • Communicating with internal parties (hospitals and Central Payments Department) and providing

exceptional customer service.

  • Reporting, clarification & resolution of reconciling items.

General ledger maintenance

  • Ensure that the following payroll related journal entries are processed on a monthly basis to the

correct GL account and cost centres (leave pay provision, bonus provision, staff loans, and executive


  • Ensure that the WCA provision calculation has been prepared in line with the ruling from the

Compensation Commissioner, and that the entries are processed to the correct GL accounts.

  • Ensure that the post retirement provision expenses have been processed in line with the budget

guidelines and the profit forecast guidelines.

  • Ensure that the IFRS2 expense journals have been prepared in line with the budget guidelines and the

profit forecast guidelines.

  • Ensure that the revenue related journal entries have been processed in line with the request from the

business analysis team.

  • Ensure that the provision for bad debts journal entries are processed in line with the doubtful debt

provision calculation.

Financial Packs

  • Ensure that the financial packs for the dormant entities have been prepared for review by the Financial

Accountant and the Financial Manager prior to submission to Group Finance.

  • Ensure that the deadlines for the financial pack submissions have been adhered to.
  • Ensure that the Balance Sheet reconciliations are prepared monthly and that any reconciling items are

followed up timeously and resolved within 30 days.


  • Ensure that the EFT batch payments have been prepared prior to the authorisation of the payments by

the payment releasers.

  • As part of this process, ensure that the payments have been captured to the correct beneficiaries and

that the correct amounts have been captured.

  • Ensure that the cheques have been prepared to the correct payees and that the correct amounts have

been captured.

  • Ensure that any unpaid cheques are reissued to the suppliers timeously.

Skills profile


  • Grade 12.
  • Studying towards an accounting / financial qualification is advantageous.

Work experience

  • Minimum of 2 -3 years relevant financial working experience.
  • Proven computer literacy skills (SAP and Microsoft Excel).


Taking Action Capable of recognising the need for action, considering possible risks and

taking responsibility for results.

Decision Making Capable of making decisions timeously and taking responsibility for the


Managing Self Capacity to plan, organise and control own work environment by setting

appropriate priorities and achieving set objectives within a given time


Customer Focus and Service The capacity to identify and respond to the needs of *internal and

Delivery external customers.

  • Internal and external customers include patients, doctors, colleagues,

suppliers, visitors, vendors and any other person that requires a relationship

Adapting and Responding to Capable of supporting and advocating change initiatives and managing

Change own reaction to change.

Continuous Improvement The capacity to improve systems and processes to facilitate continuous


Personal Work Ethic Capacity to instil an ethic of quality and consistency in self and others.

Building Relationships Capacity to establish constructive and effective relationships.

Communication The capacity to clearly present information, either written or verbal.

Teamwork Capacity to cooperate with others to work towards a common goal.

Technical Knowledge The capacity to perform a technical function to required standards.

Values and behaviours

Netcare values At Netcare, our core value is care. We care about the dignity of our

patients and all members of the Netcare family. We care about the

participation of our people and our partners in everything we do. We care

about truth in all our actions. We are passionate about quality care and

professional excellence.

  • Care - The basis of our business. The professional, ethical patient care

and services we offer at every level of the organization.

  • Truth - The crucial element in building relationships that work.

Open communication with honesty and integrity is essential.

  • Dignity - An acknowledgement of the uniqueness of individuals.

A commitment to care with the qualities of respect and


  • Compassion - We engage everyone with empathy and respond with

acts of compassion in all interactions with our patients and their


  • Participation - The willingness and desire to work in productive and

creative partnerships with others and the commitment to


The Netcare way Netcare is committed to providing quality care. Our basic service standard

holds us accountable for the below seven behaviours, which you will be

accountable to uphold:

  • I always greet everyone to show my respect.
  • I always wear my name badge to show my identity.
  • I am always well-groomed to show my dignity.
  • I always practise proper hand hygiene to show my care.
  • I always engage to show my compassion.
  • I always say thank you to show my appreciation.
  • I always embrace diversity to show I am not a racist.

Application process

Netcare is an equal opportunity employer

The Company's approved Employment Equity plan and targets will be considered as part of the

recruitment process aligned to the Group's Employment Equity strategy. Netcare actively supports the

recruitment of people with disabilities.

Interested candidates who meet the above criteria are requested to e-mail a detailed CV to

Please note:

  • Please note that reference checks for internal applicants will be conducted with the applicant's current

and past Netcare direct line managers and the relevant Netcare HR Managers. Therefore, employees

are encouraged to discuss internal job applications with their direct line manager to ensure that the

line manager is aware of the application.

  • The terms and conditions of employment relating to the function you have applied for will be based on

those in the Division you will be employed.

  • If a candidate has any disability that may impair the individual's ability to perform the job function, the

candidate must kindly inform the employer so that an assessment for reasonable accommodation can

be made.

  • By applying for this position and providing us with your CV and other personal information, you are

consenting to the information being used for the specific purpose for which it was provided, which is

recruitment purposes and possible appointment purposes (should you be successful). Please note that

your information will be processed for recruitment purposes only or for such purposes relating to

assessing the establishment of an employment relationship with yourself, and this will be done in

accordance with the applicable data protection and privacy legislation. We confirm that such

information will not be used for any other purpose without obtaining your prior consent.

  • If your application is not successful, we retain your CV and other information provided on our

electronic system. If you object to your information being used in accordance with the aforementioned

clauses, please indicate your objection, and we will immediately securely destroy your personal


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