Group Financial Assistant Accountant (m/f)

Capricorn Group

Capricorn Group is recruiting a Group Financial Assistant Accountant (m/f), to be based in Windhoek, Namibia.
  • The role will be responsible for assisting in the accounting function up to the trial balance for Capricorn Group Limited and some of the subsidiaries. The role will also be responsible for the accounting function and management of accounts of all Group Departments. This role will also be responsible for Group Financial Support as detailed in point 2 of the Key Performance Areas below
Statutory/Accounting Reporting
  • Assisting with the accounts payable and general ledger functions
  • Assisting with maintaining the Group’s entities' general ledger accounts
  • Assists with the quality and turnaround times of the accounting process
  • Assisting with an accurate and timely monthly, quarterly, and year-end close
  • Assisting with accounting corrections
  • Maintain agreed targets, business rules, policies, priorities, and procedures to improve accounting processes
  • Adhere to internal accounting controls
  • Assist with the interim and annual audits performed by external and internal auditors
  • Assist with the compilation of company reconciliations
  • Daily/weekly/monthly reporting to management on outstanding accounting information and transactions
  • Assist with the preparation of the relevant Withholding Tax on Services (WTS), VAT, Provisional and Income tax calculations, returns and payments
  • Assist with the resolution of queries from the Receiver of Revenue
Group Financial Support
  • Responsible for capturing of accounting information and transactions in the accounting records of group entities where the accounting functions are performed by Group Finance
  • Assisting with the information required to compile Management -Accounts of entities where the accounting functions are performed by Group Finance
  • Assisting with the preparation of general ledger reconciliations for the relevant group entities above
  • Ensure that account allocations and payments are correctly processed and authorized in line with the Group Authority matrix
  • Assist with the monthly closing of financial records and posting of month-end information, ensuring the accuracy and timelines thereof
  • Assist with the creation of new assets, monthly depreciation run, and posting
Vendor Management
  • Ensure enterprise–needs for due diligence, risk assessment, and continuous vendor monitoring are met
  • Ensure compliance with Vendor Vetting Procedures
  • Assist with the implementation of sustainability standards on vendor/supplier requirements
  • Troubleshoot all vendor management problems and present them to management as required
  • Identify, implement and enhance efficiencies associated with vendor management
  • Recommend and participate in process and method improvements
Debtors & Creditors
  • Assisting with the accounts receivable and vendor reconciliation functions on Group entities
  • Prepare customer and vendor reconciliations
  • Assist with the resolution of long outstanding queries and/or invoices
  • Daily/ weekly/monthly reporting to management on outstanding debtors' and creditors’ information and transactions
  • Assist with timeously collecting outstanding debtors
  • Manage the quality and turnaround times of the customer and vendor reconciliation process
  • Core Competencies:
  • Adhering to principles & values
  • Writing and Reporting
  • Applying Expertise and Technology
  • Analyzing
  • Planning & Organizing
  • Delivering results and meeting customer expectations
  • Following Instructions & procedures
  • Adapting and responding to change
  • Entrepreneurial & Commercial Thinking
  • Experience/Knowledge & Skills:
  • At least 3 years working experience
  • Advanced computer skills, particularly Microsoft Office
  • Highest standards of accuracy and precision
  • Articulate with excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to interact effectively at all levels
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Effective verbal and listening communication skills
  • Sound knowledge of VAT and income tax
  • Good attention to detail
  • Ability to think creatively, highly driven and self-motivated
  • Demonstrated ability to work with team members as well as independently
  • Qualification:
  • A Degree in Accounting with solid management accounting background is preferable
  • SAP knowledge would be a distinct advance
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted
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  • Published 21.11.2022
  • Expires 27.11.2022
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