Our client is a longstanding Chartered Accounting firm, part of a global network of accountancy firms. They continually strive to provide a professional, high quality, cost effective, personal service in all aspects of financial and business management.

If you enjoy managing a portfolio of clients, maintaining and growing your technical experience and working in a fast-paced professional firm environment, this is an excellent opportunity for YOU!

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Supervise and initiating the processing of client information cheques, receipts, sales invoices, purchase invoices
  • Perform bank reconciliations
  • Processing and reconciling of Petty Cash and cash control accounts
  • Keeping of a fixed asset register
  • General journals – e.g. depreciation, provisions, interest, salaries, stock, etc.
  • Process journal entries e.g. new instalment sale agreements, interest on borrowings, provisions, accruals of income and expenses, bad debts etc.
  • Reconcile debtors and creditors statements.
  • Correct accounting treatment on disposal of assets (property, plant & equipment) and investments and the calculation of the taxation on capital gains/losses.
  • Analyse the resulting trial balance for mistakes / deviations and be able to discuss the results with the client.
  • Analytical review of AFS – GP%, Inventory days, Creditors days, Debtors days
  • Produce a draft set of financials
  • Prepare the notes to financial statements
  • Identifying provisions and contingent liabilities
  • Calculate the tax liability for sole proprietors, individuals, close corporations and trusts, small business corporations, and partnerships.
  • Reconciliations of input/output VAT to monthly trial balance.
  • Compiling and discussing with the client of monthly management accounts.


  • Requesting information from Clients.
  • Review junior team member’s work if required
  • On-the-job training and development of junior members if required.
  • Provisional tax calculations
  • Maintain strong client relationships

Work complexity

Complex level of accounting considering the above

Desired Experience & Qualification

  • A good understanding of accounting with at least five years’ experience in an auditing firm environment
  • A degree in accounting will be beneficial
  • Basic computer literacy (Microsoft Office,  Xero, Pastel, etc)
  • To read and write in both English and Afrikaans
  • Drivers Licence with own transport to be able to visit clients if necessary
  • Good communicator with Clients and colleagues
  • Strong management skills, leadership and organisational abilities.
  • Able to work on your own and amnage a portfolio of clients.
  • Meet monthly deadlines timeously.
  • Have a thorough knowledge of Payroll, VAT and efiling

Package & Remuneration

R18-25000 pm commensurate with qualifications and experience – Cost to Company, includes CAMAF Medical Aid.

Provident Fund is available after 2 years with the firm

The firm pays for death and disability insurance

To apply for this job email your details to ros@smilers.co.za