Client Accountant

POSITION OVERVIEW

As a Client Accountant, you'll play a pivotal role in managing and maintaining client accounting and payroll records. Your primary responsibilities revolve around compiling accurate financial statements, assisting clients with SARS-related matters, payroll, and addressing accounting queries. Your duties encompass monthly accounting and payroll tasks, compilation engagements, and fostering strong client relationships through effective communication.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Monthly Accounting and Payroll Management

  • Compile and maintain accurate monthly accounting records, including reconciliations for debtors, creditors, VAT, payroll, and bank.
  • Ensure completeness by supporting payroll changes with necessary documentation like contracts, bonus letters, and authorized correspondences.
  • Assist clients across industries with VAT, payroll, and basic accounting queries and submissions.
  • Prepare and submit Workman’s Compensation and UIF via uFiling.
  • Handle VAT and payroll tax submissions, addressing SARS queries and audits promptly.
  • Follow up on VAT, PAYE, SDL, UIF payments, and address penalties or interest when necessary.

Compilations and Independent Reviews

  • Perform Compilations and Independent Reviews for various entities like Companies, Trusts, Close Corporations, etc.
  • Draft financial statements adhering to IFRS for SMEs and Basic Accounting principles.

Client Engagement

  • Cultivate strong client relationships through efficient communication.
  • Provide expert advice and solutions for SARS and accounting-related queries.
  • Deliver exceptional client service, resolving issues promptly and effectively.
  • Offer regular management report updates to clients..

Requirements

Requirements

  • Experience: 3-5 years in client accounting.
  • SAIPA articles advantageous.
  • Software Proficiency:Pastel Partner, Sage Online, Pastel Partner Payroll, CaseWare Working Papers, Microsoft Office suite.

Skills and Attributes

  • Multitasking ability.
  • Organizational skills.
  • Personable demeanour.
  • Deadline-driven mindset.
  • Strong team player.
  • Attention to detail and commitment to quality.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Self-sufficiency and professionalism.

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