Assistant Accounting Manager

Posted 11 months ago

Our well known Transport Company client is looking to employ an African Female Assistant Accounting Manager for their Business Unit in Mpumalanga.


The ideal applicant will possess the following:-

– 3-4 year Accounting Diploma/Degree (preferably Honours), majoring in Financial Accounting

– Completed articles with a reputable accounting firm, will be an advantage.

– 5 years relevant experience in a Finance Department/environment.

– 2 years’ experience in a financial accounting and management position.


– Supervision and Management of Finance staff/associated responsibilities.

– Monitor and control the Revenue Systems office.

– Check and review monthly Revenue Cash book (RCB)

– Oversee and maintain effective control of all Private Hire accounting functions.

– Monitor and control Cashier and Banking functions.

– Monitor and control issuing, reconciliation, and re-banking of S&T, Toll Fees as well as submissions to Payroll.

– Oversee and maintain effective control over the issuing, return, maintenance and safe custody of modules, ticket machines and related equipment and systems.

– Authorise overtime for subordinates within Company directives.

– Oversee and reconcile the collection of cash revenue, and ticket sales of the cashiers, ticket sellers, and outsourced service providers.

– Check, verify and ensure correctness of Trial balance/General ledger (journals, corrections, provisions, accruals), before month and year-ends.

– Preparation and review of monthly General Ledger reconciliations before submission for approval.

– Monitor and control Accounts Payable function (Creditors, Cashbook, Petty Cash, reconciliations).

– Assist with the drafting of Policies and procedures, and compliance thereto.

– Liaison/Correspondence with Senior Management, Business Unit Departments, Head Office, Internal and external auditors, Debtors, Creditors, Outsourced service providers, Banks.

– Credit control, collection of outstanding debtors (internal and external).

– Monitor and control General Office Administration.

– Conduct regular internal audits of Finance and Other departments.

– Supervision of Stock-takes.

– Conduct asset verification spot checks and generate reports for submission and approval.

– Compile and analyse accounting trends and prepare statistical reports,

– Supervise and allocate Finance staff according to business requirements.

– Identify training needs/interventions for Finance staff and make recommendations.

– Compilation of Monthly Subsidy claims/submission to Supervisory Monitoring Firms/Department of Transport within strict timelines.

– Compilation of monthly Subcontractor claims.

– Compilation of monthly Management account packs/Financial reports.

– Assist with / Compile Annual Budgets.

– Other ad hoc duties as required by Senior Management

– Deputise for Accounting Manager in his/her absence.



– Knowledge of the bus passenger industry

– Knowledge of GAAP, GRAP, IFRS, Accounting and Auditing principles and practices

– Knowledge of Human Resources, and Industrial Relations practices and procedures/related legislation


– Analytical thinking & problem solving skills.

– Excellent planning and organising skills.

– Ability to present and display sound judgement.

– Good verbal and written communication skills.

– Good report writing skills

– Excellent time management skills.

– Computer skills (MS Excel Intermediate/Advanced, Word, PowerPoint, Financial systems.)


– Must have a hands-on approach

– Results orientation

– Quality orientation

– Deadline driven

– Assertive

– Profit orientation

– Willing to work extended hours when necessary.

– Proactive.

– Attention to detail.

– Decisiveness

– Commitment

– Integrity

– Tolerance for Diversity

– Honesty, reliability and punctuality.

– Good work ethics.

– Ability to work independently and in Team.

– Ability to work under and manage pressure.


N.B. (Only candidates that meet the criteria will be shortlisted and contacted)

N.B. (Only candidates with Automotive Industry experience will be considered and contacted for this position)

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