Finance Assistant – Elite Tour Operators – Johannesburg

Kendrick Recruitment is on the hunt for a Finance Assistant for an elite tour operators based in lively Johannesburg.

KEY OUTPUTS

 Maintain the Microsoft Access systems and excel reporting templates that facilitate monthly, quarterly and statutory reporting

 Prepare and maintain the monthly and quarterly management account packs for the Group and regions, including financial analysis and commentary

 Prepare and maintain budget templates and supporting consolidation solutions

 Assist Regional Finance managers

 Ad hoc projects as required

DUTIES

 Ensure continued functionality of the management accounts and consolidation process

 Ensure all forms of templates are up to date with current accounting practices

 Continuous improvements to allow for improved efficiencies

 Group consolidation (income statement, balance sheet, cash flow)

 Entity level consolidations (income statement, balance sheet, cash flow)

 Access database maintenance

 New financial year rollovers

 Producing of the monthly Management Accounts Reporting pack

 Variance analysis

 Ensuring actuals and forecasts are reported at the correct exchange rates

 Create new management account templates for new business units

 General Ledger postings

 Ensuring forecasts are updated with the latest forward booking report (FBR)

 Updating the Group and Regional High-Level Forecast

 General assistance in the annual budget process

 Forex analysis

QUALIFICATION

 B Comm Honours/CIMA qualified or strategic level

SKILLS

 Proficient with MS Office Packages and must be able to demonstrate superior MS Excel

 Experience with MS Access beneficial, but not mandatory

 Must be a self-starter and have high level of attention to detail

 Results focused, but willing to work with diverse personalities

 Must be able to work in a challenging environment

 Analysis & Problem Solving: Understands business principles and language, including the fundamentals of finance and profitability.

 Business Acumen: Securing relevant information and identifying key issues and relationships from a base of information relating and comparing data from different sources, identifying cause-effect relationships.

 Attitude & Energy: The ability to generate and maintain a positive momentum and focus. Consistently maintaining a high activity or productivity level. Show drive, stamina and the capacity to work hard.

 Integrity: Maintaining and promoting social, ethical and organizational norms in conducting internal and external business activities.

 Planning and Organisation: Having and using knowledge of systems, situations, procedures and cultures inside the organization to identify potential organizational problems and opportunities; perceiving the impact and the implications of decisions on other components of the organization. Establishing a course of action for self and/ or others to accomplish a specific goal; planning proper assignments of personal and appropriate allocation of resources.

 Quality Orientation/Attention To Detail: Accomplishing tasks through concern for all areas involved, no matter how small, showing concern for all aspects of the job, accurately checking processes and tasks; maintaining watchfulness over a period of time. End product orientation. Attention to detail. Checks what’s received and ensure quality of personal input before distribution.

 Team work: Working effectively with a team or those outside formal line of authority (e.g., peers, senior managers) to accomplish organisational goals; taking actions that respect the needs and contributions of others; contributing to and accepting the consensus; subordinating own objectives to the objective of the organisation or team.

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

 Excellent communicator

 Team player who works productively with wide range of people

 Attention to detail

 Hard working and diligent

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Salary: R20000

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