Financial Assistant/Bookkeeper Job at RMM – in Ballito, KwaZulu-Natal

Job Description

Looking to recruit an experienced Bookkeeper. The successful candidate will be an appropriately trained and experienced team member to support the accounting, finance and procurement functions. Will be required to perform primary day-to-day bookkeeping activities. Ideally the candidate will be situated in Mt Edgecombe KZN, area as offices are based close to Ballito.

Job Purpose

· To perform primary day-to-day bookkeeping activities

· To participate in the various administrative tasks required in the procurement process, from quotation through invoicing, stock recording and settlement.

· To support the integration of these functions with the processes, logistics and individuals in other areas of the business

· To understand and adhere to the requirements and controls of existing processes, adding to their refinement over time

· To maintain impeccable record keeping and (mainly electronic) archiving

· Embrace responsibility and show initiative and collaboration to handle practical challenges

· To embrace participation in the team, its vision and values for social impact


Bookkeeping and accounting activities

· Automated and manual journal entry capture

· Account allocations consistent with standards

· Basic ledger and trial balance reviews

· Bank/card reconciliations

· Comprehensive filing of invoices and other support documentation

Procurement support

· Quotation requests and order requisition preparation

· Invoice receiving, processing and archiving

· Stock system inputs and tracking to support the procurement process

· Regular payments scheduling

· Payment authorization requests

· Online payments capture

· Proof of payments filing and sending

· E wallet allowance collations/petty cash handling

Month end activities

· Requirements collation for monthly cash forecasting process

· Reimbursements/Allowance collation

· Facility draw down information gathering and submission preparation

· SARS/UIF return and payments collation (under supervision)

· Archiving within GL system


· Data entry to various systems and reconciliation between systems

· Correspondence support for ad-hoc issues (SARS, statutory bodies, consultants),

· Liaison with Office Managers

· Liaison with auditors to support their inquiries and documentary needs

· Coach query logging and assistance

· Analyse and investigate ad-hoc expenditure and cost recovery issues

· Give and receive support and ad-hoc training to other finance team members

· Understand and interpret Qlik Sense reports


Minimum qualifications and experience

· Recognised finance qualification plus 6+ years of experience


· 12+ years of experience in a mid/senior level financial assistant/bookkeeping role

· Strong communication skills (primarily English)

Required Financial, Accounting and IT knowledge and abilities

· Bookkeeping to trial balance

· Demonstrable basic to intermediate MS Excel skills

· Electronic GL system/s familiarity

Other beneficial skills and experience

· Understanding of principles of internal control

· Taxation and statutory compliance fundamentals familiarity

· Basic database structure understanding and simple interrogation concepts (SQL)

· Inter-company accounting

· Software applications – MSOffice Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Google Sheets, Google Drive, Mail Merge, Qlik Sense, Asana, Confluence

Valued personal qualities

· Demonstrable personal enthusiasm and participation for social impact

· Systematic and neat, with attention to detail

· Upbeat, energised and dependable to deliver and manage time

· Ability to constructively seek out and give support

This is a hybrid role

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: R30,000.00 – R40,000.00 per month


  • Full Bookkeeping/Accounting: 10 years (Required)

About Company

Company: RMM –

Company Location:  Ballito, KwaZulu-Natal

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