We’re Hiring: Bookkeeper

ROLE EFFECTIVE ASAP

HOURS 40-45 hours a week, Mon-Fri

LOCATION Salt River

DESCRIPTION

We are a small company that both manufactures and sells ice cream. Our bookkeeper will be responsible for: 

  • maintaining our financial records and processes on a day to day basis
  • working closely with other portfolios (dispatch, production, retail, HR) in performing financial tasks (sales data, bills and invoicing, payroll)
  • reporting to company directors and our external accountants

This is a great position for someone with bookkeeping experience who wants to grow in responsibility, be exposed to many facets of manufacturing and retail business, and is happy being a self-motivated, organised one-person department in the heart of a professional, friendly work environment.

SALARY

R12,000-18,000 cost to company, depending on experience and the corresponding level of assistance that will be required from our external accountants

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

BOOKKEEPING

  • Management accounting (accounts payable and receivable, balance sheet recon, payroll, sales reports) 
  • Oversee other internal financial recordkeeping by other portfolios
  • Assist procurement in establishing accounts with suppliers
  • Reporting to our offsite accountant on company financial matters
  • Developing and improving our financial systems and records
  • Assisting with other Excel based sales reporting and financial calculations

SKILLS NEEDED

  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Willing to monitor other staff members performing finance-related tasks
  • Comfortable using different accounting software platforms (Xero or Sage preferable)
  • Assess and improve financial systems for accuracy, ease of use, and efficiency
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Problem solving attitude
  • Discretion in handling sensitive company information
  • An interest in artisanal food and desserts

FORMAL QUALIFICATION NEEDED

  • Matric certificate
  • Degree or Diploma in accounting or related field with two years’ experience, OR 3+ years of experience in a bookkeeper role

HOW TO APPLY

To apply, please send your CV to kate@thecreamery.co.za, with the subject: BOOKKEEPER APPLICATION. Instead of sending a cover note, please answer these seven questions in your email. 

  1. Describe your personality in three words or phrases
  2. Describe your work style in three words or phrases
  3. Explain briefly one new system, checklist or form you created in your current job, and explain why you are proud of it.
  4. Name three key things you think a bookkeeper should be scored on in a performance review.
  5. what 3 qualities are most important for you in an employer?
  6. What’s one thing your current or previous employer could work on improving? 
  7. What are the worst habits that slip into generally well run finance departments?