Join IIE Varsity College, a distinguished institution under The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE), in their search for an Assistant Accountant. This role, based at the Waterfall National Office in Midrand, Gauteng, offers an exciting opportunity to contribute to the finance division of a leading educational brand in South Africa.

 Assistant Accountant Position Overview:

  • Division: Waterfall National Office
  • Business Unit: Finance
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Closing Date: 07 July 2024

Job Purpose: The Assistant Accountant is responsible for processing, recording, updating, and reconciling financial information in compliance with policies. Additionally, they provide crucial support to campus accounting staff.

Minimum Qualification Requirement:

  • Matric (Grade 12) is essential.
  • Finance-related Diploma (NQF Level 6) would be advantageous.

Minimum Work Experience Requirement:

  • 3-4 years of bookkeeping experience.
  • Experience with Microsoft D365 will be advantageous.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Accounts Payable:

  • Review and allocate invoices to vendor accounts and correct General Ledger entries.
  • Verify quotes and purchase orders, ensuring compliance with approval procedures.
  • Compile necessary documentation for payments and prepare payment journals.
  • Reconcile creditor accounts and submit payment journals for approval.
  • Maintain financial procedures and compliance with audit requirements.
  • Manage vendor forms and update accounting systems with new vendors.

General Ledger:

  • Perform general ledger reconciliations.
  • Process and balance campus loan accounts.
  • Handle Cashbook transactions and bank reconciliations.
  • Support campus and national Finance teams as required.

Competencies Required:

  • Analytical mindset with strong problem-solving skills.
  • Proficient numeracy and technical skills.
  • Initiative and proactive approach to tasks.
  • Excellent administration, planning, organization, and time management abilities.

Salary and Benefits:

  • Competitive salary based on experience.
  • Lifelong learning opportunities through LinkedIn Learning subscriptions.
  • Staff and family discounts on educational programs.
  • Incentive bonus structure based on performance.
  • Provident fund contributions and financial planning benefits.
  • Birthday vouchers and competitive annual leave allowance.

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Application Process:

  • Application Response: Due to the high volume of applications, only candidates closely matching the requirements will be contacted for interviews.
  • Technical Support: For assistance with the application process or further support.
  • Equal Opportunity Employer: The IIE’s Varsity College promotes equality and diversity, in line with the South African Employment Equity Act, with preference given to previously underrepresented groups.

Apply now and be part of shaping the future of education at IIE Varsity College!

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Joining the team at IIE Varsity College as an Assistant Accountant presents a compelling opportunity for individuals seeking a fulfilling career in education management. This role not only promises professional growth but also invites candidates to contribute to the institution’s commitment to excellence, continuous learning, and a supportive work environment. Prospective applicants are encouraged to apply and embark on a journey that aligns with their aspirations to make a meaningful impact in finance within a leading educational institution.

Their expertise and dedication will be instrumental in delivering quality education and empowering future generations. Join IIE Varsity College today and become an integral part of our dedicated team.

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