Cape Town, a leading South African online retailer, is looking for a highly talented Accountant to join our team in Cape Town.

We are a young, dynamic, hyper growth company looking for smart, creative, hard-working people with integrity to join us.  We offer a market related, Total Remuneration Package which allows full flexibility according to your needs, a great work environment and a promise that you won’t be bored as long as you are prepared for a challenge and want to build something great.

Reporting to the Financial Accountants

Your responsibilities will include:

Performing General Ledger account reconciliations
Assistance with monthly management accounts
Processing of journals
Bookkeeping up to trial balance
Processing monthly accruals
Assistance with departmental budgets and budget review packs
Expense and cost centre allocation
Approval of monthly and weekly payment batches
Distribution of proof of payment to business stakeholders
Processing of invoices and collection of debtors
Investigation of Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable reconciliation variances
Processing and management of PPE, WIP, depreciation and amortisation
Facilitate and attendance of annual stock takes
Assistance during the Interim and Annual Audit process
May be required to perform additional ad hoc duties, as required within the department
Attributes required:

Good communication skills, interpersonal skills
Work under pressure
Accuracy and attention to detail
Deadline driven
Problem solving skills

B. Com Accounting Degree or similar qualification
Computer proficiency pertaining to MS Office is a prerequisite
Advanced Excel skills
Completed SAICA articles
Sage Evolution experience would be beneficial
The Environment: employees are entrepreneurial and dynamic, smart, customer-centric, fun and have the shared ambition of being the leading e-commerce company in Africa.
We have fun, work hard, take ownership, work in teams to create solutions, and are always open to direct feedback/new ideas on where we can improve.
We are short on ego and high on output.
We are doers and not only thinkers, it’s all in the execution after all.
We love what we do and what we are creating.
We seek to Employ an Extra Ordinary Mind who:

is respectful but forthright
is an expert at doing, who can not only design but also execute
is analytical, able to use data to make decisions
is competitive, self-directed and strive to be the BEST (GREAT requires a lot of work and does not only happen during business hours)
is passionate about the potential of e-commerce and delivering a world-class customer experience
is entrepreneurial, thrives under change and accepts it is a constant and always looks for solutions to do something better and faster
is business SMART. Able to think about problems from a business perspective using technical and product input;
is curious and challenge the status quo
is innovative and enjoys iteration
is collaborative
will be at the cutting edge of developing new concepts for
thinks like an owner of the business
If you meet the above you are an Extraordinary Mind so come and join us!

Takealot is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants from the previously disadvantaged groups and people with disabilities will be given preference.