Accounts Specialist

Full Time
Published on 08/01/2024
On Premises

Job Description


This position provides support within the accounts department to maintain the financial health of the Company. The position holder is involved in a variety of activities ranging from liaising with suppliers and auditors to managing payroll and ensuring adherence to regulatory requirements. Ideally, the person holding this position is methodical, detail-oriented, and able to handle multiple tasks efficiently and effectively.

Main Tasks

  • Ensure the integrity and accuracy of financial master data.
  • Regularly review and update financial master data as required.
  • Conduct thorough credit risk assessments for potential clients, customers and vendors.
  • Recommend credit limits and terms based on assessments and in accordance with the Delegation of Authority.
  • Oversee the collection of outstanding invoices and ensure timely payments.
  • Maintain accurate records of accounts receivable and provide periodical management reports on the status.
  • Account for freight costs and ensure they are correctly allocated and recorded.
  • Liaise with logistics and operations teams to reconcile any discrepancies in freight accounting.
  • Undertake any other duties of a similar level and responsibility as may be required from time to time.

Position Key Accountabilities

  • Safety:  Responsible to avoid environmental impacts, accidents and risks to the company, the business, and the colleagues
  • Quality: All business transactions meet company policies, regulations, compliance and quality requirements
  • Delivery: Achieving continuous improvements in performance
  • Cost: Identification of improvements in efficiencies, in cost of poor quality
  • People: Continuous improvement, Lean, 5S and First Time Right are an integral part of the daily operation, business practice and behaviour
  • 5S: Ensure that all 5S Standards are adhered with at all times in his/her area of responsibility

Position Key Requirements and Competencies

  • Preferably an MQF Level 4 qualification in accounts, finance, or a related area
  • Preferably at least 2 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Excellent knowledge (at least intermediate, preferably advanced level) in the use of MS Office especially Excel
  • Excellent attention to detail and organisational skills
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and handling multiple priorities.
  • Able to work independently
  • Willingness to extend his or her knowledge
  • English