Financial Accountants x3

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Job Number:
Business Unit / Group Function:
Global Shared Services
Work type:
Full Time Permanent
Global Shared Services_EMEA_Johannesburg

Preference will be given to African Male, Colored Male and Colored Female in line with the AAESS Employment Equity Plan


Oversee the Financial Reporting and General accounting activities of specific teams under the service custody of GSS for Anglo American Coal South Africa (AACSA). Perform the consolidation of AACSA entities, currently being serviced by GSS Accounting Services, into the AACSA Group consolidation structure.


Coordinates the general accounting activities and the submission of financial statements for Anglo American entities. Supervise, coach and train a team, enabling cohesiveness to achieve collective and individual performance objectives. The incumbent will implement, maintain the department strategy in accordance with GSS principles and strategic intent based on business resource requirements.

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Key Tasks:

Service work: This role will provide Financial Reporting Services to the organisation that will result in its non-disruptive operation

Review of financial statements for Anglo American entities for all reporting

Perform the month end trial balance review

Review KPIs, following-up deviations from KPIs (advisory) and drive effective and efficient customer service. Participate in setting and achieving individual performance and development objectives to support a high performing culture (Managerial)

Drive compliance to audit findings and ensure quality implementation

Review general ledger accounts monthly for reasonability and a review of general ledger reconciliations on relevant accounts.

Follow appropriate procedures to accurately, consistently and efficiently capture transactions or resolve queries and provide guidance to Assistant Accountants. Ensure that issues and incidents are logged, driving implementation of actions.

Facilitate appropriate stakeholder engagements to manage SLA deliverables

Complete statutory returns (including but not limited to VAT and government statistical reports; provisional and year end taxation) and meeting year end close

Generic Tasks:

Health, Safety & Environment:

Demonstrate behaviour in line with health, safety and environmental standards and with the Group's values
Set the health, safety and environmental expectations for your team and monitor behaviour so that it meets the required standards
Participate in relevant safety audits, inspections and observations, and address issues as part of demonstrating safety leadership

People / Leadership:

Demonstrate behaviour in line with the Group's values, standards and a professional workplace
Provide leadership to, and develop the performance of, your team in line with the Group's policies and systems (e.g. performance management) in order to achieve business goals. As part of this:
Foster a constructive and productive working environment;
Monitor the work of each team member and provide regular and useful feedback to them on how they are performing and
Drive delivery of objectives holding team members to account for their work.
Participate as an effective team member in working collaboratively with your leader, peers and relevant others (including from other teams) to achieve business goals
Monitor the activities of your team which involve other teams and appropriately intervene to address any cross-team issues


Lead your team so that it operates in a cost effective way, within the limits set by your manager
Identify any opportunities for improved cost management and either address these, or raise them with your manager, as appropriate

Work Processes:

Work within policies, processes and systems and advise your leader of any issues which impede your, or your team's, performance



A relevant 3 year tertiary qualification – with specialisation in Financial Accounting


CTA or related Honours degree with Financial Reporting specialisation qualification


Relevant/comprehensive experience in Financial or Management accounting
2 – 3 years' experience with supervisory skills

Closing date: 31 May 2017

Applications close: 31 May 2017 23:55 South Africa Standard Time

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Posted on : 25/05/2017, #, Edit

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