Job Description

Senior Accountant (Maternity Cover)
Job ID #: 8696 Location: ZA_KwaZulu-Natal_Durban
Position Type: Contractor Education Required: Associates Degree
Experience Required: 3 - 5 Years Relocation Provided: No Relocation Offered
Job Category: Finance Brand: CHEP

CHEP helps move more goods to more people, in more places than any other organisation on earth. Its pallets, crates and containers form the invisible backbone of the global supply chain and the world’s biggest brands trust us to help them transport their goods more efficiently, sustainably and safely. As pioneers of the sharing economy, CHEP created one of the world's most sustainable logistics businesses through the share and reuse of its platforms under a model known as ‘pooling’. CHEP primarily serves the fast-moving consumer goods (e.g. dry food, grocery, and health and personal care), fresh produce, beverage, retail and general manufacturing industries. CHEP employs approximately 11,000 people and owns approximately 300 million pallets, crates and containers through a network of more than 750 service centres, supporting more than 500,000 customer touch-points for global brands such as Procter & Gamble, Sysco, Kellogg’s and Nestlé. CHEP is part of the Brambles Group and operates in more than 55 countries with its largest operations in North America and Western Europe. For more information on CHEP, visit www.chep.com. For information on the Brambles Group, visit www.brambles.com

As one of four Brambles growth companies, CHEP and Brambles provide you unparalleled opportunities to advance and accelerate your career. You’ll be joining an international growth organisation with a pioneering, circular business model. You’ll be working for a company that is changing the way goods get to market. You’ll become part of an efficient and collaborative global team making a real contribution to a smarter, more sustainable future. For more on how Brambles growth companies can accelerate your career, visit https://careers.brambles.com/

Position Description

Senior Accountant – Maternity Cover

Position Purpose  :

  • Responsible for completing financial accounting activities for the sub-region to support the production of accurate and timely financial results in compliance with IFRS and local Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), including compliance with Brambles policy

  • To maintain sound business processes and control systems to deliver an efficient financial accounting service.

  • Liaise with Business Partner Outsourcing (BPO) service provider; i.e. Genpact to ensure effective R2R service is delivered.

Key Accountabilities include:

  • Maintain the Financial Accounting function to ensure that effective processes and controls are in place to produce accurate and timely financial information in line with IFRS, including responsibility for Month-end processes, review of the Trial Balances, General Ledger Journals, Consolidations, Balance Sheet reconciliations and query resolution. Aware of all technical accounting interpretation and developments.

  • Preparation for the review and query resolution relating to bi-annual, annual Group Results and IFRS reporting. 

  • Liaises with the R2R Service Delivery Manager to co-ordinate the 3rd Party Provider’s assigned scope of work, providing constructive feedback where necessary to improve collective E2E performance.

  • Liaise with Business Partner Outsourcing (BPO) service provider; i.e. Genpact to ensure all month end processing is efficiently delivered including responsibility for recurring journals.

  • Liaise and preparation of audit deliverables for external and internal auditor.

  • Contribute to the annual budget process in line with the budget plan and reporting requirements of the Group.

  • Review and assistance with clearing of bank open items.

  • Responsible for the monthly netting process, including clearing of the banks

  • Maintenance of the financial accounting computerized system to ensure effective processes and controls are in place to produce accurate and timely financial information, including the responsibility for the SAP chart of accounts, SAP and BW reports, Super User for SAP and BW and BRACS query resolution.

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