German speaking Bookkeeper – Somerset West

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Black Pen Recruitment
  • Post Date: January 18, 2019
Job Overview

Our great client, based in Somerset West, Cape Town, is currently looking for an Accounting Manager.

The Accounting Manager works closely with the sales and reservations departments as well as the accounts departments of the various group companies. He/she is responsible for the day-to-day running of our clients’ accounts department, ensuring that payments are received from the clients and made to our suppliers, while maintaining appropriate cash-flows. Furthermore, the role entails basic bookkeeping and preparation of all relevant information for our external accounting firms in South Africa and Namibia.

Main Duties:

  • Preparing data for statutory accounts that are submitted to external accounting firm
  • Managing petty cash transactions
  • Reconciling finance accounts and direct debits
  • Controlling credit and chasing debt
  • Monthly expense controls and budgeting forecast in order to enable various financial transactions between group companies
  • Preparing monthly cash flow statements
  • Verifying accounts transactions and submitting to accounting firms for management ledger
  • Reports sales taxes and VAT by calculating requirements on paid invoices
  • Preparing VAT returns for South Africa and Namibia (info to be submitted to accounting firms in the respective countries)
  • Paying accounts on behalf of the organisation
  • Performing payroll administration duties
  • Tracking Budget Expenses
  • Collecting and providing information for audit inquiries and giving assistance to auditors


  • Relevant tertiary education
  • Experience in accounts department
  • German language skills advantageous
  • Numerically and mathematically inclined
  • Great attention to detail
  • Absolute Thorough
  • Absolute trustworthy (police clearance required)

Salary: experience related

Job Type: Full-time, permanent

Starting Date: asap

If you are interested in the role, please forward your CV to

We’re looking forward to hearing from you!