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Job Information
Job title
Financial Accountant (6 Months Fixed Term Contract)
Job grade
Mid Level
Location / Operation
Blue Label Distribution - Johannesburg Gauteng South Africa
Blue Label Distribution - Sandton
Job reports to
SNR Financial Manager
Job Purpose

The incumbent is responsible for the managing the respective teams responsible for the BLD Operations Stock and Recon teams. Assigned responsibility for activities to analyse, define, implement, monitor and support stock and recon operational control and processes; technology change requests development and maintenance activities to improve efficiencies, including specification of functionality required in conjunction with finance, management overall effective running of the Stock and Reconciliation processes and controls


Core Functions:


• Manage escalations to relevant stakeholders timeously to ensure minimal financial and /or reputational loss through daily review of reconciliation and trend analysis exceptions

Customers Focus

Manage internal and external customer satisfaction relating to Stock and recon processes and exception management, including:


  • CFO, Financial Managers and other finance staff (Navision Users)
  • Fellow supplier subsidiaries of Prepaid Airtime (PPA) and Prepaid Electricity (PPE)


  • Various external customers relating to accounts, sales, stock, rebate, etc related reporting and queries

Functional Delivery 

  • Review reconciliation of data to ensure integrity (daily, weekly, monthly and annually), including, but not limited to:
  • Navision Stock reports, General Ledger Accounts versus Inventory Valuation report
  • Electricity reconciliation and commission review process 
  • Debtor reconciliation process
  • Control accounts vs General ledger accounts (AP, AR, Stock)
  • Stock reconciliation process

Functional Delivery – Finance reporting

  • Identify through analytical review incomplete/inaccurate capturing relating to AR, AP, Stock etc with ad hoc queries arise, manage and review reconciliations, calculations and reports where necessary
  • Review and management of stock processes and this is being applied consistently monthly with minimal fluctuations
  • Effective management of stock invoice capturing and reporting with set deadlines.
  • Manage any corrections timeously prior to reporting final numbers being reported.
  • Review of controls around NAV capturing to ensure accurate capturing of invoices

Functional Delivery – Stock and recon

  • Daily review of recons relating to 3rd party integrations setups and related exceptions
  • Drive resolution of exception management with relevant stakeholders both internal and external
  • Weekly review of stock trending analysis
  • Management of stock ordering and approval process being followed
  • Clearly define controls required for any new recon processes and maintain a robust control environment with minimal exceptions or escalations
  • Manage internal controls around audit time to ensure strong control environment is maintained and reported

Human Capital

  • Ensure roles and responsibilities set for each staff member
  • Establish and evaluate Key Performance Indicators
  • Ensure adherence to performance review processes
  • Ensure effective and timely feedback on tasks performance
  • Initiate HR poor performance review processes when required
  • Ensure effective utilisation of staff members
  • Implement progression and contingency planning
  • Implement and encourage staff development activities, identify training needs 
  • Provide a mentorship and counselling function for team members
  • Facilitate a process for each staff member to develop career development plans

Non-Core Functions:

• Administration Dutie

Requirements of the Job
  • Navision Experience an advantage
  • 3 years experience Financial Accountant Role
Minimum qualifications
  • CA (SA)
  • B.Com Acc. and articles
  • Matric
  • Advanced excel skills
  • Exposure to dynamic environments with high volume of transactions
Competencies / Behaviour
  • Extensive knowledge Microsoft Word/Excel/Outlook
  • Knowledge of Navision
  • Knowledge of Cognos
  • Knowledge of AEON
  • Knowledge of AMS
Behavioural attributes

The incumbent displays the following competencies:

  • Ability to Organise
  • Achievement Driven
  • Flexibility
  • Initiative
  • Integrity
  • Learning Ability
  • Responsibility
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Management
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Tenacity
  • Communication
  • Conflict Management
  • Delegation
  • Developing people
  • Influence
  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Supervision
  • Teamwork
  • Analysis
  • Attention to detail
  • Business knowledge
  • Industry Awareness
  • Judgment
  • Managing complexity
  • Planning and organizing
  • Problem solving
  • Acting with confidence
  • Self-motivated
  • Mentoring
  • Motivating the team
  • Using financial information
  • Working with computer technology
  • Working with data/number
  • Management of financial resources
  • Management of personnel resources
  • Time management
  • Mathematical reasoning
  • Number facility
  • Leadership orientation
  • Adaptability
  • Self-Control
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Attention to detail
  • Dependability
  • Independence
Closing date for applications
Thursday, 16 May 2019

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