BDO South Africa: Intermediate Accountant








Company BDO South Africa
Reference # CLA_01
Published 26/10/2021
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Introduction
At BDO, we believe in investing in our people to help them grow, both professionally and personally. The foundation of our business is strong relationship, with colleagues, clients and other stakeholders and we work hard every day to make this a reality. Our commitment is to create unlimited growth by giving our people continuous opportunities and our client’s unparalleled support.

BDO’s global organisation extends across 167 countries and territories, with 91,054 people working out of 1,658 offices – and we’re all working towards one goal: to provide our clients with exceptional service. Our firms across the organisation cooperate closely and comply with consistent operating principles and quality standards.

BDO South Africa has a vacancy for an Intermediate Accountant in our Johannesburg Office.

The team actively manages a varied and dynamic range of engagement types, including annual accounting, compilations and Independent Reviews. All parts of the BDO Annual work team use their skills, insight and integrity to handle the appointed engagements to enable BDO to deliver sustainable growth.

Actively participates in engagement teams, provides technical support to junior engagement staff in area of expertise. Assists Senior Accountant and management in application of processes in engagements to ensure compliance with the relevant standards and processes and advise on improvements identified in existing processes.

Job Functions Accounting
Industries Accounting & Auditing
Specification
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
•Develops and maintains the client relationship through communication, listening and responsiveness
•Ability to work in a team and independently
•Good communication skills, internal and external, both written and verbal
•Ability to travel in and around the greater Johannesburg (own transport or public)
•Assures quality and efficiency in engagement processes.
•Execute planned assignments as part of a team on each engagement:
-Annual write-up of accounting records utilising the firms preferred software tool, i.e. Xero, SAGE Online, Pastel Partner
-Compilation Engagements in terms of ISRS 4410
-Independent Review Engagements in terms of ISRE 2400
-Accounting Officer Engagements in terms of Close Corporations Act
-Proposing journals to client (via Senior / Manager)
-Drafting AFS per IFRS and IFRS for SMEs (Intermediate level)
-Performing basic tax computations for companies, close corporations and trusts (including SBC’s, special allowances (s12C, s12E, etc)
-Managing own WIP and budgets on engagements with the assistance of the Senior / Manager
-Updating Senior and manager on progress of engagements
-Assist other staff members where needed
-Other duties as may be required in line with the position.
•Implement and follow standard operating procedures and quality process manuals to ensure engagements meet the required standards. Provide feedback on areas of improvement
•Identify cross-selling opportunities of other BDO services to current clients and reporting to management
•Mentors junior staff and leads team in own area of expertise through on the job training and support.
•Delivers clear and coherent messages to Management on quantitative issues and reviews
•Attends required training
•Recommend areas of training and development to senior staff
Requirements
Qualification:
•Minimum:
-B.Com Accounting Degree
•Advantageous:
-Hons. B.Com (Accounting or CTA)





Work Experience:
•1 – 2 years’ experience

Knowledge:
•An understanding of:
-IFRS
-IFRS for SME’s
-ISRE 2400 (Revised)
-ISRS 4410
-Close Corporations Act
-Companies Act
-Trust Property Control Act
-Income Tax Act
-Value Added Tax Act
Other legislative and compliance requirements
Detailed knowledge of Caseware Working Papers
Microsoft Office Suite of Applications
Accounting software, i.e. Xero, Pastel

Technical Competencies:
•Analytical skills
•Financial and accounting skills
•Financial analysis & reporting
•Financial information compilation
•Financial information interpretation
•Financial systems knowledge
•Tax

Behavioural Competencies:
•Ability to handle and manage stress
•Excellent interpersonal skills
•Management and leadership skills
•Problem Solving Skills
•Excellent planning and organisational skills

BDO Core Competencies:
•Relationships and Collaboration
•Exceptional Client Service
•Business Growth
•Engaging people
•Leadership
•Quality, Risk management and Operational performance

The appointment will be made in terms of the firm’s Employment Equity Policy.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

CONSENT TO PROCESS YOUR INFORMATION:

By sending us your application, Curriculum Vitae, academic records, qualifications, or any other personal information as defined by POPIA:
1.You have disclosed up to date and accurate records; and
2.You agree to us keeping your records in our data base as per our Retention Policy.

Declaration:
By agreeing to the terms herein, you give BDO South Africa the authority to process your personal information. This consent will remain valid until such time as we have received instructions from you to request, subject to any applicable law and where appropriate, the correction, updating or deletion of your personal information held by us. You further acknowledge and declare that all personal information supplied to BDO is accurate, up to date, not misleading and complete in all respects.

Job Closing Date 09/11/2021