Growthpoint Properties: Portfolio Accountant

Company Growthpoint Properties
Reference # PFA12 – Umhlanga , Durban.
Published 06/09/2021
Contract Type Permanent
Location Umhlanga, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Growthpoint provides space to thrive with innovative and sustainable property solutions. We are an international property company with assets on three continents and the largest South African primary REIT (Real Estate Investment Trust) listed on the JSE. We own and manage a diversified portfolio of over 550 property assets, locally and internationally.

Growthpoint is a FTSE/JSE Top 40 Index company, a constituent of the FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Emerging Index and is in the FTSE4Good Emerging Index and FTSE/JSE Responsible Investment Index.

Job Functions Accounting,Finance,Financial Planning
Industries Accounting,Accounting & Auditing,Facilities & Property Management,Financial Services
Job purpose
To oversee the accounting and reporting function in the region (Durban) for Industrial Sector.

Duties and responsibilities
•Ensure accuracy of monthly accounting – ensure that financials and projections are reported accurately in the region.
•Oversee and provide guidance and support to Creditors Dept.
•Authorise Petty Cash, Municipal Accounts & Supplier payments on the relevant system/s.
•Review results for each property each month, including balance sheet reconciliations.
•Attend monthly portfolio meetings and ensure that all queries are timeously resolved.
•Ensure that accounting policies are in line with sector guidelines and that they are consistently applied in the region.
•Oversee reporting on co-owned properties, joint ventures & serve as Trustee on Body Corporate.
•Review adjustment accounts on purchase and sale of properties and clearing of balance sheets.
•Assist in budget and annual audit process.
•Liaise with Utilities department on municipal and rates queries to ensure they are timeously resolved.
•Attend to ad hoc requirements of Asset manager, Sector Head or Fund accountant.
•Attend to VAT Return’s where necessary.

Experience & Qualifications
•5 years’ experience post qualification in accounting, preferably in the property industry.
•Good knowledge of property accounting principles.
•A Bachelor’s degree with accounting 3 would be advantageous.

Competencies and Skills
•Good management skills
•Sound accounting skills
•Good communication skills – written and verbal
•Computer literacy, Excel, Word and PowerPoint
•Attentive to detail
•Good problem-solving skills
•Good at time management
•Ability to meet deadlines

Job Closing Date 12/09/2021