Accountant - G4S Secure Solutions Head Office Market Related

Accountant - G4S Secure Solutions

Location: Head Office |
Salary: Market Related |
Posted: 21 Sep 2020 |
Closes: 21 Oct 2020 |
Job Type: Permanent & Full-time |
Business Unit: South Africa - Secure Solutions |
Region / Division: Africa |
Reference: G4S/TP/3620871/198002

Remuneration and benefits will be commensurate with the seniority of the role and in compliance with company remuneration policy and practice.

Role Responsibility:

Ensure preparation of working spreadsheets and upload into GL:

  • Prepare worksheets w.r.t. relevant accounts
  • Perform upload of worksheets into GL using the standard journal template
  • Ensure compliance with existing policies and procedures

Perform reconciliations for Inter regional transactions as per the inter OGL report.

  • Ensure accurate accounting of inter regional transactions
  • Ensure that all inter regional transactions are cleared

Responsible for debit order reconciliations: 


  • Liaise with Cash book clerk w.r.t. the validity of debit orders.
  • Ensure supporting documentation is obtained relative to the specific debit order.
  • Ensure correct allocation of costs.

Prepare monthly Journals:

Perform reversal of prior months accruals:

  • Ensure inclusion of current monthly accruals and provisions up to budget.
  • Capture accrued income after liaison with Financial Manager and AR clerk
  • Capture monthly portion of prepaid expenses.
  • Ensure authorization of journals

Perform monthly balance sheet reconciliations:

  • Perform balance sheet reconciliation according to approved process and policies
  • Review and action balance sheet recons from previous months
  • Follow up on all discrepancies

Health and Safety:


  • Participate in the design/ development/ review/ implementationand monitoring of the branch/region/national safety plans for each year.
  • Participate in safety forums created by company for example safety meetings and safety talks
  • Report all safety incidents to the relevant people
  • Discuss all safety incidents on all levels
  • Follow-up on any activities assigned through safety meeting/committee/representative/management
  • Attend safety education and refresher programmes
  • Comply with safety policies and procedures at workplace
  • Distribute safety information as and when required

The Ideal Candidate:

Minimum qualification: 

  • Grade 12 plus a B.Com Degree/diploma or equivalent
  • 3 to 5 years financial accounting or relevant experience would be deemed appropriate for the level of the position

Knowledge : 

  • Knowledge of Financial principles and practices
  • Knowledge of how to perform reconciliations
  • Knowledge of company policies and procedures


  • MS Office Computer skills
  • (Excel Advanced)
  • Planning and Coordination
  • Understanding the organisational environment
  • Supporting and working with others
  • Delivering objectives
  • Dealing with complexity


  • Delivering great customer service
  • Sharing and Co-operating
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure

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