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Job Title
Accountant - 6 Month
Employment Type
4 to 8 years
R260 to R275
Job Published
26 January 2024
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Job Description

Job Description

  • 6 month contract
  • OME: Energy Business
  • Business Unit: Energy Biz - Finance & IM
  • City / Town: Sasolburg, Free State

Role Category: Process Optimisation

Short Description / Purpose of Job: Ensures effective, accurate, and timely reporting to internal stakeholders. Supports cost and profit centre managers with financial analysis and intelligence proactively. Provides continuous input into financial and business decision-making at an operational level. Ensures accurate and timely financial and management accounting reports. Executes financial-related activities and applies relevant policies, procedures, ensuring compliance with internal controls.

Recruitment Description / Key Accountabilities:

  • Present and confirm accuracy and completeness of SAP data.
  • Prepare SAP journals for correct cost allocation between GL accounts.
  • Prepare detailed cost information to enable the managing of costs/budgets.
  • Generate monthly analysis of cost centers to identify areas of concern.
  • Prepare monthly cost reports with variance explanations.
  • Track and measure cost-saving initiatives.
  • Prepare and analyze financial information for budgets and forecasts.
  • Perform variance analysis of expenditure against budget, prior year, and forecast.
  • Support finance team in preparing BU/value chain results for budget presentations and quarterly BU Exco forecast presentations.
  • Compare budget and forecast information between different areas to determine best practices.
  • Prepare monthly forecast for BU/value chain.
  • Maintain SAP structures to align with BU/value chain requirements and make budget changes accordingly.
  • Prepare monthly cost reporting of BU/value chain/area results.
  • Provide detailed information regarding price and volume variances.
  • Calculate product cost using business assumptions.
  • Evaluate completeness of monthly cost and create provisions & accruals where necessary.
  • Prepare monthly reconciliations/schedules for GL accounts under their control.
  • Reconciliation of monthly SAP and Management reporting results.
  • Track financial and operating results against KPIs to be reported.
  • Prepare variance analysis of current results against annual budget, prior year, and forecasts.
  • Maintain cost and profit centre structure within SAP to ensure alignment with BU/value chain/area requirements.
  • Identify and implement value-adding initiatives to be adopted and supported by the business.
  • Stay abreast of changes in the legal/regulatory environment that could impact BUs.
  • Report and influence the adoption of best practices across BUs.

Formal Education: University Bachelor's Degree

Minimum Experience: 4+ relevant years

Certification & Professional Membership: None


  • Compliance: Understanding rules, regulations, sanctions, and statutory requirements.
  • Financial Management: Knowledge and application of financial management principles.
  • Integration: Consolidated view with various linked or coordinated aspects.
  • Partnering: Development and perpetuation of successful relationships.
  • Reporting: Ability to access information and prepare reports according to requirements.