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Job Description

Organisation : Department:

Job Title: Location:

Reporting to:

Date of writing/updating JD: Level/Grade

Name of Job holder:

A well thought out job description is an essential tool for the performance management process as
it provides input for goal and objective setting. A job description details the contribution required
of a given position. IT IS A DESCRIPTION OF THE JOB AND NOT THE INCUMBENT. Before writing a
job description, you may gather relevant inputs on:
- Organisation's goals and objectives
- Existing job descriptions
- Other sample job descriptions

A basic job description normally covers the following:

1) PURPOSE:
(A paragraph summarising the job as a whole. Why does it exist? Clarify with your manager if
required)

I am a key member of the Accounts team, responsible to the Finance Manager for all aspects
relating to accounting, reporting, payroll and tax.

2) MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: (Clarify with your manager if required)


(Write strong meaningful statements that describe the position. Brevity is desired, but precise
wording and detail, and use of examples, where appropriate are needed for clarification. At least
3-5 major duties detailing specific responsibilities and required activities. Sub-divide these into
steps explaining the main activities)

Budgets Support
Responsible for providing support to the annual budgeting process, working with sales,
functional managers to ensure that guidelines met.

Business Support
Sales & Sales Operations support for all deals, contracts, etc
Support for projects, documentation.

Monthly, Quarterly & Year End Closing


Timely and accurate closing, 3 working days after month end.
Prepare up to date reconciled schedules to support Balance Sheet accounts
Analyse expense variances and provide recommendations to management

Financial Accounting
Maintain and lodge statutory accounts and returns, ensuring compliance with all local
regulations.
Maintain Fixed Assets Register & control movements of Fixed assets.
All records are complete and up to date with clear audit trails maintained.

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3) WHO DOES PERFORMANCE REVIEWS FOR THIS ROLE?
(Name of Immediate Manager)

4) JOB SPECIFICATION:
Educational Qualifications:
B.Com Degree

Professional Experience (Current & Past):


At least 6 years of working experience in Accounts.

5) KNOWLEDGE, COMPETENCIES, VALUES

Job/Industry Knowledge Core Competencies

Accounts & payroll skills Customer Focus


Knowledge of Retail Sector Results Orientation
Interpersonal Effectiveness
Self Management

Career Competencies Values

Customer Focus
Teamwork
Passion For Excellence
Leadership
Trust
Respect

6) OTHER
(Indicate below any other information you think would be helpful to someone trying to understand
the nature, scope and purpose of this position)