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Accounting Jobs in South Africa

Accounting Jobs in South Africa
Oct 16
15:55 2015

Accounting Jobs in South Africa is usually regarded as the systematic process of recording, confirming   and analysis of the business finances by monitoring its accounts due, accounts payable; and monitoring of assets, liabilities and cash flow. Essentially it’s a means of showing the financial condition of the business to the relevant stakeholders. All accounting or book keeping includes a standard group of accounting principles. This technique is known as GAAP or Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and therefore are general rules that companies follow when recording their financial information. This technique helps in communicating to the number of stakeholders when reporting earnings and getting an audit.

There is a lot more to accounting jobs in South Africa than simply adding and subtracting amounts. If you are just starting out you would likely start as a junior accountant for the company planning financial statements, or auditing a specific clients account. Nowadays, accounting jobs in South Africa is extremely team-oriented where various people are responsible for different tasks.  The opportunity to communicate and cooperate with others is essential. You don’t need to become an expert in maths but skill in handling computer systems is recommended. Accountants also need to be vary careful in there work and must strive towards perfectionism. Much of your work will be performed digitally, and corporations will always be applying new electronic systems for posting and planning financial claims. In the end, you may be making choices worth huge amount of money, and when your conclusions aren’t 100% accurate, there might be serious consequences for all involved.

You will find many different kinds of accounting jobs in South Africa. Every facet of the company features its own unique kind of accounting guidelines. There are various daily transactions and are all essential towards the survival of the business. The accounting areas include:


•             Credit

•             Payroll

•             Taxes

•             Assets

•             Receivables

•             Payables

•             Public

Once the daily transactions are recorded this really is known as fundamental book keeping. These transactions are recorded as debits and credits and should always balance with what is known as the accounting equation. Using computer systems is making these transactions simpler to publish and work with the organization. Reviews of any sort could be created using the push of the mouse along with a quick snap-shop from the transactions and cash flows are revealed.  Preparing of various reports allow stakeholders to make key decisions. Examples of these reports include:

•             Statement of Profit and Loss

•             Balance Sheets

Many of these reports provide information about where the organization is headed. They will help determine if the organization is financially stable. They will also help decide the financial strategies of the organisation. For investors, they could find out if a business may be worth trading in.

One particular job description for accounting jobs in South Africa could be:


Title: Accountant

Job Summary: Provides financial information to management by researching and examining accounting data. Applies concepts of accounting to evaluate financial information and make preparations for financial reviews. Compiles and evaluates financial information to organize records.  Evaluates financial information detailing assets, liabilities, and capital, and prepares balance sheet, profit and loss statement, along with other reviews in summary current and forecasted company budget.

Accountant Job Responsibilities:

•             Prepares Asset, liability, and capital account records

•             Documents financial transactions

•             Provides financial advice

•             Summarizes current financial status by collecting information planning balance sheet, profit and loss statement, along with other reviews

•             Substantiates financial transactions by auditing documents.

•             Maintains accounting controls by planning and suggesting guidelines and methods

•             Prepares payments and verifies correct information

•             Complies with legal with financial legal needs by studying existing and new legislation

•             Maintains professional and technical understanding by attending educational training courses looking at professional guides creating personal systems taking part in professional communities.

•             Contributes to team effort by achieving related results when needed

•             Continuous control over economic climates and budgets

•             undertaking financial audits (a completely independent check of the organisation’s budget)

Accounting jobs in South Africa will be a rewarding step in your accounting career. Our listing of accounting jobs in South Africa will sometimes include graduate accounting jobs in addition to more senior roles in Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable. Jobs in Accounting can be found on various levels as accounting services are sought after across numerous industries. Discover the perfect role to fit your qualifications and experience by searching through the website for various Accounting vacancies.

If you’re looking for Accounting Jobs in South Africa, try the website, where you can search vacancies, upload your CV and see what’s on offer.

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  1. ntumi
    ntumi Apr 23, 04:25

    Please keep me updated I’m seriously inneed of a job, got a Diploma in Bookkeepin, ND:Financial Information Systems-left with 1 module (Management Accounting 3), computer literate, mtric with commercial subjects. Thanking you inadvance

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  2. ntumi
    ntumi Apr 23, 04:28


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  3. foster
    foster May 12, 13:34

    I am foster chauke who have completed diploma in accounting at university of Johannesburg. I am currently looking for a job.

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  4. seopela lucia satsope
    seopela lucia satsope Oct 19, 04:47

    I want part time job

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  5. Lindile Mafanya
    Lindile Mafanya Jan 18, 10:29

    I’m looking for a job, i’ve a DIPLOMA in FINANCIAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS sided with Auditing instead CMA. I live in Umtata but willing to relocate when its warrant.

    Warmest regards

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  6. kgomotso12
    kgomotso12 Jan 19, 12:09

    I am 35 year old looking for debtors and creditors clerk job with experience on Omni account business plus, Pastel account and SAP

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  7. Molebogeng Mokoena
    Molebogeng Mokoena Feb 01, 15:43

    I am Molebogeng Mokoena. I am a post graduate looking for a job,studied Diploma in Accounting finance and computing.
    Thank you!

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  8. Qhawekazi
    Qhawekazi Feb 04, 13:38

    Good day. I am a young lady with a Bcom Busisiness Managemrnt and Economis. I am a hard worker eager to learn and capable of working in teams. I am looking for any entry level Finance jobs in Gauteng province. Please help out. Thanx

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  9. khayakazi
    khayakazi Feb 14, 12:37

    Iam khayakazi Iam holding National Diploma in Cost Management Accounting and Diploma in Technical Accounting. I can relocate, Original Iam from Umtata current in Johannesburg . .

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  10. Omphile Ntshabele
    Omphile Ntshabele Feb 16, 10:26

    My name is Omphile Ntshabele, i’ m a post graduate, studied Office administration and IT Accounting I’m looking for a job.

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  11. Ceddy
    Ceddy Feb 16, 18:55

    Hello! I’m Ceddy holding a Bcom Accounting degree plus a certificate of work-readiness programme of trainee accountant, I’m looking for a job that relates to commerce or SAIPA articles. Please help .
    Thank You.

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  12. carol
    carol Mar 23, 15:54

    I am carol looking for practicals I have N6 financial management

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  13. Bongeka Sifile
    Bongeka Sifile May 09, 01:59

    Good day I’m Bongeka Sifile I’m holding Bookkeeping, Receptionist, and Computer certificates please help me I’m desparate. Thank you

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  14. kanyisa
    kanyisa Jun 29, 09:50

    I’m kanyisa xaso holding national diploma in internal auditing . I’m young energetic lady, hard worker, willing to learn very dedicated will to go an extra mile. I’m punctual, responsible able to work in a team or as an individual . I’m here jhb willing to start any time. Thanks

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  15. Ndivhuwo Wendy netshivhera
    Ndivhuwo Wendy netshivhera Aug 19, 05:46

    I am a recent bcom accounting graduate at university of venda. I am looking for internship.i have sage evolution training certificate.i am also proficient in Microsoft office.

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