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Job Ref:  143712BR
Employer:  AECOM
Country:  South Africa
City:  Centurion
03/10/2016 23:05

Why Choose AECOM?
AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees - including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals - serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine's annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World's Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients' projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at NA.

About the Business Line
AECOM Shared Services
We support our employees globally by coordinating and managing the day-to-day operations of General Accounting, Human Resources, Administration, Marketing and Information Technology. We pride ourselves on ensuring we deliver the best customer service possible to our people while building trust and relationships with all of our constituents.

Job Summary
GL Accountant to perform general ledger account processing, reconciliation and management of the accounting compliance activities related to various entities in Africa for which the accounting is performed at the Head Office in Centurion. Will work with a team of 4 other General Ledger accountants using the Sage Oracle accounting system.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Accurate, timeous and consistent processing of group general ledger accounting entries.
  • Processing and administration of all accounting related journal entries.
  • Updating and maintaining General Ledger reconciliations records on a monthly basis.
  • Liaising and assisting with legal, HR, tax and management on compliance issues identified requiring maintenance.
  • Manage and conduct month-end and year-end statutory requirements.
  • Assistance with Reconciliation of bank accounts.
  • Reconciliation and maintaining of foreign currency conversions on GL balances.
  • Assist with the month end accounting close process.
  • Ensure that strong internal controls are being maintained to help ensure the reliability of the financial statements.
  • Liaise with Tax consultants and submission of monthly/annual tax returns.
  • Liaise with external auditors to prepare audit work papers and manage audit process.
  • Prepare Annual Financial Statement in accordance to IFRS and local requirements.
  • Accurate and timeous delivery of ad hoc, monthly and annual GL Reports.
  • Manage tax and compliance requirements across multiple African countries.
  • Coordinate the processing of Accounts payable invoices from vendors in Africa.
  • Liaise with HR to update staff costing issues identified during GL Recon process.
  • Process, review and approve paperwork.
  • Assist in developing controls.
  • Other duties may be assigned on an as-needed.

Minimum Requirements
  • Minimum 5 years of hands-on GL experience.
  • Experience of complex consolidations advantageous.
  • Experience in Oracle finance systems preferred.
  • Experience in Reconciliation, preparation and submission of annual income tax returns.
Personal attributes, qualities or competencies:
  • Able to meet deadlines.
  • Detail and action oriented.
  • Team player.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Strong communication skills (both interpersonal and written).
  • Ability to operate and thrive in fast-paced and dynamic environment.
  • Able to maintain confidential information.
  • Good ethics.
  • Problem solver.
  • Think out of the box.
  • Strong understanding of foreign currency conversions.
Other comments:
  • Experience dealing with multiple African countries a strong advantage.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Finance related qualification, preferably CA(SA)/CIMA designation.
  • B-Com Honours (Accounting or Finance)

What We Offer
AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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