Accounts Clerk Senior - Life Cosmos Hospital

Life Cosmos Hospital
Accounts Clerk Senior

A vacancy exists for an Accounts Clerk Senior, based at Life Cosmos Hospital, reporting to Jan van Wyk, Finance & Administration Manager.  The successful candidate will be responsible for capturing of data and financial information and performing specific general ledger reconciliations to specific areas of the financial processes in the financial accounting of Life Healthcare

Critical Outputs
  • Responsible for month end processes and assist in capturing of data;
  • Manage, Prepare and capture of requisitions, orders and payments on SAP.
  • Facilitating the procurement cycle.
  • Managing the allocated creditors. Reconciling, processing and liaising with creditors and hospital staff on a daily basis regarding queries on creditors.
  • Coding and allocation of payments and receipts in the cashbook (assisting).
  • Assisting the Finance & Admin Manager with ad-hoc tasks.
  • Assisting the accounting hub with the clearing of bank and debtors reconciling items.
  • Resolving creditors and debtors account queries.
  • Maintaining a filing system for creditors. Updating and management of the contracts register.
  • Assisting in reviewing and establishing adequate internal controls.
  • Managing the Accounts receivable sub-system (Doctors rentals and ad hoc charges).
  • Preparing accurate and complete accruals at month end.
  • Assist the Finance & Admin Manager with month-end, and Capital Expenditure Reporting.
  • General admin duties, e.g. filing, taking of minutes, etc.
  • Liaising with the national credit control department with regard to daily banking and bank transfer payments.
  • Perform monthly reconciliations on creditors.
  • Perform daily banking and cashbooks.
  • Reconciling the Nursing agency accounts on a daily basis and liaising with nursing Management.
  • Ensure healthy internal control environment.
  • Meet month end deadlines.
  • Accurate financial processing.
  • Manage the capital expenditure reporting.
  • Comply with statutory requirements and adhere to company protocols and corporate governance.
  • Assisting in the preparation of annual financial budgets based on company guidelines.
  • Cashbook
  • Monthly financial preparations
  • Recording and reconciling of transactions
  • Constantly striving to improve working methods to improve standardisation and efficiencies
  • Perform reconciliations for specific processes
  • Ad hoc project assistance
  • Conduct basic duties as allocated.
  • Responsible for the Hospital petty cash, ensuring that petty cash processes are adhered to.
  • A relevant degree or diploma and a min of 2 -3 years’ experience in accounting,
  • Understanding of the financial process up to trial balance level, ability to perform balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Proficient in MS Office
  • SAP knowledge would be advantageous 
  • Honesty, trustworthy and willing to work overtime.
  • Working well under pressure
  • Attention to details regarding recons
  • Deadline driven
  • Attention to detail
  • Figure orientated
  • Teamwork and dedication
  • Must be able to work under pressure
  • Must be able to handle every situation with a positive attitude
  • Drive & energy
  • Strong leadership and trustworthy
  • Ethical behavior
  • Building relationships
  • Customer responsiveness
  • Organisational awareness
  • Teamplayer
  • Fast learner
Closing date
Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Internal applicants - Before making an application, you are requested to discuss your application with your line manager. External candidates will also be considered.

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Life Healthcare is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Thank you for your interest in this opportunity. Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  Applicants who have not been contacted within two weeks of the closing date of this advert, should consider their application as unsuccessful.



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