Accounts Clerk

Life Wilgeheuwel Hospital
Accounts Clerk

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

Critical Outputs
  • Preparing and capturing of requisitions, orders and payments on SAP.
  • Facilitating the procurement cycle.
  • Managing 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 the Finance & Admin Manager with ad-hoc tasks.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Handling of petty cash.
  • Constantly striving to improve working methods to improve standardization and efficiencies.
  • Bookkeeping Diploma or equivalent
  • At least 2 years relevant experience and technical skills to meet the critical outputs
  • SAP knowledge is essential
  • Financial process understanding up to trial balance
  • Computer proficiency in MS Office would be an advantage
  • Ability to perform balance sheet reconciliations
  • Working well under pressure
  • Attention to details regarding recons
  • Deadline driven
  • Understanding of the private healthcare industry, its challenges and role players would be an advantage
  • Hours of duty will be planned according to the needs of the unit
  • Problem-solving, analysis and judgement
  • Resilience
  • Engaging diversity
  • Verbal & written communication and presentation
  • Influencing
  • Drive & energy
  • Excellence orientation
  • Ethical behavior
  • Building relationships
  • Customer responsiveness
  • Organizational awareness
  • Leading my example (Key for Managers)
  • Motivating and developing people (Key for Managers)


Closing date
Friday, October 16, 2020

Internal applicants - Before making an application, you are requested to discuss your application with your line manager. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Should you not receive any communication after 2 weeks of closing date, kindly consider your application as unsuccessful.

External candidates will also be considered.

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Life Healthcare is an equal opportunity employer.

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