15 August 2022

Job Opportunity at De Beers Group, Assistant Accountant, Finance

  Nasseb Abdallah       15 August 2022

Job Opportunity at De Beers Group, Assistant Accountant, Finance

Assistant Accountant, Finance


Venetia Mine is a Tier 1 asset in the Anglo American portfolio with a strategic and commercial imperative to achieve the business objectives, including the completion of the Venetia Underground Project, which is currently the single largest mining investment in Africa.

Significant operational improvements are required to achieve the company’s ambition to be the pioneer of a new diamond world. This includes realisation of P101, Zero Harm, Elimination of Fatalities, and advancement of Future Smart Mining.

The role will support and report to the Cost & Financial Accountant

This is a critical role in the Venetia Finance team by playing an integral part to deliver timeous and accurate information with a specific focus on open pit and underground mining activities. There will also be a significant focus on the transitioning from the open pit to the underground operation and this role would be required to ensure systems and reporting frameworks/structures are geared to enable efficient and meaningful planning and actual vs. budget comparison interpretations.

The purpose of the role is to apply deep technical/specialist expertise to analyze data, anticipate and diagnose problems, and provide solutions aimed at the improvement of processes, systems and work methods that meet internal and/or external stakeholder requirements through the application of sound accounting practices.


  • Adhere to the safety, security and environmental procedures.
  • Ensure preparation & submissions of monthly performance reports to line, including analysis of results against historical data, budgets and forecasts compilation of cost meeting reports
  • Support processes focusing on cost control influencing expenditure flow to ensure no overflows between various years and identifying any breakdown of cost control inefficiencies
  • Ensure quantifiable and meaningful monthly off-mine reporting in line with Operational Dashboard, Production & Financial Performance
  • Ensure compliance to IFRS guidelines and Group financial Policies and Procedures
  • Manage Debtors and Creditors
  • Prepare and manage monthly Balance Sheet reconciliation • Involvement in clearing of GRIR monthly
  • Responsible for ad-hoc payments (Foreign Payments; Retentions & Down payments)
  • Responsible for administration of Travel System; Document Control & Insurance Claims
  • Manage Intercompany balances / Reconciliation
  • Manage Petty Cash
  • Manage all fuel cards / system
  • Review and manage all financial transactions and external Audits
  • Review and ensure all TAX and VAT compliance (including preparation of Tax pack)
  • Implement and maintain relevant Financial Policies and Procedures

Assistant Accountant – Finance Job Vacancy at De Beers Group

Formal qualifications:

  • Grade 12/Std 10/N3 or relevant NQF Level 4 qualification
  • Accounting Degree or Diploma in Accounting


  • National Diploma or Degree in Accounting or relevant accounting qualification.
  • Minimum 3 years relevant experience in the mining industry
  • Valid EC/Code 8 Drivers License

Role-specific knowledge:

  • Track record of relevant experience.
  • Extensive knowledge of SAP
  • Experience in Accounting environments is preferred.
  • Strong problem solving, decision making and analytical abilities.
  • Experience in applying and implementing best practice principles.
  • Ability to adhere to stringent deadlines.
  • Knowledge and understanding of integrated systems.
  • Experience in open pit and underground mining would be beneficial as well as experience gained in project/construction environments.


  • Knowledge of safety policies, procedures and the important role of consistently demonstrating required behaviours and championing safety values.

Other requirements:

  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong problem solving, decision making and analytical abilities
  • Experience in applying and implementing best practice principles.
  • Ability to adhere to stringent deadlines.
  • Knowledge and understanding of integrated systems (SAP and InEight would be beneficial).
  • Must be able to work without supervision.
  • Driver’s License
  • Candidate will be required to travel to the mine for a few days at a time per month

Who we are:

Established in 1888, De Beers Group is the world’s leading diamond company with unrivalled expertise in the exploration, mining, sorting, valuing, selling and marketing of diamonds. Together with our joint venture partners, we operate in more than 20 countries across six continents.

We want our diamonds, and our business, to make life brilliant – for our people, our customers and the world around us.

We build partnerships and connect with our people and their communities to make a positive contribution to the wider world. We’re constantly developing new ways to make an impact and build a beneficial legacy. We call it ‘Building Forever’ – it’s fundamental to our pioneering spirit and the purposeful way we do business.


Safety first is a way of life for us.  We are unconditional about the safety, health and well-being of our colleagues, at work and at home, and about that of the communities where we work. We aim to lead the industry by investing in innovation to protect people, who are at the heart of our business. Our high performing teams take accountability for their own and others’ actions, work collaboratively, and always show care and respect.

Inclusion & Diversity

We are committed to promoting an inclusive and diverse workplace where we value and respect every colleague for who they are. We provide equality of opportunity to enable everyone to fulfil their potential.

Eligibility Criteria 

This role is open only to individuals who currently have right to work in the country stated and we will not be supporting any individuals who might need to relocate.

Closing date : 21 August 2022


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