Accountant, Sasol/PETROSA Purchases, Job Opportunity at Astron Energy (Pty) Ltd

Accountant, Sasol/PETROSA Purchases, Job Opportunity at Astron Energy (Pty) Ltd

Astron Energy (Pty) Ltd, Accountant – Sasol/PETROSA Purchases

The main function of the role is to ensure accurate, complete and timely processing of buy/sell purchase accounting inventory movements in SAP, maintaining purchase rates, monthly recosting of purchases including on time payment to Trading Partners. Position is also responsible to support business units in maintaining SAP contracts, updates deal sheet and provide guidance and training to compliantly record transactions in the system.

Financial Perspective

  • Ensure accurate and complete valuation of all purchase transactions to facilitate correct disposal and gross margin calculation.
  • Ensure all vendor payments are complete timely in accordance to contract payment terms to avoid potential interest charges and reputational risk.
  • To ensure financial integrity, prepare and record financial journals accurately. Also, ensure all general ledger and vendor accounts are properly reconciled with all supporting documentations
  • Ensure both internal and external audit deliverables are attended to within specified timeline to avoid potential additional cost overruns.

Customer Perspective

  • Collaborates and works closely with Supply and Trading to enhance inventory controls, mitigate control gaps and recommend process improvements.
  • Turnaround time of reporting data – plan and exceed customer deadline expectation with at least one day per request. No delays or overdue requests

Internal Processes

  • Identify and simplify processes to get additional “work-out” which aims at eliminate manual workaround.  This involves liaising with IT, logging incidents, doing testing and signing off on final User Acceptance Testing.
  • Perform monthly account reconciliations and ensure all overdue items are timely resolved. Follow formal trace & escalation procedures to resolve items when appropriate.
  • Review and accurately update all buy/sell contracts and deal sheets. Ensure to upload daily provisional purchase rates.
  • Perform month-end recosting of all purchases to respective deal sheets and contract terms. Prepare monthly payment to vendors.
  • Action Emails instruction received daily from Senior Refines Analyst accountant to perform Invoice Verification on Fuel Imports.
  • Assist terminals with stock processing and corrections where possible to eliminate unnecessary financial errors.
  • Issue regular TSW plant balance notifications to business units. Ensure plant balances are zero and fully reconciled. Plant balances must have appropriate documentation and approved reconciliations on file monthly for review.

People Management

  • Create connections with people that add value to the business.
  • Collaborate with different stakeholders to develop and implement improved process. Be driven for success and motivate others to contribute their best.
  • Provide support to Senior Accountant and Analyst: Refining Finance for Goods Receipts and Purchase Order processing for Refinery Imports

Professional Qualification and Certifications:

  • University degree in Finance/(Cost) Accounting is essential

Accountant – Sasol/PETROSA Purchases Job Vacancy at Astron Energy (Pty) Ltd.

Work Experience:

  • Minimum of four years accounting experience

SAP experience essential

Knowledge and skills:

  • Strong financial and analytical skills.
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Working knowledge of SAP & EDI
  • Attention to detail and drive for results
  • High level analytical ability and problem solving skills
  • Be able to operate under stringent deadlines.

Application deadline:

  • 24 October 2022

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