Accountant

We're looking for a skilled, curious and passionate Accountant who wants to make a difference.

Cape Town, South Africa

Finance and Accounting

Online since May 7, 2018

We are looking for an Accountant, in our Finance team, based in our great office in Cape Town.

Your opportunity...

We are looking for an experienced, motivated and enthusiastic Accountant. This is an excellent career opportunity for a talented individual to make his/her mark.  

...at OLX

At OLX Group we have a clear ambition – to empower millions of people across the globe by helping them connect and share their goods and services. This inspiring purpose has helped us build one of the world’s leading Internet companies. This combination of business and purpose attracts a certain type of person. If you’ve got an entrepreneurial drive and think you can use that drive to contribute to our purpose, then we’d love to empower you to be successful. Want to know more?

Why OLX Group?

The OLX Group is a network of leading classifieds platforms in 45 markets, including brands like OLX, Avito, letgo, dubizzle, among others.

The OLX Group connects local people to buy, sell or exchange used goods and services by making it fast and easy for anyone to post a listing through their mobile phone or on the web. Hundreds of millions of people in local markets around the world generate more than 1.9 billion monthly visits, 37 billion monthly page views and 54 million listings every month on the OLX Group's online marketplaces.

Our 3000+ committed employees are making a difference from our 25 offices across the globe.  

What responsibilities will you get when working with us? 

  • Full General Ledger accountability
  • Prepare monthly journal entries
  • Maintain accounting controls by preparing and recommending policies and procedures
  • Prepare monthly expense variance analysis by operating cost centre
  • Maintain financial risk compliance by following internal controls
  • Resolve accounting discrepancies and irregularities
  • Own the monthly inter-company transactions and reconciliations
  • Produce accurate monthly trial balance by group deadlines
  • Manager the debtors invoicing and debtors ageing management processes
  • Ensure accuracy of financial statements in accordance to IFRS and compliance to internal policies
  • Balance sheet accounts reconciliations
  • Assist in automating processes and procedures
  • Assist with financial audits and tax return paperwork
  • File and maintain all journal entries for internal and audit purposes
  • Assist with preparation for Budgets and Forecast
  • Responsible for VAT reasonability and tax returns
  • Perform Ad hoc Tasks as requested from Financial Manager

What will you need to be successful in this role?

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • +2 years’ experience preferably in an online environment
  • Experience with cross-border transactions is essential
  • SAP experience is essential
  • eCommerce industry experience
  • You are obsessed with delivering a phenomenal user / customer experience
  • You have strong analytical (MS Excel advanced level) skills and a data driven approach to scrutinize metrics
  • You love to problem solve and recommend solutions
  • You have a keen eye for detail
  • You are a fast learner, self-starter and take initiative
  • You have excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills

What can you expect from us and what do we offer?

  • You work as part of a global team… being part of one of the most exciting journeys in the field of ecommerce - online classifieds
  • We are focused on your professional development, providing access to conferences, online and classroom learning and growth opportunities
  • Being part of a highly dynamic, fun team
  • Free monthly massages at your desk
  • Ping-pong and pool tables
  • And lots more

Inspired and interested in the job? Apply!
Are you ready to live your dream and apply for this role? It only takes a few minutes to apply using our simple application template. Once you’ve it out submit it online and our talent scouts promise to give it serious consideration. We will try to get back to you within the next two weeks but we have to admit, sometimes it takes a bit longer than that. If it does please don’t worry we will respond to your application no matter what.

 

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