Accounts Assistant (Hospitality Industry background/exposure)

  • Permanent
  • Ref #399892AH
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
  • Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga, South Africa, Africa
  • Finance/Office Support, Hospitality
Employer Description

A game Lodge Office located in Skukuza. As this is a live out position, person must have own accommodation in surrounding areas, such as Hazyview, Belfast or Mkhuhlu. Own transport required to get to work in the Kruger Skukuza gate.

Job Description

The Accounts Assistant is responsible for the day to day capturing of supplier invoices, reconciling to supplier statements and ensuring suppliers are paid on a timeous basis, while maintaining a proper relationship with all suppliers, service providers and third parties. This role works closely with the relevant Department Teams to achieve competence and accuracy in the payment terms across the organisation.

Effectively utilise software applications and communication tools that are used to facilitate the accurate accounting of all financial transactions of the Department Teams. Effectively utilize accounting software and tools to record financial information as required by the job. Ensure that all sales records are correctly processed. Ensure that all cash, credit card and credit transactions are correctly processed. Ensure all supplier payment administration functions are completed accurately, including the process from remittance, statement, supplier ledger and invoices. Ensure that invoices are ready for payment, the correct back-up documentation attached, accurate information and correctly coded for the general ledger. Prepare batches for payments, load payments onto the bank for authorisation. Request outstanding statements from suppliers and ensure any invoices are still captured into the current period. Ensure proper filing of all functions relating to the position. Assist the Senior Accountant/ Executive Manager Finance to ensure a world class Accounting service is delivered to all by collaborating with the Department Teams and suppliers. People Specific Responsibilities. Supports activities and an environment that contributes to positive employee engagement and commitment to the job. Ensure the accurate filing of CAPEX invoices and fixed asset register. Legal and Compliance Specific Responsibilities: Takes active steps to ensure Department, sensitive and confidential information is not accessible to unauthorised persons. Ensures a dogmatic application of all financial control measures for the good governance of the Lodge. Additional Duties: This Job Description outlines the duties that are typically performed by the jobholder. These duties are not the only duties required by the job and management might assign additional duties from time to time.


An Accounting/Bookkeeping qualification will prove a strong advantage.


2 Years of previous experience in a similar role and environment. Must have a background in Hospitality. Ability to anticipate future circumstances, conditions and requests and to use these scenarios to plan for the future. Ability to comprehend abstract financial concepts. Ability to apply logic and sound judgement in processing financial and accounting data. Ability to correctly communicate detailed information to others. Operate comfortably in an environment of moderate levels of short-notice demand. Ability to recognise financial security concerns. Proficient in the standards of accounting used in South Africa. Proficient user of Accounting Software packages Proficient user of Microsoft Office software applications particularly Excel. Conversant with specialist terminology including, ▪ F&B service ▪ Front Office service ▪ Culinary ▪ Housekeeping ▪ Purchasing ▪ Maintenance ▪ Logistics

Salary / Package



Live Out position.