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Senior Accountant IMETA – Westville needed at CHEP

Job title : Senior Accountant IMETA – Westville

Job Location : KwaZulu-Natal, Durban

Deadline : April 05, 2024

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Major / Key Accountabilities:

Record to Report Responsibilities:

  • Performance of the End-to-End Record to Report/ Financial Accounting processes, including the monthly close process to BRACS submission and approval.
  • Performance of a range of assigned month end close processes including preparing and reviewing balance sheet reconciliations, and preparation of journals to support the month end process
  • Application of accounting standards and practices in accordance with accounting standards, policy and local country requirements.
  • Follow up balance sheet items for assigned accounts and ensure these are resolved timeously
  • Liaise with the R2R Service Delivery Manager to co-ordinate the 3rd Party Provider’s assigned scope of work, providing constructive feedback where necessary to improve collective E2E performance.

Statutory Reporting:

  • Data preparation to support the preparation of Brambles and local in country statutory accounts for the countries within the region.
  • Preparation of accounting technical papers and supporting audit schedules.
  • Provide technical expertise to ensure accurate and timely compliance with filings, including working with external providers to meet local compliance requirements. 
  • Preparation of Annual Financial Statements in compliance with applicable Framework.
  • Policy & Compliance: support the implementation of group policies and procedures as directed. Performs substantive testing of controls to assess effectiveness of the control environment.  
  • Transformation & Standardisation: Support the standardisation (by implementation) of accounting processes to drive global standard.

Accountabilities include the following sub-processes:

Lease Accounting

  • Liaise with Business, Procurement and Commercial teams to ensure the SAP lease module is updated timeously and accurately in accordance with Group policy
  • Ensure monthly reconciliations are kept up to date and any anomalies are investigated and resolved.
  • Responsible for month end, Half Year End and Year End reporting on Leases (including BRACS requirements)
  • Controlling (CO) and GCOA Responsibilities
  • Perform all tasks relating to the monthly maintenance and month end processes of SAP CO.
  • Provide support and investigate any queries relating to SAP CO by ensuring that there is a complete understanding of the underlying setup.
  • Continuously ensure the correct allocation of costs by maintaining the parameters and the rationale that this is based on (assessment cycles).
  • Understand, administer, maintain, support, and verify information relating to Internal Orders in SAP CO
  • Document assumptions and procedures used to produce Management Accounting information and communicate relevant methodology to the business where appropriate.
  • Understand the BRACS reporting tool including the Chart of Accounts and SmartView.
  • Regional Data Steward for Global Chart of Accounts (GCOA) as well as Cost Centres and Cost Centre Hierarchies.  Review all Master Data requests for new General Ledger accounts or Cost Centres and initiate SAP requests where appropriate.

Technical IFRS compliance:

  • Be the subject matter expert on IFRS compliance, attending IFRS refresher courses as required.
  • Assist and advise fellow team members on IFRS changes required for AFS preparation.
  • Liaise with External Auditors to assess any new requirements for AFS preparation prior to Year End


  • Assist with the review and submission of monthly, bi-annual and annual reporting based on Group requirements, including ad-hoc requests and queries.
  • Input into the annual budget and quarterly forecasting processes
  • Assist with the year-end external audit.
  • Assist with Group or local internal audits and contribute to improvements in business processes and internal control.
  • Provide support to Management on ad hoc projects.

Essential Qualifications

  • Certified Accountant (e.g. ACA, CIMA, CPA, CA)


  • 3+ years’ experience in Financial Accounting role required, with experience in public company or foreign listed company multinational environment beneficial.
  • IFRS experience required.
  • Experience with local GAAP applicable to the sub-region beneficial
  • Previous experience in working with a global finance team associated with geographically diverse businesses beneficial.
  • SAP FI experience preferred.

Skill and Knowledge

  • Awareness of FP&A, Commercial and Supply Chain Finance processes
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills
  • Proficient in Excel
  • Solid understanding of multi-currency finance environments
  • A person with good people management skills, a team player, who is organised, systematic, accurate, self-motivated and able to work under pressure to meet deadlines, would be most effective in this position.
  • Consistent behaviour even under strong pressure

Preferred Education

  • Bachelors – Accounting

Preferred Level of Work Experience

  • 3 – 5 yearsHybrid Remote

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