Junior Accountant


Our client is a top local accountancy firm in the UK. They are seeking an Accountant to join their expanding team. This is a remote role and is open to those suitably qualified living anywhere in South Africa.

You will ensure all clients are provided with a top-class service, meeting their deadlines and supporting day-to-day queries that clients might have.

This role is reporting directly to the practice manager and director. You will oversee the technical processing of all clients’ accounts, tax returns, VAT returns, monthly payroll and company secretary duties. The role demands 100% accuracy and super attention to detail. You will ensure the smooth running of all client assignments.

This is a remote position open to those living anywhere in South Africa.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Preparing annual accounts, from Xero software to finalised accounts and including detailed working papers
  • Client contact, mainly over email, responding to day to day questions and queries
  • Managing the monthly payroll, posting payroll journals and attending to statutory tasks
  • Checking client’s quarterly VAT returns via Xero accounting software, before submitting to HMRC within Xero

Skills, Experience & Requirements

  • Completed SAIPA or SAICA articles
  • Very strong analytical, problem solving and issue resolution abilities with an eye for detail
  • Excellent decision-making and judgment skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proven ability to work effectively and efficiently under pressure
  • An organised and flexible approach to work
  • Strong knowledge of Excel and Word; experience of working with accounts software (especially Xero and IRIS) an advantage
  • Excellent accounting skills including a solid grasp of taxation for individuals and small companies
  • Ability to work in a small team and take ownership of tasks
  • High commercial acumen and a self-starter
Application ends on June 20, 2024
Job ID: 6429 Apply for Job
Application ends on June 20, 2024


  • Location Remote
  • Job category Remote
  • Salary $
  • Job type Full Time