Southern Oil Pty Ltd, an established company and market leader in the manufacturing of Canola oil and related products in the retail, food services and bulk sectors, has the following exciting career opportunity in Swellendam.

 Junior Accountant

Short Summary: 

The main responsibility of this position is to take responsibility for applying accounting principles and procedures to analyse financial information and ensure appropriate accounting control procedures as well as assisting with monthly closings and account analysis. The incumbent will be required to perform a variety of general business support administrative duties to various divisions in the Southern Oil (Pty) Ltd group of companies.


  • Preparation journal entries
  • Monthly closings
  • Reconcile and maintain balance sheet accounts
  • Prepare analysis of accounts as requested
  • Assist with month-end and year- end closings
  • Provide assistance to accounts receivable and accounts payable departments
  • Assist with payroll administration
  • Monitor and resolve unidentified bank account transactions
  • Bank and cash reconciliations
  • Assist with coordination of the annual audit process
  • Assist with implementing and maintaining internal financial controls and procedures
  • Assistance with stock related queries
  • Monitor and ensures compliance with statutory reporting requirements

Key Competencies:

Education and skills

  • Bachelor’s degree (Accounting/Commerce)
  • Knowledge of accounting principles and practices
  • Knowledge of finance principles
  • Knowledge of financial reporting
  • Extensive knowledge of accounts receivable and accounts payable
  • Technical accounting skills
  • Proficiency in the use of an ERP System preferably SAP


  • A minimum of 2 years post qualification experience in a similar role

Interpersonal skills

  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Planning and organising
  • Scheduling and monitoring
  • Communication skills
  • Problem analysis and problem-solving skills
  • Analytical mind set
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision on a pro-active basis
  • Team work
  • Confidentiality

We invite candidates to forward their comprehensive CV’s to the Human Resources Department via e-mail at or hand deliver by no later than Tuesday, 25 February 2020.



R60 Swellendam

Additional Details
Company Name
  • Soill
Closing Date
  • February 25