Company: Wood
Skills: Accounting
Experience: 5 + Years
Education: High School/Secondary
Location: Sandton, Gauteng, South Africa

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood currently has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Financial Accountant to join our Mining & Minerals business in South Africa.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Reporting to the Mining EMEA Finance Manager
  • Provide financial and analytical support.
  • Prepare statements for all intercompany accounts and reconcile the statements with those of the other party, resolving queries as necessary.
  • Arrange and account payment to clear intercompany accounts.
  • Ensure that accounts payable ledgers are reconciled monthly.
  • Maintain the Company's fixed asset register, actioning acquisitions and disposals in a timely manner.
  • Calculate depreciation monthly and journalise.
  • Control the CAPEX register and the status report thereof.
  • Monitor costing implications where assets are relocated.
  • Monthly reconciliation of balance sheet accounts in accordance with the reconciliation responsibility matrix and approval of reconciliations done by others.
  • Prepare or oversee preparation of the monthly balance sheet account reconciliations.
  • Raise accruals where necessary to ensure accurate reporting of liabilities at each month end.
  • Run Overhead by Cost centre to ensure expenses are captured correctly and investigate large movements.
  • Weekly review and sign off creditor's recons.
  • Ensure the accuracy of monthly financial results and prepare reports to local and business unit management as required.
  • Ensure that monthly reporting requirements are met in terms of quality, content and deadlines and assisting with writing the monthly Manager Finance Report.
  • Preparation of journal entries used to capture transactions in the General Ledger.
  • Prepare or oversee preparation of the relevant lead schedules, trial balance and draft Financial Statements required by the statutory auditors.
  • Responsible for financial, tax and internal control matters including all internal, external, government and client audits.
  • Ensure that an effective control environment exists through compliance with all Group and local control frameworks, policies, and procedures as relevant. Maintain a current knowledge of corporate accounting policies, financial reporting requirements, and provide related direction and support to management and staff.
  • Manage financial and internal services arrangements for intercompany business activities.
  • Be a key contact for internal and external audits as directed, ensuring the provision of accurate and timely information upon request.
  • Liaison with the auditors and answering any queries that might arise as a consequence of the year end and interim reviews.
  • Prepare or oversee preparation of interim and annual corporate tax returns and ensure that they are filed in accordance with reporting requirements and deadlines.
  • Ensure input and output VAT is correctly claimed or charged and accounted for.
  • Ensure monthly VAT returns are submitted on time and any VAT due is paid on time.
  • Ensure any VAT refund due is received.
  • Ensure adequate security and support is maintained for the accounting systems.
  • Assist Manager Finance as requested.
  • Assist with annual budget and monthly forecast processes.
  • Other ad hoc work as necessary.

Skills / Qualifications

  • Degree in Finance or Accounting with completed articles.
  • 5+ years of post-qualification experience in construction contracts accounting - preferably in the mining sector / EPCM.
  • Hands-on experience with Microsoft Dynamics.
  • Advanced user of Excel (Pivot tables, formulas, graphs, v-lookups, links between spreadsheets).
  • Hands-on experience with Hyperion Financial Management (HFM).
  • Ability to manage conflicting priorities.
  • In-depth knowledge of current accounting standards and statutory reporting requirements.
  • Good understanding of tax matters including CIT and VAT.
  • Knowledge of international tax.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Self starter, proactive and positive.

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world's most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people.

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people. At Wood our common purpose is to ‘unlock solutions to the world’s most critical challenges.’ Through the delivery of our Consulting, Project and Operations solutions across energy and the built environment we deliver exceptional returns for our clients, our people, our investors and the communities where we live and work. Visit us at and follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.