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We are looking for a Senior Bookkeeper

Posted about Senior Bookkeeper Post by Kendal Makgamathe



Wits Incubator (Pty) Ltd trading as Tshimologong Precinct is wholly owned by Wits Commercial Enterprise (Pty) Ltd, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of the University of the Witwatersrand.

Tshimologong Precinct was established to develop world class entrepreneurial and employable skills for the the African digital economy. We collaborate with academia, corporates, government and entrepreneurs, thereby fostering a digital innovation ecosystem.

The Senior Bookkeeper is an integral role in the Tshimologong Precinct team. The successful candidate must be able to thrive in an ambiguous and fast-paced Startup environment, providing order and clear process.

 Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Check and verify source documents such as invoices, receipts, computer printouts
  • Allocate and post financial transaction details to subsidiary books
  • Transfer data to General Ledger
  • Reconcile and balance all accounts
  • Draw up financial statements (Trial Balance, Income Statement, Balance Sheet)
  • Collate and analyze account data and generate financial reports
  • Track and maintain inventory records
  • Maintain internal control systems
  • Manage accounts payable and accounts receivable
  • Prepare checks, payments and bank deposits
  • Prepare and process payroll
  • Comply with relevant reporting requirements
  • Calculate and prepare tax payments
  • Assist with budget preparation across business functions
  • Assist with audits
  • Maintain complete filing system to support financial records


  • Knowledge of bookkeeping practices
  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and procedures
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and regulatory requirements
  • Working knowledge of relevant computer applications
  • Knowledge of data management and financial data analysis
  • An associate degree in accounting, finance or business an advantage
  • Bookkeeping certification

 Key Competencies

  • Planning and organizing
  • Attention to detail
  • Information collection and monitoring
  • Problem analysis
  • Problem solving
  • Communication skills
  • Confidentiality
  • Integrity


  • Send your CV and a cover letter to jobs@tshimologong.joburg no later than 30th January 2019. Your cover letter should be no longer than one page and include:
    • Your personal ambitions
    • Why you are interested in the position
    • The experience and skills you have to fulfill the position
    • How you relate to the vision of the Tshimologong Precinct