Vacancy - Accountant / Bookkeeper (Commercial Real Estate Accounting) - Mid-Senior Level - Durban Central


Zalemart is an innovative general retail and wholesale trading company based in Durban and operating across South Africa, online and offline.

See more about who we are here and see our other vacancies here.

Our sister company, the F E Bassa Family Trust, has an opportunity for a bookkeeper to join its real estate investment and development management team.

Read more about this position and apply below.

Employment Type : 3 month trial progressing to fixed-term contract

Seniority Level : Mid-Senior Level

Required Minimum Experience, Skills, Values & Qualifications :

  • Successfully completed NQF Level 4/Matric/Grade 12 or Equivalent
  • Relevant finance/accounting qualification
  • Fluent in speaking and understanding English
  • Experience with MRI Property Central (MDA) Preferable
  • Experience with Pastel Preferable
  • Minimum 1 year experience in bookkeeping
  • General knowledge of, and experience in, the property industry
    • Training provided for non-finance related matters
  • Computer literacy
  • Basic knowledge of GSuite, including but not limited to Gmail, Google Sheets and Google Docs 
  • Flexibility to work rotational shifts
  • Own car and driver's license
  • Ability to work from home if necessary : Home WiFi, computer and smartphone.
  • Dynamic, smart, creative and hard-working individual with integrity
  • Sober habits
  • Non - Smoker

Roles (Including but not limited to) :

  • Bill Debtors
    • Draft and send invoices based on the contracts in place
      • Raising ad hoc charges
      • Importing and calculating charges from meter readings
      • Rental and Escalations
      • Specifying and allocating recoveries according to the contracts in place
    • Follow up and ensure payment
      • Importing bank statements
      • Capturing payments
      • Processing debit order payments
      • Allocating all payments to the correct accounts
  • Pay Creditors
    • Check Invoices based on the contracts in place
      • Ensure invoices are received
      • Reconcile utilities and liaise with the municipality accordingly
    • Ensure payment is done by the authorised person
      • Importing bank statements
      • Capturing payments including debit/stop order payments
      • Allocating payments to the correct accounts
  • Running basic accounting processes
    • Cash book reconciliation
    • loading cost values, depreciation journals, revaluations, scrapping and disposal transactions
  • VAT / EMP reconciliations and submissions
  • Tax calculations and submissions
  • Provisional tax calculations and submissions
  • Personal income tax calculations and submissions
  • Reporting
    • Generate and portray daily, weekly, monthly and annual reports

Working Hours (Subject to change) :

  • Monday - Friday : 8:00 - 12:00; 13:00 - 17:00
  • Saturdays : 8:00-13:00
  • Sundays : N/A

Pay and Benefits :

  • Competitive, market-related basic salary based on skills and experience
  • Paid annual leave