Our Company
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal


Posted 04 November 2021 – Closing Date 11 November 2021

Job Details

Job Description

Patrock Administration Services has an exciting opportunity available for a Bookkeeper to be based in Umhlanga, Durban. The Bookkeeper will be responsible for the reviewing of cashbook capturing and related reconciliations. Assist Financial Accountants as directed.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Completed or studying towards a relevant Diploma or Degree.
  • Microsoft Office.


Financial metrics

  • Reviewing of weekly cash book transactions and ensuring allocations are accurate and complete.
  • Reviewing monthly petty cash recons.
  • Review of general ledgers to ensure cashbook clerk, debtors and creditors capturing are correctly allocated and VAT correctly accounted for.
  • Ensure the cashbook clerks, creditors and debtors meet their deadlines which will allow sufficient time for review of all general ledgers before the preparation of management accounts.
  • Capturing and posting of monthly journals.
  • Preparation of monthly management accounts.
  • Preparation of performance measures and supporting reports relevant to the management accounts.
  • Completion of monthly balance sheet recons.
  • Review monthly VAT ledger accounts, prepare output and input reasonableness schedules and VAT reconciliations which will be reviewed by the Financial Manager.
  • Assist the Financial Manager with the requests from external auditors; internal auditors and BEE auditors.
  • Assist seniors with adhoc tasks, general reports and company projects from time to time.


  • Living HW values of Service Excellence, Commitment, Integrity, Accountability, Enthusiasm, Ubuntu and Innovation.
  • Be considered a team player who helps out rest of team when required over and above their current role.

Compliance, risk and quality

  • Attendance at necessary training sessions.
  • Ensure logical saving of all work, templates, etc. monthly and yearly such that each year’s financial records can stand on its own when enquiries/ investigations/audits take place.
  • Produce high quality, neat, logical, succinct, easy to follow, easy to understand, formula linked work/templates/workbooks/financial models.
  • Ensure the above (final version) and other documents are chronologically saved/backed up and appropriately named.
  • Effectively deal with internal and external parties (auditors, etc) where required.


  • Assist with company projects as allocated from time to time.
  • Assist with year-end audit files and audit queries.
  • Identifying accounting-related risks and ensuring proper mitigation of these risks.
  • Maintaining effective relationship and communication with Internal audit and Treasury teams.
  • Assisting with ideas on innovation and automation of bookkeeper functions.
  • Any other such duties that might be required.

Special Projects

  • Assist as and when they arise.

Skills and competencies:

  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Good people and time management skills.
  • Ability to take initiative and show accountability.
  • Strong attention to detail and compliant nature.
  • Ability to organize oneself as to multitask and prioritize effectively.
  • Strong ability to produce quality results whilst working under pressure situations.
  • Show strong problem-solving skills with result driven demeanor.

Please note that only applicants who meet the stipulated minimum requirements will be considered.

Please be advised that should you not be contacted within 30 days, kindly consider your application to be unsuccessful.