Junior Accountant

Finance · Greenpoint, Cape Town
Department Finance
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level

Meet Ozow

Ozow is the future of payment — a world-class payment platform for customers and merchants that is Ozow easy, Ozow fast and Ozow secure. With benefits as big as our ambitions, we’re looking for candidates who can inspire us and be inspired by us. We’re striving to become the industry leader that provides the simplest and easiest way to pay. And while we’re on our way to building an inclusive payments market, we’re building an equally inclusive workforce. So, join us as we achieve big things and beyond.



More about this Ozow fantastic position

We are looking for a Junior Accountant to join our team. You’ll gain as much accountability as you can handle and have a massive influence on scaling the company. The successful applicant will be answerable for the accounting and administrative aspects of the business. You will form part of a team to establish and implement control frameworks, system upgrades and enhancements, implement value added reporting, communicate with internal and external stakeholders, and participate in projects.


You are an ideal candidate if you have:

  • A relevant qualification – Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting ideally
  • A minimum of 1 years’ work experience in similar role
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Experience working with Xero advantageous
  • Experience working within a scale-up/fin-tech environment – advantageous
  • A good understanding of accounting and financial reporting principles and practices


Your roles and responsibilities:

  • Monthly Invoicing
  • Bank Reconciliations
  • Invoicing
  • Sales Commission for Payroll
  • Bank Reconciliations (All Bank Accounts)
  • Update Fixed Asset Register
  • Calculate Depreciation
  • Reconcile Creditors and Debtors
  • Monthly Payroll
  • HR Onboarding, Medical Aid, Group Risk and Payroll
  • 15th and 28th Payment Schedules on a monthly basis
  • Post and process journal entries to ensure all business transactions are recorded
  • Update accounts receivable and issue invoices
  • Update accounts payable and perform reconciliations
  • Assist with reviewing of expenses, payroll records etc. as assigned
  • Update financial data in databases to ensure that information will be accurate and immediately available when needed
  • Assist senior accountants in the preparation of monthly/yearly closings
  • Assist with other accounting projects
  • Prepare relevant documentation required and assist auditors with all audit related queries
  • Assist with VAT and TAX returns
  • Assist in resolving all billing related queries



Your skills and competencies:

  • Analytical skills. You are able to structure and process qualitative or quantitative data and draw insightful conclusions from it. You exhibits a probing mind and achieves penetrating insights.
  • Attention to detail. You do not let important details slip through the cracks or derail a project.
  • Honesty/ integrity. You do not cut corners ethically. You earn trust and maintain confidence of your team. You do what is right, not just what is politically expedient. You speak plainly and truthfully.
  • Innovation. You generate new and innovative approaches to problems.
  • Organisation and planning. You plan, organise, schedule, and budget in an efficient, productive manner.
  • Proactivity. You act without being told what to do. You bring new ideas to the company.
  • Teamwork. You reach out to peers and cooperate with supervisors to establish an overall collaborative working relationship.



Health and safety first

These are unprecedented times and because our people couldn’t be more important to us, health and safety couldn’t be more important to us. We’ve made sure that our office is a safe place to work and we’ll continue to do so, to ensure that we combat the spread of COVID-19



Benefits as big as our ambitions — huge

At Ozow, first and foremost, you’ll get to do meaningful work and grow your career. But we’re also not your average 9-5 company. We work together and play together and because we really care, we offer plenty of perks too.



Some of the things to look forward to:

Fitness challenges and healthy eating. Medical and Life insurance plans. Be the hero or toast the hero of the month at first-Friday drinks. Take half a day off from work on your birthday and let us celebrate this special day with you by giving you a little spoil. Your family is our family, they to get spoils and get to join us on special events. Our holistic wellness program will give you access to a toll-free confidential telephonic counselling line which is available in all 11 languages, 365 days a year. We thrive on seeing our team members grow by creating a learning culture. There is so much more where this came from, but enough to get you excited.



Convinced? We thought so.

If we seem like the kind of forward-thinking, progress-making, energetic company you’ve been waiting for, give us a shout. We’d love to hear from you.



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    Greenpoint, Cape Town
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