Accountant at Chester Group

We invite applications from qualified individuals for the Accountant position located in Sydney Road, Congella, Durban. Reporting to the Finance Manager, this role entails managing daily cash operations, overseeing creditor and cashbook functions, handling foreign exchange transactions, and managing financial reporting for Chandling International.


  • Accurately process bank transactions (in Rands) into Pastel Evolution, ensuring reconciliation, and manage company credit card and petty cash transactions.
  • Handle all cash-on-delivery payments and company expenses, including completion of expense sheets and payment loading upon manager approval.
  • Ensure timely payment of utilities, garnishees, union fees, PAYE, and WCA returns.
  • Manage all foreign payments for imports, rebates, and refunds, utilizing correct BOP codes and SARB authorities for payment processing.
  • Reconcile foreign supplier accounts on Zeatech.
  • Renew blanket authorities and liquor and TV licenses.
  • Perform customer rebate calculations monthly, quarterly, and yearly as required.
  • Timely invoicing to CTSS, rebate, and admin fee recovery.
  • Weekly reconciliation of the company credit card and allocation of credit card invoices through Zeatech.
  • Review supplier reconciliation and aging, assisting clerks with queries.
  • Timely payment processing, with review by the financial manager and Head of Business Operations before deadlines.
  • Assist in cash collection and banking tasks as needed.
  • Ensure accurate debiting of debit orders.
  • Manage and reconcile the petty cash float.
  • Assist the Financial Manager with audit requirements, balance sheet reconciliations, and related queries.
  • Generate monthly invoicing for Chandling Property Trust, submit to tenants, and complete Trust account processing, including presenting management accounts on Pastel Partner.
  • Prepare VAT 201’s for the Trust and businesses, ensuring timely payments.
  • Load UCRs for foreign receipts.
  • Complete Daily Analysis, Daily Sales, and Banking reports.
  • Supervise the Creditors and Debtors teams and handle escalated queries.

Preferred Experience & Qualification

  • Matric with a relevant tertiary qualification in Finance.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar role within a large organization.
  • Strong technical financial accounting skills and experience.
  • Essential foreign exchange experience.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Microsoft Excel.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills, with strong report-writing abilities.
  • Excellent administrative and organizational skills.
  • Attention to detail with an analytical mindset.
  • Ability to multitask and work effectively in a high-pressure, deadline-driven environment.

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