De Beers Group (Anglo American) is hiring an Assistant Accountant

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De Beers Group (an Anglo American Platinum unit) invites qualifying candidates to apply for the vacancy: Assistant Accountant.

Closing date: 25 September 2023 

  • Business Unit / Group Function: De Beers Group
  • Area: Finance
  • Reference Id: REF49749Q
  • Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

Job Purpose

The purpose of the Assistant Accountant is to implement and monitor financial control procedures and ensure preparation of accounts in accordance with accepted accounting practices.


Established in 1888, De Beers Group is the world’s leading diamond company with unrivalled expertise in the exploration, mining, sorting, valuing, selling and marketing of diamonds. Together with our joint venture partners, we operate in more than 20 countries across six continents. 

We want our diamonds, and our business, to make life brilliant – for our people, our customers and the world around us. 

Combining great people with great technology, we are a company with an innovative mindset. Come and join our team.

We’re the world’s leading diamond company – a unique luxury business that thrives on the creativity, passion and knowledge of our people.

To push our company forwards, we always need to think differently. We welcome diverse perspectives, people who spark fresh thinking and aren’t afraid to challenge assumptions.

In return, we provide you with the space and support to grow and achieve your ambitions.


Key responsibilities include:

  • Coordinate information and compile lead schedules (Income statement & Balance Sheet) for AFC upload and HFM group reporting pack purposes for actual, forecast and budget submissions.
  • Assist Financial Reporting Accountant in resolving validation issues on the AFC upload.

  • Coordinate information and upload data in Anaplan (and related tax reporting systems) for actual, forecast and budget submissions.
  • Carries out delegated duties at year-end and performs ad hoc financial projects.
  • Compile schedules supporting calculations for statutory submissions when requested.

  • Review support for statutory submissions received from other sites/departments.
  • Ensures that Group treasury requirements are adhered to.

  • Prepare the DBCM 6 week rolling forecast by co-ordinating inputs received from FSS and other departments and recommend financing requirements to the Financial Reporting Accountant.
  • Providing accurate Financial Accounting Information and compliance with International Financial Reporting Standards.



  • BCom Accounting degree or equivalent.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Working knowledge of Financial and Cost management.
  • Advanced Financial Reporting knowledge.
  • Knowledge and application of IFRS.

  • Advanced accounting package/software and systems knowledge and skills – SAP and SAP.
  • Sound analytical skills to quickly discern trends and take remedial action and/or develop process and system improvements.


What we offer

  • When you join Anglo American, you can expect to enjoy a competitive salary and benefits package. But more than this, you’ll find yourself in an environment where the opportunities for learning and growth are second to none.

Who we are?

  • Anglo American is a global diversified mining business. Our portfolio of world-class mining operations provides the metals and minerals that make modern life possible. We use innovative practices and the latest technologies to discover new resources and mine, process, move and market our products to our customers around the world.

Inclusion and Diversity

  • Anglo American is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to promoting an inclusive and diverse workplace where we value and respect every colleague for who they are and provide equality of opportunity so that everyone can fulfil their potential

How we are committed to your safety

  • Nothing is more important to us than ensuring you return home safely after a day’s work. To make that happen, we have the most rigorous safety standards in the industry. Not only that, we’re also continually investing in new technologies – from drones to data analytics – that are helping to make mining safer


To apply for this role, please complete the online application form. You will have the opportunity to upload your CV and other relevant documentation as part of this process.

Closing Date: 25 September 2023


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