Assistant Accountant wanted at The Foschini Group

The Assistant Accountant within the Record to Report SSC function will support the Team Manager: R2R, with all day-to-day general banking processes for the trading and services divisions within TFG.

Closing date: Ongoing

Location: 36 Jenkinson Street, Parow East, 7500, ZA

Key Responsibilities:

  • As part of a team of Assistant Accountants-Banking, this role will be responsible for the efficient and effective posting of bank journals, bank clearings, bank account processing, reconciliations, and assisting with all financial month end and year end activities. 

  • This role will be responsible for ensuring deliverables are achieved as per the time and quality standards agreed in the Record to Report SLAs.   
  • Process and perform bank processing and bank queries for all divisions. 
  • Process bank journals and journal adjustments for all divisions. 
  • Assist R2R Team Manager in bank reconciliations preparation and feedback for all divisions. 

  • Ensure accurate recordkeeping for all accounting and bank activities for audit purposes. 
  • Work alongside the Record to report teams to ensure all month end and year end processes are accurate and completed as per the agreed timelines and guidelines. 

  • Where required, escalated all requests and queries accurately and timeously to the Team Manager. 
  • Work closely with Group Treasury with all day-to-day general banking processes, bank account clearings and queries.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • National Diploma in Finance/Accounting or equivalent
  • 2-5 years of relevant working experience
  • SAP knowledge an advantage


  • Reconciliation and Analysis
  • Strong computer skills with good working knowledge
  • Attention to detail
  • Time management
  • Planning skills

  • Accounting and Reporting
  • Auditing
  • Cash Management
  • Good time management 
  • Strong business communication skills with an ability to work well in a collaborative environment with senior executives 
  • Ability to draft commentary, analyse information to establish key messages, present information both visually and written 


  • Demonstrated knowledge of and skill in adaptability, decision making, interpersonal relations, problem solving, teamwork & written communication.
  • Comfortable and effective influencer. 
  • You need to be flexible as the environment is very dynamic and priorities can change. 

  • Inspires, motivates and empowers individuals to go above and beyond for the benefit of the team and the organisation.
  • Creates an environment that fosters and nurtures a culture of creativity which drives success 

  • Sets ambitious goals and takes focused action to achieve desired outcomes to deliver measurable results
  • Adapts effectively to situations that are complex, uncertain, or lack guidelines and clear information
  • Interprets and simplifies complex and contradictory information when resolving organisational problems

  • Assesses and improves the efficiency, effectiveness, and quality of various work processes
  • Develops plans and prioritises initiatives that align to the organisational goals and objectives
  • Effectively adjusts their behaviour, approach, and decision-making based on the situation

  • Thinks and plans strategically, focusing on the long-term goals and objectives of the organisation
  • Leverages new technology to enhance productivity, improve problem solving, and support business growth

Preference will be given, but not limited to candidates from designated groups in terms of the Employment Equity Act.

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