Thales: Internship Programme 2024

Develop accounting technical knowledge in areas assigned during the internship programme.

Closing date: Not Specified

Location: Johannesburg

Primary Responsibilities

  • Assist the Chief Accountant in overseeing the P2P input for transactional processing by the finance team to the outsourced service provider.
  • Assist the Chief Accountant with the P2P operational requirement of the Service Level Agreement for transactional processing, including the improvement of efficiencies.

  • Ensure that suppliers added on the database are evaluated and accredited where possible.
  • Liaise with suppliers to inform them of any unacceptable situations immediately if detected and agree on alternatives to minimize any adverse impact on Thales South Africa Systems.

  • Assist purchasers with queries and advice on processes and the ERP System
  • Liaise with suppliers to get statements and invoices.
  • Reconciliation of accounts at month end and mid-month;
  • Sending suppliers proof of payment / remittances as required;
  • To maintain freight tax and duty and cell phones reports.

Secondary Responsibilities

  • Assist the Chief Accountant compile Standard Operational Procedures as guidelines for the monitoring of internal controls.
  • Assist the Chief Accountant in identification and addressing of internal control deficiencies.

  • Inventory (Finished Goods, Stock in Transit, WIP, Semi-Finished Goods, Obsolescence Reserve, Accruals, Production, Write-offs, Scrap, Item code creation & management),
  • Inter-Company PPV Management
  • Capex (CER Requests, Depreciation & Fixed Asset Register maintenance),
  • Expenses & Cost Centres,
  • COGS & Revenue file,

Assist Manufacturing Management Accountant to manage Product Costing: maintenance of standard costing system, revaluations, purchase price variance(Inter-Co & External),

  • Monthly / regular stock takes with variance analysis,

Assist Manufacturing Management Accountant to perform variance analysis (Manex, Absorption, Production & Overheads – all against budget) with comments


  • Finance projects as assigned in line with the internship developmental plan to be discuss with the incumbent.


  • Bachelor degree in Accounting Science


  • up to six months admin experience.
  • Good command of excel.


  • MS Office
  • Accounting Principles & IFRS
  • Project Finance and Accounting
  • Understanding of ERP Systems

  • Value Added Tax Law & Principles
  • Foreign Exchange Law & Principles
  • Commercial Law & Principles
  • Standard costing
  • Fixed Assets
  • Stock Management


  • Analytical
  • Work in pressurized environment
  • Attention to detail
  • Plan and prioritize time

  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Team player
  • Drive
  • Integrity

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