Sandvik Financial Admin Experiential Learnership (required: N4 or N5 or N6)

Sandvik is inviting applications from South Africans, and non-South Africans with a work permit, to apply for its 2017 Experiential Learnership to be based at Jetpark. Applicants are required to have either an N4 or N5 or N6 certificate in Financial Administration or closely related. The Purpose of learnerships is to obtain workplace skills and professionalism (Business Etiquette) and to put into practice the theory they have been taught. The majority of learners placed in the department that correlates with their qualification. We aim to have clearly defined roles for learners to ensure that the theoretical understanding gained whilst studying is tested and enhanced through practical application.

This would be a fixed term contract for 12 months.

Key performance areas

Finance administration

  • Supports in preparing monthly, quarterly, annual and other reports as required.
  • Prepares monthly financial forecasts, including cash flow forecast and top up requests.
  • Maintains an up to date financial grid of both restricted and unrestricted funds
  • Files all financial records and vouchers as per the financial policies and procedures.
  • Liaises with the bank: cashing cheques, general banking, banking mandates, reconciling bank statements and ensures appropriate balances are held in the accounts.
  • Review and ensure timely settlements of receipts for staff business advances.
  • Captures and uploads financial transactions data onto the accounting system including payroll information.
  • Monthly Processing and submission of VAT
  • Supporting the audit processes – internal and external.
  • Provides cover for Head of Finance when required

Required Competencies

  • Problem solving and prioritising issues identified with the Distribution services area and working with formal and informal teams to develop solutions that can work across the region.
  • The ability to work efficiently within a team environment and complete duties in an autonomous manner
  • The ability to effectively communicate, liaise and negotiate with a range of stakeholders
  • Commitment to excellence and timeliness to internal client service
  • Positive attitude and willingness to learn
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Able to adapt to change
  • Lateral thinker
  • Commercially minded with strong analytical skills
  • Attention to detail and the ability to work logically, consistently and accurately
  • Excellent numeracy skills combined with an inquiring, analytical mind
  • Good working knowledge of accounting information, while keeping up to date with the changing financial rules and regulations
  • Ability to discuss financial issues with both fellow professionals and those with little or no financial background
  • Self-motivated and excellent time management skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent computer literacy – MS Excel is a must.
  • Must be able to work independently
  • Deadline driven and ability to work under pressure for long periods.

Your profile

  • Matric or equivalent
  • N4 to N6 Certificate Financial Accounting
  • Ability to work with Microsoft Office Programmes
  • Excel Skills
  • Positive attitude and willingness to learn
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Able to adapt to change
  • Deadline driven and ability to work under pressure for long periods

Who may apply

All applicants outside South Africa must ensure that they are able to secure a work permit and permanent residence prior to applying for any advertised positions.
Notice period on all positions is 20 working days from date of resignation, unless otherwise agreed to by managers.

In order to qualify for one of the vacancies advertised, employee needs to have completed at least one year service in their current role.

Who may apply

All applicants outside South Africa must ensure that they are able to secure a work permit and permanent residence prior to applying for any advertised positions.

How to apply

To apply for this 2017 Sandvik Financial Administration Experiential Learnership CLICK HERE

Applications close:10 February 2017

Job Reference No: 349431

If you have any further queries, please contact us on 0800 331 331.

Recruiter: Thato Makoro

Sandvik is committed to representivity in the composition of its employees and the creation of job opportunities across all sectors of the South African population.