Deloitte GL Accountant Enablement - Internal Client Services - Finance Jobs in Midrand South Africa

Deloitte GL Accountant Enablement - Internal Client Services - Finance Jobs in Midrand South Africa

Company Description

  • Deloitte is a leading global provider of audit and assurance, consulting, financial advisory, risk advisory, tax and related services. Our global network of member firms and related entities in more than 150 countries and territories (collectively, the “Deloitte organization”) serves four out of five Fortune Global 500® companies. Learn how Deloitte’s approximately 345,000 people make an impact that matters at

    About the Division

  • It takes a high-powered network of internal support professionals to keep Deloitte going strong. The internal services function provides a wide variety of support services to our organisation and people. Rewarding career opportunities are available in:
  • Human resources
  • Information technology
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Financial support services, and much more.

  • As with all the functions in Deloitte, a core set of competencies is associated with each internal service area. An overall understanding of value-added client service, the experience to work in multifunctional and cross-border teams, strong

    Job Description

    Main Purpose of Job

  • Maintains the general ledger structure, records financial transactions into the firm’s general ledger and subsidiary ledgers and pulls reports
  • Implements changes as and when required by Global ITF Finance and responds to matters arising from global reporting

    Differentiators for this specific role

    General Ledger Accountants will be responsible for the end-to-end management of the Country/ Service Line general ledger including, but not limited to:

    Quality Control – ITF:

  • Performs ongoing quality control of general ledger transactions to ensure all expenses in the P&L are recorded against the correct WBS code – per ITF requirements
  • Manage, in cooperation with the AM – the opening of new WBS codes as/when required
  • Analyse timesheet processing of staff across RoA to assist with costing of products & services
  • Maintains ITF cost centre structure / opening of new cost centres as/when required
  • Ad hoc requests from Global ITF

    Processing of Journals - serves as back-up for regional finance BP’s:

  • Posts to and updates the General Ledger (GL)
  • Processes journals at month end and at request of the Business Partner
  • Adjusts and releases accruals & provisions accordingly
  • Monitors FAR depreciation postings and processes manual adjustments as/when required
  • Assesses impact of proposed general ledger change

    Fixed Asset Accounting - serves as back-up for regional finance BP’s:

  • Sound knowledge of in-country fixed assets procedures
  • Reviews procurement invoices
  • Reviews any updates made to the FAR with the asset details and asset classes
  • Investigates discrepancies between the FAR and the GL
  • Pulls FAR reports from SAP
  • Identifies assets to be written off and writes off assets accordingly
  • Recognises proceeds from the sale of assets
  • Accounts for depreciation and capitalisation of fixed assets
  • Verifies ATS FAR

    Month-end Close and Consolidate, Budgets & Forecast:

  • Ensures service lines expenses are correctly accounted for and recovered from business in line with the firm’s official cost allocation methodology (direct charges)
  • Ensures monthly charges from SA are accrued for via the relevant inter-co accounts and templates are completed per Inter-company policy
  • Ensures DTTL mandated fees are accrued and paid for in line with budget and are recovered from business per ITF guidelines

    Staff & Intercompany Debtors, Expense claims:

  • Conducts staff debtor’s allocations and deductions
  • Ensures intercompany debtors & creditors transactions are in line with policy
  • Ensures staff expense claims reflect in the correct GL accounts


  • Creates reporting templates and ad hoc reports and maintains standard reporting repository
  • Assists in preparation of supporting documentation for internal audits
  • Drafts general ledger communications
  • Manages closing timeline and calendar
  • Assists with period and year-end close activities
  • Performs closing adjustments and process allocations
  • Performs other duties as assigned or directed to ensure the smooth operation of the department
  • Available outside of normal business hours for occasional support needs
  • Performs first-level cost analysis and provides feedback to the Service Line Business Partner/s on the results


  • Communicates and updates the General Accounting
    Specialist on Country/ Regional General Accounting movements
  • Attends Africa-wide: General Accounting team meetings and training
  • Complies with standardised processes and controls

    Key Performance Areas:

    Strategic Impact

  • Under minimal guidance, supports the team in the delivery of services to internal clients in line with the defined strategic objectives
  • Supports management in the implementation of change initiatives as directed
  • Participates in team efforts to find solutions to address issues in area of expertise that may enhance

    Client Impact: External / Internal

  • Works collaboratively with own team and that of the client service line/area to deliver quality service in allocated tasks
  • Proactively consults with senior/s on issues arising that may impact the broader deliverables of the team to clients
  • Provides research output relating to thought leadership / technical matters on request from line management

    Operational Effectiveness

  • Raises areas of concern related to own/team delivery of service for discussion and resolution
  • With minimal supervision, completes designated tasks for review by line, ensuring deadlines are met
  • Provides line manager and team with detailed reporting on status of deliverables on a regular basis
  • Remains aware of risk in area of expertise in alignment with Deloitte policies and processes
  • Checks work for accuracy and professional presentation prior to submission for review

    Development/Growth of Team

  • Cultivates ability to give effective development feedback both upwards and to peers
  • Actively works to address identified development areas
  • Assists junior staff with day-to-day issues

    Budgets / Profitability

  • Effective use of time, equipment and resources


    Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum Qualifications: Degree (Finance / Accounting)
  • Minimum Experience: 4 years in finance
  • Desired Qualifications: Postgraduate qualification in Finance / Accounting
    Desired Experience: 5 years in finance

    Additional Information

    Key Competencies required / Talent Standards Capabilities:

  • Living our Purpose: Identifies and embraces our purpose and values and puts these into practice in their professional life
  • Influence: Builds relationships and communicates effectively in order to positively influence peers and other stakeholders
  • Performance drive: Seeks opportunities to challenge self; teams with others across businesses and borders to deliver and takes accountability for own and team results
  • Strategic direction: Understands objectives for clients and Deloitte, aligns own work to objectives and sets personal priorities
  • Talent development: Develops self by actively seeking opportunities for growth, shares knowledge and experiences with others, and acts as a strong brand ambassador

    Professional Capabilities:

  • Knows the business and industry: Knows how member firm business works and keeps up-to-date on industry activities, marketplace trends and leading practices
  • Manages to results: Takes responsibility for assigned areas and contributes to the successful realization of common goals
  • Manages and executes projects: Prepares and manages work plans to ensure efficient and timely completion of work
  • Solves problems: Identifies and solves problems objectively using analysis, experience and judgment


  • Skilled in field with sound industry and business knowledge
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Experienced in communication and implementation of strategy
  • Proven ability to manage and execute projects
  • Experienced in development and delivery of
  • professional presentations
  • Good report writing skills
  • Good financial knowledge


  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Effective interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Good mentorship and coaching ability with desire to develop self and others
  • Strong client delivery focus
  • Adaptable, managing change and ambiguity with ease
  • Focus on quality and risk
  • Effective problem solving ability
  • Excellent business acumen

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