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As the Accounts Payable Lead, you will be the primary point of contact for the business payment process, accountable for managing the accounts payable processes and procurement for JUMO entities, providing group-wide governance and policy oversight of accounts payable in operating subsidiaries, as well as, providing input to Treasury for cash management purposes. You will be based in South Africa and will report to the Senior Accountant.

You will

Hold accountability for the full management of accounts payable processing, reconciliation and aging across JUMO entities.
Manage the accounts payable function and assist in streamlining processes and enhancing the control environment. Tasks include:

Review of Payments to Supporting Recons and documents to confirm validity and accuracy of payment prepared.
Review completeness of payment batches.
Manage payment schedules in line with the aging and approvals.
Drive and manage invoice approval processes across the business.

Manage the deliverables of the outsourced accounts payable function.
Play an instrumental role in the adoption of a new centralised payment process across the Group.
Assist with various projects and process improvements (new software implementations, drafting new and updating existing policies).
Oversee supplier onboarding and manage the procurement process.
Manage relationships with internal procurers and provide key input into expense policy and travel policy.
Review bank and supplier reconciliations.
Liaise with banks on a variety of topics including company credit cards, SARB foreign spending limits, user accounts set up and management.
Assist accounting team with yearly audits.
Oversee payment submission including the loading of payments across multiple banking platforms.

You will need

Hold an Accounting degree/diploma.
5+ years’ working experience in a similar function.
Accounts payable management experience and/or procurement experience, preferably managing a high volume environment and/or multiple entities in multiple territories.
Strong proficiency in Excel.
Excellent communication skills with individuals at various levels of the organization.
Attention to detail with inner drive for accuracy and meeting deadlines.
The ability to work independently, as well as, possess adaptability & flexibility.

Bonus if you have

Experience with capturing of foreign currency transactions.
Experience with VAT and withholding tax.
Pastel Evolution familiarity.
Demonstrated experience in project management and/or process re-engineering.

We ask a lot of each other at JUMO, but we give a lot too.

You will love

Being autonomous and empowered to lead and build an enhanced accounts payable function.
Collaborating with smart, engaging people in an inspiring work environment.
Working for impact.
Growing and learning continuously, with loads of encouragement and support.
Boldly taking risks as we navigate new challenges.
Flexible work practices enabling your best delivery.

Remote First

You will be based in South Africa. We operate a remote first working approach where working remotely is our default way of working. We have co-working spaces available in Cape Town for collaboration and connection and for the use of those who value and want to work out of an office. You have flexibility where to work from, as long as you have access to a reliable connection and are set up to work remotely.

Diversity and Inclusion

At JUMO, we firmly believe that diversity strengthens our teams. We are dedicated to fostering an inclusive recruitment process that cultivates an environment where all individuals can be authentic, collaborate, and thrive.

Originally posted on Himalayas

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