Senior Accountant Job at Brambles Group in Westville, KwaZulu-Natal

Brambles companies, including CHEP, help move more goods to more people, in more places than any other organisation on earth. Our 330 million pallets, crates and containers are continuously in motion, forming the invisible backbone of the global supply chain and the world’s biggest brands trust us to help them transport their goods more efficiently, sustainably and safely. As pioneers of the sharing economy, Brambles created one of the world’s most sustainable logistics businesses through the share and reuse of its platforms under a model known as ‘pooling’. Brambles primarily serves the fast-moving consumer goods (e.g. dry food, grocery, and health and personal care), fresh produce, beverage, retail and general manufacturing industries. The Group employs more than 10,000 people and operates in over 60 countries with its largest operations in North America and Western Europe. For further information, please visit www.brambles.com.

Job Description

Function & Sub Function : Finance, Financial Control

Position Title & Location : Senior, Accountant, Head Office, Westville, South Africa

Position Purpose :
This position is responsible for completing financial accounting activities for the sub-region to support the production of accurate and timely financial results in compliance with IFRS and local Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), including compliance with Brambles policy and procedures.

Major/Key Accountabilities :
Record to Report

The role will be required to perform the end-to-end Record to Report/ Financial Accounting processes, including the monthly close process.

Performs a range of assigned month end close processes including preparing and reviewing balance sheet reconciliations, preparation of journals to support the month end process

Application of accounting standards and practices in accordance with accounting standards, policy and local country requirements.

Ensure balance sheet items for assigned accounts are followed up and resolved in a timely basis

Liaises with the R2R Service Delivery Manager to co-ordinate the 3rd Party Provider’s assigned scope of work, providing constructive feedback where necessary to improve collective E2E performance.

Statutory Reporting: preparation data to support the preparation of Brambles and local in country statutory accounts for the countries within the region. This includes the preparation of accounting technical papers, audit schedules to support. Provides technical expertise to ensures accurate and timely compliance with filings, including working with external providers to meet the local compliance requirements.

Policy & Compliance: supports the implementation of group policies and procedures as directed.

Transformation & Standardization: Supports the standardization (by implementation) of accounting processes to drive global standard.


Assist with the review and submission of monthly, bi-annual and annual reporting based on Group requirements, including ad-hoc requests and queries.

Input into the annual budget process

Assisting with the year-end external audit

Assisting with Group or local internal audits, and contribute to improvements in business processes and internal control

Providing support to Management on ad hoc projects

Challenges :
Working across multiple countries, time zones, currencies, languages and cultures

Navigating the complexity of working in a matrix structure.

Overtime may be required

Firm deadlines

Liaising with BPO

Qualifications :
Minimum: Bachelor’s degree in Finance/ Accounting or in a relevant finance technical discipline

Desirable: Certified Accountant (e.g. ACA, CIMA, CPA, CA)

Experience :
3+ years’ experience in public company or foreign listed company multinational environment reporting required; IFRS experience preferred

Experience with local GAAP applicable to the sub-region

Previous experience in working with a global finance team associated with geographically diverse businesses

Experience in Intercompany and IFRS16 preferred

Skills and Knowledge :
Refer the Technical and Behavioral Function Profile for detailed requirements, however key aspects include:

Awareness of FP&A, Commercial and Supply Chain Finance processes

Good written, verbal, and interpersonal skills

Solid understanding of multi-currency finance environments

A person with good people management skills, a team player, who is organized, systematic, accurate, self motivated and able to work under pressure to meet deadlines, would be most effective in this position.

Preferred Education

Bachelors – Accounting, Technical/Professional Qualification – Accounting

Preferred Level of Work Experience

1 – 3 years

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and we are committed to developing a diverse workforce in which everyone is treated fairly, with respect, and has the opportunity to contribute to business success while realizing his or her potential. This means harnessing the unique skills and experience that each individual brings and we do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class.

Individuals fraudulently misrepresenting themselves as Brambles or CHEP representatives have scheduled interviews and offered fraudulent employment opportunities with the intent to commit identity theft or solicit money. Brambles and CHEP never conduct interviews via online chat or request money as a term of employment. If you have a question as to the legitimacy of an interview or job offer, please contact us at [email protected]

About the Company

Company: Brambles Group

Company Location:  Westville, KwaZulu-Natal

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About Brambles Group