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Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Accounting Intern at Festo 2018

Festo is a leading world-wide supplier of automation technology and the performance leader in industrial training and education programs. Our aim: maximised productivity and competitiveness for our customers.

Festo recognises the strategic importance of people in achieving future business goals. We believe that through recruitment and continuous development of the best people we can differentiate ourselves from our competitors and provide sustainable advantage in our marketplace.

Apply for the Accounting Intern at Festo 2018.

a. Key accountability
• Maintain Cash Book on daily basis. Reconcile Accounts Receivable postings with cash book
daily, and provide updated schedule to Credit Control Supervisor.
• Maintain shipping register to high degree of accuracy. Ensure all shipping documents have the
full spectrum of data available for inspection by the South African Reserve Bank at any time.
• Prepare all Excel schedules as required by Financial Controller, and or Management.
• Process and maintain Asset Register to high degree of accuracy.
• Prepare internal & external payments according to the SOP/under direction of the Financial
• Reconcile Intercompany accounts on weekly basis by using Intercompany Reconciliation tool.
• Compute taxes owned and prepare tax returns, ensuring compliance with payment, reporting
and other tax requirements as and when required.
• Assist in the preparation of reports to management regarding the finances of establishment
as and when required.
• Willingness to perform whatever other tasks are required from time to time.
• Behave and conduct all business activities and operations in a professional way that will
 enhance and promote the image of Festo as a highly respected and ethical company.
• Ensure that the satisfaction of both internal and external customer needs remain a central
• Be responsible for living the Festo Values, and take ownership of the Festo Vision and
Mission Statement.

b. Qualifications/Requirements/experience

  • BCom Accounting Degree
  • Less than one-year practical experience in the workplace
  • Requirements
  • Pro-active: Self-starter who takes action to achieve goals on a proactive basis
  • Planning & organising: Establishes priorities and manages schedule within a pressurised
  • environment; good timekeeping
  • Work standards: Set high goals or standards of performance for self, producing work timeously
  • and accurately, with good attention to detail
  • Work under pressure: Ability to work well in a pressurised environment
  • Multitasking: Ability to cope with multiple tasks and projects simultaneously
  • Honesty & Integrity

Basic competencies 
  • Performance orientation 
  • Problem solving
  • Openness and Flexibility 
  • Toughness 
  • Personal planning and Organisation 
  • Communication 
  • Team working 
  • Tolerance
Deadline for applications: 15 March 2018

Applicants should forward their CV and proof of qualifications to Karin at karin.mueller@festo.com.

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