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Inventory Accountant (C3)

  • Central Office
  • Anywhere



To manage the Inventory team and functions relating to Financial Inventory Management.  To analyse, interpret and reconcile differences in financial and logistical data.


  • Perform or review financial month-end close off procedures for inventory (including IFRS adjustments) and processing of corresponding journal entries
  • Preparation of income statements and other reporting documents included in the monthly management accounts pack
  • Review of  monthly reconciliations (inventory, lay-buys, etc.)
  • Analysing monthly inventory accounts
  • Calculating stock turn and other stock related ratio’s
  • Liaise with internal and external auditors when and where required
  • Facilitate the Planning and Merchandising Departments’ annual budget, quarterly forecasts and 3 year plan
  • Assist with the investigation of store inventory stock take queries and assist in resolving them
  • Transporter claims: review ageing of transporter claims, manage team in resolving any discrepancies and prepare the necessary journal entries
  • Adhoc projects, tasks and reports


  • B Comm or equivalent finance qualification (Diploma/ Degree)
  • 3 years’ work experience in a finance environment
  • Good knowledge of inventory processes
  • SAICA Audit articles for CA (SA) or AGA (SA) will be an advantage
  • Retail experience will be an advantage


  • High Levels of Computer literacy – advanced Excel
  • Google suite (Gmail; Calendar; Sheets, Docs)
  • Previous SAP experience would be an advantage
  • SAP Business Objects, Qlikview and/or Finnivo will be an advantage
  • Managing a team
  • Communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Aptitude to work with figures
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
  • Collate large volumes of data and inputs for strategic decision making
  • Attention to detail
  • Above average numerical ability
  • Deadline driven
  • Analytical thinking
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Able to deal with large volumes of work
  • Planning, organising and control

CLOSING DATE: Thursday, 8 September  2022

If you are an internal candidate and meet the minimum requirements, please submit your CV via the below link on Direct Hire:

All external candidates please apply on Direct Hire via this URL:


If you do not hear from us within 4 weeks of the closing date of this position, please regard your application as being unsuccessful. 

PEP strives for equal opportunity in terms of its employment equity guidelines.


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