Accountant at Shoprite Group

eg. Accountant or Accounting or Kempinski

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Job Objectives

  • To ensure the control and accurate updating of inventory and related general ledger accounts on a monthly basis
  • Ensuring that shrinkage provision percentages per store are maintained and processed to the general ledger on SAP on a monthly basis
  • Processing of adjusting journals related to inventory, sales, cost of sales, purchases, shrinkage and creditors general ledger accounts when required Calculation and processing of various detailed inventory valuations according to IFRS
  • Analysis of various general ledger accounts, e.g. rebates, advertising recoupment and sales, and inventory movement types, e.g. purchases, DC issues and slow moving inventory, to consider in the calculation of inventory valuation. To ensure the integrity of the moving average cost (MAC) per article
  • Identification and investigation of moving average cost (MAC) anomalies
  • Ensuring the reasonability of moving average cost (MAC) per item and line item profitability. To perform regular and ad hoc analyses and investigations of anomalies on inventory balance and inventory movement accounting data
  • Performing of weekly and monthly checks and identification of anomalies on inventory, sales, cost of sales, purchases, profitability, shrinkage and creditors accounting data in SAP R3P, SAP Finance and BPC



  • Performing of ad hoc analyses and investigations, including scenario analyses, on inventory, sales, cost of sales, purchases, profitability, shrinkage, creditors and other general ledger data when required .To prepare the monthly management, financial indicator, profitability, inventory movement and stockholding reports and quarterly board meeting reports for the supermarkets divisions
  • To prepare the monthly management report, which includes detailed explanations of the balances on all inventory and related general ledger accounts
  • To prepare the quarterly till analysis and customer sales reports from SAP and BPC To ensure the control and accuracy of master data on the company’s systems, e.g. site codes, cost centres, company codes and general ledger accounts
  • To ensure the control and accuracy of the company’s branch and home office master data, e.g. profit centre group, legal entity, etc., on SAP and other systems
  • To ensure the control and accuracy of the company’s general ledger account master data set up and structure on SAP To provide general support to senior management and the two assistant accountants reporting to this position
  • Providing a backup function to the Financial Accountant in their absence
  • Providing guidance and support to the two Assistant Accountants reporting to this position. To fulfil the responsibility as a payment approver on the company’s home office expense creditors bank accounts
  • Authorise payments by checking payment proposals to the supporting documentation
  • Releasing of home office expense creditors payments on the company’s online banking system



Essential CA (SA) Completion of Accounting Articles



  • Accounting (8 10 years)
  • Excel & Google Sheets (45 years)
  • Accounting of inventory (23 years) SAP (23 years)
  • BPC (12 years)
  • Exposure to a retail environment (23 years)




Knowledge and Skills

  • Accounting
  • Reconciliations and financial reporting
  • Posting of journals
  • Understand assets, liabilities and expenses
  • Knowledge of loan accounts
  • VAT knowledge
  • International Financial Reporting Standards

Computer skills

  • MS Excel/Google Sheets
  • SAP
  • BPC
  • Programming



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