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Accounts Payable Manager


Job Description: 

The position reports to the Takealot's Finance Manager.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Managing team of accounts payable team leaders, clerks and data capturers. (Performance and talent management including administrative responsibilities)
  • Managing process of onboarding new suppliers and maintenance of current suppliers on Pastel.
  • Manage supplier’s credit limits, open orders and discount types with suppliers and buyers.
  • Quality review of monthly supplier reconciliations (Stock and expense creditors).
  • Resolving non-routine supplier queries escalated by team members, retail and warehouse departments.
  • Managing ageing of all creditors and ensure timely payment. (Pastel ageing, GRIR and control accounts)
  • Perform accounting procedures where required (capturing of discounts etc)
  • Ensure all conditional/unconditional rebates are captured and accounted for.
  • Ensure all Supplier Returns (RFC’s) are processed and accounted for.
  • Monthly reporting of key funding requirements and ageing to stakeholders.
  • Managing daily, weekly and monthly payment cycle.
  • Upload payment batches onto the bank.
  • Uploading/capturing of Bank Statements and perform Bank Reconciliations.
  • Identification, investigating and solving of all system and process related issues affecting accounts payable. This includes changing current processes and implementing changes required.
  • Preparation of accounts payable reports (including but not limited to Age Analysis, Open Orders, Rebates, RFCs,Credit Limit, GRIR capturing)
  • Manage/create Supplier Invoicing (Rebates / Margin Support).
  • Follow up on Supplier Invoices and ensure collection (cash/credit note).
  • Assist with BEE Certification process.
  • Ad-hoc requests from CFO and Finance Managers

Attributes required:

  • Good communication skills, interpersonal skills
  • Work under pressure
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Deadline driven
  • Problem solving skills


  • Applicants must be in possession of a tertiary qualification (B.Com/B.Tech degree) with accounting as a major subject
  • 3 – 5 Years relevant Accounts Payable Manager experience
  • Experience in managing big team of clerks/data capturers
  • Relevant experience in maintaining large volumes of suppliers/transactions
  • Computer proficiency pertaining to MS Office is a prerequisite, strong excel skills
  • Pastel experience an advantage


Cape Town, South Africa,


O'Brien Recruitment


No education

Job Category: 


Working Experience: 

3 to 5 years

Contract Type: 

Full Time



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