General Accounting Accountant

Under the leadership of the General Accounting Supervisor, complete the following activities in accordance with agreed service levels:

  • Responsibility for month-end close activities.
  • Update and complete SOP’s process documents.
  • On a monthly basis process all relevant transactions in the general ledger with special note on overdue items and making appropriate disclosures to the General Accounting Supervisor.
  • Responsible for processing all journal entries into relevant ledgers and submission to the General Accounting Supervisor for review in a timely manner.
  • Ensure the integrity of the balance sheet by preparing general ledger balance sheet reconciliations, investigate and report on financial discrepancies and overdue items.
  • Complete and submit all relevant statutory and regulatory returns performed by the accounting team.
  • Execute escalation process to support effective service delivery.
  • Assist in the preparation of the KPI reports.
  • Support deadline management
  • Follow up and ensure that audit requests are submitted
  • Focus on recording, completeness and measurement of all transactions
  • Ensure controls are adhered to and executed
  • Drive adherence to safety.
  • Any other tasks as and when required.

This role is at a Band 7 level reporting to the General Accounting Supervisor.


  • BCOM Accounting /BCOMPT Degree or a relevant tertiary qualification or comprehensive experience in a financial discipline at a recognised institution


  • Accounting experience in the mining industry/corporate multinational environment
  • 2 Years Record to Report (General Accounting) experience
  • Demonstrated functional accounting experience in a similar environment
  • Experience of year-end and other statutory reporting
  • Experience with analysis and benchmarking of financial/business data
  • Experience of performing key controls and working with adherence to financial
  • Currently a member or eligible to become a member of a recognised accounting body (recommended)

Additional Information

  • Valid Driver`s license

Additional information:

Anglo American Limited, Global Shared Services – Group Finance

Anglo American has set its Burning Ambition to be the most valued mining company by all its stakeholders by 2023.

A high-performing Global Shared Services (GSS) function, able to assist in driving the functional transformation agenda, as well as provide a broad range of critical support services to the business, is a key enabler to delivering this strategic objective.

The transformation of the existing GSS organisation will lay the foundations for GSS ambition to be a strategic asset for Anglo American and is therefore a critical project on the roadmap to delivering the Burning Ambition.

Core to delivering the GSS vision is a customer-centric approach to service management that clearly defines accountabilities across end-to-end processes and enables meaningful performance discussions between GSS, the Business Units and Functions.

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