Senior Bookkeeper Administration Position

Plant Health Products (Pty) Ltd (PHP) is a leading producer of a range of biocontrol products for agriculture. The PHP production facility is based near Howick, Kwa-Zulu Natal.

PHP is looking for a Senior Bookkeeper to be responsible for the management of accounting and administration and to provide assistance to the General Manager and CEO.

Duties and Deliverables:

  • Advanced knowledge of ZA bookkeeping practices, especially for a manufacturing business.
  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and procedures
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and regulatory requirements
  • Working knowledge of the Pastel suite
  • Check and verify accounting records
  • Allocate and post financial transactions
  • Reconcile and balance all accounts
  • Collate and analyze account data and generate financial reports
  • Track and maintain inventory records
  • Maintain internal control systems
  • Manage accounts payable and accounts receivable
  • Prepare payments, and bank deposits
  • Comply with relevant reporting requirements
  • Full bookkeeping function up to Balance Sheet
  • Assist with audits when required
  • Maintain complete filing system to support financial records
  • Assist the General Manager
  • General administration work may be required.


  • Applicants must currently reside in Howick/Midlands area
  • Matric + Relevant tertiary qualification, either or – BCom or Dip in accounting
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in similar role.
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment will be an advantage.
  • Ability to work under pressure and experience in working to deadlines
  • Fluent in English (verbal and written)
  • Responsible and organized
  • Attention to detail
  • Computer skills including Microsoft office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Pastel Suite.
  • Good references
  • Trustworthy
  • Self-motivated

This is a new position at PHP and is available as soon as possible. The hours are negotiable. The company remunerates at market related, experience and skill-related levels.

Please send CV’s and a letter of motivation to Kristy le Voy at

The company reserves the right to shortlist suitable candidates for potential interviews. The company reserves the right to not fill the vacancy should a suitable candidate not be forthcoming.

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