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East London, ZA

Accounting Supervisor


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Lear Corporation is the leading Tier 1 automotive supplier serving all of the world's major automotive manufacturers with our world-class automotive seating and automotive electrical products. Our products are developed and produced by a diverse, talented team of more than 165,000 people. With operations in 39 countries, Lear operates in every major automotive manufacturing region in the world. For our globally positioned and successful teams, we are looking for dedicated talents with zest for action and enthusiasm. If you love challenges, want to experience development opportunities unrestrained, and want recognition that pays off, then you've come to the right place with Lear.


An exciting new opportunity has opened up to join our Lear Financial team in East London Seating Plant as Accounting Supervisor reporting directly to the Plant controller.


As accounting supervisor, your main resposability would be to provide the necessary financial information to plant management and internal control environment for the plant to produce quality product profitably and consistent with the Lear Leadership model.


Additional duties will include (but may not be limited to) :



  • Staff Queries
  • Review of EFT prior to authorisation
  • Process any necessary journals
  • Subledger reconciliations of creditors and inventory
  • PPV follow up of the day’s differences.
  • Ensure creditor masterfile changes are properly done and signed off.



  • Review Lex and CVS submissions relating to creditors.
  • Follow up all QN’s and airfreight claims have been issued to suppliers on timely basis.
  • Review GRNI with logistics, perform verification and sign off the GRNI.



  • Ensure that Local & Foreign creditors recons have been reviewed and check SAP payment listing prior to payment
  • Review Intercompany reconciliations and authorise necessary adjustments
  • Maintain the general ledgers
  • Balance and close off creditors and stock subsidiary ledgers on SAP and deal with queries
  • Post month end journals & reversals
  • Month end close reconciliation and applicable duties
  • Income statement – prepare and do necessary adjustments
  • Review the completion of the VAT returns and ensure timeous submission. Comply with Sox requirements and with European reporting.
  • General ledger reconciliations – Stock, Accounts Payable, Stock & Expense Accruals, Other Creditors, Forex, VAT control accounts
  • PPV reconciliation with balance sheet and income statement on monthly basis. Close out PPV items with purchasing on daily basis.
  • Prepare roll forward of stock and creditors
  • Compiling information for forecasting & update purposes
  • Accuracy of stock-take cut off



  • Assist in preparation of the budget
  • Compiling various reports on a monthly and annual basis
  • Internal Control
  • Ensure SOX compliance for the finance department in terms of creditors and inventory.
  • Ensure invoices are processed within 5 days of receiving the documents to process the invoices.



  • Assist Financial manager in monthly hyperion reporting – update, forecast, close
  • Adhoc reporting
  • Other items
  • Income tax returns – complete schedules and handle queries (both RSA and US)
  • Prepare for audits (final, interim and royalty)
  • Check AFS to SAP and adjust where necessary.
  • Quarterly Attest preparation on a quarterly basis.
  • Staff reviews every quarter.
  • Controlling staff HR issues – leave forms, overtime etc



·        Minimum 5 years of proven experience in a similar position

·        Successful experience in an industrial environment

·        Experience with accounting software

·        Strong computer skills, MS Excel in particular

·        Solid knowledge of bookkeeping and accounting principles, laws and regulations

·        Excellent analytical skills to manage large amounts of data

·        Attention to detail and accuracy

·        Team management skills

·        Ability to prioritize work



Language Skills:

·              English-fluent



Lear Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse workplace.


Applicants must submit their resume for consideration using our applicant tracking system. Due to the high volume of applications received, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Candidates must be legally authorized to work  without sponsorship. Unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies, or similar, will not be paid a fee and will become the property of Lear Corporation.