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United Exports

Financial Officer

FINANCE · Worcester, Western Cape
Department FINANCE
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

FINANCIAL OFFICER

Location: Hex Berries, Worcester

It’s not often you get the opportunity to join an established industry – one that is not only a disruptor but also a leader. It’s not often that you get the opportunity to be a part of a talented team that is building a global business and brand. We are a company that empowers our people so that we embody the attributes of an agile small company when we need to, yet we also have the advantages of being a big company. 

United Exports is a completely integrated international fruit breeder, producer, and exporter with a particular focus on new blueberry varieties. Our leading blueberry brand, OZblu, is helping grow the category and set new standards across the globe. 

The ideal candidate will process all financial transactions and creates financial reports. The processing of financial transactions include managing debtors, creditors, and salaries by invoicing, investigating and posting information from such source documents as invoices, receipts, payroll, journals and all other relevant financial documents.

Reporting to the Finance Manager but working closely with the Estate Manager, the candidate will be based at Hex Berries Farm, Worcester.

Making it happen:

The financial officer will:

  • Processing inventory journals daily during harvest to account for the harvest delivered to date.
  • Process daily inventory journals for stock – chemicals, fertilizer, etc to the appropriate general ledger accounts.
  • Process month-end corrective entries from the approved stock adjustment schedule.
  • Ensure statements and debtors reports are issued by the last day of the month.
  • Follow-up all outstanding payments. All payments must be strictly 30 days from invoice.
  • Bill supplier invoices from approved purchase orders and ensure it matches the supplier invoice received.
  • Follow up on outstanding purchase orders not yet approved.

 Qualifications & Experience:

  • A relevant tertiary degree, ideally an ND in Accounting or Bookkeeping.
  • 1-3 years relevant working experience.
  • NetSuite experience will be an advantage.

 Knowledge:

  • Sound knowledge of Accounting packages.

Skills:

  • Strong computer literacy: MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Building and maintaining good interpersonal relationships.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Process and deadline-driven.

About United Exports

Launched in 2003 as a fruit exporter, United Exports, with its roots in Australia, remains a well-known licensee and marketer of stone fruit in Southern Africa.  In 2006 United Exports became the licensee for new blueberry varieties for a significant portion of the Globe. It was an 8-year journey for the winning varieties to be identified and commercial planting to get underway. As we stand today, United Exports is a successful and growing agribusiness with core functions in breeding, production, marketing, and support. 

About OZblu

Because not all blueberries are created equal!

OZblu is a leading producer of new blueberry varieties and prides itself on producing a range of blueberries that are bigger, sweeter, crunchier and juicer than the traditional varieties, through a unique and sustainable breeding program. Only varieties bred by the company are sold under the OZblu label, making it different to any other blueberry brand in the world. Being vertically integrated from production right through to the marketplace, OZblu can ensure that absolute quality is maintained.

OZblu varieties are registered trademarks and licensed by OZ Varieties (Pty) Ltd and are marketed internationally by United Exports (Pty) Ltd/Mbiza Trading (Limited) directly or via strategic joint ventures. For more information, visit www.ozblu.com.

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  • Location
    Worcester, Western Cape
  • Department
    FINANCE
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced