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Process Specialist - AP in Johannesburg at DSV

Date Posted: 5/17/2018

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Job Description

DSV - Global transport and logistics
In 1976, ten independent hauliers joined forces and founded DSV in Denmark. Since then, DSV has evolved to become the world's 5th largest supplier of global solutions within transport and logistics. Today, we add value to our customers' entire supply chain by transporting, storing, packaging, re-packaging, processing and clearing all types of goods. We work every day from our many offices in more than 80 countries to ensure a steady supply of goods to production lines, outlets, stores and consumers all over the world. Our reach is global yet our presence is local and close to our customers.  Read more at

Location: ZAF > Johannesburg > SSC > Greenstone 
Job Posting Title: Process Specialist - AP - 10301 


The PRC will consider these criteria as non-negotiable. All applicants will be screened against all these criteria.

ABET English & Numeracy

NB: ABET-levels are fixed compulsory requirements for selected roles only. Please contact the PRC / your HRBP for more info on these roles.

If your vacancy is not included in the ‘compulsory ABET-level category’ of roles, then ABET testing is at the requesting Manager’s discretion - please select below.

YES - I would like all applicants for this particular role to be ABET-tested, now and in the future.

NO - Applicants do not need to be ABET-tested for this role.


Tertiary Qualification(s)

Financial qualification (diploma, degree) and/or relevant work experience

Computer Literacy Level

MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Outlook





Additional Computer Skills

e.g. software knowledge - Navision / COGNOS / eMpower / other


Other Minimum Requirements

e.g. own vehicle; drivers license; ability to work shifts; ability to travel

Ability to work overtime and flexible hours when required.

Presentation skills and ability to liaise with management and suppliers.

Own vehicle

Good problem solving skills

Ability to work without constant supervision

Job-related Requirements

e.g. List compulsory skills / competencies


e.g. [?] years experience as a [Stock Controller] or [Ops Clerk] or similar.


e.g. [?] years experience handling [admin] in a [Warehouse] or [Production] environment.

Financial qualification (diploma, degree) and/or 3 years creditors experience and/or 3 years experience in an operational finance role

NOTE:    Grade 12 / Matric is a fixed minimum requirement for all roles within DSV. EE candidates will be considered first.


The PRC will consider these as advantageous candidate criteria (not mandatory)


e.g. Qualifications / Skills / Competencies / Other

Previous experience on SAP ERP systems

Previous experience in CW1 financials

Good understanding of debits and credits, ability to explain transactions using T-Accounts.

Extensive knowledge of accounts payable functions.

Solid vendor accounts reconciliation skills on large volumes and values.

Understand and explain accounting principles and concepts.


Please fill in all details below to ensure accurate candidate attraction and selection.

MAIN PURPOSE OF THE ROLE e.g.  brief introduction to the role

The main purpose of the role is to compile vendor statement reconciliations and the timeous payment of assigned creditors in accordance with their terms and conditions in compliance with company policies and procedures.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES e.g. daily / weekly / monthly tasks

  • Prepare supplier statement reconciliations for all accounts across multiple entities prior to payment
  • Monitor accounts to ensure timeous and accurate payment of suppliers according to set supplier terms.
  • Maintain and build good relationships with branch administrators and suppliers.
  • Root cause analysis and resolve queries related to accounts payable within turnaround time.
  • Liaise with branch staff as well as suppliers and actively manage the timely resolution of discrepancies /disputes and the submission of outstanding invoices for processing and approval
  • The creation and maintenance of vendor records.
  • Ensure accounts payable ageing is up to date at all times for reporting and cash flow forecasting.
  • Review and clean up accounts payable reports: supplier ageing, debit balances, supplier accounts and outstanding bank direct debit transactions.
  • Ensuring that expenses are recorded in correct accounting periods and the preparation of accruals for month end closing.
  • Provide supporting documentation and other audit requirements.
  • Perform any ad-hoc duties as required by immediate supervisor or management

ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION e.g. team player; well-presented; organised; deadline-driven

Excellent communication skills

Highly organized and have ability to stay on top of multitude of queries and account reconciliation

High level of problem solving skills – analytical ability

Advanced Reconciliation Skills - excel

Financial Acumen

Attention to detail and accuracy

Ability to Work in a team and be self-driven

DSV is an equal employment opportunity employer.  Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, gender identify, sexual orientation, national origin, liability for military service, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.  If you require special assistance or accommodation while seeking employment with DSV, please contact Human Resources at If you are interested in learning the status of your application, please note you will be contacted directly by the appropriate human resources contact person if you are selected for further consideration.  DSV reserves the right to defer or close a vacancy at any time.