Junior Accountant (in association with Discovery)

Date Published: May 3, 2023

Location: Pretoria, Gauteng

Work Type: Hybrid

Job description

Are you ready for the opportunity of a lifetime? Osidon in association with Discovery is merging, accounting, tax, payroll, insurance, advisory and banking into a new next generation all inclusive financial industry, we call this Finance 2.0


Osidon has been at the forefront of innovation and disruption in the accounting, payroll, tax and industries for the past 5 years and with the support of Discovery we committed to build Finance 2.0 where the client and our staff are the biggest winners. Using the latest cloud and AI technology, we are completely reshaping how financial services are being delivered. For this venture we require the services of a new breed of Financial Professional that will be the face of this next generation industry.


All the necessary training and support will be provided by both Osidon and Discovery to equip these next generation finance professionals to service clients like never before. For the first time one consultant will be advising and assisting clients with all of their financial needs and cover the entire scope of the financial industry. At the same time these new Financial Professionals have the ability to earn an income that is much higher than the current norm in the industry and to build a sustainable career that will give them financial success and the ability to achieve their dreams.


This opportunity is for you if:

  • You believe you have what it takes to help build the future of the financial industry and play your part in Finance 2.0,
  • You want to be part of shaping an industry that benefits clients as well as the people delivering the services in the way that it should,
  • You want to be at the forefront of our new ever changing modern world,
  • You want to work as an Independent Contractor with the freedom to determine your own income and
  • Lastly of course if you meet the below minimum requirements:


Qualifications and General:

  • National Senior Certificate;
  • A three (3) year Diploma or Degree in Bookkeeping, Accounting and/or tax;
  • Own reliable transport;
  • A clear criminal record;
  • Be available to work both remotely with a reliable internet connection and from the Osidon office as required.



  • At least two (2) years of experience in the accounting and tax industry;
  • Having Payroll experience will be an advantage.
  • Experience in personal income tax will be an advantage.



  • You must have excellent numerical skills;
  • The ability to communicate effectively in English in verbal and written format;
  • You must be able to understand and use online accounting and payroll software effectively;
  • You must be able to complete the accounting process according to accounting standards up to final financial statements;
  • Professionalism toward clients, colleagues, and the profession;
  • You must also have good knowledge and understanding of South African Business, Tax and Employment Law;
  • Be able to use accounting and other information to complete corporate and individual tax returns;
  • Have a keen eye for detail;
  • Be a self-driven individual;
  • Must be able to work in a team;
  • You must be able to work under pressure;
  • Should be able to implement instructions effectively;
  • You must be comfortable adapting to change;
  • Excellent administration skills;
  • You must be able to meet deadlines;
  • Be focused on quality and accuracy;
  • You will be required to maintain a high level of confidentiality and ethical behaviour;
  • Be eager to always develop your professional and personal skills to continuously grow into the best you can be.
  • Computer literate;
  • Build excellent client relationships/service orientation; Entrepreneurial/Business orientation;
  • Self-discipline;
  • Ability to work in an organised manner; Self-confidence;
  • Drive/performance orientation;
  • Ability to work well under pressure;
  • Interpersonal skills;
  • Communication/presentation skills.


Successful candidates will have the following responsibilities:

  • You will be responsible for the accounting and tax of our SMME clients from a range of different, exciting, and interesting industries and your duties will amongst other things include reconciling the client's bank account transactions and drafting monthly and annual reports and statements;
  • Focus on identifying client needs and then offer suitable financial solutions, including investment and insurance advise.
  • You will be equipped to do financial planning for clients to help them address their short, medium and long- term financial planning goals;
  • Provide clients with professional financial service solutions to facilitate their long term wealth creation, protection and niche financing needs.
  • You will establish professional long-term relationships with clients with excellent service orientation and frequent contact with clients.
  • Administer the full payroll function for clients by creating and processing pay runs;
  • You will do tax restructuring on personal and corporate level for clients;
  • You will file clients' tax returns relating to income tax, VAT and employee taxes and other compulsory returns;
  • Ensure that clients are compliant with the Department of Labour, SARS and the CIPC;
  • Provide feedback and reports to a Financial Consultant Manager;
  • You will form part of a team who uses the latest technology and innovation to ensure professional service delivery;
  • You will work under the supervision of a senior accountant and management team who will provide you with the support and guidance you need to excel and advance in your career;
  • You will make a real difference by delivering ground-breaking service to individuals and businesses ensuring they have peace of mind when it comes to compliance and provision for planned or unforeseen events which may affect them.



  • Above average earning potential
  • Medical Aid, Pension Fund and more.