Assistant Accountant


Company Description

This role is open to all De Beers Group and Anglo American employees. De Beers Group employees will be given initial consideration for the role.


We are the world’s leading diamond company – a unique, luxury business that thrives on the creativity, passion and knowledge of our people.

As we embark on a journey to accelerate the transformation of our business into one that is better positioned to realise the opportunities ahead of us, we welcome and encourage diverse perspectives from those individuals who spark fresh thinking and aren’t afraid to challenge assumptions.

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We’ll provide you with the space and support to grow and achieve your ambitions and – working together – you’ll help us realise our own ambition to be the pioneer of a new diamond world.

Job Description

The Assistant Accountant will be responsible for supporting budget holders in completing and managing their budgets and forecast by engaging, understanding and challenging budget holders’ cost requirements as well as completing accurate budget/forecast in SAP

Key tasks will include:

  • Headcount and employment costs, collating budget / forecasted headcount information.
  • IDC’s (intra departmental charges) for all areas within DBGS.
  • Ensuring and implementing policy compliance, such as complying with transfer pricing policy when calculating revenue.
  • Prepare monthly management accounts
  • Prepare profit centre reports to communicate performance with budget holders
  • Providing support and training to budget holders


Education required

  • National Diploma in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting or equivalent would be preferred

Knowledge & Experience required

  • Financial and management accounting
  • Accounting experience to profit centre level
  • Experience with entities providing a variety of services, following strict guidelines for the calculation of revenue
  • Experience in budgeting and forecasting
  • Analysing, interpreting and reporting on cost
  • SAP system knowledge

Additional Information

Who we are:

Established in 1888, De Beers Group is the world’s leading diamond company with unrivalled expertise in the exploration, mining, sorting, valuing, selling and marketing of diamonds. Together with our joint venture partners, we operate in more than 20 countries across six continents.

We want our diamonds, and our business, to make life brilliant – for our people, our customers and the world around us.

We build partnerships and connect with our people and their communities to make a positive contribution to the wider world. We’re constantly developing new ways to make an impact and build a beneficial legacy. We call it ‘Building Forever’ – it’s fundamental to our pioneering spirit and the purposeful way we do business.


Safety first is a way of life for us.  We are unconditional about the safety, health and well-being of our colleagues, at work and at home, and about that of the communities where we work. We aim to lead the industry by investing in innovation to protect people, who are at the heart of our business. Our high performing teams take accountability for their own and others’ actions, work collaboratively, and always show care and respect.

Inclusion & Diversity

We are committed to promoting an inclusive and diverse workplace where we value and respect every colleague for who they are. We provide equality of opportunity to enable everyone to fulfil their potential.

Eligibility Criteria 

This role is open only to individuals who currently have right to work in the country stated and we will not be supporting any individuals who might need to relocate.

Closing date – 27 November 2020. This role will be advertised for 10 days.

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