Accounts Clerk (Intern)

  • 14 Falcon Cres, Airport City, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
  • Intern

Company Description

Expeditors is a global logistics company headquartered in Seattle, Washington. As a Fortune 500 company, we employ over 17,000 trained professionals in a worldwide network of over 300 locations across six continents. Expeditors satisfies the increasingly sophisticated needs of international trade through customized solutions and seamless, integrated information systems.

Job Description


To safeguard assets of the company by effectively managing the daily Accounts Payable and Disbursement operations, ensuring only valid liabilities of the company are met.

Summary Description:

Manage Accounts Payables processes, including setting up Service Provider accounts, receive, review, verify, approve and record payables and  manage the disbursement process to ensure Service Providers are paid timely.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Setup and maintain Service Provider account in exp.o GCI.

  • Record payable header in exp.o Accounting system upon receipt and distribute to Internal Staff for allocation details.

  • Review and submit payable detail in exp.o Accounting system, ensuring overhead expenses are allocated to the correct cost center, operational costs are matched against the appropriate provision, and Tax is accounted for.

  • Perform Service Provider payable audits on a regular basis to check rates to agreed rates and services are accounted for in the correct product and cost GL.

  • Verify Service Provider payables by reconciling to Service Provider Statements, ensure invoices are approved in time to meet established payment cycle.

  • Schedule and prepare payments in exp.o Accounting system.

  • Maintain a filing system in accordance to internal and local document retention policies (i.e. upload the invoice to the payable and the vendor statement to the payment in exp.o Accounting).

  • Proactively identify problem accounts and follow up exceptions prior to submitting the payable via email/telephone to effectively resolve issues through building key relationships with Service Providers and Internal Staff.

  • Assist in Internal Control Evaluations and Internal/External Audits by preparing required information/documentation.

  • Support Accounting Department with miscellaneous projects and assignments.

Promote compliance in diligently following all company policies and regulations and performing the task at hand with outstanding integrity and pride. 


Training Requirements:

  • Meet company standards of 52 hours training per year, including as needed management/leadership training

 Education and Experience:

  • Degree in B.Com Finance / B.Com (Hons) or similar. 

  • Prefer a minimum 1 year A/P experience, however not necessary. 

Additional Information


  • Expeditors’ Company Policies and Procedures

  • Accounting Knowledge


  • Strong MS Office Skills (intermediate level Excel skills)

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and a proven history of providing exceptional customer service

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills

  • Attention to detail

  • Good data entry and computer skills


  • Professional appearance and attitude

  • Reliable and accurate

  • Adhere to the company’s 10 cultural attributes:  Appearance, Attitude, Confidence, Curiosity, Excellence, Integrity, Pride, Resolute, Sense of Humor, and Visionary.

What we offer:

  • Pension Fund
  • Medical Aid options
  • Commercial medical/accidental insurance
  • Unlimited job rotation, promotion
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Training and Education Program
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