Vacancy for an Accountant

Vacancy for an Accountant


Department/office :  Finance

Reporting Relationship/Line Manager : Business Manager; Finance Manager; CFO

Finances managed: Group Business Units

  • Works directly with the Business Managers to understand the business objectives and processes in order to provide high quality financial reports and analysis as required
  • Perform overviews of the financial operations of the Business Units in order to help them run efficiently.
  • Anchors the annual Audit and Taxation cycle for the Business Units ensuring that audits and tax computations are closed within the statutory timeline of June 30th every year
  • Maintains the liaison with all sub-contractors and vendors working with assigned Business Units
  • Maintains beneficial relationships with all Clients for whom the assigned Business Units are working with
  • Ensure that all regulatory and compliance registrations needed by the assigned Business Units are up to date
Job Description
  • Organize, maintain and examine financial statements to ensure accuracy
  • Ensure that financial statements and records comply with international accounting standards
  • Review vendor invoices against the purchase orders or sub-contract agreements from Supply Chain; log all invoices; and schedule payments according to the payment terms on the POs
  • Prepare monthly payroll for assigned Business Units
  • Post accounting entries and transactions into the accounting software
  • Compute taxes owed, prepare tax returns, ensure prompt payment of taxes and obtain tax clearance certificates
  • Responsible for the audit of assigned Business Units in conjunction with the Group Auditors
  • Suggest ways to reduce costs, enhance revenues and improve profit
  • Make best-practices recommendations to management
6 month KPI
  • Providing weekly, monthly and quarterly reports of activities on accounts of the assigned Business Units including Bank Reconciliation; Cashflows; BSN; & P&L
  • Posting accounting entries and transactions into the accounting software with minimum errors and reworks
  • Ensuring client invoices are error free, and following up on invoices collection so that trade receivables days stay at a minimum
  • On time preparation and submission of monthly payroll for assigned Business Units
  • Accurate log of Account Payable invoices received; and weekly forecast of expected Accounts Payable invoices
Education: A good Bachelor's Degree and a Chartered Accountant. IFRS certification is an advantage
Experience: Between 8 – 10 years work experience as an Accountant; or 3 – 5 years experience with a global top 4 Audit Firm
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Requirements and Qualification
Key Competency Requirements
  • Negotiation
  • Planning & Organisation
  • Analytical & Creative Thinking
  • Teamwork
  • Attitude & Drive 
  • IFRS standards and up to date IFRS application discussions
  • Computer software and ICT skills
  • High level spreadsheet management skills
  • Presentation Skills
  • Financial analysis skills
  • Strong skills in Taxation planning and analysis
  • Written and spoken communication skills that allow you to inform and advise others clearly
  • Problem-solving and negotiation skills
Organizational and planning skills to manage your own time and to meet deadlines and objectives
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