Accountant

Job Summary

A recognized market leader, active across five continents and in more than 100 countries; seeks to fill the above position with suitable and qualified persons.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description

Job Summary Plan:

  • Implement and manage the financial activities of the company, including strategic planning and budgeting 

Job Description:

  • Oversee general accounting operations by booking, controlling and verifying our financial transactions. 
  • Reconciling account balances and bank statements. 
  • Maintaining general ledger and preparing month-end close procedures. 

Essential Competencies 

  • Excellent analytical, strategic thinking and problem-solving skills 
  • Thorough knowledge of accounting principles and procedures 
  • Excellent knowledge of data analysis and forecasting methods of financial reports. 
  • Demonstrated ability to handle confidential information in a sensitive and tactful manner. 
  • In-depth knowledge of corporate finance law 
  • Ability to ensure accuracy and effectiveness in all of our accounting tasks. 
  • Ability to plan, manage and follow through on assignments and communicate at all levels of the leadership within the organisation – in a timely professional manner 
  • Proficiency in IT and SAGE accounting software 

Key Functions and Responsibilities will include the following: 

  • Provide strategic financial analysis and leadership on decision-making issues affecting the Company. 
  • Provide timely financial analysis and statements to assist the Senior Management Team in evaluating the profitability of income streams and potential for cost efficiencies. 
  • Prepare necessary paperwork for tax payments and return 
  • Verify, allocate, post and reconcile accounts payable and receivable 
  • Prepare financial statements and produce budget according to schedule 
  • Handle monthly, quarterly and annual closings 
  • Ensure compliance with GAAP principles and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) 
  • Compute taxes and prepare tax returns 

Accounting and Tax Management 

  • Prepare and send accurate, complete and timely financial and management reports, which will include weekly/monthly/quarterly management accounts and balance sheet control 
  • Oversee, monthly reconciliation of all Company Bank accounts. 
  • Manage authorization of weekly electronic and manual payments. 
  • Act as liaison with bankers 
  • Prepare the cash flow statements, income and expenditure accounts, tax returns and balance sheet and a monthly performance review. 
  • Ensure that the company is in compliance with all statutory requirements including: 
  • Payment and filing of VAT returns, 
  • PAYE and Pension remittance 
  • Withholding deduction and remittance 

Budget 

  • Monitor expenditure to ensure adherence to the company’s fiscal year budget. 
  • Continuously improve on the budgeting process through engagement of other departmental heads on financial issues impacting department budgets. 
  • Analyze budget variances and consolidate the financial statement for further analysis. 

Audit 

  • Ensure timely submission of all external reports such as Audit/Tax Reports etc. 
  • Ensure that annual audit requirements are met. 

Job Requirements 

  • Proven experience (>5 years) as a financial controller, accounting supervisor or senior accountant 
  • Experience with general ledger functions and the month-end/year-end close process 
  • Excellent knowledge of accounting regulations and procedures, including the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) 
  • Hands-on experience with accounting software Sage 
  • Advanced MS Excel skills including (V+H) lookups and pivot tables 
  • BSc degree in Accounting, Finance or relevant 
  • Relevant certification (e.g. Chartered Accountant, CMA or CPA) will be preferred 
  • MSc/MBA is a plus 

Skills and Qualifications 

  • Accounting, Corporate Finance
  • Reporting Skills
  • Attention to Detail
  • Deadline-Oriented
  • Reporting Research Results,
  • Confidentiality, Time Management, Data Entry Management, General Math Skills 

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