2 months ago

Job Summary

The Accountant is responsible for the preparation of the operations account, reporting the company’s Income statement, and ensuring daily input/posting and recording of accounting information to the financial systems.

  • Minimum Qualification:Degree
  • Experience Level:Mid level
  • Experience Length:3 years

Job Description/Requirements

Responsibilities:

  • Take charge of operational account management activities within the business unit including but not limited to:
  • Reporting all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems, ensuring compliance with the company’s Finance policy and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), regulatory requirements, and internal control/audit requirements.
  • Generating accurate reports and analyses from operational financial transactions in line with agreed timelines
  • Ensuring regular management of bank cash book
  • Generating accurate reports of Debtors Control Account, Income Statement and Debtors Age Analysis, and Debt recovery.
  • Developing and managing Costing of Products as market changes.
  • Optimize the handling of banking relationships for staffs Salary Accounts.
  • Assuming full responsibility for the preparation of Monthly Income Statements and advice based on indices shown by reports.
  • Ensuring regular management and monitoring of Staff Welfare accounts.
  • Fully implementing and monitoring ongoing compliance with the expected profitability of all company’s Branches.
  • Developing and implementing systems to ensure the collection, reporting, and analysis of monthly operations accounting documents from all brands.
  • Accounting for Stock movements and conducting monthly stock counts
  • Reconciling Ledger stock balances with monthly stock sheets (physical count figures).
  • Provide the Operation team with an updated material price monthly
  • Prepare and analyze material price increase/decrease as it relates to business decisions
  • Model behaviors that encourage whole-of-organization collaboration and learning for the purpose of increasing synergies and maximizing effectiveness.
  • Ensures internal customer needs are meant as related to providing sufficient accounting information.
  • Ensuring that performance objectives are defined and delivered.
  • Coaching and counseling operation staff regarding accounting principles guiding their operation.
  • Contact and send bills, invoices, and reminders to clients to ensure timely payments while managing the organization’s obligations to suppliers.
  • Reconcile financial statements, while identifying and addressing discrepancies.
  • Prepare process invoices and send bank deposits.
  • Cross-checking invoices with payments and expenses to ensure accuracy.
  • Tracking the organization’s expenses and processing refunds.
  • Update internal accounting databases and spreadsheets.
  • Managing the company’s accounts payable and receivable.
  • Work with collection agencies on overdue payments.

 


Key Measurement/Result Areas

  • Reporting and Analyzing of Income Statement by the 10th of every month
  • Updated Costing at every point in all brands of the business
  • Updated Stock Valuation sheet on a monthly basis
  • Updated daily input/posting and recording of accounting information to the financial systems
  • Providing Operations with Annual, quarterly, and monthly budget

           

Requirements:


Functional/Skills:

  • Practical and thorough understanding of the principles of Accounting & Financial Management.
  • Strong MS Excel Skills.
  • Basic Treasury Management skills.
  • Strong experience in target setting and forecasting.


                  

General Skills:

  • Strong numeracy and analytical skills
  • High degree of communication skills, particularly attuned to working well with non-finance professionals
  • Good Oral and written Communication skills
  • Strong commercial awareness
  • Ability to maintain cooperative working relationships
  • Ability to acquire sufficient technical knowledge to understand the company’s business and products.
  • Basic understanding of operations in the food and retail industry


Desired Personal Attributes:

  • Ability to remain impartial
  • Team Player
  • Proactive self-starter
  • Flexibility to adapt to a variety of work situations
  • Highly organized and significant ability to multi-task
  • Ability to cope with and work under pressure
  • The ability to manage and motivate a team
  • Used to working in fast-moving environments providing accurate and timely information to a high standard
  • Confidential on Strategic matters relating to the brand.

 

Educational Qualifications/Experience:

  • Minimum academic qualification of a university degree or equivalent
  • Between 3 - 5 years of working experience in a Finance function
  • Possession of a recognized professional accounting qualification.


 

 

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