Job Summary

An accountant that will work with a team to maintain the school's finances.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 8 years

Job Description/Requirements

  • Responsible for managing the school’s finances as well as providing timely and accurate information for decision-making.

  • Oversees accounts receivables and ensures timely collections, ensures compliance with policies and budgetary controls around accounts payables.

  • Ensures that month-end closing activities and preparation of monthly reports are done timely and accurately.

  • Supports the preparation of statutory reports and liaises with external auditors and other consultants. 

  • Ensure reconciliation of bank statements

  • Closely supervise petty cash management

  • Prepare management accounts and supporting schedules

  • Manage accounting and financial activities including billings, payments, receivables, payables, invoicing:

  • Ensure the timely generation of accurate school bills for all students

  • Monitor remittance of statutory deductions

  • Oversee payroll processes and ensure timely payment of staff

  • Ensure adequate customer service to both internal and external stakeholders

  • Evaluate the performance of team members and make necessary recommendations

  • Perform research and analysis to support decision making as may be required


Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Degree in Accounting or Finance related course

  • Professional Accounting Qualification – ICAN/ACCA

  • At least 6 years of finance experience 

  • Experience in the educational system will be an advantage


Skills Required:

  • Experienced in relating to clients/customers
  • Deep accounting knowledge, working knowledge of leading finance practices

  • Advanced Excel/data analysis skills

  • Analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Proficiency in use of accounting software such as sage, ERPs, Quickbooks

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