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Position Overview

The Accountant will be responsible for producing and reviewing monthly management accounts for the Speedcast entities based in the African region. This role will report directly to the Finance Director Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA).

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Completion of monthly management accounts including variance analysis commentary and additional Group Finance requests for the entities in remit in accordance with group reporting timetable

  • Completion of month end balance sheet reconciliations within prescribed timelines. Highlighting balance sheet risks and opportunities.

  • Working with external auditors and other stakeholders to ensure assigned Africa statutory filings (e.g., annual accounts, tax returns, VAT returns, etc.) are filed in accordance with local regulatory requirements. This involves providing the auditors with the requested information (transactions listing and samples, including coordinating with other departments to obtain the backup) and answering their queries.

  • Managing local accounting firms ensuring Speedcast is receiving correct support for in-country requirements.

  • Preparation of weekly cash flow forecasts for the multiple bank accounts of the assigned entities.


  • Qualified financial accountant

  • Excellent prioritization skills and the ability to work through reporting deliverables and deadlines for multiple entities simultaneously.

  • Effective communication skills with the ability to liaise with internal and external stakeholders at varying levels including country managers, auditors, local tax/accounting advisors.

  • Ability to adapt and contribute to the transformational changes being implemented in the business, such as IT and process workflows.

  • Proficiency with MS Excel including data manipulation skills and experience with formulas and features including but not limited to:: lookups, sumifs, and pivot tables.

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience in accounting for entities from the EMEA region.

  • Experience working with Navision (NAV17 or later) software.

Working at Speedcast:

At Speedcast, we want people that like adventure. Who are motivated by work that takes uncommon ingenuity and thinking outside the box. Who relish the idea of working in an industry undergoing massive transformation. If you want to be part of a global team responsible for connecting the world, then youâre in the right place.

We're always pushing forward, never standing still. When people rely on you and your team to stay connected, it brings everyone closer together. Weâre united by the adrenaline of high-stakes projects and our love of getting the job done right. You will experiment, learn and grow here, right alongside us, every single day.

Find great opportunities to make an impact. We have a "one team, one dream" mentality. We work together to make great things happen. Working at Speedcast isn't just a job, it's a career that you can take to new levels.

Top reasons why people love working at Speedcast:

  • Our global presence â you get to work with clients and colleagues all over the world, in every continent

  • Talented teammates â your co-workers are the best and brightest in the industry

  • Industry leadership â be part of the latest advancements shaping the future of communications

  • Ability to develop skills â work across departments to gain new skills and valuable experience

  • Choose your environment â we have an environment to fit your temperament. Choose between a traditional desk job or work in the field.

  • Grow your career - Guide your career in the direction you want. Gain new titles and responsibilities through our internal promotion system.

  • Work on diverse projects â every day is different with our customers from a range of industries around the world

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