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
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