Financial Controller

Job Summary

Are you an experienced Financial Controller? Are you a qualified accountant with hands-on experience managing cash? Are you looking for a remote job? Do you want to be a part of an up-and-coming startup? Then we have the opportunity for you! Our client, a Seychelles-based remote company, is looking to hire a Financial Controller. They designed a fast, cheap, and fun way to make transactions in Africa. From currency exchange to business accounts, their app is utilised by people across all walks of life in Africa. They have not only partnered with regular people but have also partnered with some of the biggest telecommunications and banks throughout Africa. As Financial Controller, you will work closely with our client’s finance department in Ghana and will be the first point of contact for Finance in Ghana and the country management team in Ghana.

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

Job Description/Requirements

Requirements:

The ideal candidate is someone who has:

  • University educated with a related business or finance degree and Qualified Accountant, preferably at least 5 - 7 years post qualified experience
  • Knowledge and experience with managing a general ledger and monthly close and reviewing and/or preparing VAT, payroll, and statutory filings
  • Experience with managing cash, accounts receivable, and accounts payable
  • Proven ability to cope in a busy and demanding work environment and consistently meet strict deadlines
  • Experience working in a finance and administration role, multinational corporate experience preferred
  • Strong oral and written communication skills are essential, given that this role requires significant overseas liaison with teams across Africa, the US, and the UK
  • A flexible approach and a can-do attitude given that this role will need to support finance activities across the wider group during busy periods
  • Demonstrated ability to roll up sleeves and work with team members in a hands-on capacity
  • Detailed knowledge and experience with local accounting and compliance requirements
  • Highest standards of accuracy and precision; highly numerate and organized
  • Strong Microsoft Excel and IT skills

Responsibilities:

  • Manage entire Ghana general ledger, including monthly journal entries and close, through to trial balance and management accounts
  • Perform all monthly reconciliations as required, including bank, VAT, and balance sheet reconciliations
  • Liaise with all external local Auditors, Tax Preparers, Payroll, and other outside suppliers to ensure timely submission and completion of all tax and statutory filings, VAT, payroll, etc
  • Manage local bank relationships
  • Proactively manage all local cash and cash requirements, including accounts receivable and accounts payable
  • Design and implement robust processes and controls throughout the Ghana business
  • Maintain the Fixed Asset Register
  • Assist in the Corporate reporting and financial planning and performance analysis when needed
  • Provide financial and analytical support to the Country General Manager and management team, including the oversight and reporting on key operational and sales key performance indicators

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