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Published: Aug 22, 2022 (2 months ago)

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DEPARTMENT: FINANCE & ACCOUNTS.


JOB TITLE: ACCOUNTANT.


REPORTS TO: FINANCE MANAGER


JOB PURPOSE

To maintain complete and accurate records of the company’s financial transactions through use of appropriate information technology and engagement of competent staff. This job also seeks to produce compliant statutory and management financial reports and safeguard the company’s financial assets from loss and executing administrative functions.


Note: Previous experience working in a polypropyrene bag manufacturing plant will be a key advantage


Responsibilities

DEPARTMENT: FINANCE & ACCOUNTS.


JOB TITLE: ACCOUNTANT.


REPORTS TO: FINANCE MANAGER


JOB PURPOSE

To maintain complete and accurate records of the company’s financial transactions through use of appropriate information technology and engagement of competent staff. This job also seeks to produce compliant statutory and management financial reports and safeguard the company’s financial assets from loss and executing administrative functions.


Note: Previous experience working in a polypropyrene bag manufacturing plant will be a key advantage


  • Ensure proper books of accounts are maintained and statutory and Management accounts prepared accurately and submitted on time.

  • Convene a fortnightly credit committee meeting, and ensure debtors are managed effectively.

  • Ensure daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports are prepared, submitted.

  • Prepare and co-ordinate with Finance Manager on all tax computations and remittances for the company.

  • Safeguard the company’s assets and resources against loss, theft and ineffective use by installing and maintaining appropriate internal control systems.

  • Report exceptions in the quarterly self-audit report.

  • Ensure liaison with external auditors and statutory bodies and ensure compliance as required by the Companies Acts.

  • Ensure compliance with finance and accounting standards and regulations.

  • Participate in direct the preparation of budgets and forecasts and report performance against actual.

  • Ensure monthly accounts are signed off by the 9th of every month.

  • Ensure efficient and effective management of the company’s business cycle in relation to timely debt collection, timely processing of payments for goods and services rendered.

  • Attend board meetings of the company and present the financial statements as and when required.

  • Attend to any other duty that may be assigned from time to time.


EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS.
  • Bachelors’ of Commerce (Finance/Accounting Option) or equivalent.

  • Minimum qualification of at least CPA II

  • Experience in Cost Accounting will be an added advantage.


EXPERIENCE

Minimum of at least two years in a similar position with working experience of; preparation of financial statements, use of comprehensive electronic accounting systems, use of electronic financial analysis & reporting tools and human resource management.


COMPETENCES AND VALUES.
  • Customer – focused.

  • Innovative.

  • Decisive.

  • Commercial skills

  • Computer literate

  • Strong numerical and analytical capabilities.

  • Trustworthy

  • Staff mentoring and development skills.

  • High level of problem solving skills including an inquisitive, flexible, creative,

  • pioneering and proactive mindset.


Other behaviors critical for the role.
  • Advanced commercial skills.

  • Proficiency in MS Office products or equivalent.

  • Strong numerical and analytical capabilities.

  • Well-developed negotiation & communication skills.

  • Staff mentoring and development skills.

  • High level of problem solving skills including an inquisitive, flexible, creative,

  • pioneering and proactive mindset.


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