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Published: May 28, 2024 (21 days ago)

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About the role:

As an Accountant at Gaea Foods, you will oversee all accounting functions, including payroll operations, credit control, budgeting, costing, cash flow management, and monthly preparation of management accounts. You will ensure compliance with all accounting operations documentation procedures and report directly to the Managing Director. This role is crucial for preparing accurate reports that aid in the financial and management accounts preparation.

Your role involves strategic leadership in financial policy, management, and long-term financial planning, ensuring the smooth operation of the organization's financial health. You will maintain efficient communication channels with your supervisor and coordinate with other departments to achieve financial objectives. You will maintain an open and efficient communication channels between you and your supervisor for smooth operation.


Requirement:

  • At least 3 years of work experience in a similar role, manufacturing sector preferred.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Management.

  • CPA 4 Qualification (Minimum)

Core skills:

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Strong analytical thinking and numerical skills.

  • Understanding of service user sensitivities and confidentiality issues.

  • Knowledge of the securities market and customer service excellence.

  • Excellent presentation and negotiation skills, personable and articulate with clients and team.

  • Ability to prioritize efficiently and work with multiple project deliverables.

  • Efficiently prioritize tasks and manage multiple project deliverables.




Responsibilities

About the role:

As an Accountant at Gaea Foods, you will oversee all accounting functions, including payroll operations, credit control, budgeting, costing, cash flow management, and monthly preparation of management accounts. You will ensure compliance with all accounting operations documentation procedures and report directly to the Managing Director. This role is crucial for preparing accurate reports that aid in the financial and management accounts preparation.

Your role involves strategic leadership in financial policy, management, and long-term financial planning, ensuring the smooth operation of the organization's financial health. You will maintain efficient communication channels with your supervisor and coordinate with other departments to achieve financial objectives. You will maintain an open and efficient communication channels between you and your supervisor for smooth operation.


Requirement:

  • At least 3 years of work experience in a similar role, manufacturing sector preferred.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Management.

  • CPA 4 Qualification (Minimum)

Core skills:

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Strong analytical thinking and numerical skills.

  • Understanding of service user sensitivities and confidentiality issues.

  • Knowledge of the securities market and customer service excellence.

  • Excellent presentation and negotiation skills, personable and articulate with clients and team.

  • Ability to prioritize efficiently and work with multiple project deliverables.

  • Efficiently prioritize tasks and manage multiple project deliverables.




Accounting/Finance:

  • Responsible for maintaining accounts for all customers, compiling reports and ensuring compliance at all times.

  • Ensure that bills and invoices are entered accurately

  • Maintain all the company book of accounts and generate financial statements for statutory filing with the relevant bodies.

  • Prepare accurate, timely and complete monthly financial statements

  • Filing of statutory returns (VAT, PAYE, NSSF and all other relevant taxes)

  • Responsible for maintaining healthy company cash flow by daily bank
  • reconciliations and guiding management appropriately

  • Responsible for ensuring timely disbursement of invoices as per company policy

  • Payment and processing of all supplier accounts, vetting all documentation and payments to ensure that they meet set requirements

  • Maintaining the account payable files

  • Preparation of weekly sales reports for the attention of management

  • Assist with preparation and coordination of the audit process
  • Prepare schedules and documentation for external audit and coordinate the audit process

  • Participate and assist the Managing Director with the preparation and review of annual and multi-year departmental plans and budgets

  • Calculate variances from the budget and report significant issues

Credit Control:

  • Assist in the setting up of the credit control system and ensure that debts are paid in a timely manner

  • Meet cash & debtor day targets set by the Company
  • Follow- up overdue invoices by telephone, email & letter as per the credit period agreed with respective customers.

  • Maintain accurate records of all credit follow up activity
  • Have regular meetings with clients with outstanding accounts to ensure all relevant debts are managed as necessary

  • Identify changes in payment patterns and propose action to avert indebtedness
  • Ensure that all transactions are compliant with VAT regulations
  • Handle disputed statements and negotiate with clients to bring payment within the agreed terms

  • Ensure that billing instructions are clear and strictly adhered to, including working with factory operations to ensure all incoming and outgoing payments are correctly captured on the delivery books.

  • Ensure accurate invoicing as per company invoicing policy

  • Respond promptly and completely to both client and internal enquiries

  • Ensure that payments are posted to accounts and allocated as required

  • Undertake account reconciliations as required
  • Send out monthly client statements / letters as may be agreed from time to time

  • Develop the credit management capability within the practice

  • Payables and petty cash management
  • Reviewing and scheduling payments and developing a commitment/priority list based on ageing list and critical payouts

  • Reviewing client’s reconciliations and ensure ledger entries comply with requirements of various financials accounts (payables and Accruals),

  • Implementing a qualitative review mechanism for compliance of payables by matching supporting documents to payables disbursed on a monthly basis

  • Preparing debtors and creditors audit schedules for annual audit

  • Reconciling monthly VAT payable

  • Balance sheet and controls
  • Ensure full ownership and robust analysis of all balance sheet accounts; assets such as cash, accounts receivable and inventory, fixed assets such as land, buildings and equipment, intangible assets such as patents, and liabilities such as accounts payable, accrued expenses, and long-term debt.

  • Review and monitor analysis of aged items and items at risk

  • Responsible for monthly preparation of balance sheet and control book
  • Co-ordinate any new Finance systems implementations


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