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Published: Nov 14, 2022 (19 days ago)

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PURPOSE OF THE JOB

The Senior Accountant will be tasked with managing all financial and investment functions. They will be responsible for providing effective financial management and relevant Management information to ensure effective, efficient and accurate financial and administrative operations.

The Senior Accountant will work closely and collaboratively with the Finance and accounts team to ensure that the company meets legal and best practices in all its financial matters.

KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATOR


    • Correctly maintain accounting controls and recommend policies and procedures.

    • Correctly update and reconcile cashbooks with receipts and payments

    • Efficiently run computer-generated reports

    • Correctly Prepare bank reconciliations

    • Good Knowledge of current legislation relating to finance and accounting

    • Perform general accounting duties efficiently

    • Correctly enter updated information into the accounting system.

    • Correctly and timely make a requisition of supplies and necessary follow-ups as required.

    • Correctly verify supplier invoices and credit notes and ensure that all supplier records are appropriately maintained.

    • Correctly reconcile financial ledgers and records; research and resolve discrepancies.

    • Correctly Preparing deposits, prompt posting of receipts and related banking.

    • Correctly check and verify payroll.

    • Correctly Identify changes in supplier prices patterns and negotiate for discounts

    • Correctly prepare audit documents in good time

    • 100% compliance with Accounting procedures

    • 100% compliance with CFI policies and rules.



Responsibilities

PURPOSE OF THE JOB

The Senior Accountant will be tasked with managing all financial and investment functions. They will be responsible for providing effective financial management and relevant Management information to ensure effective, efficient and accurate financial and administrative operations.

The Senior Accountant will work closely and collaboratively with the Finance and accounts team to ensure that the company meets legal and best practices in all its financial matters.

KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATOR


    • Correctly maintain accounting controls and recommend policies and procedures.

    • Correctly update and reconcile cashbooks with receipts and payments

    • Efficiently run computer-generated reports

    • Correctly Prepare bank reconciliations

    • Good Knowledge of current legislation relating to finance and accounting

    • Perform general accounting duties efficiently

    • Correctly enter updated information into the accounting system.

    • Correctly and timely make a requisition of supplies and necessary follow-ups as required.

    • Correctly verify supplier invoices and credit notes and ensure that all supplier records are appropriately maintained.

    • Correctly reconcile financial ledgers and records; research and resolve discrepancies.

    • Correctly Preparing deposits, prompt posting of receipts and related banking.

    • Correctly check and verify payroll.

    • Correctly Identify changes in supplier prices patterns and negotiate for discounts

    • Correctly prepare audit documents in good time

    • 100% compliance with Accounting procedures

    • 100% compliance with CFI policies and rules.



DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Compile, prepare and maintain appropriate data for accounts receivable and accounts payable.

  • Assisting management in the decision-making process by preparing budgets and financial forecasts

  • Receive, sort and process a variety of invoices and post all expenditures and revenues for specific accounts and allocate accordingly in the accounting system.

  • Requisition, Monitor, and reconcile petty cash daily and monthly.

  • Maintaining accounting controls by preparing and recommending policies and procedures.

  • Update and reconcile cashbooks with receipts and payments

  • Run computer generated reports as necessary and review them for accuracy.

  • Prepare bank reconciliations in the accounting system.

  • Keeping informed about current legislation relating to finance and accounting

  • Perform general duties, including typing, maintaining files and records, and processing mail.

  • Enter updated information into the accounting system.

  • Make requisition of supplies as required and make necessary follow-ups.

  • Verify supplier invoices and credit notes and ensure that all supplier records are appropriately maintained. (Including ensuring that input VAT is correctly captured).

  • Reconcile financial ledgers and records; prepare financial statements and reports, general and subsidiary ledgers and supporting schedules; research and resolve discrepancies.

  • Prepare deposits, prompt posting of receipts and related banking.

  • Checking and verifying payroll.

  • Identify changes in supplier price patterns and negotiate for discounts.

  • Ensure that all documentation necessary during an audit is prepared on time

  • Ensure compliance with CFI working standards.

  • Take reasonable care of the health and safety of themselves and others and cooperate with the HR department to comply with occupational health and safety requirements.

  • Attend all health and safety committee meetings and perform the related task assigned.

  • Learn and follow all health and safety rules (the ten cardinal safety rules) and procedures.

  • Actively promote health and safety.

ADDITIONAL DUTIES

This job description no longer states that these are the only duties to be performed . You will be expected to follow any other job-related instructions and perform other job-related duties as requested by management.

SKILLS REQUIRED

  • Excellent organization skills Able to organize their work to maximize productivity and allow time for research and analysis.

  • Time management skills: Ability to take care of many tasks beyond financial management and prioritize them to make the most of their time at work.

  • Attention to detail An eye for detail and due diligence for accuracy should be part of their modus operandi, not something they need to be reminded of.

  • Focus on the client's strong orientation toward meeting client requirements, making it easy to decide which accounting rules or economic measures could fit the business.

  • Creativity should have a creative mind and the need to think out of the box to come up with fresh ideas.

  • Commitment should be able to give 100% in their duties and responsibilities.

  • Extreme trustworthiness Ability to demonstrate confidentiality at work

  • Great communication skills Able to communicate and collaborate with colleagues from different departments.

  • Collaboration Team work is key! Should be able to work in teams and provide support to different departments

  • Flexibility Should be able to embrace challenges, have a high degree of agility and effectively respond to changes at work

  • Excellent mathematical skills Using mathematics to solve problems.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or Business related course or its equivalent

  • At least 5 years (s) experience in a similar position in a manufacturing setting

  • Licensed as a Certified Public Accountant.

  • Must have a sound understanding of the General Accepted Accounting Principals

  • Understanding of mathematics, accounting and financial processes

  • Computer proficiency and experience in using accounting software

COMPETENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Excellent Mathematical skills

  • Excellent written and verbal skills

  • Excellent Analytical skills


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