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Finance Assistant (West Africa)

Closing: Mar 7, 2023

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Published: Feb 27, 2023 (24 days ago)

Job Requirements

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Job Summary

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Qualification

  • Bachelor's in Accounting (essential).
  • Certificate in ACCA, CPA or equivalent (essential).

Sector experience:

  • Minimum of 5 year/s of demonstrable relevant Finance & Accounting experience (essential).

Geographical experience:

  • Minimum of 5 year/s of experience in Africa (essential).

Languages:

  • Fluent in English (essential).
  • Fluent in French (essential).

Key competencies:

  • Must be fully qualified ACCA, CPA or equivalent.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience.
  • Desirable to have experience in governmental departments.
  • Extensive experience in working with Sage, SAP, Oracle or similar accounting system.
  • Desirable to have experience in generating management accounts & profit / loss financial statements.
  • Good knowledge of local tax laws.
  • Fluent in English & French.
  • Geographical experience in any of the countries listed is an advantage Nigeria, Mali, Niger, Ghana, Bukina Faso.
  • Self starter.
  • Ethical, trustworthy & confidential.
  • Time management.
  • Team player & good relationship builder.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Resilient & positive.

Team management:

  • This role has no team management responsibility.

Further information:

  • Must have exceptional references.
  • Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, & security clearances.
  • Candidates applying must upload a copy of their latest resume on their candidate profiles.
  • University & other educational qualifications will be checked so accounting qualification certificates are to be included with application & CV.
  • Candidate must be fluent in English & French.


Responsibilities

Qualification

  • Bachelor's in Accounting (essential).
  • Certificate in ACCA, CPA or equivalent (essential).

Sector experience:

  • Minimum of 5 year/s of demonstrable relevant Finance & Accounting experience (essential).

Geographical experience:

  • Minimum of 5 year/s of experience in Africa (essential).

Languages:

  • Fluent in English (essential).
  • Fluent in French (essential).

Key competencies:

  • Must be fully qualified ACCA, CPA or equivalent.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience.
  • Desirable to have experience in governmental departments.
  • Extensive experience in working with Sage, SAP, Oracle or similar accounting system.
  • Desirable to have experience in generating management accounts & profit / loss financial statements.
  • Good knowledge of local tax laws.
  • Fluent in English & French.
  • Geographical experience in any of the countries listed is an advantage Nigeria, Mali, Niger, Ghana, Bukina Faso.
  • Self starter.
  • Ethical, trustworthy & confidential.
  • Time management.
  • Team player & good relationship builder.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Resilient & positive.

Team management:

  • This role has no team management responsibility.

Further information:

  • Must have exceptional references.
  • Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, & security clearances.
  • Candidates applying must upload a copy of their latest resume on their candidate profiles.
  • University & other educational qualifications will be checked so accounting qualification certificates are to be included with application & CV.
  • Candidate must be fluent in English & French.


Client purchase orders - Call Off Orders (COO):

  • Under all global long term agreements with its clients CTG must raise a financial quotation & budget limitations for any new contracts (hereinafter called a “COO” & sometimes referred to as a ‘quote’).
  • Generation of COOs.
  • Management of COOs & COO burner (ensuring budgets are not exceeded).
  • Direct reporting to Finance Project & Payroll Manager).

Cashbook management & Purchase Orders (PO's):

  • Manage the cashbook.
  • Post cashbook to Sage.
  • Manage local Account Managers (AM's) & other staff’s raising of PO's, ensuring POs are raised where required prior to purchase.
  • Ensure POs are recorded on sage & raised for invoicing where applicable.
  • Ensure the local team are trained on CTG PO system.
  • Reconcile PO's against COO & COO burner.
  • Direct reporting to Finance Project & Payroll Manager.

Invoicing:

  • Generate timely & accurate invoices for clients, either system generated or manually as required.
  • Ensure all invoices are recorded correctly in Sage.
  • Reconciliation of invoices against payroll & COOs.
  • Manage receipt of local supplier invoices, checking against POs, upload to Sage & issue client reimbursable invoice as required.
  • Direct reporting to Credit Controller.

Accounts receivable:

  • Ensure timely payment of invoices by client.
  • Support Credit Controller with chasing clients for unpaid invoices.
  • Resolve any queries / issues with invoices to ensure swift payment.
  • Direct reporting to Credit Controller.

Payroll:

  • Oversee timesheets timely receipts with local AM's.
  • Ensure procedures & timelines are met.
  • Prepare payroll system generated or manually as required as per policy.
  • Reconcile payroll with Sage, COOs, contracts of employment & local tax laws.
  • Direct reporting to Finance Project & Payroll Manager.

Tax:

  • Calculation of Personal Income Tax (PIT) & Social Security (SS) & any other applicable local salary withholding taxes.
  • Responsible for timely payment of PIT, SS & other withholding taxes to local tax departments / authorities.
  • Production & issuance of payslips.
  • Complete annual tax returns, payment of corporate & other business taxes & other local filings.
  • Manage any local audits for taxation & other jurisdictional requirements.
  • Responsible for timely payment of all taxes to governing bodies.
  • Posting of tax payments to Sage.
  • Work with our legal team to ensure CTG adheres to local tax laws, responsible for keeping CTG in good standing & up to date with local tax laws.
  • Represent CTG at local governing bodies (including ministry & tax departments).
  • Direct reporting to Financial Controller.

Banking:

  • Manage local bank account(s) where applicable.

Management accounting:

  • Manage local budgets & actuals variance analysis for Regional Director.
  • Prepare brief monthly report to summarise performance & highlight any areas of concern.
  • Prepare savings schemes & analytical support on OPEX expenditure to enable local decision making.
  • Provide visibility on financial business positioning to ensure effective regional management.
  • Prepare local management accounts & work with local auditors as required.

Project reporting:

  • Functional financial reporting into the Regional Accountant.
  • Day to day line management to Regional Manager based in Nigeria.


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