Reports to: Bakery Manager (dotted line to Chief Accountant)
Relationship: Contract Employment
The Office Accountant is in full control of all financial accounting functions at the bakery. Works closely with the management and supervisory team to driving excellence in all aspects of the operation. Controls and measures all activities against targets and budgets. Liaises with departmental heads on reporting and provide the Bakery Manager with required reports. Controls and manages all financial functions of the bakery. Controls and manages all statutory requirements of the bakery, national, county and by-laws.
KEY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
The Office Accountant creates, compiles, develops and presents documentation and Excel workbooks for the full control of the unit operations compatible for input into the Oracle database and management information system for approval. Furthermore, they check, query and correct daily operational reports from all departments, liaise with departmental heads on corrective actions to be taken. The Office Accountant reports any and all deviations, from budget, forecasts and history, on the daily operational reports in the day start session and to the Bakery Manager when detected. Compiles bakery operational and financial budgets and forecasts. Verifies, approves and submits all required statutory reports, payments and certifications. Compiles bakery Daily, Weekly and Monthly Operational/Financial statements and sends these to Chief Accountant.
The Candidate must possess a tertiary qualification in Accounting and should possess qualifications in Financial Accounting required. The ideal candidate has at least five (5) years in Financial Management experience working in an FMCG environment. In addition, the candidate should have a working knowledge of Oracle financial modules. The candidate must communicate successfully in both written and verbal format in the English (business) language.
Accounting Aptitude – Able to effectively plan and oversee all accounting functions of the Bakery. Able to generate daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports as required
Self-Confidence – Confidence in own abilities and ability to direct others. Able to positively assert oneself in order to motivate team to achieve objectives.
Strong Product Knowledge – possess sound understanding of various products that are produced, sold and distributed for accounting purposes.
Integrity – Highest level of Integrity, above reproach and has never engaged in any level of conflict of interest, facilitating payments, bribery or other inappropriate or illegal activities. Holds everyone in the organization to the same standard with a zero-tolerance policy.
Effective Supervisor and Delegation Skills – Has demonstrated effective supervisory capabilities reflecting sound and responsible judgment and decision-making. Can effectively delegate and maintain perspective and focus at the appropriate level, trusts and motivates and supports decision makers throughout the organization to succeed.
Problem Solving – Can assess problems that may arise in accounting and identify root causes, is able to quickly assess trends, conclusions and insights and find solutions. Comfortable and experienced in solving problems that stem from behavioral, systemic, cultural, process, technical, analytic, and environmental contributing factors.
Computer Literacy – Comfortable in using various financial software packages such as Excel and financial modules in Oracle in order to produce required reports and to organize information.
Time Management – Very much aware of time factor in completing accounting and administrative functions. Able to generate and explain reports in a timely manner.