Job Summary

The Finance Officer/Accountant assists the Finance Manager and is tasked with the responsibility of providing internal financial support to all departments and stakeholders of the business.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 2 years

Job Description/Requirements

KRA (Key Responsibility Areas 1: Financial Accounting

Review subsidiary systems reconciliations to general ledger

Ensure classification of financial transactions meet the statutory reporting requirements;

Develop, maintain and control Subsidiary Ledger Software;

Coordinate month end close

Prepare monthly Staff Leave Entitlement Reports

Payroll processing and other accounting functions including accounts payable, account receivables, bank reconciliation

KRA 2: Assets Accounting

Process Fixed Asset transactions

Develop, maintain and control Asset

Management Software

Ensure provision of capital expenditure

reports and automation

KRA 3:  Financial Statements and Audit

Coordinate and prepare annual Financial

Statements.

Coordinate the interim and annual external

audit process.

KRA 4: Regulatory Compliance

Ensure regulatory compliance is achieved in relation to Taxation Legislation

KRA 5: Internal Control

Ensure adequate internal controls are in place to mitigate financial risks

KRA 6: Team Support

Assist the Management Accounting

Coordinator and Finance Manager with

specific projects

Participate in regular meetings with the

finance manager and provide monthly reports on financial activities.

Actively participate in the Finance and

Strategy and Business Services Team

 

JOB SPECIFICATION

Position Title:         

Finance Officer/Accountant

Education:              

Bachelor’s degree in the field of Business, Commerce or Accounting

Technical Skills: 

 

Full accounting professional qualification - Chartered/Certified Accountant (CPA, ACCA) or other comparable/equivalent qualification.

Knowledgeable in budgeting, financial planning and performance. SAP/ERP Proficiency

Work experience:            

At least 3 years’ work experience in a similar accounting/finance role             

Personal qualities: 

 

Positive, high energy, ‘can-do’ mind-set, determined, results oriented, strong people skills. Demonstrate planning and organizational skills. Excellent at conflict management, a critical thinker.

Technology skills: 

Highly competent in the use of Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word.

Language skills:

Fluent spoken and written English

Communication:    

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Working Conditions:

 

CRITICAL COMPETENCIES

Competency

Definition

Financial Management
•    Proficient in Financial Systems including payroll
•    Financially aware, controls costs and considers profit, loss and added value.
•    Extensive general ledger accounts payable, accounts receivable and reporting knowledge skills.
•    Able to handle multiple tasks and stay well organised.
•    Strong attention to detail and effective analysis.
•    Effective financial document organisation and archiving.

Decision Making
•    Collects facts and applies logic, rationale and objectivity prior to making decisions.
•    Is prepared to make decisions independently, and can do so in a timely manner
•    Demonstrates sound judgement, recognising the boundaries and limitations of their decision-making authority and escalates as appropriate.

Drive for Results
•    Strives for high performance and high standards of work.
•    Action –oriented, target driven and shows a sense of urgency in order to deliver results.
•    Maintains forward momentum and perseverance, is dynamic and results focused and shows the necessary energy to achieve goals

Integrity
•    Acts professionally in all situations & relationships
•    Can always be relied upon
•    Does not avoid giving challenging feedback
•    Challenges others who are not acting with integrity
•    Takes a stand for what they believe is right even when it is not easy to do
•    Shares information
•    Perceived as being honest

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