Job Summary

This job position is the focal point for all Business Accounting & Finance including Finance Controls, Administration, Logistics, Procurement and Document Controls. This role has high visibility and major interfaces with Leadership, Financial and Tax Authorities, Major and Local community vendors and various stakeholders. This role involves supporting strategy formulation and commercial decisions for the organization, including supporting in planning, budgets, operational and project performance management. The role also involves execution and application of the organization’s financial and business controls framework across the various line teams.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description

African Towers seeks the services of a Business Accountant


Job Title: Business Accountant


Job Location: Accra, Greater Accra


Job Description


Treasury, Finance Controls and Taxation

  • Implement Finance Controls and Taxation Policies and Procedures across the organisation.
  • Prepare Monthly Management reports and Financial Statements.
  • Maintain fixed assets register in accounting system and conduct spot and planned physical counts. Clear Fixed Assets. Control

 

Account of new Fixed Assets purchased and label them

  • Conduct spot and planned physical count of inventory.
  • Prepare Month End Fixed Assets and Inventory Schedule, to support the Months Financial Statements.
  • Support Operations in the preparation of Operations and Maintenance as well as all support services (Logistics, Security, IT and Safety) budget..
  • Prepare monthly financial and management information reporting on the performance of the organisation.
  • Responsible for all banking and Treasury activities of the organization.
  • Prepare Bank reconciliations at Month end.
  • Maintain petty cash and issue reconciliation statement at the end of each month.
  • Enter all petty cash transactions in Accounting Systems.
  • Prepare schedule for filing PAYE, SSNIT, VAT, WHT and Minor Taxes. Reconcile Tax Accounts at the end of each month. File all Tax returns for each month.
  • Prepare annual budgets and Business Plans for the organisation.
  • Act as the liaison between the Company and the banks, tax authorities, tax consultants, and external auditors.

 

 

Logistics

  • Assist in coordinating and maintaining records of lodging at hotels used by the organisation.
  • Schedule vehicles and transport coordination.
  • Arrange international and ground transportation, meet and greet for all business travelers locally and international.
  • Manage provisions and general office supplies to ensure optimal reorder levels for stationery, fuel and grocery, toiletries, mugs, glasses etc ensuring adherence to company stock management procedure.

 

Contract & Procurement

  • Evaluate and create Purchase and Release Purchase Order.
  • Receive and match purchase invoices for payment processing.
  • Carry out monthly reconciliation of all vendors and issue age analysis report at end of each Month

 

Qualification and Requirements

  • Minimum of a Degree or equivalent in Finance, Economics or Accounting from a University/Polytechnic, or professional Accounting Certification. Knowledge of accounting, Controls, and Financial systems
  • At least 5 years’ relevant post university relevant experience
  • Knowledge of finance controls
  • Technical knowledge and application of International Financial Reporting Standards
  • Analytical and able to communicate effectively
  • Knowledge of Financial Applications such as SUN, QuickBooks, Sage etc.
  • Able to plan effectively and monitor progress
  • Knowledge of Local Country Tax Regime
  • Governance & Controls – attention to detail, willingness to challenge, process awareness
  • Knowledge of Procurement procedures and Negotiating skills
  • Ability to resolve disputes and communicate effectively with customers
  • Ability to motivate self to achieve goals. use of initiative
  • Ability to manage stress and work under pressure
  • Ability to speak and write English and French fluently
  • Independent
  • A self-starter
  • Maximizes business opportunities.
  • High personal integrity
  • Demonstrates courage
  • Delivers results through others
  • Impartial and balanced individual

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