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The Accounts Officer with an Internal Audit Background is responsible for maintaining financial records, preparing financial statements, and ensuring compliance with accounting standards and regulations. This role combines traditional accounting duties with internal audit functions to ensure financial integrity and effective internal controls. The Accounts Officer will work closely with the finance team and other departments to support the overall financial health and governance of the organization.

  • Minimum Qualification : Degree
  • Experience Level : Mid level
  • Experience Length : 3 years

Job Description/Requirements

Key Responsibilities

Financial Record Keeping

  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date financial records.
  • Record all financial transactions in the accounting system.
  • Ensure proper documentation and filing of all financial documents.

 

Accounts Payable and Receivable

  • Process invoices and payments to vendors in a timely manner.
  • Manage accounts receivable and follow up on outstanding invoices.
  • Reconcile accounts payable and receivable balances.

 

Bank Reconciliation

  •  Perform monthly bank reconciliations.
  • Investigate and resolve any discrepancies.

 

Financial Reporting

  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements.
  • Assist in the preparation of budgets and forecasts.
  • Generate financial reports and summaries as required by management.

 

Internal Audit Functions

  • Conduct internal audits to assess the effectiveness of internal controls, accuracy of financial records, and efficiency of operations.
  • Identify and report discrepancies, weaknesses, and areas for improvement.
  • Develop and implement audit plans and schedules.
  • Ensure compliance with internal policies, procedures, and regulatory requirements.

 

Audit Support

  • Assist in the preparation and coordination of external audits.
  • Provide necessary documentation and information to external auditors.
  • Follow up on audit findings and implement corrective actions.

 

Compliance and Control

  • Ensure compliance with accounting standards and financial regulations.
  • Implement and maintain internal control procedures.
  • Monitor and enforce adherence to internal controls and company policies.


Expense Management

  • Monitor and manage company expenses.
  • Ensure all expenses are authorized and within budget.

 


General Ledger Maintenance

  • Maintain and reconcile the general ledger accounts.
  • Post journal entries and perform month-end closing activities.

 

Tax Compliance

  •   Prepare and file tax returns in compliance with local tax regulations.
  • Assist in tax planning and management.


Qualifications:

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field.
  • Experience: Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in accounting and internal audit roles.
  • Certifications: CPA, ACCA, CIA, or equivalent certification is preferred.
  • Technical Skills: Proficiency in accounting software (e.g., QuickBooks, SAP) and Microsoft Office Suite (especially Excel).
  • Analytical Skills: Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Attention to Detail: High level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Communication Skills: Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Key Competencies:

  • Integrity and Trust
  • Financial Acumen
  • Critical Thinking
  • Audit Expertise
  • Risk Management
  • Adaptability
  • Team Collaboration
  • Proactive Approach



All qualified candidates should send their CVs to: tontracjobs@gmail.com


Employment Type: Full Time

Salary Range: Attractive

Location: Accra


 

 

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