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Dec 20, 2017

Dairy Industry Chief Financial Accountant

Our client in a dairy industry is urgently looking for a Chief Financial Accountant to join their dedicated team.

Role Purpose: This role supports financial decision-making information by collecting, analyzing, investigating, and reporting financial data.

Key Responsibilities
  • Prepare detailed monthly accounts to the agreed standards and guidelines
  • Preparation and submission of all statutory returns
  • Managing the receipts and deposits of cash and bank transactions, including foreign transfers
  • Maintaining the fixed assets register.
  • Assisting with the preparation of year-end accounts and providing information for external auditors.
  • Assisting with the preparation of the annual budget and quarterly forecasts.
  • Suggesting updates to the accounting manual and procedures as appropriate.
  • Advising and updating the Head of Finance on any irregularities or concerns about invoices or any other financial matters.
  • Liaising with the bank and daily online checking of the bank accounts.
  • Liaising with the finance team to provide financial analysis on all aspects of project budgets.
  • Assisting the projects team to monitor and evaluate project quarterly accounts
  • Monitoring currency exchange rates.
  • Assist with the preparation of monthly management accounts, to be distributed to management on a timely basis. These reports include Profit and Loss Statements, Balance Sheets and Debtors Reports.
  • Assist with the analytical review of month end results for discussion with the Head of Finance
  • Preparation of monthly Business Activity Statements and Tax statements
  • Continuously review the systems to ensure they are meeting the needs of the organization and to exploit the benefit of the software.
  • Manage and protect the financial information and records of the group as relevant to their task.
  • Ad-hoc assistance to the Head of Finance.
Key competencies include
  • Advanced analytical skills
  • Ability to think/ plan on a strategic level coupled with advanced presentation skills.
  • Advanced communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent command of both written and spoken English
  • Good influencers with the ability to inspire others.
Experience / Academic Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in commerce or a business related field. Postgraduate degree would be an advantage
  • Cumulative 10 years of working experience in Finance/ Accounting
  • Full professional accounting certification
  • Membership to a relevant professional body (ICPAK, ACCA) is mandatory
  • At least ten years’ progressive experience in Accounting.
  • Demonstrated success in supervising/ mentoring and training of finance teams.
  • 4-5years’ experience at a comparative role. Prior experience in an FMCG setup
If qualified, kindly send your CV to [email protected] clearly indicating ‘Financial Accountant’ on the subject line by 29th December 2017. 

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