Aspire Foods Ltd. is a social enterprise dedicated to the sustainable practice of farming edible insects. With a farm in Kumasi, Ghana, Aspire seeks to farm locally desired insects as a way to address food insecurity. Aspire farms the palm weevil larva, a local delicacy that has been traditionally harvested. Aspire seeks to rapidly scale its production, co-develop packaged products, take advantage of export opportunities to other West African countries and to advance research on the palm weevil larvae while building a conscious company.
Aspire is looking for a driven, goal-oriented, mindful, detail-oriented and hardworking Accounting Manager (AM) to be part of an exciting new venture with a strong social and environmental impact. In addition to Accounting, the chosen candidate will have an operational mindset capable of evolving to advanced analysis, models, and costing. We are a young & dynamic organization with a lot of potential for growth! As our needs evolve, we have a strong commitment to internal promotion. Our ideal candidate should have the potential to evolve with us and be ready to acquire the skills necessary to satisfy future Finance needs. When that time comes, the AM will expand the Accountancy Team to support his/her newly evolving role.
The Accounting Manager (AM) reports directly to upper management and the President. The AM owns all daily, monthly, and annual accounting processes: Transactions,
Supervision, Review, Reporting, and Recordkeeping. This applies to Purchases, Sales, Payroll, Human Resources, Inventory Management, Cash Management and General Ledger. The successful candidate above all ensures transactional accuracy & validity and is capable of implementing and/or modifying processes to this end. He/she is capable of basic financial analysis and basic modelling to inform strategic corporate decision-making- all to aid business stability, growth, and viability for the benefit of all employees. The AM also has a prevailing mandate to manage costs and will have the authority to approve/deny purchase/maintenance requests to a GHS threshold. The AM works closely with a sub-contractor responsible for most data entry; the AM has ownership and responsibility for all outsourced tasks. The successful candidate is resourceful, diplomatic, pivots quickly to meet and manage competing priorities, organized, proactive, takes initiative, and able to work independently to ensure the needful is executed in a timely, accurate manner.
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, including copy of certificate or completion of an Accounting related Certificate/Diploma program, including proof of successful completion AND a link to a program description
Minimum 3 years’ accountancy experience in a manufacturing or processing facility or with a licensed accountancy practice
Excellent Microsoft Excel/Google Sheets skills
Strong understanding and application of Cost Accounting Principals: Inventory management
Strong understanding and application of Cost Accounting Principals: COGS including direct labour and overheads
Strong understanding and application of all Regulatory Requirements: Payroll and remittances
Strong understanding and application of all Regulatory Requirements: VAT onSales
Strong understanding and application of all Regulatory Requirements: Vendor withholding
Ability to build and maintain critical External Relationships including: Government Authorities, Financial Institutions, Accountants, Vendors, Sub-Contractors, etc.
Ability to review services/supply bids and negotiate pricing/payment terms.
Ease with physical and electronic record keeping of all Financial Records and supporting documentation.
Production of weekly, monthly, and annual Financial Reports as requested.
Human Resources Management including: Leave Management, Advance requests/repayment, and Group Health Benefits
Payroll Management including: Overtime calculation and verification, regular salary and time clock pay, casual workers management and payment
Ability to supervise and manage all Cash flow Requirements of multiple petty cash, Mobile Money, and Banking. o Ability to perform all Cash Management related tasks related to Banking, ex: online payee maintenance, electronic file submissions, statement download, etc.
Benefits: Mobile allowance immediately and health insurance after a 4-month period.
Job Location: KNUST, Kumasi
How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter or letter of intention and CV titled “Accounting Manager Application”. Include a copy of your bachelor’s degree or a copy of any other accounting certificate/diploma including link to program description. Address your email to: Ms. Shobhita Soor, [email protected].Please ensure your CV includes
A listing of software used in any role.
A description of the business activities of each former employer
Where applicable, a description of the tasks performed at former employer(s) that are relevant to the Core Competencies.
All documents should be in PDF format and email must be titled *Accounting Manager Application* Only qualified applicants will be contacted.
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