Senior Accountant at Africa Trade Insurance Agency

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Senior Accountant

Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the Senior Accountant is responsible for the following:


Primary Responsibilities
Develop, maintain and implement proper operational controls for financial efficiency
Ensure complete operational compliance with manuals and policies, Board and Management financial instructions and any applicable agreements
Ensure that proper books of accounts are kept and are free of mistakes
Ensure that deadlines are observed
Manage monthly closure of accounts and ensure compliance with ATI’s Financial Statement Close Process (FSCP)
Prepare, on a monthly basis and in a timely manner, the financial reports, trend analysis, cash flow projections, performance analysis, variance analysis (against the budget)
Assist in the preparation of quarterly reports to the Board of Directors
Prepare the annual Financial Statements in accordance with IFRS in a timely manner
Keep abreast of new amended and revised IFRSs, analyzing their impacts and making sure they are timely and properly implemented
Coordinate with internal and external auditors
Ensure that all standing instructions requiring any input control or action by the accounting unit are met and observed precisely and correctly at all times
Supervise the work performed by the Accountants and ensuring all items are timely and properly booked, reviewing all journal entries before actual postings, reviewing all bank and balance sheet reconciliations on a monthly basis and ensuring that all
reconciling items are resolved in a timely manner
Maintain and improve ATI’s accounting systems in liaison with the consultants and/or the software developers
Manage the annual budgeting process
Participate in the approval process of both capital and operational expenditure and ensuring budget availability
Keep the CFO fully informed at all times of any adverse or unusual circumstances which may affect the ATI’s financial position
Oversee the administration of the payroll
Oversee the maintenance of the fixed asset register and ensuring its accurateness and
completeness
Maintain and improve manuals, policies, and procedures
Perform such other duties as may be assigned to you from time to time

QUALIFICATIONS & ATTRIBUTES


Academic Qualifications
A Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA)
A Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting Professional Qualification
Professional accounting qualifications e.g. CPA or ACCA Experience
At least seven (7) years’ work experience including in accounting, internal controls and audit
Experience in the insurance industry
Experience in team management and supervision Skills and attributes
In-depth knowledge of IFRS and accounting practices and procedures
Good knowledge of the Insurance/Banking Industry
 A high degree of honesty and integrity
Rigorous and proactive
Excellent time management and organization skills
Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
Ability to manage a team and to resolve complex accounting matters
Good communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to work cohesively to achieve results through teamwork
Strong analytical skills
Excellent computer skills (accounting systems, Excel and the other standard office computer applications)
Good report writing and presentation skills

How to Apply
Please submit the following to [email protected]
1. An Application Letter (cover letter)
2. CV (to include details of your current remuneration package and details of three referees)
3.
Personal History Form

DEADLINE: Saturday, July 11th, 2020

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