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Financial Accountant, Ghana

Business Context and Main Purpose of the Job

The Financial Accountant role is responsible for ensuring that numbers are right on time and first time, all financial fiscal obligations are met (including financial accounting and statutory reporting), that the right controls are in place to manage risks without hampering business and all specialist finance functions including tax, pensions and treasury. The role is also responsible for the preparation of the financial statements of the business in full compliance with International Accounting Standards while providing insightful analysis of the company’s financial statements to help decision making

Main Accountabilities

Statutory Reporting.

  • Preparing of the financial statements of the company (statement of comprehensive income, statement of financial position and statement of cash flow) in accordance with IFRS and Unilever standard chart of accounts (SCOA)
  • Providing commentary on the results for the Financial Controller.
  • Quarterly publication of the financial results in the appropriate media/channels
  • Preparing a quarterly presentation for statutory board meetings.
  • Preparing of quarterly presentation for board audit committee meeting.
  • Preparing monthly working capital (WC) of the organisation in SAP.
  • Calculating and interpretations of financial ratios.
  • Preparing the annual booklet of the company.
  • Monthly review of indirect and Administrative cost postings made into the system.
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Month-end coordination (MEC)

  • Prepare and send the MEC checklist together with the Issue log ahead of the month-end and coordinates the month-end process of SAP.
  • Follow up on all MEC issues and ensures all issues are resolved on time
  • Provide consultancy to internal customers, regarding cost control, through regular meetings.
  • Manage IP/Ariba/DCIW processes relating to Site Financial Accounts. Liaise with the outsourced account payable function to ensure correct accounting for payments to/from site.
  • Check for deviation in the Payroll file – Ensure any amendments in headcount is correctly reflected by the HR team.
  • Maintain cost centre structures within SAP

Reporting

  • Balance Sheet and P&L integrity, risk and control by providing reconciliations and commentaries to the National Finance Director
  • Accrual sign-offs
  • 3rd party & OC R2R interface
  • Global reporting
  • Liaison with external auditors
  • Responsible for the management of GL transactions/reporting for the Country
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Direct Reports

Key Interfaces

Financial Accountant Asst. (GL)

INTERNAL

Leadership Team

Business Teams

Finance Leadership Team

Functional Directors

Line Managers

EXTERNAL

External Auditors

Government Agencies i.e. Stock Exchange, Securities Exchange Commission etc

Critical Success Factors for the Job

Key Skills

Relevant Experience

Degree in Accounting

Membership of any professional Accounting body (ACCA, ICAN, CIMA, etc)

Good Communication Skills

Customer service mindset

Intermediate Excel and PowerPoint

Strong Financial Accounting and Bookkeeping Knowledge

International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)

Knowledge of SAP is essential

Experience in fundamental accounting

Unilever Accounting Policies

Unilever Standard Chart of Accounts (SCOA)

Leadership Behaviours

Should “meet expectations” on the Standards of Leadership behaviours relevant to the WL of this job.

Location

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Ghana-Greater Accra-Tema-Tema HO and Factory

HOW TO APPLY

CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE

DEADLINE: Jul-09-2020

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