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Accounting Manager

Accra, Ghana
negotiable Expires in 2 months

JOB DETAIL

A reputable international firm is looking to recruit an Accounting Manager. The Accounting  Manager is responsible for the accounting and financial activities of the company and plays an important role providing key stakeholders with proper insight on the financial performance of the company, including expected performance through development of budgets and forecasts. The Accounting Manager’s role is to produce accurate and timely financial reports and develop proper strategies and actions, and ensure compliance with accounting standards, best practices and applicable laws and regulations

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Maintain established departmental policies, procedures and objectives
  • Oversee accounting department duties and day to day operations
  • Ensure accounting is performed according to applicable standards
  • Establish and maintain finance and accounting policies and procedures to maintain a solid internal control framework as per best practices
  • Ensure proper implementation of finance and accounting procedures and report any deviation or gaps to superiors.
  • Ensure proper and timely reconciliations are made with banks, third parties, related entities, etc.
  • Ensure assets are protected against theft and misuse
  • Identify risks and suggest mitigation actions to senior management timely, and ensure resolution and per decisions of senior management
  • Analyze financial performance against key business metrics and document pertinent financial highlights that will enable senior management to determine progress against budgets and take business decisions
  • Prepare timely and accurate monthly financial statements and reports and present them to senior management, the board of directors, the Group representatives and other stakeholders
  • Prepare the annual budget, forecasts and assist senior management in the development of business plans and feasibility studies
  • Provide insightful information and expectations to senior executives to aid in long-term and short-term decision making
  • Ensure compliance of accounting records and practices with statutory and regulatory requirements
  • Ensure tax filings are done accurately and timely
  • Coordinate with various managers and stakeholders to discuss plans and agree on future strategies and actions
  • Conduct reviews and evaluations for cost-reduction possibilities to identify opportunities to save cost and grow the business and raise such opportunities to senior management
  • Assist the internal, external and Group auditors in their requests and make sure their recommendations are properly and timely implemented
  • Stay up to date with accounting standards and new regulations
  • Perform any other ad-hoc duties and requests related to financial matters as requested by superiors

Qualifications & Skills

  • Bachelor Degree in accounting, business, economics, finance, or a related field. ACCA/ CPA Qualification is an added advantage.
  • Fluent English and the local language both in written and oral communication skills
  • Proficient in the use of Sage or similar software
  • At least 6 years of experience
  • Analytical mindset and deductive reasoning
  • Knowledge and experience in local GAAP and IFRS

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