Chief Accountant - Congo Africa


General Information


Company:
Confidential
Job Type:
Accounting/ Finance
Location:
Benin
Date Posted:
Feb 10, 2024
Salary:
Negotiable
Employee Type:
Full-Time Employee
Gender:
Both

Description


FRENCH LANGUAGE IS A MUST

Job Purpose:

Perform a variety of accounting activities for the preparation of reliable and timely financial statements. Make sure all accounting work is performed according to generally accepted accounting principles, established procedures, departmental guidelines, and applicable regulatory requirements.

Key Responsibilities:
• Planning, implementing, and monitoring all accounting activities and transactions as well as processing them within the allocated time-frame.
• Maintaining accuracy of general, revenue, expenditure, and subsidiary ledgers.
• Conducting verification and reconciliation as well as researching and resolving discrepancies.
• Reviewing and auditing all accounts receivable, accounts payable, purchase orders, receipts, payments, and other accounting records and transactions, as well as ensuring money is posted to correct accounts and that all accounts balance.
• Ensuring timely month-end closing of accounts and issuance of reliable and accurate financial statements.
• Monitoring collections, payments, and cash-flow movements, with regular reporting to the management.
• Managing and tracking inventory records in order to maintain inventory accuracy through regular physical counts and accurate recordkeeping.
• Preparing cheque payments to suppliers on time to ensure all due payments have been paid in a timely manner.
• Preparing and reviewing essential financial documentation regarding declarations and payments to comply with the governing financial rules and regulations of the country.
• Providing assistance in the development of the annual budget.
• Preparing the actual vs budget report on monthly basis as a tool of control to ensure the accurate allocation of budgets and availability of funds.
• Participating in the year-end audit by compiling and preparing supporting schedules, work papers, and financial reports as requested by auditors.

Ideal Requirements:

Bachelor in Accounting and/or Finance
CPA is preferable
A minimum of 5 years of experience in the field
Good in French
Accounting, budgeting, cash flow and financial reporting
Professional Behavior and Ethical Conduct
Communication skills
Ability to work within a team
Employment Requirements:


Additional details about this position will only be provided to short-listed candidates.

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