Apr 192017

ORKILA, a multinational group present in the Middle East and Africa, is seeking an Accountant to join its team in Accra, Ghana.

Main Tasks

  • Managing the company’s petty cash,
  • Liaising with bankers regarding financial transactions,
  • Processing entries of various items, including but not limited to: sale & purchase invoices, journal vouchers, payment & receipt vouchers, credit & debit notes, travel expenses….
  • Managing various accounting activities, not limited to closing general monthly expenses,
  • Following-up and monitoring collections, reconciling customer & bank accounts and creditors,  debtors and inter-companies accounts,
  • Following up personnel (days off, sick leave…)
  • Generating the end of month closing: salaries, depreciation, prepaid & accruals, aging reports, reconciliations…,
  • Maintaining general ledger by transferring subsidiary accounts; preparing a trial balance; reconciling entries,
  • Preparing monthly, quarterly & yearly financial reports ( sales report, balance sheet, profit & loss and budget ) and reporting to HQ on the same,
  • Participating in the company’s procurement process,
  • Conducting stock takes and reconciling inventory values,
  • Preparing monthly forecasts,
  • Developing SOP’s (Standard Operating Procedures) for the company
  • Securing financial information by completing database backups,
  • Avoiding legal challenges by complying with legal requirements,
  • Protecting organization’s value by keeping information confidential,
  • Helping with external audits, transfer cost audits, and all other tax audits, including VAT inspections,
  • Following up on the implementation of audit recommendations
  • Assisting General Manager in Administration.

Availability: Immediately

Required Skills or Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in a business related field
  • CPA/ACCA-at least part 2
  • 4 to 5 years experience in an accounting & finance role in a relatively busy company.
  • Knowledge of QuickBooks accounting system
  • Familiar with ERP system/Very Important
  • Knowledge of inventory costing is key
  • Good knowledge of the KRA I-tax platform
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong ability to manipulate search engines tools and search techniques.
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Detail-oriented, motivation and professionalism are mandatory.
  • Strong knowledge in taxation matters
  • Strong MS Office skills, including, Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
  • Knowledge in G-Suite is a plus (Gmail, Sheets, Docs, Slides, Drive and hangout)
  • Ability to prioritize work and manage multiple, concurrent projects and activities.
  • Ability to effectively partner with employees, management, department and cross-functional teams to meet performance objectives and to support mission and vision of the Company.
  • Good & strong team spirit, open communication.

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