JOB DESCRIPTION FOR ACCOUNTANT
The Accountant will deal with monthly general ledger, balance sheet an income statement analysis and income statement presentation.
KEY TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Prepare, examine, and analyze accounting records, financial statements, and other financial reports to assess accuracy, completeness, and conformance to reporting and procedural standards.
Compute taxes owed and prepare tax returns, ensuring compliance with payment, reporting and other tax requirements
Analyze business operations, trends, costs, revenues, financial commitments, and obligations, to project future revenues and expenses or to provide advice.
Report to management regarding the finances of establishment
Establish tables of accounts, and assign entries to proper accounts.
Develop, maintain, and analyze budgets, preparing periodic reports that compare budgeted costs to actual costs
Responsible for preparing general ledger entries and reconciliations or month-end closing to close books in a timely manner
Assist in documentation and monitoring of internal controls
Develop, implement, modify, and document recordkeeping and accounting systems, making use of current computer technology
Appraise, evaluate, and inventory real property and equipment, recording information such as the property’s description, value, and location.
COMPETENCY AND TECHNICAL SKILL REQUIREMENTS
Ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.
Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers.
The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, mathematical operations).
Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with all levels of employees, management and external agencies to maximize performance, creativity, problem solving and results.
Supervisory management skills
Vast in excel and Microsoft word
detailed oriented and organised at work
B.SC/HND in Accounting or related course/
ICAN will be an added advantage
Applicants must have at least 3 years experience in management and financial systems and budgets, financial reporting, financial data analysis taxation and providing financial advice.
Strong knowledge of cost accounting is also important
Motivational but also challenging
Ability to work well under pressure
Keen intellect and strong analytical skills with the ability to identify and pursue solutions swiftly
An effective and authentic communicator, both orally and with the written word Strong ability to influence others
Excellent interpersonal, influencing and communication skills;
Pro-active and self motivated with the ability to work flexibly on your own initiative and under pressure;
Strong organisation skills and ability to meet deadlines;
Knowledge of Current employment legislation and Human Resources best practices
JOB DESCRIPTION FOR ACCOUNTANT