Accountant

Location
Tema, Ghana
Salary
Consolidated - 50% health insurance spouse/children
Posted
09 Sep 2019
Closes
09 Oct 2019
Ref
GHA07
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full time

Imperial Health  Sciences- Ghana seeks the services of an Accountant to provide support in the management of all financial operations of IHS Ghana. 

Key Performance Areas: 

Cash and Bank

  • Compile petty cash reconciliation with supporting documentation and process in SAP
  • Daily cash management to ensure availability of funds for operations
  • Capture EFT payments on electronic banking platform
  • Acquire bank statements and reconcile timeously
  • Liaise with relationship team to resolve all banking issue

Billing

  • Review and submit warehousing and freight forwarding / transportation billing for various IHS International clients to the Finance department
  • Review and reconcile all PODs post distribution 
  • Prepare and submit billing to all SPM and other clients

Debtors Management

  • Manage all SPM  and other debtors to ensure timely collection
  • Liaise with clients on accounts queries
  • Manage accounts receivables aging

Accounts Payable

  • Process all invoices received from suppliers on SAP 
  • Follow up on contractual invoices not received by end of month to ensure that all costs for the month are captured
  • Process supplier payments within contractual terms and review and manage accounts payable aging on a monthly basis

Payroll

  • Provide monthly input to Payroll for salaries
  • Review data from Payroll to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations

General Ledger and Monthly Reporting

  • Process journals on a daily and monthly basis as required – accruals, prepayments, etc 
  • Prepare and maintain monthly balance sheet review file
  • Prepare Hyperion Pack for review on a monthly basis
  • Prepare monthly Forex schedule and including reconciliation to check reasonability
  • Prepare monthly and annual financial statements

 

Auditing and Budgeting

  • Manage external and internal audit procedures and preparations
  • Support budget preparation process

Statutory

  • Compile a monthly VAT reconciliation, perform a reasonableness test and make payments 
  • Compile monthly PAYE and Pension contributions and make payments
  • Prepare and submit CIT self-assessment and ensure quarterly payments are made
  • Prepare and submit CIT Returns
  • Prepare and submit transfer pricing returns

Document Maintenance

  • Keep all required documentation confidentially, and in an orderly manner for easy retrieval

Assets and Insurance

  • Review and maintain assets register according to Imperial policies
  • Review and update insurance policies as required by Imperial policy and Local regulations

Qualifications Required

  • First degree in an accounting related field
  • Certified by a recognised Accounting Body e.g. ACCA, ICAG, CIMA 

Skills and Experience Required 

  • 5 years relevant post qualification experience
  • Knowledge and experience in Ghana finance regulations 
  • Computer and communication skills
  • Proficiency in Excel, SAP and/or Pastel 
  • Analytical skills, attention to detail
  • Ability to interact at a high level with clients, senior management and national authorities  
  • Ability to work in a team environment

Equity Statement 

We are committed to Employment Equity when recruiting internally and externally. It is company policy to promote from within wherever possible. Therefore, please be aware that internal candidates will be considered first before reviewing external applicants, provided that this supports achievement of our Employment Equity goals. 

Should you not receive a response within four weeks of the closing date of this advert, please consider your application unsuccessful.