Financial Accountant


Development company

Full time
Greater Accra Region
Posted 4 years ago

Key Performance Areas

Overall Purpose of the Job:

(State briefly why the job exists)

To meet group management reporting and group and subsidiary company statutory reporting.  To continue the improvement in financial reporting quality and timeliness. To enhance the quality of balance sheet control and reporting.
Principal Accountabilities:

(Describe the important end results of the job, i.e., what has to be achieved and why. Start with the most important and number each one separately))

1.Preparation of consolidated monthly management financial reports for board distribution, in accordance with the pre-defined reporting timetable
2.Review and understanding of region and central profit and loss information through use of variance analysis and communication with region finance staff
3.Detailed review and analysis of central and regional balance sheet reports
4.UK statutory reporting (interim and year-end) including preparation and review of company and group reports
5.Improvement to existing financial reporting systems and internal control procedures
6.Ad-hoc and one-off projects as required

(Show job titles and under c), indicate briefly the purpose of each job))

a)    Immediate Supervisor(s)Line:Deputy Group Financial Controller
Function:Deputy Group Financial Controller
b)   Other jobs reporting to the same supervisor:Chief Accountant, Financial Analyst, Accountant, Sen. Accounts Assistant
c)    Immediate Subordinates:None

(Record any significant quantities on which job has some effect, e.g. budget or turnover, records processed, employees supervised. Where appropriate, express annual figures and indicate the year to which they relate.

Group and external reporting deadlines.
Job Context and Main Activities:

(Outline the context in which the job operates and record the types of activity involved in achieving principal accountabilities:

Preparation of consolidated flash and management accounts (including balance sheet, cashflow and supplementary analyses)

Critical analysis of financial data and achieving satisfactory understanding and explanation of variances

Review of financial and accounting processes and implementation of system improvements

Knowledge of Oracle Financials set up and competency in use

Understanding of group structure and trading/financing arrangements

Communication with Region and Group staff to resolve accounting and financial reporting issues

Familiarity with statutory reporting requirements and accounting standards

Decision making Authority/Level of Supervision Required:
Decision making as appropriate to a senior member of a Head Office finance function.  Limited supervision.

(Who are the job holder’s most important contacts and for what purpose? Consider both external and internal contacts, excluding immediate supervisor and subordinates, but including personnel at other locations , if appropriate)

Finance Managers (Group), Finance Director, senior Region finance staff, all Group Finance staff
Job Challenges:

(Identify the most complex or demanding aspects of the job)

Continued improvements to the quality and timeliness of group reporting
Job Knowledge and Experience:

(Indicate only the essential background qualifications, education, skills and aptitudes, specialist training and experience necessary to perform the job competently)

Experience of consolidating the results of international groups

Statutory reporting and experience of best practice management reporting systems

Motivated self-starter requiring limited supervision

Articulate and able to communicate confidently with senior finance personnel and group directors

Job Features

Job CategoryBusiness
Job CategoryFeature description
Job TypeFeature description
Working Experience2 years
Educational LevelDegree/HND /CA qualified
Salary RangeNegotiable
QualificationMembership of a Professional body will be an advantage

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