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Lead Specialist - Regional Accounting - Africa

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Summary of Role
Provide financial, clerical, and administrative services to ensure efficient, timely, and accurate processing of financial information for the African region. 
Accountabilities & Responsibilities
  • Responsible for regional accounts receivable processes that have not transitioned to GBS. This includes creating sales receipts, debt chasing, maintaining revenue reconciliations as support of revenue completeness and accuracy, review and posting of prepayments, sundry receivables & staff debt
  • Maintain the credit card machine and record transactions accordingly
  • Responsible for regional accounts payable processes that have not transitioned to GBS. This includes review and posting of manual accruals, sundry payables and maintenance of Benevolent Fund in the region
  • Responsible for regional cash management processes. This includes prepare, record and reconcile all bank entries by compiling and analysing all bank statements, and preparing external bank transactions and reconciliation
  • Responsible for recordkeeping of regional contracts: monitoring & keeping up to date repository of insurance, lease and other significant agreements
  • Responsible for grant applications/requests in Oracle, follow up on grant payments, notifying the Manager Finance if funds are running low etc.
  • Maintain the regional foreign currency and local petty cash floats, ensuring cash is available for business requirements and managed and monitored according to the agreed policies and procedures, while keeping risk exposure of to the business to a minimum
  • Maintain all the regional fixed assets schedules including the processing of depreciation, additions, disposals and ensuring the assets are adequately identifiable and insured
  • Monthly preparation of regional balance sheet reconciliations for all balance sheet accounts for signoff by the Manager Finance
  • Act as the liaison and support point for all African branches: for reporting, budgeting, information requirements, expenses etc.
  • Work with the Finance Business Partner to prepare monthly and yearly journals
  • Maintain the credit card process in Ghana and Zambia, ensuring expenses are properly recorded and approved by the line manager
  • Liaising with external and internal auditors for the areas of accountability to ensure smooth audits
  • Collaborating with GBS colleagues
  • Work as a member of a high performing team, understanding that the role’s duties are a pivotal part of the team’s deliverables
  • Step in for the Finance Business Partner in a backup capacity during times of annual leave or similar
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Supervisory Responsibilities
  • None
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required
  • Knowledge and understanding of basic accounting principles
  • Experience as an accounts clerk or bookkeeper
  • Good command of English, both verbal and written
  • Driven, persuasive and able to motivate others
  • Team player
  • Deadline oriented/well organised
  • Solid Excel skills

Required Experience, Qualifications & Education

  • 2-4 years related working experience required
  • BCom or equivalent completed
Preferred Experience, Qualifications & Education
  • Operational or management level CIMA student

Equal Employment Opportunity

The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All employment decisions are based on business needs without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status or any other applicable legally protected status. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

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