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Senior Accountant Job 2024

Our client is a start-up founded by technology enthusiasts with more than 30 years’ experience in the data centre industry across the world. They have recently received their series B funding and are looking at expanding their team. They seek to hire a competent professional Senior Accountant. As a Senior Accountant you will play a key role in managing the company’s financial transactions, ensuring compliance with accounting standards and contributing to the financial success of the organization. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in accounting principles, exceptional analytical skills, strong collaborative skills and the ability to lead and mentor junior accounting staff.

Management Reporting

  • Ensure that consolidated management reports are submitted in a timely manner

Financial Reporting and Analysis

  • Prepare and analyze monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements
  • Provide insights into financial performance, including variance analysis and trend identification

Budgeting and forecasting

  • Gather information and input for budgeting purposes in a timely and efficient manner
  • Analyze historical financial data and trends to develop accurate and realistic budget projections
  • Ensure that budgets are comprehensive, covering all relevant income and expense categories
  • Develop and maintain financial forecasting models to project future financial performance
  • Regularly update forecasts to reflect changes in business conditions, market dynamics, and internal factors
  • Prepare reports on future revenue and expenditure expectations as required

General Ledger Management

  • Maintain and reconcile the general ledger accounts
  • Ensure the accuracy and completeness of financial records
  • Validate transactions in the Accounting System

Treasury, Cash and Working Capital Management

  • Monitor cash flows and prepare cash flow forecasts
  • Manage working capital and optimize cash utilization

Audit and Compliance

  • Support group audits and consolidation processes
  • Ensure compliance with accounting principles and regulations
  • Maintaining the company – wide control environment, monitor and report compliance gaps and drive improvement of the ICS
  • Collaborate with external auditors during annual audits
  • Develop and update company finance policies, procedures and processes manual

Taxation

  • Research on technical accounting and tax matters and ensure compliance at group level
  • Prepare and file tax returns, ensuring compliance with local and federal tax laws
  • Stay updated on changes in tax regulations

Month-end and Year-end Closing

  • Lead the month-end and year-end closing processes
  • Ensure timely and accurate financial reporting

Financial Systems and Technology

  • Utilize accounting software and systems to streamline financial processes
  • Identify opportunities for process improvements and automation

Team Leadership and Mentoring

  • Provide guidance and support to junior accounting staff and local finance teams as required
  • Foster a culture of learning and development within the team
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a business related field
  • CPA (K) finalist or ACCA
  • MBA is an added advantage
  • At least 5-years’ experience in a fast-paced Finance department with an all-round knowledge of all finance processes in a group setting
  • Telecoms, IT, Financial Services background will be an added advantage
  • Experience in Big 6 Accounting firms is desired
  • Preparation of consolidated financial statements
  • Proficiency in ERP
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Multi-cultural work background
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent Interpersonal skills

If you are up to the challenge, possess the necessary qualification and experience; please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject (Senior Accountant -IT) to [email protected] by 19th February 2024.

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