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  • Senior General Accountant at GBfoods

  • Posted on: 9 January, 2019 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • GB foods is a leading FMCG group in West and Central Africa. We are into Trading and Manufacturing of branded food products for the African market.

    Senior General Accountant


    Department: Finance & Administration Africa
    Contract: Permanent
    Working day: Full time
    Sector: Consumer goods

    Role & Responsibilities
    We are looking for a Senior General Accounting Specialist, that will join our Finance Administration department as a supervisor of the different teams, being responsible for:

    Supervising the General accounting team tasks:

    • Post the general ledger and cash accounting entries, thereby compensating according to the type of payment/collection to ensure that the accounting reflects the economic operations. The related transactions but not exhaustive are:
    • Prepare and pay for the various taxes and social security charges, ensuring correct credit of the same in all managed companies.
    • Ensure that all the taxes are declared and paid on time,
    • Prepare and control the intercompany invoices and accounts to adjust the internal billing situation of services between companies of the GBFOODS.
    • Reconcile on a monthly basis the inter company accounts
    • Review all the differences noted and liaise with Corporate team
    • Post all the relating adjustments

    Supervising the Accounts Payable team tasks:

    • Vendor Invoices reception (different flows)
    • Posting for payment: validating the invoice with the Purchase Orders
    • Initiate workflows for invoice differences / inconsistences / formalities
    • Invoice archive
    • Follow up of open purchase orders, and vendors accounts

    Travel expenses:

    • Accounting for payment: supporting document validation, and posting
    • Technical support to procurement department (PO treatment).
    • Authorization workflows maintenance
    • Control the account balances of customers/suppliers to ensure the correct status thereof.
    • Handle inquiries from internal and external customers regarding the billing generated and guarantee the validity of the information.
    • Cash flow management

    Supervising the Treasury team tasks
    Main Tasks include:

    • Banking map and banking pool
    • Financial facilities management (M&A, CapEx and Working capital)
    • Cashmanagement; daily position and forecast
    • Payment management
    • Online banking management
    • Financial cost management and reporting
    • Management of bank accounts
    • Reconcile all the bank accounts on a monthly basis
    • Ensure that all the transactions on the bank statements are correctly booked (accuracy and completeness)
    • Ensure that all the outstanding items are investigated and duly adjusted
    • Make all the cheques deposit on the bank accounts
    • Make all the cash withdrawal for the petty cash replenishment
    • In collaboration with Corporate team, ensure the relationship with the local bank
    • Make the follow up of all the payments done

    Supervising the Audit, Reporting team tasks:

    • Audits and tax inspections
    • Finance reporting
    • Establishment of the annual financial statements


    • Academic requirements: Superior level vocational training in accounting
    • Minimum of 8 years of experience in a similar position
    • Previous experience in Accounts Payable, Tax, Treasury very desirable
    • Tool/ Software: Good knowledge of SAP FI (General accounting, Account payables, Customers, Banks, ...)
    • Ability to work under pressure with good communication skills
    • Rigorous, autonomous, innovative and proactive
    • Language: English

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to GBfoods career website on to apply

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