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  • Chief Accountant at Hamilton Lloyd and Associates

  • Posted on: 13 January, 2015 Deadline: 19 January, 2015
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  • Hamilton Lloyd and Associates - Our client is the leading provider of pan-African corporate connectivity and telecommunications. With customers in 43 sub-Saharan markets, they offer business communications services to regional and multinational corporations operating across the continent, connecting over 1200 of the continent’s largest and leading corporations.

    Chief Accountant


    Reporting to: Finance Director

    Purpose Statement

    • Ensuring that the company's financial activities are conducted in a legal, accurate, timely manner and are maximized for stakeholders' benefit.
    • Generate monthly operating reports, forecasts, half and full year statutory accounts and annual budget, ensuring timeliness, accuracy, relevance, good presentation and compliance with company policies.
    • Required to collate, interpret and analyse accounting and financial information and offer regular and timely advice to management on trends, behaviours, reactions and developments with implication for business operations.

    Principal Accountabilities/Objectives

    • Preparation of monthly management accounts
    • Preparation & management of budgets
    • Design of control systems for process optimization and (where required) and to safeguarding the assets of the company
    • Review & monitoring of operational expenses
    • Assets & Liabilities Management & review
    • Work with other line managers ensure all group related reporting deliverables for monthly, quarterly, half-yearly and yearly are met
    • Coordinate the preparation of statutory accounts and supporting the audit planning activities.
    • Communications and Work Relationships

    Knowledge, Skills, and Competency Requirements

    • Strong technical accounting skills including a depth of knowledge of IFRS and its business application preferably from a telecommunication or manufacturing company
    • Exceptional analytical problem solving skills
    • Attention to details
    • Highly organized and efficient
    • Strong presentation skills
    • Ability to work under pressures and deadline driven
    • Ability to manage multiple tasks
    • Ability to research and report on various technical accounting issues
    • Very comfortable with Microsoft office applications, SAGE & HFM Accounting Packages
    • Big 4 audit firm experience highly desired

    Qualification and Experience

    • A graduate of Accountancy or any related discipline with a minimum of Second Class Upper
    • ACA/ACCA qualified with at least 10 years cognate corporate reporting experience
    • Possession of an MBA/Master's Degree in relevant discipline will be an added advantage

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidate should send an updated version of their CV's to: Kindly indicate title of the job position as subject of the mail.

    Note: Only qualified candidates will be contacted.If you are not contacted after 2 weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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