To be responsible for the monthly accounting up to Trial Balance (TB) level and monthly accounts’ closure in accordance with the Company’s policies and procedures.
Job Title: Senior Accountant: General Ledger
Location: Swakopmund, Erongo Region, Namibia
Reference #: VAC-71
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: Market Related
Key Performance Areas:
•Financial Reporting: Prepare and assist with financial accounting reports and analysis for review and sign-off on a weekly, monthly and annual basis; Assist by preparing correct updated financial, statistics or regulatory records and report required by law, regulations, IFRS, or boards of directors; Execute and maintain up to date IFRS knowledge, statements and policy; Liaises with IT in respect of software requirements for reporting.
•Governance, Internal Controls and audit System: Adhere to and implement internal control and governance framework; Propose improved internal control policies and procedures; Identifies and implement system enhancement and improvement projects; Implement measures to prevent fraud and mitigate financial risk; Assists to draft statutory accounts with fully backed up audit trail for annual Group audit process; Assists with all local internal and external audits.
•General Ledger, Trial Balance and Month-End Processing: Execute monthly financial accounting procedures to produce the final Trial Balance; Ensure accurate monthly final entries of all debits and credits; Execute accounting processes: Bank, Petty cash, Creditors and Fixed Assets; Coordinate timely and accurate month-end procedures and processes; Reconcile all balance sheet accounts and sign-off on month-end deadlines; Complete all final reconciliations, journal entries and provisions; Prepare all month-end journals, prepayments, provisions an accruals; Prepare and review all required month-end reports e.g. TB reports, debtor’s age analysis; Deals with stakeholders in management accounting, procurement and inventory management to ensure accounting is streamlined by these upstream processes .
•Managing Assets and Liabilities: Posts Bank statements and completes Bank reconciliation; Review Loan schedules and prepare interest and related Withholding tax on Interest journals; Review, calculate and manage Provision accounts; Process monthly Salary journal and review and manage Salary and related control accounts; Prepare the Forward Exchange Contract journal entries and valuations an reconcile the related control accounts.
•Audit: Assist in drafting statutory accounts with fully backed up support for annual Group audit processes; prepare all required support within the set timelines as per the audit plan; Prepare complete, accurate local fiscal reporting for review within deadlines.
Requirements and experience:
•Bachelor’s degree in Accounting (B.Acc/B.Com/B.Compt). Honours degree in Accounting will be an added advantage
•5-7 Years Financial Accounting experience.
•Sound experience in commodity marketing/invoicing requirements.
•Sound IFRS knowledge, Group reporting and VAT and Taxation.
•Good experience in Creditors and debtors account management.
•Financial report writing skills.
•Chartered Accountant (“CA”) will be an added advantage.
•Valid Code B/BE Driver’s License.
Application Deadline: 11/06/2021