Accountant

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Accountant

SOS-Hermann Gmeiner International College

• The Accountants role is to support the Financial Controller in establishing the budget planning, budget monitoring, financial reporting and review of internal controls.
• Other responsibilities include oversight of junior staff within the department that need specialist guidance in accounting standards, and industry best practice.
• You will be expected to have advanced knowledge of accounting standards (IFRS), tax and budgeting.
• The goal will be to provide excellent assistance and support to the Financial Controller & Senior Leadership Team.

The Accountants roles and responsibilities within the school include but are not limited to-

• Prepare the schools annual budget, review and update as necessary.
• Monitor income and expenditure in relation to the schools budget, and produce monthly reports
• Keep all school accounts and prepare income and expenditure reports in accordance with IFRS, financial regulations and shall prepare accounts for submission to the schools auditors.
• Assist in the preparation for the annual audit, liaising with all parties involved.
• Maintain and oversee all bank accounts including the schools debit card/s, completing monthly reconciliations and reporting banking errors to Management.
• Ensure that the schools finance policy is reviewed and updated as necessary and that the school meets all financial requirements.
• Responsible for all elements of cash handling including collections and disbursements, banking and security, fundraising and school trips.
• Responsible for the completion of the schools payroll, ensuring all forms including timesheets, new starter/leaver/variation forms and annual returns are submitted within required deadlines
• Responsible for the placement of orders ensuring they are processed through the schools computerized finance accounting package.
• In conjunction with the nominated staff members, scrutinize and attend to the payment of all invoices and statements of account.
• Carry out and keep analyses of costs and other statistical information.
• Ensure that all the necessary financial data required for payroll, the staff Pension and Provident is submitted.
• Ensure that all administrative duties, checks, documentation, reports and returns (internal and external) are completed accurately and submitted within required deadlines.
• Advising on compliance with legislation and guidance.

Educational Requirements & Qualifications

• Bachelors or masters degree in accounting, or finance
• Professional accounting qualification preferred e.g. CA, ACCA or CIMA
• Minimum 5-10 years experience in accounting/finance
• Preferable experience working with an International school.

Location-• Bachelors or masters degree in accounting, or finance
• Professional accounting qualification preferred e.g. CA, ACCA or CIMA
• Minimum 5-10 years experience in accounting/finance
• Preferable experience working with an International school.

Location- Accra Accra

Contact address

How to apply

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Job Information

    • Full Time
    • Bachelors Degree
    • 3 - 5 Years
    • Accountancy
    • Greater Accra
    • Accra
    • 19-Jan-2021
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