The Accountant of the South African subsidiaries will be responsible for maintaining accounting books, records, entries in SAP and prepare the monthly IFRS reporting package. The accountant will cooperate closely with the external tax consultants. The Accountant will report to the Regional CFO who is based in Nigeria.
Key AccountabilitiesMaintain the accounting books and records in SAPResponsible for statutory GAAP and IFRS accountingPrepare the monthly IFRS reporting package for the Group reporting purposesAnalyze financial records and reports to ensure they are in accordance with the Group’s Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, i.e. IFRS for Group Financial Statements and Accounting Standards for statutory purposes with the assistance of the external accounting/tax consultantsCoordinate with the external tax consultants for the tax filings and ensure compliance with accounting, tax and other statutory requirementsParticipate in year- end audit proceduresReconcile customer and supplier balances and propose of payment scheduleReview and perform payments and maintain a payment schedule Perform other auxiliary tasks depending on department needs such as:
-Other reports requested by the CFOUniversity degree in Finance or Accounting The post-graduate degree is highly desirableInternational experience strongly preferred3+ years of work experience in an Accounting Department or Audit Firm; ERP experience preferred (SAP a plus)Knowledge of IFRS would be a definite plus, ACCA Professional Qualification preferredExcellent use of MS Office, especially in using advanced ExcelAbility to prioritize and manage multiple tasksAdvanced communication and presentation skillsAnalytical thinking, numbers literate, very good presentation skills are important.Is an effective communicator, externally and across Upstream departments.Masters teamwork; works cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems and makes decisions that ensure project success.Maintains composure and control over delivery of tasks when under circumstances of increasing demands and pressure.Is self-driven and accountable.Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.Analytical thinking, numbers literate, very good presentation skills are important.