Chief Accountant
eHealth Systems Africa
Kano, NG
2d ago
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eHealth Systems Africa's job vacancy, Career and Recruitment

Job title : Chief Accountant jobs in Kano Job Location : Kano Deadline : July 04, 2022

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  • Purpose of the Position

  • The Chief Accountant performs daily accounting, finance, and treasury activities as well as additional analysis responsibilities that may include support of the management team in a variety of operational decisions that have a financial impact and ensures compliance with state and federal financial regulations.
  • She or he engages in financial analysis in such areas as forecasting, budgeting, engaging in cost reduction analysis, and reviewing operational performance.
  • What you'll do

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Other duties may be assigned :

  • Performs month-end accounting activities such as bank, cards and petty cash reconciliations
  • Validates the financial transactions in Sage X3 according to company policies and regulations.
  • Coordinates with the finance team to complete assigned accounting tasks within the deadlines.
  • Monitors compliance of internal controls by project accountants and escalates procedures weakness and non-compliance to Financial Controller.
  • Assist in internal and external auditing activities by providing necessary information and preparing requested documentations.
  • Monitor accuracy of all accounting entries and the precision of supporting documentation.
  • Validates accounting entries to the general ledger and creates recurring journal entries.
  • Prepares end of the month supporting schedule and adequately monitors projects advances, prepayments and accrued expenses.
  • Ensures compliance with cost allocation policy and all other Federal funding cost guidelines.
  • Oversees the general ledger system and Trial Balance on a monthly basis and ensures corrections are made in a timely manner.
  • Engages in benchmarking with other in-country F&A teams to establish areas of potential financial and / or operational improvements.
  • Interprets the company's financial results to management and recommend improvement activities.

  • Reviews company bottlenecks and recommends changes to improve the overall level of company throughput as it relates to the processing of accounts payable.
  • Creates additional analysis and reports as requested by Management.

  • Participates in and promotes a positive, supportive, cooperative team environment.
  • Attends and participates in staff meetings, training classes and supervision.
  • Performs any other duties assigned by Management.
  • Who you are

    The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and / or ability required to successfully perform this job :

  • Master's or Bachelor's Degree from a college or university in Finance and Accounting or any other related field.
  • Must have 4 - 6 years professional accounting / finance experience preferably with a non-profit, non-governmental organization (NGO), or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Thorough understanding of accounting standards and regulations (GAAP / IFRS etc.) in non-profit business contexts.
  • Proficiency in interpreting financial and accounting reports.
  • Proficiency in the use of MS-office tools i.e. Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • In-depth knowledge and working experience Microsoft Excel pivot tables, formula development, cost control checks, and synchronized or linked tabs that ensure accurate financial management and reporting.
  • Proficiency in ERP usage - Working knowledge of Sage X3 will be a plus.
  • Working knowledge of financial control and analysis.
  • Energetic, flexible, collaborative, and proactive team player
  • Self reliant, good problem solver and results oriented.
  • Ability to work well in a fast paced environment, an effective planner with proven time management skills is necessary;
  • attention to detail, action-oriented, personal commitment, efficiency, flexibility with great team liaison skills.

  • Working knowledge of Fringe, Overhead, General and Administrative cost, and Management Fee.
  • Good knowledge of financial management and accounting and budget holding principles.
  • Excellent communication skills and an ability to work independently and is comfortable coordinating multi-country staff.
  • Organizational skills and great attention to detail. Must be able to work as a leader and member of a team and possess good problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines, multi-task and work independently.
  • Must have the ability to manage conflicts and resolve problems effectively.
  • Certifications and Licenses :

  • ACCA, ICAN, CFA, ACA, Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or equivalent is desired.
  • Work Environment

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can become louder at times due to group discussions or activities.
  • eHealth Africa is a tobacco-free environment.

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