Accounting Manager (Luanda, Angola)

SUMMARY & MAIN PURPOSE OF ROLE

The Accounting Manager is responsible for the production monthly management accounts our client in Angola for management review, prior to submission in accordance with the Group reporting timetable and internal processes. Responsibilities also include provision of accurate and timely information to internal managers to assist with statutory, advisory and internal reporting requirements.

KEY TASKS & ACCOUNTABILITIES

&#149  Preparation of monthly company accounts to trial balance in accordance with NGAAP and USGAAP.

&#149  Completion of monthly reporting requirements in accordance with EMEA and HQ timetables.

&#149  Maintain the accuracy and integrity of the general ledger through preparation of supportable. journal entries and monthly balance sheet reconciliations in accordance with group policy.

&#149  Tracking of bookings and sales and reconciliation of Accounts Receivable balances.

&#149  Monthly reconciliation of bank accounts.

&#149  Reconciliation of intercompany balances and agreement with other entities and timely resolution of reconciling items.

&#149  Ensure Sarbanes Oxley compliance including monthly reporting and maintaining Sarbox environment.

&#149  Collation of Angola cost of sales analysis for review by the Financial Controller.

&#149  Provide analysis as required to support the Cost Accounting and Financial Planning and Analysis functions.

&#149  Assisting the Financial Controller with reconciling ledgers within the accounting systems on a monthly basis.

&#149  Assisting the Financial Controller in monitoring and support of the tax requirements of DR Nigeria to the Federal and State Tax Authorities.

&#149  Supervise the Finance Team in Angola.

&#149  Report with regularly to the West Africa Financial Controler based in Lagos, Nigeria.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

&#149  8/9 years of Accounting professional experience.

&#149  Certified ACCA (or other Angolan/Portuguese Accounting Certification).

&#149  US GAAP familiarity.

&#149  Experience in managing teams.

&#149  Experience with Oracle ERP Accounting Systems.

&#149  Experience of preparing monthly management accounts to trial balance.

&#149  Experience of preparing journal entries and balance sheet reconciliations.

&#149  Experience of working in a Corporate reporting environment (ideally US Company).

&#149  Must be able to communicate effectively with accounting and non-accounting personnel.

&#149  Must be able to prioritise tasks, receive guidance and work independently to meet critical accounting timelines.

&#149  Must be self-motivated to find efficient and effective ways to accomplish objectives.

&#149  Experience in a manufacturing environment preferred.

&#149  Availability to travel to Lagos probably once a month.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

The position requires a combination of a degree in accounting and an Accounting Certification (ACCA, TOC or other).

All candidates considered to this process will be contacted within two weeks maximum.


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