Accountant

Site Capital Limited

  • Position:  Accountant
  • Department: Finance and Administration
  • Reporting to: Regional Management Accountant – West Africa
  • Authority Level: In accordance with the Approvals Authority Policy
  • Direct Reports: Accountant, Assistant Accountant, Junior Administration & Finance Officer, All other members of local Finance/Admin team as directed by Regional Management Accountant – West Africa

Primary Responsibility:  

  • Provide leadership and direction for the finance and administration functions across Capital operations in country.
  • Manage the financial, tax, statutory, accounting and administration functions for the country.
  • Assist in the development of the finance and administration strategy and implementation in line with Corporate strategy.

Duties:

Safety

  • Promote a culture of safety leadership at all levels of the organisation.
  • Demonstrate personal commitment regarding safety, environmental and social responsibility practices.

Personnel

  • Act as a mentor for the technical skills exchange in order to develop direct reports to assume positions of increasing responsibility, with special reference to the anticipated requirements of Capital.

Finance/Accounting

  • Management of all country accounting and finance related activities.
  • Supervise trade payables process, ensuring adherence to all relevant policies and procedures and facilitate a good relationship with key suppliers.
  • Ensure supplier payments are being made in accordance with contracted terms.
  • Ensure reconciliations of all balance sheet accounts is completed to a satisfactory manner each month, including intercompany balances.
  • Management of all country treasury obligations including strict oversight over petty cash.
  • Forecast cash flow positions and ensure sufficient funds are available to meet ongoing operational and capital investment requirements in country.
  • Management of country capital expenditure, movements, disposals and transfers including monthly review of capital transactions and completion of the necessary documentation.
  • Ensure compliance with Approvals Authority Policy.

Statutory Requirements

  • Ensure ongoing compliance with SYSCOHADA and IFRS accounting and co-ordinate the preparation of SYSCOHADA and IFRS compliant financial statements.
  • Manage the local audit for both SYSCOHADA and IFRS reporting.

Regulatory Compliance

  • Ensure all statutory and taxation submissions, payments and audits are completed correctly and on time, including non-financial reporting in country.
  • Ensure that all company accounting procedures are adhered to and that they comply with all relevant Government and Statutory Acts and Regulations.
  • Report any breaches in compliance, particularly with all statutory requirements and company procedures.

Budgeting

  • Ensure the timely and accurate preparation of budgets and forecasts for all projects and overheads in country.
  • Planning, creation, communication, delivery and management of capital expenditure budgets every 6 months.

Cost Control

  • Support the Project Managers and Senior Management with the timely and accurate preparation of weekly and monthly reporting for all projects in country.
  • Support the Project Managers and Senior Management with all ad-hoc reporting as required.
  • Engage in ongoing cost reviews, analysis and discussion in country.
  • Interaction with each project in country on the financial results, including variance analysis and recommendation of improvement activities.

Financial Reporting

  • Ensure the timely and accurate preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual reporting for all stakeholders.
  • Management of weekly revenue reporting, forecasts and reporting to CFO and Financial Controller for cash flow.

Other

  • Travel on a regular basis to every project in country.
  • Meet agreed KPI’s and objectives defined on a yearly basis.
  • Any other responsibilities and duties that are deemed to be appropriate for this position and assigned by your supervisor/manager.

Education & Training Requirements:

  • Undergraduate qualification in Accounting.
  • Master’s degree in Finance or Accounting.
  • A professional qualification (or working towards) in the field of Accounting/Internal Auditing would be an advantage.
  • Practical courses relating to Finance or Accounting in West Africa would be an advantage.

Experience Requirements:

  • A minimum of 8 years of professional experience in the field of Accounting/Finance or Auditing
  • A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in the mining or manufacturing industry.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in a senior/leadership role.
  • Experience working with foreign multi-national enterprises.

Equipment Knowledge:

  • Excel knowledge (intermediate to advanced level).
  • Strong computer skills, including use of email/Outlook, Word and Powerpoint.
  • Knowledge and experience with ERP’s, such as Sage, SAP, Oracle, Pronto or Sun.

Skill Requirements:

  • Strong leadership and self-organisation skills – the ability to lead a team and obtain results.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Ability to work autonomously, use initiative and be proactive.
  • Ability to adhere to deadlines and a pragmatic approach to work.
  • Excellent written and verbal French and English language skills.
  • Time management skills.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be fit and able to perform the inherent requirements of the job, including travel to work sites in remote locations.
  • Ability to concentrate on tasks for extended periods.

Application

To apply send your resume to WAF.HR@capdrill.com

Date of closing is 16 December 2021.

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