Our client is presently looking for an experienced Accountant to be responsible for the day to day management of the accounting department of the company. The role holder will provide insightful financial input to business initiatives and deliver expert financial analysis of key risks and sensitivities.
That the finance related 'rules of the game' (policies and procedures) are clearly defined and disseminated.
The completeness, accuracy and validity of accounting records.
The timely preparation and updates of business plans and budgets, and monitoring achievement thereof on a continuous basis.
The timely preparation and submission of all statutory returns required for compliance (MRA, etc).
The timely preparation of reliable monthly management accounts including the balance sheet, income statement, cash flow analysis and projections and closure of accounting system for the month in question.
The provision of analysis and insights that are meaningful and allow proper understanding of business performance and the underlying root causes and risks.
The timely preparation of reliable quarterly financial pack for the purposes of IBL reporting.
The timely preparation of reliable and complete financial statements in line with IAS.
Design and operation of effective finance related internal controls.
Finance related document retention in line with regulatory obligations and internal policies.
Training and performance management of finance personnel.
Supports the business and its leaders by provision of information and analysis needed concerning financial matters.
Act as the administrative liaison person for the organisation of external and internal audits, regulatory inspections.
what you need to know
Chartered Accountant or ACCA qualified.
At least 10 years of experience in the accounting, external audit field.
Good knowledge of accounting packages such as SAGE.
Experience in Financial analysis & evaluation.
Knowledge of the financial services sector including exposure to the stock broking business, wealth management, global business operations and treasury management.
Knowledge of financial internal controls leading practices.
Good management and leadership skills.
Ability to understanding the trading business and position the finance function as a business enabler.
Ability to lead and motivate a team.
Ability to organise and prioritise work to meet deadlines.
High numerical and technical skills.
Strong attention to detail and an inquisitive nature.
IT proficient and ability to work with accounting systems.