Senior Accountant

Category:
Accounting and Finance
Location:
Addis Ababa 
Career Level:
Senior Level (5+ years experience)
Employment Type:
Full time
Salary:
Attractive and Negotiable

Job Description

Siz Agro Plc is a company engaged in growing and exporting Ethiopian specialty coffee. It owns 135 hectares of land in the southern part of Ethiopia located in Guangua area; a village 18 miles from Yirgacheffe town. The company is committed to grow coffee Plants at its farm and provide its customers the highest quality of coffee with exceptional service to its current and potential customers.  We are also planning to engage in import business and add value to our customers. 

Job Purpose: 

Ensures the integrity of accounting information, maintains general ledger, oversee general accounting operations by controlling and verifying financial transactions, manages account payable and receivables, produces payroll, conducts cost analysis, handles audit findings, prepares different reports, handles tax payments, publish financial statements, ensures the proper utilization of the company cash

Job Category: Non-Management

Department: Accounts

Section:  Accounts

Reports to: General Manager 

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Ensures the integrity of accounting information by recording, verifying, consolidating, and entering transactions.
  • Strictly follow up with intra-bank cash transfers, check deposits are executed in an efficient and effective manner. 
  • Prepares and records asset, liability, revenue, and expenses entries by compiling and analyzing account information.
  • Maintains general ledger by transferring subsidiary accounts, preparing a trial balance, and reconciling entries.
  • Summarizes financial status by collecting information and preparing balance sheet, profit and loss, and other statements.
  • Initiates and prepares payroll.
  • Performs cost analysis and recommend process improvements for cost-effectiveness.
  • Manage account payables and receivable activities in a timely manner.
  • Completes external audit by analyzing and scheduling general ledger accounts and providing information for auditors.
  • Avoids legal challenges by complying with legal requirements.
  • Protects organization’s value by keeping information confidential.
  • prepares daily cash position report by summarizing and categorizing cash collections and/ deposits and cash payments /disbursements.
  • Carry out monthly bank reconciliation.
  • Prepare sales and cash receipt journals, Cash payment Journals and General Journal (JV) on weekly basis.
  • Compute taxes and prepare tax returns
  • Publish financial statements in time, produce monthly, quarterly, and annual closings 
  • Carry out daily reconciliation of cash collection against cash sales, other cash receipts, cash deposits and of report from the cash register and update price list.
  • Ensure that value for money is properly applied.
  • Reconcile the company daily cash report balance with the bank balance and report any variance with objective evidence that can convince the intended user.
  • Based on daily cash balance, propose and advise the daily cash payment and cash transfer to avoid idle cash, unnecessary financial cost or interest.
  • Identify and propose solutions by identifying the gap between the cash demand and cash available in consultation with the concerned departments.
  • Forecast the cash demand in advance by analyzing and dealing with the amount needed and the maturity date of obligations, commitments (like loan repayment, taxes and any substantial L/C settlements).
  • Properly manage and retain contractual documents like loan related documents and other cash related commitments, new bank opening and existing bank closing documents.
  • Retain a check list that enables to lodge and follow up the daily floating cheques (Normal cheques, CPOs).
  • Collect all bank advices, bank deposit slips from the cashier, or any other vouchers and /or cash sales invoice.
  • Prepare sales and cash receipt journals, Cash payment Journals and General Journal (JV) on weekly basis. 
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as might be given from time to time by his immediate supervisor. 

Job Requirements

Education requirements:

  • A minimum of BA Degree in Accounting or Accounting and Finance.

Work experience

  • A minimum of 6 years’ experience at Import and export company of which three years as Sr. Accountant. Knowledge of cost accounting is a plus.

Skill

  • Detail oriented, very structured, organized and hardworking.
  •  Knowledge of Ethiopian tax and other finance related laws and regulations is required. 

How to Apply

N.B. Female candidates are highly encouraged  

Interested and qualified applicants can send their CV to 

Note: Use " Senior Accountant" as the subject line of your email
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