29 Jun 2020

Senior Accountant at African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI)

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About US:

The African Trade Insurance Agency (“ATI”) is a pan-African multilateral financial institution established in 2001 by African States. ATI was originally launched with the technical and financial support from the World Bank Group and has had more recent support from the African Development Bank.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop, maintain and implement proper operational controls for financial efficiency
  • Ensure complete operational compliance with manuals and policies, Board and Management financial instructions and any applicable agreements
  • Ensure that proper books of accounts are kept and are free of mistakes
  • Ensure that deadlines are observed
  • Manage monthly closure of accounts and ensure compliance with ATI’s Financial Statement Close Process (FSCP)
  • Prepare, on a monthly basis and in timely manner, the financial reports, trend analysis, cash flow projections, performance analysis, variance analysis (against the budget)
  • Assist in the preparation of quarterly reports to the Board of Directors
  • Prepare the annual Financial Statements in accordance to IFRS in timely manner
  • Keep abreast of new amended and revised IFRSs, analyzing their impacts and making sure they are timely and properly implemented
  • Coordinate with internal and external auditors
  • Ensure that all standing instructions requiring any input control or action by the accounting unit are met and observed precisely and correctly at all times
  • Supervise the work performed by the Accountants and ensuring all items are timely and properly booked, reviewing all journal entries before actual postings, reviewing all bank and balance sheet balance sheet reconciliations on a monthly basis and ensuring that all reconciling items are resolved in timely manner
  • Maintain and improve ATI’s accounting systems in liaison with the consultants and/or the software developers
  • Manage the annual budgeting process
  • Participate in the approval process of both capital and operational expenditure and ensuring budget availability
  • Keep the CFO fully informed at all times of any adverse or unusual circumstances which may affect the ATI’s financial position
  • Oversee the administration of the payroll
  • Oversee the maintenance of the fixed asset register and ensuring its accurateness and completeness
  • Maintain and improve manuals, policies and procedures
  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned to you from time to time

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal applicant must hold a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA)
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting
  • Professional accounting qualifications e.g. CPA or ACCA
  • At least seven (7) years’ work experience including in accounting, internal controls and audit
  • Experience in the insurance industry
  • Experience in team management and supervision
  • In-depth knowledge of IFRS and accounting practices and procedures
  • Good knowledge of the Insurance/Banking Industry
  • High degree of honesty and integrity
  • Rigorous and proactive
  • Excellent time management and organization skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to manage team and to resolve complex accounting matters
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work cohesively to achieve results through teamwork
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent computer skills (accounting systems, Excel and the other standard office computer applications)
  • Good report writing and presentation skills
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      Method of Application

Please submit the following to [email protected]

An Application Letter (cover letter)

CV including details of your current remuneration package along with details of three referees

Personal History Form, Click Here

Candidates are expected to be completely fluent in English therefore all applications must be submitted in English only

NB: Please note that once your application is submitted, ATI will only contact short-listed candidates.

ATI does not accept unsolicited job applications.

Closing Date : 11th July 2020


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