Africa Foresight Group Jobs 2020

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2 Apr, 2020

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Accounting Jobs in Ghana

Africa Foresight Group is an African firm based out of Accra, Ghana that connects freelance consultants with high-impact client engagements across the continent on a managed marketplace. At AFG, we aim to build African companies into global champions by offering world-class and locally accessible services. We are excited to work with talented, international leaders with a whole-hearted commitment to contributing to sustainable growth in African economies.

We are looking for a strong and dynamic Payments Officer to join the AFG team in Accra, Ghana. This position targets individuals with 2-4 years of work experience in accounts payable and/or accounts receivable management with a role in a start-up and/or financial services. You are a fit for the role if you have good inter-relationship skills, an eye for details and understand what it means to run a client-servicing organisation. You know how to build structure into your decision-making processes and you share the interest in building a values-based people organisation with a unique culture.

Job Description

Job Title: Payments officer


Key Responsibilities

  • Keeping track of all income, receipts, payments and expenditures, including invoices, payroll, invoices, statements, etc.
  • Administering the Firm’s cashflow tracking tool and improving payments processes, especially for international transactions
  • Administering and forecasting petty cash
  • Paying invoices by verifying transaction information; scheduling and preparing disbursements; obtaining authorization of payment
  • Obtaining revenue by verifying transaction information; computing charges and refunds; preparing and mailing invoices; identifying delinquent accounts and insufficient payments
  • Collecting revenue by reminding default accounts, notifying customers of insufficient payments, etc.
  • Supervision of third-party vendor relationships and re-sourcing of vendors where necessary
  • Managing client and supplier communications regarding all payments and receipts
  • Maintaining AR and AP ledgers by posting transactions in the software
  • Resolving discrepancies by investigating documentation; issuing stop payments, payments, or adjustments

Job requirements

  • Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree in accounting, economics, business administration or a related field;
  • At least 2-4 years of work experience in a similar role
  • Familiar with IFRS  reporting standards
  • Solid understanding of basic accounting receivable and accounts payable principles
  • Ability to build good relationships with clients, vendors and suppliers
  • Ability work as part of a broader team
  • Confident communicator, able to generate buy-in from others
  • Knowledge of the professional services industry preferred; High level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Intermediate computer software skills, including Excel and Accounting packages
  • Creative, flexible and entrepreneurial mindset with the willingness to shape ideas/projects
  • Excellent written and oral skills

What we offer

  • A vibrant and purpose-driven team culture
  • Constant opportunity to learn and grow
  • Regular team trainings to advance your skills
  • Competitive compensation with attractive variable rewards for good performance
  • Health Insurance Coverge
  • Flexible work culture that allows you to be at your best
  • Fast career pathways for outperformer

Closing Date : 23 May, 2020

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