African Bagg Recruitment: 3 Positions

Posted on :

23 May, 2013

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Vacancies in Ghana

African Bagg Recruitment is a subsidiary of African Bagg group of companies, renowned for being the local partners for international companies. African Bagg Limited specialises in offering market entry support and Consultancy services to companies interested in investing in Ghana and the Sub region. We cater to multiple industries across Africa, such as the Energy, Oil & Gas, Telecommunication, Security, Water and many more.

African Bagg Recruitment provides recruitment services to international organisations setting up in Ghana within the Energy, Oil & Gas, Telecommunication, Media and Health industry.

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Accounts Payable Officer

Job purpose:
Processing of invoices, credit notes, accruals etc through the Accounts Payable system.

Responsibilities:

  1. Processing of all invoices, credit notes, accruals etc in accordance with finance policies and procedures for “in country” operations.
  2. Generation of payments run data in conjunction with the Accounts Payable Supervisor and the Cashier.
  3. Monthly reconciliation of suppliers accounts balances.
  4. Ensure vendor payments are achieved within the agreed contractual payment terms.
  5. Liaise with Contracts and Procurement to ensure that invoices are processed only where a contract or purchase order document is in existence.
  6. Generation of month end accruals for services and goods.
  7. Resolution of accounts payable disputed items in conjunction with the Accounts Payable Supervisor and other appropriate members of the company’s management.

Education:
Experienced Accounts Payable Clerk or Part Qualified accountant with 2-3 years experience.

Skills
Some experience computerised accounting systems would be an advantage.

INDUSTRY: OIL&GAS

LOCATION: GHANA

Tax Manager

Reports to: Finance Manager, Ghana and International Tax Manager

Supervises: Tax Team (including a tax accountant and assistant tax accountant)

Job purpose:
To play a lead role in the management, co-ordination and integration of all tax related matters and activities within, and connected to, the Ghana Business Unit. The role will include ensuring that the Ghana Business Unit, including teams in both Ghana and London are tax compliant, that all tax related matters have been considered and the relevant advice provided, and the tax position is managed effectively and cost efficiently.

Responsibilities

1. Lead, manage and develop the Ghana Tax Team

2. Act as the focal point for all Ghana tax matters

3. Support the Finance Manager and International Tax Manager, where appropriate, in their roles and responsibilities

4. Engage with the relevant Government bodies on tax policy and legislation

5. Liaise with the JV partners to agree the tax positions to be taken

by the JV partners

6. Manage any audits or assessments issued by the Ghana Revenue

Authority and the tax input required on statutory and cost recovery audits

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7. Ensure business is updated on all proposed and enacted changes to tax policy or legislation and the implications these will have on the business

8. Develop and implement appropriate tax and accounting policies and procedures in support of the business

9. Ensure implementation of appropriate internal controls framework in support of the business and provide assurance on the proper operation of same.

10.Manage and oversee the tax compliance activities in respect of both corporate and operational taxes.

11.Work with other functions, including Commercial, Legal, Supply Chain and HR to build cross-functional working relationships and ensure all the appropriate tax matters have been considered and taken into account by these functions.

12. Provide tax support and advise on all Ghana operations including projects related to development and midstream activities.

13. Input as appropriate into the business reports and budgets 14.Ensure the Ghana Tax Team receive the appropriate training, development and on the job experience required to build an effective and efficient tax team.

Education:
A qualified accountant with at least 10 years of tax experience. Experience of the oil exploration and production industry is preferable.

Skills:
Broad range of Oil and Gas technical finance and tax competences including strong Ghanaian and International Tax knowledge. Proven functional and general leadership ability. Ability to lead, build and develop a Tax Team.

Business Behaviours:
The ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in written form in a professional manner is deemed essential. Ability to build functioning working relationships across organisational, corporate, and cultural boundaries. Takes clear accountability, and focuses on delivery of broader corporate goals.
Ability to take decisions and progress towards goals in conditions of uncertainty. Ability to discuss and reach tax effective agreement both internally and externally.

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INDUSTRY: OIL&GAS

LOCATION: GHANA

Finance and Planning Analyst (Tax Focus)

Job Purpose:

  • Company  is aiming to identify, train, and develop future Finance and Business Leaders through an in-house and highly structured development programme which identifies newly qualified graduates of high caliber as well as significant potential. TGL Finance will provide them with exposure to all the main departments in TGL Finance on a 6 monthly rotational basis. The candidates will be expected to undertake formal Finance and Accounting or Treasury training linked to recognized qualifications within a 2-3 year time frame. They will support Departmental Heads and colleagues to whom they have been assigned from time to time in carrying out tasks related to core Accounting transactions, Management and Financial Reporting, Inventory Accounting, Treasury, Projects, Tax and Decision Support activities whilst participating in projects.

This description focuses on the broader Financial Support, Analytical as well as Administrative tasks that will be undertaken by the Trainee(s) with an immediate focus on Tax in the first 6 months as an example.

  • Provide administrative, analytical and review support to various departments in Finance (focus on the Tax team in the first 6 months) with the preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual tax returns or reports and submit to authorities on a timely basis.
  • Support departmental colleagues in making submissions to the Revenue authorities and effecting payment of liabilities. Ensuring a controlled and fit for purpose audit trail for all related transactions.
  • Working under supervision of the Tax Accountant or appointed deputies, participate in collating corporate tax, withholding tax and other information for the company’s joint Venture parties and outsourced compliance providers; prepare and process forex journals, respond to request withholding tax information from vendors, prepare and submit quarterly filing of withholding tax based on entries in the Maximo system, prepare the VRPO vouchers, assist with the collation of data for the preparation of tax Expatriate Payroll, process and submit statutory tax payments e.g. PAYE, SSNIT.
  • Keep detailed documentation supporting tax filings and for audit purposes

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES / KEY OBJECTIVES:

Provide general support to ensure the smooth and effective functioning of the various departments in Finance with a particular focus on the tax team in the first 6 months of the assignment. From time to time, account for core transactions by undertaking the following tasks in AP, Treasury and Management Reporting:

  • Processing of all invoices, credit notes, accruals etc in accordance with the company’s finance policies and procedures for “in country” operations.
  • General of payments run data in conjunction with the Accounts Payable Supervisor and the Cashier.
  • Monthly reconciliation of suppliers accounts balances.
  • Ensure vendor payments are achieved within the agreed contractual payments terms.
  • Liaise with Contracts and Procurement to ensure that invoices are processed only where a contract or purchase order document is in existence.
  • Generation of month end accruals for services and goods.
  • Resolution of accounts payable disputed items in conjunction with the Accounts Payable Supervisor and other appropriate members of the company’s management.
  • Provide data extraction and analysis and prepare management reports.
  • Support for mini improvement projects
  • Ensure all Time-writing information is accurately entered into the relevant system with the requisite reconciliations performed.
  • Undertake to resolve issues arising from vendors and internal colleagues particularly in respect of period close procedures, timely submission of data and reports, timely payments and follow through on outstanding actions.
  • Assist in the Monthly Management Reporting and Revenue Accounting processes gaining intimate familiarity and critical tasks and performing relevant analysis as directed by assigned supervisors.
  • Provide analytical support for Treasury activities including the daily payment run, bank reconciliations, allocations and review of controls.

SPECIAL / KEY CHALLENGES

Trainee roles are relatively junior roles within the function, with high potential; they require highly committed, energetic individuals with good analytical capability, a problem solving attitude and a demonstrably high level of concentration as well as accuracy at detailed work combined with a willingness to learn. The desire to qualify within a specific time as fully rounded certified Finance professionals will be regarded as a distinct advantage.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

EDUCATION: A newly qualified graduate either on national service or having recently completed a year’s service. Preference for graduates with a Business, Business Administration, Finance or Accounting qualification

SKILLS  

  • Basic knowledge of tax regimes and sources of business taxation
  • Examples of being a self starter requiring light supervision
  • High levels of motivation
  • Demonstrable evidence of working with people in a variety of situations

BUSINESS BEHAVIOURS

  • Strong interpersonal skills with a professional attitude
  • Adept at dealing with individuals at levels both within and outside the organization
  • High attention to detail and quality, ‘first right time’ approach
  • A ‘rolled up’ sleeves approach to work
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Aptitude for improvement
  • Professional attitude
  • Team player
INDUSTRY: OIL&GAS

LOCATION: GHANA

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