Posted on :
6 Sep, 2021
6 Sep, 2021
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Job Title: Accountant – Ghana and Cameroon
Pay band: 4/H
Post Location: Accra, Ghana
Contract type: Locally Engaged
Duration: 1- Year Fixed Term Contract (with possible of renewal)
The post holder will be responsible for the end-to-end accounting process in Ghana and Cameroon including month, quarter, and year end close. The role holder will ensure consistent, accurate and robust financial accounting experience in line with generally accepted accounting principles and corporate policies. This is a supporting role in the Financial Controlling and Accounting process.
Main opportunities / challenges for this role:
The Accountant Ghana will:
Role Specific Skills
Required candidate will need to possess:
Analysing Data and Problems: Breaks down problems into a list of tasks to be done and decides on appropriate action.
Communicating and Influencing: Displays good listening, writing, and speaking skills, setting out logical arguments clearly and adapting language and form of communication to meet the needs of different people/audiences.
Managing risks: Demonstrates understanding of risk management policies and procedures and record of following them.
Planning and Organising: Able to plan own work over short timescales for routine or familiar tasks and processes.
Financial Reporting and Compliance: Understand and apply general compliance standards. Understand core elements of financial statements and reports.
Professional Accounting Standards: Apply accounting principles to accurately record financial transactions and maintain appropriate supporting documentation.
Transactional Accounting and Closing: Understand and apply the British Council’s accounting practices. Understand and apply account reconciliations.