FMCG Ghana Jobs 2011: Chief Accountant

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3 Aug, 2011

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FMCG Jobs in Ghana

Job description

The Chief Accounting will be responsible for ensuring that the accounts of the company in Ghana and all underlying divisions and legal entities are accurate at all times, comply with all applicable internal and external accounting standards / regulatory requirements, and give a true and fair picture of the financial situation; also to manage all internal / external financial reporting and accounting, to ensure that the accounts are in line with all applicable internal and external guidelines and properly reconciled. Manage overall tax function and also ensure people development and succession planning within the accounting function. He will be responsible for managing each of the core units:

  • Financial Reporting
  • Accounts Receivable / Collections
  • Account Payable
  • Costing and stock control
  • Capex and Tax
  • Payroll

He will report to the Chief Finance Officer – Ghana. The position is based in Accra.



  • Management of inventory control
  • Management of accounts payable ledgers
  • Management fixed assets register and capitalization
  • Management of external audits and required reporting to NSE, SEC and tax authorities etc as required
  • All management and external reporting of Actual for all Ghana legal multiples entities – P&L, balance Sheet and Cash Flow – and management of submissions to internal, group and external parties as appropriate
  • Maintenance of chart of accounts and reporting framework in line with External, Group, and Ghana policies as appropriate. Ensure the integrity of underlying general ledger (MFG/{Pro)
  •  Integrity and accuracy of the balance sheet – ensuring appropriate reconciliations and controls in place (reconciliation will be performed by relevant finance functions)
  • Preparation of the Annual Report to the Ghana Stock Exchange
  • Introduce and ensure the implementation of modern finance software that performs financial calculations etc
  • Prepare timely (monthly, half yearly, annual) management financial information reports
  • Liaise with and provide information to external auditors
  • Conduct stock and accounting queries
  • Oversee the maintenance of the capital allowance schedule
  • Oversee the financial monitoring of capital projects
  • Oversee the monitoring of the CAPEX database

Qualifications et experience

  • Chartered Accountant of over 18 years with an MBA, or Masters degree in any Finance related Course
  • Min 15 years experience in Accounting and 5 years in a similar management role in a multinational FMCG environment
  • Sound knowledge of SAP or any Accounting ERP
  • Experience in streamlining automated processes
  • Sound knowledge of Financial Reporting, Accounts Receivable, Account Payable, Costing / stock control, Capex and Tax, Payroll
  • Sound knowledge of Accounting techniques and processes
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Good communication skills – Oral & Written
  • Good organizational and planning skills
  • Result-oriented
  • Rigorous and in a continuous personal & professional improvement process

What is on offer

Attractive package



If your experience, personal characteristics and qualifications meet the position specifications and your personal objectives are to seek such a challenge, then we would like to hear from you with details of your current earnings, up to date CV and explanation as to why your achievements to date fit you for consideration.


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