Posted on :
24 Jun, 2019
24 Jun, 2019
Responsible for key stakeholder reporting, financial analyses, cost control, business planning, and payroll processing. This position will have extensive interactions with operations teams (mining, human resource and processing), Regional and Site Leadership team. Observes high-level confidentiality for all payroll related matters. Ensure that employees are paid in accordance with the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, company’s policies and procedures and Employees’ agreement.
Job Title: Business Planning Analyst
1. Stakeholder Reporting and Business Advisory Service
Prepare and ensure accuracy of payroll computations, such as regular month end salaries, mid-month advances, bonuses, terminal payments, including severance prior to final payments to employees. Attend assigned departmental meetings. Implement metrics and monitor results for areas of responsibilities and employees to track progress towards company and departmental goals.
Maintain a working knowledge of software applications, accounting issues, and processes so that information is efficiently and easily gathered with a high degree of accuracy with emphasis on continuous improvement. Assist in the performance of monthly variance analysis, comparing actual versus budget and prior periods, for both financial and Payroll related information, highlighting opportunities for improved performance.
Execute continuous improvement initiatives or opportunities within the accounting and Payroll areas. Assist in the coordination and compilation of presentations including but not limited to Monthly Performance Review, Payroll Reports, Post Close Reports etc.
2. Planning and Cost Control
Assist in the control over the maintenance of costs by responsibility, activity, cost center, element and other performance indicators. Respond to internal and external auditors’ requests for documentation and information for periodic audits.
Support regional compliance with SOX, internal audit, external audit and accounting standards, guidance and procedures.Assist with compilation of the monthly variance analysis of the operations labour cost, looking at budget versus, actuals and previous plan etc. for regional and corporate reporting purposes
Serve as a liaison between Accounting, Business planning, HR and other key stakeholders on any payroll related information and queries
Assist the Payroll Lead in Liaising with HR in developing policies and procedures and monitor the compliance with such policies and procedures to ensure that the payroll function is well controlled and operates smoothly. Assist the Regional Planning, Accounting and the Site Finance teams for corrections or modifications.
Prepare Annual, Monthly and Ad-hoc report for statutory agencies such as SNNIT and Ghana Revenue Authority. Prepare monthly accruals and provisions for severance, bonuses and other one off payroll items
Training & Experience
Formal Qualification (including Professional Registrations):
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance.
Chartered / Certified Accountant qualification is an advantage.
Knowledge of U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Procedures (GAAP).
Familiarity with Ghana Income Tax Law on payroll
Knowledge of costing and budgeting concepts and techniques.
Familiar with Activity Based Costing (ABC – Model).
Between 2 and 4 years of relevant accounting experience, or 5 years of combination of education and experience in financial modeling, cost control and economic analysis, or similar.
Familiar with country’s labor laws and payroll related legislation
Mining, construction, utilities or other heavy industry experience is preferred.
Experience in SAP and Business Planning Consolidation (BPC) is preferred.
Must have experience with a computer-based accounting system.
Demonstrated people management experience and the ability to work with internal and external partners and experience with continuous improvement programs and integrated management systems.
Intermediate analytical and problem-solving skills.
Good communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills.
Advanced computer literacy skills – MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).
Leadership capabilities and management presentation skills.
Time management skills.
Good information monitoring and management skills.
Coaching and mentoring capabilities.
Financial administration, analysis and reporting skills.
Adaptive, Professional, Respect, Confidence, Decisive, Integrity, Trust, Empathy, Emotional Intelligence, Confidentiality, Reliable, Independent, Multi-tasking, Approachable, Team Player.
The position is located in Accra.
The incumbent may be required to perform work at remote and isolated construction sites and may also be required to travel to and support other domestic sites.