Plantations SOCFINAF Ghana Ltd Vacancies

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24 Nov, 2016

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Accounting Jobs in Ghana

Socfin SA is a Belgian concern having its origins from the Belgian Congo back in the 1890s, and acquiring its first Malaysian plantation in 1905. Adrian Hallet, a founder of Socfin, planted the first commercial oil palm plantation in Indonesia in 1911. The parent holding company of the Socfin group is Socfinal based in Luxembourg. The group presently has interests in plantation companies throughout Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Cameroon, Guinea, Kenya and Indonesia. These interests usually involve a majority shareholding and are always managed by the group through Socfinco SA based in Brussels.Although Palm Oil and Rubber are its core products the group also produces Coffee and Roses. All produce if not sold locally are exported through Sogescol SA, also based in Brussels. Socfin has always adhered to sound long term sustainable decision making which is probably why it has survived for so long. This cautious approach respects the environment and the culture of the country in which it is operating. As such International Development Banks like DEG often participate in the groups’ investments.

Job Description

Job Title: Chief Accountant

Position Reporting

•   Reports to: Finance Manager
•   Reporting to this position: 6 Accounts & Payroll staff
•   Internal Key contacts: All Departments and Sections within PSG
•   External Key contacts: Various Suppliers and Contractors, Senior Government and Banking
•   Officials, Tax Authorities, SSNIT, Auditors, Consultants

Job Summary

Supervision of Accounts Section, including Payroll and ensuring accurate and timely processing of accounting information.

The Job Responsibilities would include but not limited to the following:

•   Manage accounts staff (scheduling, training, disciplining, appraising, etc.)
•   Develop, motivate and coach subordinates to achieve sustained performance improvement
•   Preparation of statutory annual reports
•   Ensure timely filing of tax returns and other local regulatory requirements
•   Ensure accurate, timely and organized treatment of all accounting documents
•   Ensure timely and accurate preparation of cash statements
•   Review and enforce financial and internal control policies and procedures
•   Ensure timely monthly closing of accounts
•   Organize and supervise annual physical stock takings
•   Compliance with environmental, health and safety regulations
•   Act as an advisor to management on all accounting and fiscal matters

Qualification Required & Experience


•   A qualified accountant (member of ACCA/ICAG)
•   At least 5 years post qualification experience of which at least 2 in a similar position
•   Strong knowledge of the Ghanaian tax systems
•   Very good working knowledge of MS Excel; knowledge of SunSystems is an asset

Personal Qualities

•   Excellent accounting skills (both technical and practical)
•   Organized and efficient
•   Accurate
•   Respects deadlines
•   Strong analytical skills
•   Hard worker
•   Honest
•   Ability to enforce company policies
•   Ability to lead and motivate a team
•   Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Location: Daboase Near Takoradi

How To Apply For The Job

Interested applicants should submit their applications and CVs through the e-mail below:

[email protected]

or Applications should be addressed to:

The Admin. & HR Manager
Plantations SOCFINAF Ghana Limited
P.O Box TD 1429

Closing Date: 03 December, 2016

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