Senior Controller (West African Operations):

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21 Jun, 2012

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Vacancies in Ghana

Our client is in the business of exploring, developing and extracting precious and base metals all over the world. For their operations in South Africa, our client is looking to hire a Senior Controller.

This position is responsible for corporate accounting and internal reporting for West Africa operations and multi-country subsidiaries.

Hire and manage the work and development of staff members
Responsible for maintaining accurate company books and subsidiaries.
Prepare monthly reporting package, including comparative reports of GAAP (IFRS) operating results and financial position and variance explanations with consolidations and foreign currencies.
Prepare monthly forecast update, primarily by working closely with department heads in forecasting their department’s overheads.
Maintain schedules and books of IFRS GAAP conversion adjustments.
Assist with preparation of monthly parent company reporting package.
Prepare or review annual audit work papers for the outside auditors.
Assist in preparing annual audited financial statements.
Review bank reconciliations, loan schedules, management fees, etc.
Prepare or review the local, personal property tax and other government forms.
Review intercompany billings to parent company, including the follow up of payment.
Assist the Vice President of Finance in preparing the annual corporate budgets.
Special projects as required.

• Educated to Master’s Degree Level
• Chartered Professional (CPA)


7+ years of experience, including two years of supervisory responsibility.
Controller or equivalent experience highly desirable.

The ideal candidate will possess the following:
Strong organizational and management skills.
Ability to see the big picture while focusing on the process and procedures necessary to produce deliverables.
Meticulous attention to detail and accuracy in work product.
Ability to meet and establish deadlines.
Flexibility and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
Intermediate to advanced applications software expertise (Excel and accounting software).
Corporate accounting experience, including overheads and payroll.
Experience in forecasting and budgeting.
College accounting degree and public accounting experience (CPA/CA preferred).
Knowledge of local GAAP and IFRS would be a plus.
Excellent interpersonal skills and a team player.

Computer skills:
Demonstrates proficiency in all MS Office applications including Word, Excel, & Power Point and in Internet software.

To apply send CVs to [email protected]

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