Assistant Accountant


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Job purpose

Responsible for preparing financial accounts in a timely manner.

Key Responsibilities

  • Process and code invoices, credit notes and receipts
  • Gather, analyze and report on information about income and expenditure to support decision making and management planning
  • Assist the Senior Accountant in drafting budgets and preparing forecasts of income and expenditure
  • Ensure there is a clear record of financial transactions (income and expenditure) in accordance with organizational and tax authority requirements
  • Monitor customer account details for non-payments delayed payments, and other irregularities, follow up on outstanding payments, collect and allocate payments to the correct accounts
  • Respond to queries from customers, check and verify bank transactions
  • Prepare ledger balances, control accounts and statements, reconciling all the figures
  • Draft trial balances and financial statements
  • Identify and correct or refer any errors or accounting discrepancies
  • Prepare final accounts for review and approval of the Senior Accountant
  • Provide cost and revenue information in the required formats to the relevant people
  • Undertake any other duties as may be assigned from time to time

Key Performance Measures

  • As per your personal scorecard
  • Working relationships

Internal Relationships

  • Accountable to the Senior Accountant
  • Directly responsible for staff working under this position
  • Required to liaise and work closely with the other business heads as may be necessary

External Relationships

  • Tax Authorities
  • Suppliers

Knowledge, Experience, And Qualifications Required

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) or its equivalent degree.
  • CPA Part 2
  • 4 years’ experience in a similar position

Competencies

Technical and functional competencies

  • Financial Accounting
  • Accounts Analysis and Reconciliation
  • Preparation of Financial Statements
  • Reconciliation
  • Financial budgetary and accounting systems

Core competencies

  • Communication skills
  • Building Relationships
  • Focuses on the Customers
  • Develops Self
  • Solves Problems
  • Develops Others
  • Manages Quality and Risk
  • Managing Change and Ambiguity

Primary Location

Malawi-Blantyre-Blantyre

Organization

International Insurance Business

Job Type

Permanent

Shift

Day Job

Contract Type

Full-time

Job Posting

13-12-2021

Unposting Date

20-12-2021

Number of Openings

1

To apply for this job please visit britam.taleo.net .

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