Manager Accounts and Finance-west Africa
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
Oversees the daily accounting activities required to maintain the Authoritys general ledger.
Supervises, directs, and reviews the work of the accounting staff (including, but not limited to, cash reconciliations, trust account statement reconciliations, check runs, accounts receivable transactions, fixed asset activity, payroll, accounts payable transactions, debt activity, recording of revenue and expenses, etc.).
Cash management (including placement/movement of funds in various trusts).
Maintains organized set of detailed records and files to document financial transactions.
Resolves complex accounting issues or assists other Authority personnel in resolving financial issues.
Reviews general ledger on a daily basis to ensure accuracy of posting.
Produces financial reports involving the Authoritys trust accounts for monthly board meetings.
Coordinates monthly, quarterly, and annual closing activities.
Produces quarterly and annual financial statements and ad hoc financial reports.
Makes and implements recommendations to improve accounting processes and procedures.
Performs other duties as assigned or required.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:
Strong understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
Experience with governmental/non-profit accounting principles and procedures.
Ability to develop and establish financial policies and procedures.
Ability to work independently, with little supervision.
Ability to effectively direct and supervise.
Knowledge of operating and capital budget concepts.
Ability to analyze financial data and to prepare accurate reports in a timely fashion.
Knowledge of policies and practices associated with payroll and benefits administration.
Knowledge of personnel policies and procedures.
Knowledge and ability in the use of a personal computer and software applications (e.g. Tally ERP; Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, etc.).
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