LOCATION: Nigeria

POSITION: – CA (SR)
EXPERIENCE: 4 YEARS (MINIMUM)

Job Description:-

 Verify, allocate, post and reconcile accounts payable and receivable.

 Prepare balance sheet.

 Prepare cash flow statement

 Prepare profit and loss account

 Prepare trial balance

 Present performance rations

 Produce budget statement

 Match budget to actual

 Prepare tax payments

 Estimate and track tax returns

 Identify tax savings and suggest ways to increase profits

 Complete quarterly and annual tax reports

 Produce error-free accounting reports and present their results

 

Requirements

 Finalization of accounts, submission, and liaising with tax authorities.

 Solid knowledge of using ERP

 Knowledge of implementation of ERP finance module

 Excellent English

 Must have worked in retail

 Reconciliation

 Experience with general ledger functions and the month-end/year- end close process

 Hands-on experience with accounting software packages, like FreshBooks and QuickBooks

 BS degree in Accounting, Finance or relevant.

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The inaugural group of winners of the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program (TEEP) was announced earlier today in Lagos, Nigeria. 1000 African entrepreneurs representing 52 African countries and territories were decided upon by the TEEP selection committee comprised of some of Africa’s distinguished industry Leaders  and  entrepreneurs including Monica Musonda, CEO, Java Solutions; Ory Okolloh, Director of Investments, Omidyar Network’s Government; Professor Reid Whitlock, the new CEO of the Tony Elumelu Foundation. Parminder Vir OBE, Director of Entrepreneurship at the Tony Elumelu Foundation, said, “The high quantity and quality of applicants we have received is testament to the brilliant ideas and incredible talent that exists in abundance across Africa.”

 

Shruthi: Interviewer

Divya: Interviewee

Shruthi: Why Africa is a next destination?

Divya: Africa is seeing rapid economic growth.  Looking at statistics and at the precedents set by China and India, Africa is currently a $2 trillion economy. By 2050 it will be a $29 trillion economy— bigger than Europe and America combined. It’s a bold talk, full of inspiring graphs all pointing up, up, up.

 

Shruthi: Why a job-seeker should choose Africa as his/her workplace?

Divya: Big C’s like PWC (Price Water Coopers), Delloite, KPMG, Earnst and Young etc., are very positive about Africa as a continent based on their analysis and case studies. Major gaiants like Tata, Airtel, Dabur. Godrej have either set up their branches in Africa or have planned to set up their operations in various countries of Africa.

One more reason for Africa to grow is their bounty natural resources and plenty of human resources which are English-Speaking. And major parts of Africa have become politically stable and hence are looking for next level growth. These regions are bound to grow. Major Time and again it has been proved that Indians are respected in Africa.

 

Shruthi: What value Ross Warner HR Solutions brings to companies?

Divya:  Any consultant who has experience in the Job market of Africa is an add-on value. So that the consultant knows the working standards, pattern of the environment, and the culture of the country. Acquaintance primarily helps bridge the gap. It gives right information to the employer and employee helps retain the talent. Overall cycle of recruitment is complete.

 

Shruthi: How are the job opportunities in Africa?

Divya: The markets like Telecom, Power, Oil & Gas, Infrastructure, BFSI, Petroleum, Paper Industry, and Plastic are providing huge scope of growth.

When you are hiring candidates for Africa, there might be a scenario when there is a ambiguity to choose the recruitment firms.

Here is the best slot you can get:

 

  1. KPMG Professional Services: KPMG in India is one of the leading providers of risk, financial & business advisory, tax & regulatory services, internal audit, and corporate governance. With a global approach to service delivery, the firm responds to clients’ complex business challenges with a broad range of services across industry sectors and national boundaries.

 

  1. Ross Warner HR Solutions: Ross Warner HR Solutions (Formerly known as Kosmic Rays HR Solutions), is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company and an privileged member of ERA and is one of the leading HR Recruitment Solution  company in Mumbai ServingClients In Africa and India backed by more than 50 man years experience. They are instrumental in building companies as they give best brains in the market. They specialize in markets like Infrastructure, Banking, Finance, IT, Pharmaceutical, Healthcare & Life-Sciences, Media, Advertising & Communication, Tele Communications, Power & Energy, Automobile, Manufacturing & Processes, Retailing, Customer & service, Research and Development.

 

  1. Michael Page: The original PageGroup brand, Michael Page is comprised of 25 disciplines – each providing a service to a specialist area of the market. They recruit permanent, temporary, contract and interim opportunities, typically from second/third job levels upward. Businesses they work with, range from SMEs to global blue-chip organizations.

 

  1. Antal International: Antal International Network offers more than just a local recruitment solution. They provide permanent, temporary, interim and contract recruitment solutions in country with the benefit of an international network. Internally they have an impressive range of sector-experienced industry leaders and traditional recruiters.

 

 

  1. Adecco Nigeria Limited: Provides a diversified Recruitment with highly skilled professionals. They adopt multi-vacancy and recruitment process outsourcing solutions for volume hiring and project related solutions.

DAR ES SALAAM, Oct 25 (Reuters) – Tanzania has held talks with France’s Total and Britain’s BP over oil and gas exploration, its energy ministry said on Saturday, aiming to add to major companies active in its thriving energy sector.

Companies already present in the east African state include Norway’s Statoil, Brazil’s Petrobras, Royal Dutch Shell , BG Group and Exxon Mobil..

Total executives were in Tanzania’s commercial capital Dar es Salaam this week with Energy and Minerals Minister Sospeter Muhongo, the ministry said.

“Total has expressed interest to explore for gas and oil in the Lake Eyasi (open acreage area),” Muhongo said in a statement.

“We welcome competition and we would like many companies to participate in this sector,” he added.

Muhongo has also held separate talks with BP officials, though he did not give details about when those talks were held.

In May, China’s state-run offshore oil and gas producer CNOOC Ltd and Russian gas producer Gazprom also submitted bids for four of the eight oil and gas blocks Tanzania offered in its fourth offshore licensing round.

East Africa is a new hot spot for energy companies after substantial deposits of crude oil were found in Uganda and major natural gas reserves were discovered off the coasts of Tanzania and Mozambique.

People are normally petrified when they hear the name of Africa. But the words from the mouth of expats are actually a very different one. Expats compare Delhi and Africa! Can you beat that? In fact expats are actually disappointed that many talented people are missing out golden opportunities being prejudiced about the place’s name.

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Culture of Ghana

Posted by | August 9, 2014 | Africa recruitment agency

For those planning to travel to Ghana for the first time, you may like to check out clips from a recent episode of the Amazing Race when it hit Accra, the capital of Ghana. I’ve just had a chance to see the clips for the first time myself and can vouch that there is nothing unusual in the experiences that the contestants had in Ghana.

That is, this is the Ghana I know and that you will encounter when you arrive. Some Ghanaians are annoyed by a “dirty” representation of Accra but, frankly, that’s how Accra is.But we all have to deal with it. As did the racers.

You’ll see inside a real market and also check out the famous coffin makers. Of course, you don’t need to visit these places when you come to Ghana but you’d be missing out.

A little explanation on the coffins. They’re mostly “patronised” by the Ga people of Greater Accra. I say Ga, but I’m sure someone will disagree with me. The deceased may have expressed a desire to be buried in a coffin that represented their occupation in life, but also their vices or hobbies. You will see coffins shaped as cigarettes, bottles of beer, Coca Cola, pens, rockets, lobsters, and the lovely cow you can see in the photo above. Personally, I’d like to be buried in an Egyptian mummy with a bellydance coin motif coffin as well as some Adinkra symbols, kente designs, mud cloth prints and ancient Japanese text. Surely that’s not too much to ask?

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Indian Expat Living in South Africa – Interview with Namrata

Posted by | July 12, 2014 | Uncategorized

Here’s the interview with Namrata…
Where are you originally from?
New Delhi, India

In which country and city are you living now?
Johannesburg, South Africa

How long have you lived in South Africa and how long are you planning to stay?
I moved here last year – February, 2013. There is no fixed plan to be honest. Both, my husband & I have fallen in love with this country and would love to live and work here at least for the next few years. But it all depends on the work and when/where the next posting might be.
Adorable little Mia

Why did you move to South Africa and what do you do?
Well, I just moved here to be with my husband. My husband was offered a very good job opportunity, and both of us decided that this would be an opportune time to get some international work experience. So we decided to take the plunge. And here we are…in heart of the rainbow nation.

Whilst in India, I used to work as an investment analyst. But since moving to SA, given the visa restrictions, getting employed has posed a big challenge. However, I have been using this ‘break’ to my best advantage and have been exploring Joburg and SA to the fullest.

A few months back,coaxed by friends and family, I started writing a blog – Mia Musings,in order to record and share all my wonderful experiences.

Did you bring family with you?
We don’t have any kids yet so my husband and I moved alone. However,a few months back, we expanded our family to include a dear little rescued puppy, Mia. She’s a most adorable little mutt!

How did you find the transition to living in a foreign country?
Well, I have lived in the UK for a bit before. So moving from India to SA was not that big a challenge. Since we were helped by a relocation agency, our entire move was rather smooth – from packing up our house in India to shipping and setting up in Johannesburg. Fortunately, none of our stuff was broken or missing (I have heard some horrifying stories from others). In addition, as a country, SA is quite an easy place to settle in – there are no language issues per se as English is widely spoken, driving is on the same side as in India(after having driven in Delhi, this place feels like heaven!), the weather is awesome all year round and there is so much to see & do!

However,there are some other things that take a while getting used to – the fact that everyone has to live inside electric-fenced, gated communities,that you have to be alert and aware everywhere you go, that there is just no public transport system to speak of, and that until you are really sure of your surroundings – you cannot decide to take a walk. Security is a big issue here, especially in Johannesburg. However, over the last few years, things seem to have gotten better. So its not as bad as perceived. but when you are an expat and completely new to a place, you tend to believe whatever you hear. So, during our first few months, we were pretty edgy. Always careful, always well-planned, avoiding the so-called no-go areas. This kind of took away the initial joy of living in a new country.
But we have come a long way since, and are much more relaxed and happier now!

Was it easy making friends and meeting people; do you mainly socialise with other expats?
We met a lot of lovely people through my husband’s office – both locals as well as expats. Through them,we have met other interesting people. And have been able to make quite a nice bunch of friends. However, it has been more difficult for me. Since I don’t work or have kids, meeting new people has been a challenge. But I have joined a few groups such as Meetup and the events organised by has given me an opportunity to meet a variety of people. Joining hobby classes such as pottery and the gym, have also helped.
The local South Africans are a really friendly lot and very warm. We have been fortunate to have met a lot of really nice people.
Amazing colors on a graffiti in Joburg

What are the best things to do in the area; anything to recommend to future expats?
Joburg is not really a holiday destination. But for people who live here, especially expats, there are tons of things to do. SA is a very outdoorsy place. So anyone who has an inclination towards sporting activities such as biking, running, hiking, etc will be thrilled to live here as every other week there are marathons, obstacle races, biking events, etc. Additionally, there are places in less than an hour’s drive where you could go dirt biking, camping, fishing, or simply get away from the hustle bustle.
There are a number of botanical gardens where one could take the kids and braai (south african for a bbq. Then ofcourse there is the bushveld – the wildlife.
Besides these, there is a lot of cultural stuff happening from theatre to musicals, to stand up comedy.
My personal favourite are the weekend farmers’ markets that are organised in different parts of joburg. Each one is different and worth checking out. An excellent on a nice sunny day.

What do you enjoy most about living in South Africa?
The thing i love most is the weather. Its so moderate all year round. Not too hot in summer or too cold in winter. And the sun is out, nice & bright on most days. This makes being outdoors so much fun.
Also the fact that the city offers a variety of activities for the entire family. This has kept us from getting bored on any weekend – so far!

How does the cost of living in South Africa compare to home?
The cost of living as compared to New Delhi is almost the same. There maybe a few things that are more expensive here than in India, but overall, its almost the same.

What negatives, if any, are there to living in South Africa?
The constant worry about security and the mis-led media hype on how dangerous it is to live here. Having to explain to everyone who hears that we live in Joburg, that its actually nothing like what you have heard and that the ground reality is very different, is most annoying.

If you could pick one piece of advice to anyone moving to South Africa, what would it be?
Don’t believe everything you read about the city/country. In fact speak to other expats currently living here to get a clear picture. And definitely don’t speak to people who have migrated from SA! they left years ago and still think SA is the same today as it was when they left.

What has been the hardest aspect to your expat experience so far?
Finding a job. It’s been really hard to get used to not working! I hadn’t realised that the labour laws would be so stringent.

When you finally return home, how do you think you’ll cope with repatriation?
I would settle right back in! We miss our friends and family a lot and India is home after all

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South Africa Economy is Booming

Posted by | July 12, 2014 | Uncategorized

Many African economies are booming. South Africa’s is not. Europe, its biggest export market, is mired in recession. Mining output fell in February and again in March. Consumer confidence is at a nine-year low. Massmart, part-owned by Walmart, this week became the latest big retailer to report disappointing sales figures. Unemployment is above 25%. If those who want work but are too discouraged to look for it are included, the rate is close to 37%.

In such circumstances, a cut in interest rates might ginger up the economy. But South Africa’s central bank kept its benchmark rate at 5% on May 23rd, in part because of an alarming decline in the rand in recent weeks. The weaker currency will push up import costs and boost inflation which is already close to the top of the target range of 3%-6%. The rand’s slide is part of a general sell-off in emerging-market currencies against the dollar, but few have fallen as hard. And there are concerns that the foreign investment that South Africa needs to finance its large current-account deficit is being scared off by a fresh bout of industrial strife.

Wage demands seem destined to be unmet. The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has called for pay rises of up to 60%, just as gold and platinum prices are falling. NUMSA, the metal-workers union, wants a 20% pay increase for all its members. Wildcat strikes recently hit Lonmin’s platinum mine in Marikana, where dozens of striking workers were killed by police last August. The threat of unrest goes beyond the mines. “If no agreement is reached, workers will have no choice but to go to the streets,” warned Mphumzi Maqungo, NUMSA’s national treasurer.

Such demands are not consistent with a 6% inflation cap nor with stable employment. Gill Marcus, the central-bank governor, warned that “the risk of a wage-price spiral remains high”. The wonder is that unions can ask for such pay deals when so many people are out of work. But the unemployed in South Africa cannot price themselves into work because of strict job-protection laws. The workforce is divided between privileged “insiders” and mostly young “outsiders”. As in the bits of Europe with hard-to-fire workers and high unemployment rates, those in work have many out-of-work dependents to support, so feel justified in their wage demands.

This year’s claims have been given an extra boost because unions are in a battle for relevancy. The NUM has been displaced in Marikana’s mines by AMCU, an upstart which now has the majority of Lonmin’s platinum workers in its ranks. The NUM is affiliated with COSATU, a union federation with close ties to the ruling African National Congress (ANC). Members who deserted felt its officials were too cosy with the powers-that-be, including employers. What better way to retain its rank-and-file support—and win lost members back—than an eye-watering pay bid?

But as the slide in the rand continued, the ANC leadership started to worry out loud. “If we do not resolve our labour-relations challenges, we will all be losers, we will see deteriorating confidence, job losses and business failures,” the finance minister, Pravin Gordhan, told parliament. It was a statement with which no one could disagree, but which also did not call on anybody to resolve the problem. Typically, President Jacob Zuma outdid him in his criticism of nobody in particular (and certainly not the unions): “We should demand better salaries and working conditions, but we may not wreck the economy.” With such vague guidance, industrial peace is unlikely to break out soon.

 

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Posted by | July 12, 2014 | life in Africa

Many African economies are booming. South Africa’s is not. Europe, its biggest export market, is mired in recession. Mining output fell in February and again in March. Consumer confidence is at a nine-year low. Massmart, part-owned by Walmart, this week became the latest big retailer to report disappointing sales figures. Unemployment is above 25%. If those who want work but are too discouraged to look for it are included, the rate is close to 37%.

In such circumstances, a cut in interest rates might ginger up the economy. But South Africa’s central bank kept its benchmark rate at 5% on May 23rd, in part because of an alarming decline in the rand in recent weeks. The weaker currency will push up import costs and boost inflation which is already close to the top of the target range of 3%-6%. The rand’s slide is part of a general sell-off in emerging-market currencies against the dollar, but few have fallen as hard. And there are concerns that the foreign investment that South Africa needs to finance its large current-account deficit is being scared off by a fresh bout of industrial strife.

Wage demands seem destined to be unmet. The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has called for pay rises of up to 60%, just as gold and platinum prices are falling. NUMSA, the metal-workers union, wants a 20% pay increase for all its members. Wildcat strikes recently hit Lonmin’s platinum mine in Marikana, where dozens of striking workers were killed by police last August. The threat of unrest goes beyond the mines. “If no agreement is reached, workers will have no choice but to go to the streets,” warned Mphumzi Maqungo, NUMSA’s national treasurer.

Such demands are not consistent with a 6% inflation cap nor with stable employment. Gill Marcus, the central-bank governor, warned that “the risk of a wage-price spiral remains high”. The wonder is that unions can ask for such pay deals when so many people are out of work. But the unemployed in South Africa cannot price themselves into work because of strict job-protection laws. The workforce is divided between privileged “insiders” and mostly young “outsiders”. As in the bits of Europe with hard-to-fire workers and high unemployment rates, those in work have many out-of-work dependents to support, so feel justified in their wage demands.

This year’s claims have been given an extra boost because unions are in a battle for relevancy. The NUM has been displaced in Marikana’s mines by AMCU, an upstart which now has the majority of Lonmin’s platinum workers in its ranks. The NUM is affiliated with COSATU, a union federation with close ties to the ruling African National Congress (ANC). Members who deserted felt its officials were too cosy with the powers-that-be, including employers. What better way to retain its rank-and-file support—and win lost members back—than an eye-watering pay bid?

But as the slide in the rand continued, the ANC leadership started to worry out loud. “If we do not resolve our labour-relations challenges, we will all be losers, we will see deteriorating confidence, job losses and business failures,” the finance minister, Pravin Gordhan, told parliament. It was a statement with which no one could disagree, but which also did not call on anybody to resolve the problem. Typically, President Jacob Zuma outdid him in his criticism of nobody in particular (and certainly not the unions): “We should demand better salaries and working conditions, but we may not wreck the economy.” With such vague guidance, industrial peace is unlikely to break out soon.