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POSITION: – CA (SR)
EXPERIENCE: 4 YEARS (MINIMUM)
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
Finalization of accounts, submission, and liaising with tax authorities.
Solid knowledge of using ERP
Knowledge of implementation of ERP finance module
Must have worked in retail
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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Is yellow fever vaccination required?
All visitors travelling from India to Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Uganda, Rwanda, Nigeria, Mali, Ghana and Ethiopia are required to be vaccinated against yellow fever with an international certificate proving so.
While there is no health check on departure from India, you will be checked upon your return. Thus, it is mandatory to be in possession of a valid international vaccination certificate of yellow fever before your departure. This certificate must be issued from an approved vaccination center.
Visitors travelling directly from India to South Africa or Zimbabwe do NOT need a yellow fever vaccination. However, any person entering South Africa or Zimbabwe from an infected area or having been in transit through infected areas must be in possession of a valid International Certificate of Vaccination against Yellow Fever.
The full list of Yellow Fever endemic countries:
Africa: Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast (Cote D’Ivoire), Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan (South of 15° N), Togo, Uganda, Tanzania and Zambia.
South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guyana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela and Panama.
When should I get the vaccination?
The yellow fever vaccination needs to be given at least ten days before arriving in a yellow-fever-endemic area and must be administered at an approved yellow fever vaccination center.
What documents are required?
To get an valid certification of yellow fever vaccination, you are required to bring your original passport and your international travel tickets. It is also recommended to have Rs 300 in change (cost of vaccination at govt. institutes).
What time should I show up for the vaccination?
Most public health centres open at 9 am, Monday – Friday. However, there is a limited quota of vaccinations issued everyday (less than 100 usually). Thus, it is recommended to show up earlier in order to be ahead in the line.
How long is the yellow fever vaccine valid for?
The yellow fever vaccination certificate is valid for ten years, after which a booster shot is recommended.
Can I be exempted from producing a vaccination certificate?
The under mentioned persons are exempted from production yellow fever vaccination certificate:
- Infants below the age of six months.
- Any person suffering from some chronic illness and has poor resistance and is thereby exempted from being vaccinated.
- Crew and passengers of an aircraft transiting through an airport located in yellow fever infected area provided the Health Officer is satisfied that such persons remained within the airport premises during the period of stay.
What are the re-entry requirements by the Ministry of Health?
The Ministry of Health, Government of India, has issued an advisory for passengers coming/returning to India from yellow fever endemic countries. Please read the full advisory here:
List of countries listed as YF endemic according to WHO
The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India, follows this list.
Can I get the vaccination in Kenya?
No, it is NOT advisable to take the vaccination in a Yellow Fever endemic country as it takes ten days for the vaccine to take effect.
Located in the horn of Africa Africa, Ethiopia is home to more than 91 million people, and less than 30 percent of the population has access to electricity. Under the Growth and Transformation Plan, the country’s government aims to boost energy potential through recent construction projects.
Thanks to an investment partnership between a French firm and the government, Ashegoda Wind Farm was opened at the end of October 2013. The 52 MegaWatt farm is estimated to cost slightly over 200 million euros.
Have you heard of the Grand Renaissance Dam?
Though the structure’s estimated year of completion is 2017, it hasn’t stopped the $4.7 billion project from making headlines. Announced in 2012, Grand Renaissance will be Africa’s largest. It will rest along the Nile River and run between Egypt and Ethiopia. If executed, this could be two milestones marked for the East African country’s development, but debate about the dam’s potential effect on the water supply of neighboring Egypt has halted construction.
- Do ensure that you have the chronology of your career from leaving High School to your current role. If you have gaps in your career then state the dates and the situation. We understand that things happen in people’s lives over which they have no control (and if you chose to have a three year sabbatical in a tropical paradise then we are, frankly, quite envious)
- Do have a brief CV with everything laid out clearly and concisely over three to four pages and then have a second document where you flesh it out with more detail, particularly in your more recent roles
- In the fuller document do demonstrate the breadth of your experience but be concise, the longer CV should ideally not be more than six pages long
- Do think about the achievements you have had during your career and provide a concise and meaningful list of bulleted points
- Do provide an idea of the scale of your staff and financial responsibility in each role
- Do use Microsoft Word as the document format (if we have to grapple for fifteen minutes with a document that defiantly refuses to open without the intervention of the IT department, it does not make for a good start to our relationship with you)
- Do leave off a front page with your name on it. We know that everyone does it and yes, it does look nice, but it is unnecessary. If just a few trees are saved every year by us not having to print that one unnecessary page, it will have been worth making you crossly switch to your document (which is in Word isn’t it?) and delete the front page
- Do use a confidential e-mail address to communicate with us
- Don’t have graphics or special effects on your CV. We once received a migraine-inducing CV from an outstanding individual. It had a colourful border which moved and flashed like a takeaway restaurant sign. A good CV could be passed over because of such clutter
- Don’t leave off the early part of your career, so you moved 10 times between the age of 24 and 30, you are not alone. If information appears to be missing, we get paranoid
- Don’t use obscure or ancient computer formats. The recipient of your CV is under pressure. When the message ‘unknown format’ comes up, it is severely frowned upon. Microsoft Word is the way to go.
- Don’t password protect your document and expect us to phone you for the password. Use a confidential e-mail address which you can get on the internet
Once you are on our confidential database we will be able to match you up with potential opportunities as they arise.
Don’t be offended if you are not invited for a face-to-face meeting with us. Keep in mind that as an Executive Search Firm we are client driven. Our ability to assist you is based on the positions that we are appointed to work on. We will not take up your time (and, admittedly, ours) and meet with you unless we have a definite role that we would like to discuss with you. We will make contact with you directly when a position arises that we feel will be suitable and of interest to you and take things from there.
- STAR methodology: Situation, Task, Action, Result. Questions which are best answered using this methodology will certainly appear to test your actions in certain situations. Come up with good examples from prior experiences.
- Ask questions: make sure you have prepared a list of questions you would like to have answered.
- Show respect: listen to your recruiter, be friendly, positive and show interest.
- Tip: send a thank-you email after the interview. You can confirm your interest for the vacancy and say your enthusiasm for the position has increased. This will definitely distinguish you from other candidates.
Common Job Interview Questions Regardless of Industry
- How would you describe yourself?
- Describe yourself in one word.
- Name 3 of your strengths and weaknesses.
- What type of books, magazines and newspapers do you read? Which were the latest ones you read?
- Why did you choose your specific university?
- How was your transition from high school to university?
- Tell me more about your academic performances.
- How will your university education benefit your future career?
- Do you have any plans to continue studying, for an advanced degree for example?
- If given the chance, would you have done anything differently in your university career?
- What would you have done anything differently in your life until now?
- Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?
- What makes you angry?
- Describe your ideal job following graduation.
- What career goals have you set yourself?
- What influenced you to choose this career path?
- What traits and qualifications do you have which will make you successful in this career path?
- Why do you want to work at our company?
- What do you know about our company?
- Why should I hire you?
- I can also hire someone internally in the firm. Why should I hire an external person such as you?
- What changes would you make in our company if I hired you?
- You`re standing in an elevator with your potential future boss – how would you sell yourself in 10 seconds?
- You are allowed to ask someone in history a single question. Who would you choose and what is your question?
- You are allowed to ask someone in history a single question. Who would you choose and what is your question?
- How many airplanes are there in the world?
- How would you gain the confidence of a client who has over 30 years experience?
- Do you prefer working alone or in a team?
- What is the role you adopt whilst working in a team?
- Tell me about a problem you faced whilst working in a team. How did you resolve the problem?
- How good are you at solving conflicts?
- What would you do if a colleague is underperforming, which is hurting you and your division as well?
- Are you good at dealing with stress? Give me several examples which demonstrate this.
- Are you willing to travel for the job?
- Are you willing to relocate for the job?
- What was the biggest challenge you ever faced?
- Describe a situation where you successfully convinced others of your ideas.
- Describe a situation where you arrived at a compromise with a colleague.
- Please give me some examples which show that you can adapt to a variety of people, cultures, and environments.
- Which areas of the world would you like to explore and why?
- Are you good at handling several tasks and responsibilities simultaneously?
- How do you determine priorities in your planning?
- How would your friends describe you?
- Have you ever considered starting your own business?
- Tell me more about your prior internship/job experience. How would your previous colleagues describe you?
- What is the most significant contribution you made in your previous company?
- Could you have done better in your previous job?
- What would you like to improve professionally about yourself?
- Your boss tells you in confidence that he is considering firing a colleague, who happens to be your best friend at work. How would you handle this situation?
When you receive a call from a recruiter to discuss your interest in a new career opportunity, be aware that the reason for the call is also to assess your suitability for it.
While the discussion that you have with the Consultant on the telephone is extremely important, your CV will be asked for. This document is your calling card, it defines who you are to an Executive Search Consultant. Set it out clearly and coherently.
Points for well thought CV then read on.
Generally, a professional CV has the following structure:
- Personal Particulars (Name, Address, Email, Tel.): For some countries the photograph is also included in the top section. In addition the marital status and date of birth is often mentioned in Europe and Asia.
- Professional Experience: Usually the company name, dates, job title and short summary of the position and especially achievements is given.
- Educational Background: This includes tertiary education details and certificates/further professional qualifications
- Further Skills: This can include language and IT skills
- Interests: Short paragraph on your activities outside of work (e.g. hobbies, volunteering)
- References: Usually 2-3 references are mentioned (contact persons) of recent jobs or the educational field. They are mentioned together with either phone number or email address. It has to be made sure that the relevant person actually consents to act as a reference for your application.