We are looking for an Accounting Manager who will be the anchor point for all accounting, compliance and internal control related matters in the country as well as the senior liaison between the frontline and various GSC teams.
The responsibilities of the Accounting Manager include ownership of and providing insight into the Financial Statements, and handling the relationship with external parties such as various Government authorities, and auditors, where relevant. In addition, the Accounting Manager will need to be on top of governance, secure our license to operate, ensure robust internal controls and protect and enhance our external reputation.
A truly international, open and engaging working environment in a modern working location.
This is a highly visible leadership role in which there will be many opportunities for personal and professional growth in a dynamic global company.
Accounting and Finance
Drive the collaboration with the various GSC accounting and finance teams to achieve desired outcomes using the standard MLOS routines;
Drive the delivery of working capital across the country in close collaboration with GSC wherever applicable, including effective follow-up on any trapped/restricted cash balances in the country;
Act as the focal point for all accounting and finance improvements within the country(example: banking solution improvements, local accounting GAAP implementation in SAP etc);
Ensure that the year-end audit and preparation of the Annual Financial Statements is completed timely in conjunction with the GSC and an unqualified audit report is issued for all entities within the country.
Compliance (Our licence to operate)
Maintain our license to operate, ensure we are a good corporate citizen and live up to our values and standards;
Improve our external reputation and ensure we are in full compliance with all statutory obligations we have in the country;
Engage with local authorities as needed (example: agency licenses, reporting requirements, foreign exchange control).
Drive a robust control environment which mitigates all material control risks in the country;
Ensure that any risks and control deficiencies raised by AFRBCO/GRA/GIA are addressed timely by driving the required actions and improvements;
Ensure that the control self-attestation the country is performed and reported correctly and is being performed consistently in an upright manner;
Timely and comprehensive investigation of all fraud cases and incidents raised on the whistle-blower site for the country in conjunction with AFRBCO/GRA/GIA, and drive actions required for closure and recovery of loss
We are looking for
A financial educational background as Master’s degree in Finance, Tax, Accounting or a Chartered Accountant qualification;
Prior proven experience (at least 3 years) in a similar function or in a consulting firm;
Can lead without authority;
Working remotely with various teams to achieve desired outcomes.