Finance Officer

Job description

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Job Purpose
  • To support the Finance Manager (FM) in performing Management Accounting activities by provision of accurate and timely information/data, conducting daily/weekly/monthly/quarterly/annual reconciliations, providing advice and direction to associated departments in budgeting and in cost control measures and processes.
Job Accountability

  • Assist line managers in compiling department budgets by providing accurate data, account details and historical indicators to ensure their completeness in allocation and content. Assist in providing information, statistics, and trend analysis for the evaluation of business cases presented for investment decisions.
  • Collate and review data to support FM to compile MFRs/KPIs
  • Collate information to prepare monthly management reports and highlight exceptions to ensure corrective action can be activated. Identify ways in which better controls can be exercised such as effective filtering of the data, use of exception reports, etc.
  • Jointly with FM, perform variance analysis and identify variances/exceptions from budget for investigation or discussion with the line department.
  • Collate detailed information for cost/income analysis on various sectional activities and cost extrapolation to assist FM in discussions regarding financial awareness and cost control.
  • Support FM in ledger scrutiny of important nominals and identify exceptions for investigation and corrective action and reporting.
  • Raise invoices for services provided by line department as per agreed/contracted rates in an accurate and timely manner. Comply with credit formalities and approved payment methods.
  • Check invoices received, organize approval and draw management accounting information from the invoicing for reconciliations.
  • Maintain accurate data of key operations statistics and enable effective analysis and reporting by FM.

Qualifications & Preferred Skills

  • Degree or Honours (12 3 or equivalent) in Finance or Accounting
  • 5 years experience in Finance, Insurance & Management Accounting
  • Proficiency in the use of office automation software like Excel, Word, Access to be able to prepare and analyze reports.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills to suit a multi-cultural environment.
  • Proven and comprehensive numerate and analytical skills to interpret complex information and reports with the ability to communicate in written reports and presentations with confidence in various media formats to management as and where required.


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