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JOB TITLE:       Accountant 

 

REPORTS TO:  Financial Controller

 

FUNCTION:       Finance

 

LOCATION:        Lashibi

 

DATE:                 22/11/2017

ROLE OBJECTIVE:

A multi-million dollar Hospital and Diagnostic Center providing excellent and holistic healthcare for individuals and companies is seeking an Accountant to support management decision making with relevant information and assist the Financial Controller to ensure the financial viability of the hospital through sound financial management practices, risk mitigation and resource control.

REPORTEES:

1.    Finance Officers

2.    Billing supervisor and verification officers

3.    Credit Manager

4.    Cashiers

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

RECORDS KEEPING AND FINANCIAL DATA

  • Ensure timely reporting of financial and non-information as may be useful for managerial decision making

  • Ensure that proper Accounting records are maintained and filed for easy retrieval

  • Ensure all financial data is entered into the AX on timely manner

  • Verify all entered data taking note of double entry principle, accounting standards, accounting concepts and conventions

  • Review all reconciliations (Bank, Receivables, Suppliers etc.)

 

BUDGETING AND BUDGETARY CONTROL

  • Support the budget team by consolidating departmental budgets for the team’s review and inculcating such reviews

  • Complete all Capital Investment Appraisals for budgeting purposes

  • Ensure budget implementation and adherence to approved budget ceilings

  • Prepare the variance report and analyse same for effective decision making

 

PROCUREMENT, STORES AND SPENDING

  • Strictly apply the budget, procurement and petty cash policies taking note of authorization limits and budget ceilings

  • Ensure all expenditures are appropriately authorised and approved in accordance with policy

  • Ensure stores and non-stores items are treated and accounted for in accordance with policy and best practice

  • Ensure monthly stock taking is conducted and reported on appropriately

 

LIQUIDITY AND CASH MANAGEMENT

  • Ensure that cash sales are received, banked and reported in accordance with policy

  • Ensure that cash management controls are strictly adhered to

  • Closely work with the billing team, credit manager and the collection team to ensure adequate liquidity to meet the company’s short term needs

  • Review the credit analysis report, aging analysis, denials and receivables reconciliation of the credit manager

  • Manage relationship with clients and suppliers

  • Negotiate favourable credit terms with suppliers taking note of the credit cost and other related consequences

  • Manage the liquidity ratio and keep it within reasonable limits

 

RISK MANAGEMENT, AUDIT AND ASSURANCE

  • Interact and co-operate with internal and external auditors in mitigating the operational and financial risk of the company

  • Ensure strict compliance with all internal controls and review same from time to time to meet emerging operational changes

 

REPORTING

  • Prepare and submit the monthly Financial Statements in accordance with stipulated timelines to the Financial Controller

  • Prepare and submit the monthly variance report in accordance with stipulated timelines to the Financial Controller

  • Review and submit the weekly cash sales report to the Financial Controller

  • Review and submit all reports received from subordinates to the Financial Controller

  • Report immediately, any findings (breach of controls, pilfering etc.) to the Financial Controller

 

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ensure that the Fixed Assets Register is maintained and updated

  • Coordinate with the Financial Controller to plan activities with other bodies and agencies (GRA, SSNIT, TMA etc.) to ensure compliance and to avoid penalties

  • Authorise all petty cash payment before release the Petty Cashier

  • Be available to management to advise on matters relating to policy, standards and general accountancy

 

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND TECHNICAL SKILLS

  • Must have First Degree in Accountancy with 5 years experience in a managerial position or

       full qualification of professional course (ICAG, ACCA, CIMA) with at least 2 years in a similar position.

  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of relevant IFRSs

  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of accounting and operations softwares.

  • Excellent computing skills especially ability to utilize advanced excel applications

  • Ability to analyse and interpret financial statements, budgets and budget projections

  • Good understanding of the Health Care System

  • Well-developed team management and leadership skills

SHORTLISTING/MODE OF APPLICATION

Please e-mail your CV & Cover Letter to us at jobs@kusiconsulting.com with the subject 'Accountant'. Please ensure that your CV demonstrates how your experience‚ skills and abilities meet the selection criteria set out above. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted

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