JOB TITLE: Finance Officer
REPORTS TO: Finance Manager
LOCATION: Accra, Ghana
A reputable food manufacturing company based in Accra, Ghana is seeking a Finance Officer. The Finance Officer will work with the key management team in Ghana and is responsible for some financial aspects of the company, overseeing budgeting, forecasting, monthly management reporting, financial modelling and profitability analysis for the various product lines.
The company’s aim is to fill the gap in the demand for locally-produced, affordable, and high-quality processed foods for the retail and food service sectors. They have a state-of-the-art production facility, located in Ghana, and have developed their own recipes for their proprietary products, including tomato ketchup, mayonnaise, mustard and salad cream. They have also attracted a co-manufacturing agreement with one of the world’s leading sauces and condiments producers to produce and supply their products into the West African market.
Bank and petty cash management.
Preparing and processing payments on sage evolution.
Receiving, checking and recording all invoices on Sage Evolution.
Entry of recurring and one-off journal for accruals and prepayments.
Solving supplier queries and reconciling supplier statements.
Monthly reconciliations of accruals and prepayments in particular payroll and tax accounts.
Ability to prepare and process correcting Journal Vouchers.
Weekly bank and intercompany reconciliations.
Regular debtor and creditor reconciliations including weekly reports to management.
Reconciliation of stock to bi-weekly stock-take.
Assist in preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports.
Assist with budget preparation.
Other tasks as may be assigned
HND or 1st Degree in financial accounting.
3-5 years' working experience in a multinational company, manufacturing or processing business. A proven work experience as a finance officer or similar role.
Attention to detail
Thorough understanding of basic accounting procedures.
Ability to work to high standards of accuracy
Understanding of ERP software and experience using real-time ERP software.
Sage Evolution experience is an asset.
Excellent numerical skills.
Sharp time management skills.
Strong ethics with an ability to manage confidential data.
Good understanding of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
Ability to follow company procedures and policies.
Be able to work well under pressure and meet strict deadlines with minimum supervision.
Experience within an international food-manufacturing organisation
Please e-mail your CV & Cover Letter to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject 'Finance Officer'. Please ensure that your CV demonstrates how your experience‚ skills and abilities meet the selection criteria set out above.
Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unfortunately unable to respond to applications individually. If you do not hear from us within 10 working days your application has been unsuccessful.
All applicants should have either Ghanaian citizenship or be otherwise eligible to live and work in Ghana.