Our Client in the FMCG Manufacturing Industry is looking for an Accountant to join their team.

Reporting to the Finance Manager, the successful applicant will among other key challenging aspects be responsible for:
 Prepares monthly financial statements by collecting data; analysing and investigating variances; summarizing data, information and trends. Prepares year-end and statutory accounts
 Implements adequate high standards of financial controls and checks that they are being effectively utilised in the business.
 Provides financial advice by studying operational issues, applying financial principles & practices and developing recommendations
 Reconciles financial discrepancies by collecting and analysing general ledger account information.
 Manages the general ledger including overseeing the monthly balance sheet, banking and inter-company reconciliations, performing month end closing activities such as account reconciliation, revenue accounting, expense accounting
 Develops a budget tracking mechanism which compares with actual expenditure to ensure that it is always within approved limits.
 Reviews creditors` reconciliations and ensures that reconciling items are processed and are never more than a month old.
 Updates the assets register on a monthly basis in accordance with the accounting policies.
 Suggests changes to the accounting policy in line with the group policy and latest IFRS.
 Liaises with external auditors and assists with management of the audit process from start to finish.
 Maintains overall responsibility for preparations all monthly control account reconciliations and putting together the audit file.
 Analyse business operations, financial commitments, costs, revenues, and trends to develop projections for future revenue and expenses

The ideal applicant should possess the following minimum qualifications and attributes:
 A degree in Accounting
 CIMA / CIS/ ACCA will be an added advantage.
 At least three years’ experience in a similar position preferably in the FMCG industry.
 Excellent computer skills.
 Ability to work under pressure.