Job Purpose:
The role of the Accountant is to ensure transactions are accurately and timely processed for input into the management accounts and reconciliations are done. The role also exists to provide effective and efficient departmental support on services provided to other units and external customers.
Principal Accountabilities:
Reporting to the Group Finance Manager, the Accountant shall:-
• Prepare group consolidated accounts on a monthly basis.
• Preparation of management accounts for the holding company on a monthly basis.
• Manage and control allocation of expenditure to ensure adherence to approved budgeted expenditure.
• Assists in compiling budgets and forecasts by providing information based on operational requirements.
• Preparation of BIHL Trust report and financial statements
• Ensure adherence to legislative and corporate governance compliance to manage risk and consequences of non-compliance.
• Preparation of group statutory financial statements in accordance with international standards.
• Maintaining Employee Share Scheme records, liaise with the Transfer Secretaries and preparation of Share scheme statutory accounts.
• Effectively lead the finance department team, ensure it is adequately supported and motivated to achieve its objectives in accordance with the set performance targets.

Bachelor’s degree in finance/accounting or hold a professional accounting qualification i.e. ACCA, CIMA, BICA or equivalent.

Background Experience:
• Minimum of five (5) years working experience in a financial institution, two of which should have been at supervisory level.
• Experience in audit environment is required
Competencies & Skills 
• Highly numeric/strong analytical and problem-solving skills
• Strong interpersonal skills, ability to communicate and manage well at all levels of the organization is essential
• Strong problem solving and creative skills and the ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions based on accurate and timely analyses.
• Ability to work well under pressure with attention to detail and meeting deadlines
• A good level of spreadsheet skills and PC literacy
• Fully conversant with Oracle and Hyperion Financials would be an added advantage

Closing date: October 19, 2023

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