Botswana Examinations Council (BEC) is mandated under Section 5 of the Botswana Examinations Council Act CAP 58:03 (as Amended by BEC Amendment Act No. 19 of 2020) to manage and conduct examinations and assessment in general education and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET). BEC has developed a new strategy and consequently, a new structure that is aligned to the strategy.

The organisation wishes to attract into the following positions, results oriented professionals, with solid leadership experience, who are driven by a passion for excellence.

   – Management Accountant x1 (5 YEARS FIXED TERM CONTRACT)

Main Purpose of the Job
Plan, coordinate, manage BEC’s receivables functions. Plan, organise, coordinate and manage the budget forecasting, preparation, reporting and control, as well as the financial administration, accounting and reporting of donor/project funds. Plan, coordinate and manage an efficient and cost-effective payroll function serving BEC’s stakeholders. Manage the overall fixed assets accounting & reporting for BEC. Supervise the work of the team of subordinates reporting directly to the position.

Key Performance Areas:
• Manage and guide the team in the conduct of the annual budgeting exercise:
• Maintain BEC’s fixed asset register and ensure compliance with IAS and IFRS
• Be involved in due diligence and other activities surrounding assets acquisitions and disposals
• Manage fixed assets, acquisitions, disposal, transfer of fixed assets and their activities
• Monitoring of actual expenditure against budget of projects
• Supervising the financial aspects of projects’ closure
• Manage efficiently the BEC bank accounts
• Manage the cash flow and bank reconciliations process, and ensure that they are done in a timely and accurate manner
• Manage relationship with banks, negotiate for better services and favourable business terms
• Report to the Director on cash flow positions and advise on liquidity position, identify and recommend borrowing/funding needs
• Recommend any investment options for excess cash
• Respond to related enquiries by Government and Banks
• Monitor receipt of Government funds, and report to Management
• Review consolidated summary cash position, treasury records, and all account schedules and analyses for annual statutory reporting
• Review month end checks and reconciliation, and journal entries
• Ensure proper application of relevant accounting policies (IFRSs and IASs
• Manage all aspects of the payroll function and the relevant disbursements and accounting processes, whilst ensuring strict compliance with relevant legislation
• Lead the preparation of Annual Financial Reports to facilitate timely production of all regular payroll related financial reports as required
• Act as BEC’s contact person (a) with the payroll systems provider, (b) for all third party payments from the payroll, and (c) with BURS on PAYE matters
• Ensure reconciliation of payroll sub-ledger to the general ledger every month
• Ensure accuracy of HR data extracted and imported to payroll system
• Submit BEC’s annual return of with-holding tax (PAYE)
• Set up, update and manage efficient work systems and internal controls
• Coordinate work related to internal and external audits in payroll
• Implement audit recommendations in a timely manner to ensure compliance
• Manage receivables whilst ensuring strict compliance with relevant:
• Manage the collection, accounting and disbursements of all institutional funds and ensure proper timing and application of revenue recognition rules
• Ensure reconciliation of Accounts Receivable sub-ledgers and agree them to the general ledger
• Review monthly age-analysis of receivables

Qualifications & Experience:
A Bachelors degree in finance, accounting, commerce or related field, plus plus a Professional accounting qualification (CIMA, ACCA, BICA). A minimum experience of 8 years with 4 years post qualification and 3 years at line management/supervisory level.

Key Competencies:
• Communication
• Interpersonal
• Mentoring and coaching
• Negotiation, networking & relationship building
• Organisational (planning, budgeting, time management, work prioritisation)
• Research, critical thinking, analytical & problem-solving
• Supervisory

 

If you meet the above requirements pleases submit you application letters including updated curriculum vitae with three (3) traceable referees, certified Omang and certificates to:
The Director Human Capital
Botswana Examinations Council
Private Bag 0070
Gaborone

And e-mail applications to: recruitment@bec.co.bw

Kindly indicate the position you are applying for in the subject of the email.

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Applications with incomplete documentation or received after the closing date will not be considered.

The closing date for applications is the 12 July 2024.