MAIN DUTIES

•  Organizes the day-to-day activities of an accounting section and allocates duties according to accounting deadlines and schedules, procedures and priorities.

•  Monitoring and checking performance to ensure adherence to accounting standards, systems and procedures.

•  Liaises with individual departments to develop budgets.

• Prepares consolidated draft budgets and forecasts for BQA and submit to the Manager, Finance for review.

•  Ensures proper maintenance of fixed assets register.

• Review and advice on useful live, depreciation policies and other accounting procedures related to assets.

•  Liaises with administration on assets identification and movements.

•  Liaises with administration on disposal of obsolete assets.

• Prepares monthly management accounts, financial projections, statements and reports to facilitate decision-making.

• Analyzes expenditure against budget and prepares reports on variances from budget for Management and alert senior management on significant variances.

• Prepares reports with analytical information and recommendations on the financial status of BQA.

•  Liaises with and responds to queries from Internal and External Auditors.

• Prepares data for the analysis of business operations, trends, costs and revenue, to project  future revenue and expenses.

•  Monitor payroll costs and prepare analyzes of costs as necessary.

• Provides management with reports that give both strategic and operational advice to allow them to make informed business decisions.

•  Works with managers from the other divisions and provides advice on the financial resources based on the financial data.

Required Competencies:

Technical competencies

• Knowledge of financial and accounting standards, principles, procedures rules and regulations

• Computer literate. Experience with accounting systems and applications in the specific area.

Other Competencies:

•  Creative, innovation, flexible and analytical thinking.

•  Results oriented and performance driven.

•  Decisiveness and assertiveness.

 

QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE

Education:

• At least a Degree in Accounting or Finance from a recognized institution or any other equivalent qualification acceptable to BQA.

•  Professional qualification e.g. ACCA or CIMA shall be an added advantage.

•  Registration with the Botswana Institute of Chartered Accountants is required.

•  Membership of an additional professional accounting body will be an added advantage.

Experience: 

•  A minimum of 5 years accounting experience in an environment with sound background in management accounting.

• Experience working with accounting systems/applications and excel spreadsheet is mandatory.

• Experience in a commercial/parastatal organization environment would be an added advantage.

 

Closing date: June 26, 2024

 

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