We have been retained by one of the Leading Engineering Services Company based in Central Africa.

Please find below a brief overview of the requirement and if interested please send us anupdated CV/resume, along with your current and expected CTC.

Position: Sr. Accounts Executive / Project Accountant
Work Location: Central Africa  
Work Experience: 5+ Years
Salary Detail: As per the expat market rate

Job Profile:

Main purpose of the job
  • To provide a comprehensive Project Accounting service on the on-going Civil construction & other EPC turnkey projects to ensure robust financial systems are in place and serviced throughout the life cycle of the projects
  • To provide an effective reporting link between the Project team and the Finance Department
  • To deliver a highly professional service to all stakeholders

Main Responsibilities

Contract & cost management
  • Manage all financial processes ensuring confidentiality, accurate and timely record keeping and data management
  • Process all income and costs, ensuring correct coding, authorization, and transaction management
  • Set up and manage Project cash flows
  • Work closely with external Project Managers to create comprehensive financial plans and track progress as the project advances
  • Maintain sufficient contract documentation and check that payments made are in line with contractual terms
  • Manage the overheads associated with the Project Team including staff costs
  • Ensure costs are correctly allocated to Capital Project costs and respective Revenue generating projects
  • Control and reconcile designated balance sheet accounts on monthly basis
  • Liaise with the external Project Manager and cost consultant to keep up to date and have sufficient detail on work in progress to plan and manage costs effectively
  • Plan for and manage internal project costs including furniture, equipment and artist hoardings
  • Maintain and monitor fixed asset inventory register
  • Produce cash movement and liquidity statements on daily basis
  • Produce monthly finance reports for the project team, to agreed timetables, showing budget, forecast, committed and actual performance against plan, with breakdown of costs and written commentary
  • Ensure project budgets and plans are kept up to date to reflect progress and changes to assumptions, including any reforecast as required
  • Maintain detailed records as required for both internal and external audit purposes
  • Take responsibility for preparation of all financial and non-financial information required for project sponsors, project managers, Project Board, Trustees and external funders as required in both routine reporting and ad hoc requests
  • Support managers at all levels to discharge their responsibilities.
  • Management of robust financial controls and accounting systems
  • Delivery of comprehensive financial reports to required standard, format and timelines.
  • Effective relationship management with Project team, Finance team and all key stakeholders

  • Essential Knowledge, Skills and Experience
  • Sufficient accounting experience in a busy, tightly managed medium sized business, including: monthly reporting, budget preparation, financial modelling and cash flow reporting
  • Extensive experience of computerized accounting systems, preferably ERP
  • Experience of managing preparation of monthly management reports and delivery of Analysis.
  • Strong spreadsheet manipulation skills and advanced Excel work
  • A meticulous and methodical approach
  • Ability to identify and create improvements in reporting in line with project needs
  • Good track record in delivering accurate, high quality work and reports to deadlines and to required standards
  • Consistent performance under pressure
  • High standard of written and verbal English
  • Flexible approach to work, willing to play a full role in ensuring the success of the team
Qualification & work experience
  • B.com/M.com/MBA (Finance) with 7 years of experience in Finance and accounts
  • Minimum 3 years? experience of project accounting with any EPC industry or construction project
  • Preferably presently working in or worked earlier east or central Africa

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