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Accounting Services Team Leader

Job Title: Accounting Services Team Leader
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Mauritius
Salary: Attractive
Reference: 3347
Contact Name: Hansley Sevathean
Job Published: January 26, 2018 11:31

Job Description

One of the most trusted private risk and security management companies in East and Central Africa are looking for an Accounting Services Team Leader to join their team. Built on the belief that creating a safe environment enables people and businesses to thrive, they focuses on the delivery of world class risk mitigation through superior local knowledge and outstanding people.

The chosen candidate will report to the Head of Shared Services and will directly support him/her in respect of financial planning and analysis, preparation of financial and management accounts and maintaining a robust control environment and commercial support to the business.

Key deliverables:

  • The monthly flash and management accounts for all group countries and the group consolidation
  • The delivery of the statutory accounts for group countries (in IFRS and local accounting standards as required)
  • Produce the weekly country cash flow reports with support from the Country Finance Managers/Directors and the group cash flow
  • Maintain the group financial reporting standards and the SSC (accounting) manual

Accounting operations:

  • Delivering all financial reporting on-time and to the required standards
  • Ensure quality control over financial transactions
  • Support month-end and year-end close process
  • Coordinate the preparation of the budget and financial forecasts and report variances
  • Coordinate the preparation of statutory reporting including the group consolidation
  • Research technical accounting issues for compliance
  • Support relevant audit processes
  • Manage and report on cash flow by tracking transactions and regularly reviewing internal reports
  • Support accounting operations including Billing, A/R, A/P, GL, Payroll and Treasury
  • Manage the accounting services specialist(s)

Knowledge, Qualifications and Experience:

  • Qualified Accountant (ACCA, ACA or similar qualification) with a minimum of 10 years post qualification experience and a thorough knowledge of international accounting principles and procedures
  • Educated to Bachelor degree level
  • Excellent accounting software and administration skills will be required