The Head of Accounting is responsible for managing and overseeing the daily operations of the accounting department and ensuring that the organizations' financial records remain accurate while meeting reporting deadlines.
He / she monitors and analyzes accounting data and produces financial reports and statements.
Key Performance Areas:
People Management: - Ensure that the team deliver their duties and provide excellent levels of service to internal and external parties. - Ensure well-being of the department and professional work environment.
Accounting Processing: - Ensure accurate and timely preparation and submission of the company's financial statements and other related reports. - Coordinate with the team to complete assigned accounting tasks within deadlines. - Supervise all company's accounting transactions. - Ensure proper adherence of the control procedure set by the Accounting and Finance manager. - Perform month-end and year-end closing and ensure all reports are accurate and available on-time. - Stay informed about all new rules, procedures and technologies introduced to accounting in addition to new legislations set by the regulator. - Perform the calculation of IBNR and IBNER and PDR semi-annually and annually. - Perform the Run Off claims calculation. - Perform the control on the aging and calculate the bad debts provision.
Reporting: - Ensure accurate and timely preparation and submission of the company's financial statements and other related reports. - Prepare and submit reports requested by the Group Finance Controller. - Prepare and submit all reports required by MOF and NSSF. - Manage the company's fixed asset and develop policies and procedures to ensure accuracy.
Auditing: - Assist and coordinate with the auditors during the audit cycle. - Handle the financial reporting according to IAS 21 & 29 and any other form of IAS reports. - Coordinate with the Actuarial department for the implementation of the IFRS 17. - Develop an action plan to follow up on audit issues highlighted in the auditor reports. - Responsible of contacts with external auditors.
Other: - Audit and control the payroll process including taxes, end-of-service, NSSF calculations, etc. - Control quarterly payment of stamps and municipal taxes. - Control and analyze the payments of general expenses, general claims, commissions (Non-life). - Control prepaid accruals and provisions. - Communicate with Reinsurers to ensure proper reconciliations of accounts.
Education, Experience and Qualifications:
Bachelor Degree in Accounting, Finance, Audit or equivalent.
Masters is a plus.
Minimum 7 years of experience in Accounting and 1 year in a managerial role.
Proficiency in English, French is a plus.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
Sets standards for quality and ensures best practice.
Always questions and reviews the way things have been done to ensure that current processes and results continue to be relevant and add value.
Partners with others to achieve a win-win result.
Provides a role-model and promotes awareness, understanding and cooperation.
Takes a problem solving approach and focuses on the needs of all parties by reaching agreements.
Challenge employees to continually develop their current skills and knowledge provides opportunities to demonstrate individual competence.