Senior Financial Accountant Job By iRecruiters Africa

Senior Financial Accountant

iRecruiters Africa

Senior Financial Accountant Job Vacancy By iRecruiters Africa

A Senior Financial Accountant Job Vacancy is currently available by iRecruiters Africa. Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified individuals who possess all the below-listed criteria.

iRecruiters Africa is digitally-native recruitment and business support agency that helps individuals and businesses achieve and become more.


About Company:

Our client is a renowned International retail shop dealer of a variety of food products, household goods and small appliances at a discounted rate.

Job Summary

The primary objective of the financial accountant’s role will be to contribute to value creation by identifying opportunities for top-line growth and profit improvement by using financial data to influence operational decision making for the business.

Senior Financial Accountant Responsibilities:

  • Support the Divisional financial manager with a wide array of functions including financial planning and analysis, treasury management, forecasting, annual budget development and monitoring, cost allocation, audit support and the implementation of financial and compliance controls
  •  Gather and analyze financial information to evaluate company performance
  • Manage all accounting operations including accounts payable, accounts receivable
  • Prepare and report on financial results and internal audit results, explain discrepancies and present planned corrective action
  • Continuously Investigate and analyze financial results to spot potential problem areas in branches
  • Support month-end and year-end close process
  • Prepare general ledger reconciliations including bank reconciliations
  • Participate in yearly interviews/discussions with external auditors for the accuracy of management books
  • Assist the divisional financial manager with maintaining, improving and monitoring branch administration procedures
  • Prepare viability studies for new stores and refurbishments
  • Communicate sales targets and expenses budgets to branch management to get their commitment for the year ahead
  • Monitor and check expenses continuously to spot trends that are negatively influencing profitability
  • Ability to lead and supervise the implementation of accounting procedures/controls
  • Monitor branch financial stocktaking activities; Investigate stock take reconciliations and associated problems
  • Develop and document business processes and accounting policies
  • Implement financial and compliance controls
  •  Monitor cash flow as well as cash forecasts
  • Manage monthly returns – VAT etc.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or any related discipline.
  • Masters’ degree+ MBA will be an added advantage
  • 8+ years of accounting experience preferably within a retail or FMCG environment
  • Technical accounting qualifications such as ICAN, ACCA, CIMA or any similarly recognized professional accounting qualification
  • SAP knowledge is an added advantage
  • Advanced level of proficiency in Excel
Knowledge, Skills, and Attributes:
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Proficiency in using accounting software, preparing/interpreting financial statements and other reports
  • Self-motivated and passionate about excellence in achieving key accountabilities
  • Experience managing projects that involve internal and external stakeholders
  • Outstanding attention to details, understanding of technology and ability to communicate complex topics effectively
  • Passionate about excellence in writing and verbal communication
  • Effective time management
  • Reliable and trustworthy

Compensation: Highly Negotiable

How To Apply For Senior Financial Accountant Job

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  • Hit the ‘APPLY NOW’ button and complete the online application form.
  • Submit your application.
  • Only the shortlisted candidates shall be contacted for the next process.
  • The application deadline was not specified.

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