Position details

Vacancy id VAC-6566
Job title VAC-6566 Regional Accountant (Covering Libya and Francophone Africa – Mali, Burkina Faso)
Location Tunis
Apply by 31-Jan-2022
Start date 01-Feb-2022
Duration -
Number of vacancies 1
Qualification Bachelor's in Accounting (essential).
Certificate in ACCA, CPA or equivalent (essential).
Sector experience Minimum of 5 year/s of demonstrable relevant Finance & Accounting experience (essential).
Geographical experience Minimum of 5 year/s of experience in Africa (essential).
Languages Fluent in English (essential).
Fluent in French (essential).
Fluent in Arabic (desirable).

Job description

CTG overview

CTG stands for Committed To Good. With an ethical approach at the heart of all that we do, it is a description that makes us proud. Respect for the fundamental human rights of our staff, and those our staff encounter, is a cornerstone of our values. We strive for gender equality, inclusion and diversity, providing fair and equal opportunities for all. We take a zero tolerance approach to corruption and stay true to local labour laws and all local statutory requirements. In operation since 2006, today we are honoured to serve clients in 15 fragile and conflict-affected states assisting with disaster relief, peace building, humanitarian aid and development programmes through our specialised recruitment, HR management and operational services.

Overview of position

We are looking for a qualified Accountant to support our Global Finance Team with Regional finance management and accounting.  Experienced in areas such as payroll, invoicing, taxes, local audit and processing annual returns, and management of purchase order systems.  Customer facing to assist with debt collection, and local banking and other financial relationships.

Role objectives

Areas of responsibility

 

1.     Client Purchase Orders - Call Off Orders

Under all global long-term agreements with its clients CTG must raise a financial quotation and budget limitations for any new contracts (hereinafter called a “COO” and sometimes referred to as a ‘quote’)

  • Generation of COOs

  • Management of COOs and COO burner (ensuring budgets are not exceeded)

(Direct reporting to Finance Project & Payroll Manager)

 

2.     Cashbook Management & Purchase Orders

  • Manage the cashbook

  • Post cashbook to Sage

  • Manage local account managers and other staff’s raising of Purchase Orders, ensuring POs are raised where required prior to purchase

  • Ensure POs are recorded on sage and raised for invoicing where applicable

  • Ensure the local team are trained on CTG PO system

  • Reconcile Purchase Orders against COO and COO burner

(Direct reporting to Finance Project & Payroll Manager)

 

3.     Invoicing

  • Generate timely and accurate invoices for Clients – either system generated or manually as required

  • Ensure all invoices are recorded correctly in Sage

  • Reconciliation of invoices against payroll and COOs

  • Manage receipt of local supplier invoices, checking against POs, upload to Sage and issue client reimbursable invoice as required

(Direct reporting to Credit Controller)

 

4.     Accounts Receivable

  • Ensure timely payment of invoices by Client

  • Support Credit Controller with chasing clients for unpaid invoices

  • Resolve any queries/issues with invoices to ensure swift payment

(Direct reporting to Credit Controller)

 

5.     Payroll

  • Oversee timesheets timely receipts with local account managers

  • Ensure procedures and timelines are met

  • Prepare payroll – system generated or manually as required as per policy

  • Reconcile payroll with Sage, COOs, contracts of employment and local tax laws

(Direct reporting to Finance Project & Payroll Manager)

 

6.     Tax

  • Calculation of personal income tax and social security, and any other applicable local salary withholding taxes

  • Responsible for timely payment of PIT, Social Security and other withholding taxes to local tax departments/authorities

  • Production and issuance of payslips

  • Complete annual tax returns, payment of corporate and other business taxes, and other local filings

  • Manage any local audits for taxation and other jurisdictional requirements

  • Responsible for timely payment of all taxes to governing bodies

  • Posting of tax payments to Sage

  • Work with our Legal team to ensure CTG adheres to local tax laws, responsible for keeping CTG in good standing and up to date with local tax laws

  • Represent CTG at local governing bodies (including ministry and tax departments)

(Direct reporting to Financial Controller)

 

7.     Banking

Manage local bank account(s) where applicable

 

8.     Management Accounting

  • Manage local budgets and actuals variance analysis for Regional Director

  • Prepare brief monthly report to summarise performance and highlight any areas of concern

  • Prepare savings schemes and analytical support on OPEX expenditure to enable local decision making

  • Provide visibility on financial business positioning to ensure effective Regional Management

  • Prepare local management accounts and work with local auditors as required

 

Project reporting

Functional financial reporting into the Financial Controller and Dubai HQ finance team.  Day-to-day line management to Country Manager based in Tunis.

Key competencies

Education:

  • Must be fully qualified ACCA, CPA or equivalent

 

Work experience:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience. Desirable to have experience in governmental departments

  • Extensive experience in working with Sage, SAP, Oracle or similar accounting system

  • Desirable to have experience in generating management accounts and profit/loss financial   statements

  • Good knowledge of local tax laws

 

Languages:

  • Essential: English, French

  • Ideally: Arabic

 

Geographical experience:

  • Libya

  • Tunis

  • Sahel an added advantage
     

Key competencies:

  • Self-starter

  • Ethical, trustworthy and confidential

  • Time management

  • Team player and good relationship builder

  • Excellent customer service skills

  • Resilient and positive

 

 

 

 

Team management

None

Further information
  • Must have exceptional references

  • Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, & security clearances.

  • Candidates applying MUST upload a copy of their latest resume on their candidate profiles,

  • University and other educational qualifications will be checked so accounting qualification certificates are to be included with application and CV.