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Company: Guardian Media Limited

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Job Title: Financial Accountant



Job Type: Permanent full-time

Job description:

Financial Accountant

Job Purpose :
The Financial Accountant is responsible for the monthly and quarterly financial reporting submissions including a complete set of accounts and reporting on company-wide accounting systems. This position exercises considerable judgment in planning, implementing, revising and maintaining accounting procedures and the preparation of statements and reports.

Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities :

  • Plans, organizes, reviews and supervises the work of the accounting team.
  • Develops an internal system of reports for evaluation and control of operations.
  • Responsible for the completion of accurate monthly, quarterly and annual financial and statistical statements or reports and the timely submission of same.
  • Analyzes and reviews accounting issues and recommends improvement.
  • Responsible for completion of the corporation tax schedules for submission to tax advisors.
  • Makes assessments on accounting policy, internal controls and their implementation.
  • Prepares quarterly taxes and annual tax returns
  • Prepares  consolidated financial statements
  • Ensures that all Subsidiary ledgers tie with the General Ledger balances
  • Responsible for the Reconciling of Balance Sheet accounts monthly, ensuring all relevant journals are prepared, reviewed and data entered on a timely basis
  • Reviews the order entry points of all Front-end Systems in order to ensure the integrity of the data
  • Assists with the preparation of financial budgets
  • Prepares   miscellaneous management reports as required
  • Completes quarterly CSO and CBTI reports
  • Takes leadership in managing the company’s cash
  • Directs and completes internal and external audit activities by analyzing and scheduling general ledger accounts; providing information for auditors to ensure compliance
  • Management of the payroll function at GML and submission of monthly returns;
  • Participates in ensuring current GAAP and financial standards are reflected in the company accounts and business processes to maintain and strengthen internal control;
  • Any other related duty as assigned by management.

•     In possession of ACA or CIMA or ACCA
•     5 years professional accounting experience - Minimum of 3 years Supervisory experience
•     Proactive and commercial with an analytical mind-set
•     Excellent communication skills

•   Ability to lead and manage others.
•   Ability to develop and maintain effective
working relationships.
•   Can work independently to prepare financial statements and in applying
accounting practice and theory.
•   Experience in leading the implementation of any Accounting software package.

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