Accounting Manager, Ghana
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About You and The Role
The Finance and Accounting Manager will be responsible for implementing, maintaining, and expanding end-to-end accounting systems and processes in Ghana. Additionally, this person will be responsible for customer relationship management, ensuring timely invoicing, and following up on outstanding payments from our customers.
A successful candidate will be based in Ghana and must have strong communication and negotiation skills, be detail-oriented, and have the ability to work in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment and meet tight deadlines. This role has many customers - both internal and external - and a successful candidate will need to be excited and ready to partner cross-functionally across many teams in the business to achieve the given objectives.
What You'll Do
- Manage and oversee the daily operations of the country’s accounting department including; month and end-year process, accounts payable/receivable, treasury, budgeting, cash forecasting, banking relationships and fixed asset activity.
- Monitor and analyze accounting data and produce financial reports or statements.
- Good knowledge and understanding of finance best practices, IFRS and other applicable accounting standards.
Financial Controls & Cost Reduction
- Ensure proper financial control and compliance.
- Coordinate and complete annual audit.
- Provide initiatives and recommendations on cost reduction.
- Improve systems and procedures and initiate corrective action.
- Establish and maintain fiscal files and records to document transactions.
- Tax Management and Tax Returns Filing.
- Coordination of banking activities and transactions.
- Work cooperatively with all the units to meet operational and team objectives.
- Maintain all customer contracts and ensure they are applied during invoicing
- Maintain up-to-date information of customers in the billing system
- Ensure monthly billing, submission of invoices to customers, and cash application to receivables in Netsuite as per remittance/payment advice
- Ensure banking details provided to customers via letter must correspond to the banking details on the invoice. Issue receipts upon payment from customers
- Frequent follow-up and contact customers for overdue payments
- Work closely with cross-functional teams such as fulfillment operations, customer service, client success, and various distribution centers to ensure the right information or data for monthly billing
- Provide monthly statements of accounts to customers after reconciling the customer accounts.
- Manage customer queries and promptly resolve customer issues
- Provide management and other key stakeholders with reports on accounts receivables and collections, Tax Credit certificates, WHT on VAT, etc
- Inquire about payment plans with customers when necessary
- Enforce credit policies and procedures to ensure compliance with company standards/contracts
- Assist in other ad-hoc project as needed
What You'll Bring
- A first degree preferably in Accounting, Finance or Business-related discipline
- Recognized professional accounting certification
- At least 4 to 6 years’ relevant work experience
- Excellent communication, negotiation, and problem-solving skills
- Knowledge of accounting principles, billings, and collection procedures
- Strong attention to detail and the ability to multitask
- Experience in managing relationships with government agencies
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