12 Sep 2018

Foundation Institute of Africa Job Vacancy : Accountant

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To ensure timely fee collection and other financial duties as assigned by the Administrator.

Accountant Job Responsibilities

  • Ensure timely collection of school fees
  • Prepare, examine, or analyze accounting records, financial statements, or other financial reports toassess accuracy, completeness, and conformance to reporting and procedural standards.
  • Develop and provide timely financial accounting reports for management consumption
  • Compute taxes owed and prepare tax returns, ensuring compliance with payment, reporting or other tax requirements.
  • Analyze business operations, trends, costs, revenues, financial commitments, and obligations, to project future revenues and expenses or to provide advice.
  • Maintain or examine the records pertaining to regulatory agencies.
  • Advise management about issues such as resource utilization, tax strategies, and the assumptions underlying budget forecasts.
  • Represent the school in discussions with the revenue authority and provide support during litigation involving financial issues.
  • Ensure timely fees collection
  • Manage petty cash
  • Manage all salary payments and deductions eg NSSF, NHIF

Key Performance Measures:

  • Timely collection and banking of school fees
  • 100% clear, complete and comprehensive record keeping eg petty cash transactions, bills, invoices
  • The school meets the statutory tax requirements
  • Timely submission of reports to the Finance Officer

Qualifications for the Accountant Job

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration,BCOM or equivalent
  • CPA II and above.
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Ability to prepare standard financial reports on a regular basis
  • Proven computer literacy in Microsoft Office or related programs
  • Experience in using financial accounting packages and working in a computerized environment
  • Proven ability to work well with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders and to act ethically
  • Strong work ethic, based on proactive planning and personal responsibility
  • Customer service skills
  • Over 5 years of relevant work and progressive experience preferably gained through working in a busy service oriented organization

Personal Attributes

  • Critical thinking skills
  • Trustworthiness
  • Undoubted integrity
  • Time management skills
  • Good communication skills

How to Apply

If you meet the above qualifications, skills and experience send CV and Cover letter  to [email protected] with the position as a subject line on or before 20/9/2018.

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