14 May 2018

Optiven Limited Job Vacancy : Project Accountant

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This position is responsible for the Finance & Accounting function in the site projects to ensure sound Financial Practices with adequate internal controls are in place.

Responsibilities for the Project Accountant Job

Planning and Budgeting

  • Provide input during the budgeting process for the assigned projects.
  • Coordinate the planning and budgeting process to ensure quality and realistic budgets are developed
  • Ensure Planning & Budgeting guidelines are adhered to
  • Ensure compliance with company guidelines and other standards
  • Conduct financial analysis for management decision making.
  • Develop realistic cash flow forecasts in line with the plans
  • Participate in proposal writing and grant budget development.
  • Periodically monitor and advice management on budget utilization

Financial Reporting

  • Prepare financial data transactions into the Accounting System.
  • Prepare and submit accurate project funding requests.
  • Prepare bank reconciliation statements monthly
  • Prepare financial analyses for management decision making
  • Prepare and submit accurate and timely financial reports.
  • Management of balance sheet accounts

Cash Management

  • Ensure safe custody of cash and relevant books .i.e. .cheque booK
  • Ensure maintenance of up to date records of cash disbursement
  • Cash flow management to ensure compliance with targets.
  • Maintain an accurate and updated fixed assets register for the Projects.
  • Ensure that assets are properly utilized and safe guarded.
  • Any other duty as assigned by management.

Project Accountant Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Commerce, Business management/ Administration with specialization in Finance or Accounting
  • Must have a minimum (CPA) Part II
  • Minimum of 7 years’ relevant experience. Those with real estate experience will have an added advantage
  • Professional membership with a recognized body is an added advantage
  • Knowledge of one or more accounting system i.e. QuickBooks, Sage Pastel and or Navision

Preferred Skills and Knowledge

  • Strong budgetary and financial management and analytical skills.
  • Must have excellent communication and writing skills
  • The person must be results oriented and a team player.
  • Good interpersonal, organizational and management skills.
  • Integrity, commitment and respect for diversity
  • Ability to solve complex problems and to exercise independent judgment.
  • Computer literate.


How to Apply

If you are up to the challenge, possess the necessary qualifications and experience; please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject (PROJECT ACCOUNTANT) to [email protected] by 30th June 2018. N.B: We do not charge any fee for receiving your CV or for interviewing. Only candidates short-listed for interview will be contacted.

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