Chief Accountant Job at Ampersand Rwanda Ltd - Career Opportunity in Rwanda
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Vacancy title:
Chief Accountant

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics , Category: Accounting & Finance ]


Jobs at:

Ampersand Rwanda Ltd

Deadline of this Job:
26 February 2020  

Duty Station:
Within Rwanda , Kigali , East Africa

Date Posted: Friday, February 14, 2020 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

The Chief Accountant will oversee the company’s financial records and processes, and be responsible for period-end reporting, financial and tax compliance in Rwanda. As a young and fast-moving company, we need someone who is both comfortable meeting challenges head-on today and creating new systems and processes for the future, building up the AmperFam to be the best team on the planet .

Job Responsibilities
• Managing and completing the company’s period-end close accurately and on a timely basis
• Preparing and distributing period-end financial and management reports per agreed timelines
• Prepare monthly budget versus actual schedules and carry out variance analyses
• Responsible for Rwanda tax documentation and timely filings and payments to meet RRA tax regulations and RRA requests
• Manage and prepare required financial schedules and supporting documentation for external auditors, RRA and grants audits
• Ensure that all of our financial practices are in line with statutory regulations and legislation
• Manage to account for all Fixed Assets and Inventory; implement procedures to ensure all company assets are appropriately safeguarded and accurately accounted for
• Managing day to day financial transactions and issues
• With the CFO develop and implement appropriate financial controls
• Help recruit and lead an excellent accounting team to meet the needs of Ampersand’s growing size and complexity

Job Skills: Not Specified

Job Qualifications
• A strong work ethic, and the ability to manage shifting priorities and unforeseen challenges.
• Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or relevant field
• CPA/ACA or equivalent highly desirable; will consider candidates at an advanced level of CPA/ACCA qualification
• Minimum of 5 years in financial accounting roles with demonstrable increasing
responsibility; with preferably at least 2 of these with management experience
• Knowledge and competence in accounting principles (e.g., IFRS)
• Outstanding analytical and time management skills
• In-depth knowledge of local financial and tax regulations, and accounting processes
• Highly proficient in MS Excel, and good MS Office skills in general (e.g., Word and Powerpoint)
• Strong communication skills, verbally and in writing; Professional fluency in Kinyarwanda and English
• Sound interpersonal skills; ability to relate with team members at all levels of the company
• Financial system implementation experience a plus, but not required
• Experience with Xero, SAP Business One and MS Dynamics NAV a plus, but not required
• (Bonus) Experience in a start-up environment

Job Education Requirements: Not Specified

Job Experience Requirements: Not Specified

Work Hours: 8


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Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Rwanda
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job:  26 February 2020
Duty Station: Kigali
Posted: 14-02-2020
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 14-02-2020
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 14-02-2065
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