We are looking for an Accountant to help us make critical financial decisions by collecting, tracking, and correcting the company’s finances. They are responsible for financial audits, reconciling bank statements, and ensuring financial records are accurate throughout the year.
An accountant is a financial professional responsible for managing and analysing an organisation’s financial records and transactions. They ensure accuracy, compliance with regulations, and provide valuable insights to support decision-making processes. Accountants may work in various industries and may specialise in areas such as auditing, taxation, or financial reporting.
1. Financial Record Management:
- Maintain and update financial records, including accounts payable and accounts receivable.
- Process invoices, receipts, payments, and other financial transactions accurately and in a timely manner.
- Reconcile bank statements and other financial statements to ensure accuracy and identify discrepancies.
- Prepare and post journal entries to record financial transactions.
2. Financial Analysis and Reporting:
- Analyse financial data and prepare financial reports, including balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow statements.
- Monitor and analyse financial performance indicators, such as profitability ratios, liquidity ratios, and budget variances.
- Provide insights and recommendations based on financial analysis to support business decision-making.
- Prepare financial statements and reports for internal and external stakeholders, such as management, shareholders, and regulatory bodies.
3. Compliance and Regulatory Requirements:
- Ensure compliance with accounting principles, standards, and regulations (e.g., Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) or International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)).
- Assist in the preparation of tax returns and ensure compliance with tax laws and regulations.
- Collaborate with auditors during financial audits and provide necessary documentation and support.
4. Budgeting and Forecasting:
- Assist in the development and monitoring of budgets and forecasts.
- Analyse budget variances and provide explanations and recommendations to management.
- Support the budgeting process by providing financial information and insights.
5. Financial Systems and Software:
- Utilise accounting software and financial management systems to record and process financial transactions.
- Help maintain and improve financial systems and processes to ensure accuracy and efficiency.
- Stay updated with advancements in accounting technology and recommend relevant software or tools to improve financial operations.
Qualifications and Skills:
- Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or a related field.
- Professional certifications such as Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Chartered Accountant (CA) are highly desirable.
- Solid understanding of accounting principles, financial regulations, and standards.
- Proficient in financial analysis, budgeting, and forecasting.
- Experience with accounting software and financial management systems.
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
- Attention to detail and accuracy.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
- Strong organisational and time management skills.
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