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JOB DESCRIPTION–AMAL EXPRESS

Job Title: Senior Accountant

Positions: One Position

Location: Garowe

Reporting to: Amal Express Manager and Deputy Manager

JOB PURPOSE

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES

Senior Accountant, Amal Express is responsible for the overall effectiveness of the financial function, managing all aspects of budgeting, accounting, purchasing, facilities management and financial control of money transfer business within Amal Group. The focus on financial control will include constantly applying cost-effectiveness and revenue-optimization measures, and maintaining accurate and reliable financial accounts that are available on a timely basis. Performance is judged based on the quality of work, application of sound methodologies for controlling the financial function, good working relationships, strong decision-making authority and ability to meet time constraints.

ESSENTIAL POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

 Responsible for the maintenance and accuracy of the ledger accounts and financial statements in compliance with Company and GAAP and IFRS standards.

 Responsible for leading accounting team and managing all the statutory financials and regulatory reports.

 Lead and coordinate monthly, quarterly, semi-annually and annual financial closing and reports and work effectively with Management, Treasury and Accounting teams.

 Design and implement policies and procedures for managing budgeting, purchasing, accounting and facilities management to ensure that the organization is managed efficiently.

 With input from management, prepare budgets and monitor actual performance against budget forecast.

 Oversee preparation of budget and variance reports on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis.

 Ensure compliance with Board financial policies and procedures.

 Keep Divisional Managers and CEO informed about any major budgeting issues and impact of operational changes on budget.

 Oversee monthly reconciliation and branch’s account closing.

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 Master’s degree in Accounting or Finance

 CPA or ACCA Certificates are preferred

 International accounting experience preferred

 3-4 years financial accounting experience preferred

Experience/Knowledge & Skills

 Strong analytical skills, planning, organizational, and problem solving skills

 Excellent written and verbal communication skills

 Experience working in a complex multi-currency accounting environment  Computer literacy essential (Microsoft Office)  Excellent Budgeting and planning skills.

 Excellent Leadership skills

 Skill in analysing and evaluating financial information

 Oversee timely and accurate recording of all financial transactions.

 Oversee timely settlement of obligations and collections.

 Oversee production of accurate financial reports on monthly, quarterly, semi-annually, and on annual basis including balance sheet, cash flow statements/forecasts, income statements and retained earnings statement in accordance with internationally accepted accounting principles.

 Oversee annual financial audit performed by outside accounting firm.

 Respond to accounting inquiries in a timely fashion;

 Establish policies and procedures for the purchasing function ensuring an appropriate system of checks and balances are in place for approval by the Divisional Manager / CEO.

 Ensure that purchasing policies are followed and that a competitive process is in place for major expenditures to ensure that costs are appropriate.

 Maintain vendor relationships necessary to procurement.

 Responsible for procuring all office supplies, equipment, furniture, and services for efficient running of the office.

 Oversee payroll and payment of staff dues.

 Responsible for office leases and maintenance of necessary operating licenses.

 Responsible for maintenance of asset inventory.

 If necessary, participate in Executive Committees and Board of Directors Meetings including preparation of necessary financial data and presentations to enable such meetings to be effective.

 Review business decisions critically including opportunity cost evaluation of a business decision.

 Prepare monthly management and financial reports to Divisional Managers/Deputy Manager / CEO.

 Develop an expert understanding of accounting, treasury, and compliance policies and procedures and keep current on GAAP and IFRS changes.

EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE

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 Passion to work with numbers

Send your CV/Resume to: info@amalgroup.net before 28 January, 2016.

Mention the specific position you are applying or requesting.

Please read Job Descriptions before you send your Application.

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