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Accounts Payable Officer


Job Description:

  • Forming part of the Accounts Payable Unit within the Finance Team
  • Responsible for posting in the accounting system transactions
  • To perform daily, monthly or annual reconciliation between records in the main accounting as required.
  • Responsible for effecting payments through bank transfers and cheques.
  • Assist the Procurement Officer in matters related to purchases and the related payments.
  • Assist the Finance Operations Manager and the Management Accountant in the compilation of data for reporting purposes.

Key Accountabilities/Key Activities:

  • Assisting in the implementation and maintenance of the fixed asset module on SAGE Evolution;
  • Updating and monitoring of fixed asset register;
  • Asset verification and additions and disposal control.
  • Daily monitoring of bank balances of all MGA bank accounts;
  • Weekly reconciliation of Bank transactions against bank statements;
  • Assisting Finance Directorate Managers in the processing of payments via bank transfers or other payment methods.
  • Updating of Revised Budget figures (Forecasts) on Procurement System.
  • Assist the Procurement Officer in the procurement process as may be required.

Period-end tasks:

  • Preparation of monthly tax report by class;
  • Preparation of deferred income workings for both taxes and license fees;
  • Posting of all journals on SAGE Evolution system;
  • Assisting and liaison with the internal/external auditors during Interim / final Audits;
  • Assisting in the preparation of monthly Balance Sheet and Cash Flow Statement.

Technical/Professional Expertise:

  • Partly qualified accountant undertaking a course of studies leading to a qualification in accountancy;
  • Experience in a similar position shall be considered as asset;
  • Proficiency in the use of accounting systems and other IT systems shall be considered an asset;
  • Be capable of working within a team;
  • Ability to work plan work to ensure deadlines are met;
  • Be smart, highly motivated, well presented and with good communication skills.
  • Takes ownership and actions.