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Department Manager- Accounting CADF

Job Title: Department Manager - Accounting

Job Family: Finance


In their endeavor to excellence, the fundamental values all our employees must possess are Commitment, Integrity, Empathy and Flexibility


Job Summary:


The job holder of this position is responsible for overlooking the entire accounting function of the department. The job holder is also responsible for handling the Tableaux de Bord (TDB), budgets and annual audits.


Key Areas of focus:


- Accounts Receivables

- Accounts Payable

- Accounting Policies and Procedures

- Payroll

- Financial Reporting

- Auditing


Key Responsibilities:


1. Organizational:


✓ Participate in implementing and providing improvements to the accounting policies and procedures in order to deliver high-quality services


2. Managerial:


✓ Develop the Accounting Department policies and procedures in order to ensure the fulfilment of organizational requirements

✓ Oversee the operations of the Accounting Department, provide expertise, encourage teamwork and facilitate related professional work processes in order to achieve high performance standards and staff pride in contribution


3. Operational:


✓ Provide subject matter expertise in the field

✓ Supervise the day-to-day operations of subordinates to ensure that work processes are implemented as designed and in compliance with established standards and procedures

✓ Review, on a monthly basis, the Tableaux De Bord (TDB) prepared by Senior accountants

✓ Review budget for all companies within scope

✓ Handle annual and interim audit of distribution companies Department Manager - Accounting Accounts Receivables Accounting Policies and Procedures Payroll Financial Reporting Auditing Accounts Payable

✓ Review all cost control reports and provide recommendations

✓ Review other reports as required by commercial team or management

✓ Conduct troubleshooting on day to day accounting activities

✓ Review monthly receivables report and provide recommendations

✓ Review bad debts for TDB purpose

✓ Conduct monthly receivables review meeting with commercial manager and financial analysts

✓ Audit and sign on payment vouchers for all companies

✓ Review payments with accountants for all companies

✓ Provide monthly reports on payments as required by financial analyst for cash flow purpose

✓ Review inter-companies with accountants for all companies

✓ Follow up & trouble shoot on reconciling items appearing on inter-company reconciliations


4. Team Management:


✓ Assign individual objectives for employee performance management purposes, manage performance, empower staff, and provide formal and informal feedback in order to support professional development and maximize performance


Your Profile:


- Team Player

- Communicator

- Analytical

- Business Acumen

- Entrepreneur


University Degree in Accounting, Chartered Accountant, CPA, ACCA, ACWA

A minimum of 6 years of relevant experience with at least 3 years in a similar role




Leadership :

Strategic Vision- Foundation

Prioritizing for Results & Operational Excellence- Intermediate

Engaging, Aligning & Developing People and Teams- Foundation

Leading for Change & Demonstrating Agility- Foundation


Behavioral :

Collaborating for Efficienc-  Intermediate

Drive, Entrepreneurship and Adaptability- Intermediate

Communicating Effectively- Foundation

Developing and Managing Self-Awareness- Foundation


Functional Level:

Planning, Forecasting & Budgeting- Intermediate

Management Reporting, Finance Information System & Variance Analysis- Intermediate



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