Sep 04, 2019

Senior Accountant

  • Gerji, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Full Time Accounting Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Description


JOB TITLE: Senior Accountant


Being accountable to the General Account Section Head, theSenior Accountant is responsible is responsible for handling the coding and posting functions such as identifying better means of collecting accounting documents, coding, posting, keeping accounting documents, and preparing of all financial reports.


Being accountable to the General Account Section Head, the Senior Accountant has the following major duties and responsibilities:

  • Handle and keep safely all financial and other relevant documents of the department.
  • Check and record carefully whether withdrawals of cash are made in accordance with the accounting guideline or policy of the company.
  • Verify and record payment effected as to the necessary deductions including income tax, value-added-tax, withholding tax and other deductions are made.
  • Post all the necessary transactions on time.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, and yearly financial statement such as income statement and balance sheet, and all other reports.
  • Give clear and fast reply of financial matters on demand.
  • Prepare monthly bank reconciliation.
  • Collect cash, effect payment and other tasks in absence and presence of the cashier.
  • Handle accounting operations in line with standard accounting practice (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) and the financial policies and regulations of the company as well as in accordance with financial law of the government.
  • Ensure that all of the company tasks are accounted for and settled in due time.
  • Assist external auditors during there operation.
  • Follow-up the daily cash balance report of the hotels in assistance with the Hotel Finance Head.
  • Follow-up the day-to-day bank transfer and bank loan repayment activities
  • Assist all the workers in the department in completing the financial statements in the very short period.
  • Handle the coding and posting of different accounts.
  • Assist in the settlement of cash advances given to the guide, driver guide, drivers, and all other advances including the purchasing, salary, and others.
  • Update and maintain accounting records, calculate expenditures, receipts, accounts payable and receivable, and profit and loss.
  • Prepare bank loan balances by compiling data from cashiers, verifying and balancing receipts, and sending cash, checks, or other forms of payment to the bank and compute interest charges.
  • Prepare and handle payroll and keep track of overdue accounts.
  • Total, balance, and reconcile billing vouchers; ensure the completeness and accuracy of data on accounts; and code documents according to company procedures.
  • Maintains all accounts payable and accounts receivable.
  • Maintains and balances the company ledger.
  • Maintains store inventory as well as balance of stock of inventory.
  • Compile and analyze financial information to prepare entries to accounts, such as general ledger accounts, and document business transactions.
  • Prepare and review budget, revenue, expense, payroll entries, invoices, and other accounting documents.
  • Analyze revenue and expenditure trends and recommend appropriate budget levels, and ensure expenditure control.
  • Explain billing invoices and accounting policies to staff, vendors and clients.
  • Resolve accounting discrepancies.
  • Recommend, develop and maintain financial databases, computer software systems and manual filing systems.
  • Supervise the input and handling of financial data and reports for the company's financial systems.
  • Identifies accounts where revenues may be shrinking and formulates strategies to reach out to these accounts and retain the customers.
  • Coordinate with the sales team and marketing to find out ways to retain and increase customers.
  • Conducts strategic account reviews regularly to review service needs and usage trends.
  • Makes business objectives by identifying services and pricing that meet customer needs.
  • Conducts rate reviews or any dispute related to billing with strategic customers upon request.
  • Monitor performance keeping the budget in mind and suggest measures to maintain profits.
  • Perform all other activities given by the immediate supervisor.



Education and Training:

  • B.A. in Accounting and Finance.
  • Various training in accounting and finance as well as tour and hotel business.
  • Proficiency in writing and speaking, reading, and thinking logically.
  • Interested to work with people and be able to win the respect and confidence of others.

Knowledge and Experience Required:

  • Four years experience for in Senior Accountant position, with extensive knowledge of tour and hotel business.
  • Excellent verbal, written and representational skills.
  • Experience with strong knowledge of accounting software such as Peachtree, Sun, and others.