Job Descriptions & Skills - Accounting and Auditing Jobs

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Accountant - SAP Business One

Job Description

  • Working with SAP B1 for all financial activities including Review and verification of customers and suppliers accounts.
  • Process payments by preparing cheques and electronic fund transfers.
  • Daily/monthly bank reconciliation.
  • Petty cash management and its accounting.
  • Managing other day to day treasury activities.
  • Handling interim/annual audits.
  • Processing company monthly payroll.
  • Preparing financial reports for management. 

Accountant

Job Description

  • Compile and analyze financial information to prepare entries into the general ledger accounts.
  • Prepare profit and loss statements.
  • Prepare and review budgets, revenues, expenses, payroll entries, invoices, and other accounting documents.
  • Prepare monthly closing and cost accounting reports.
  • Establish, maintain, and coordinate the implementation of accounting and accounting control procedures.
  • Monitor and review accounting and related system reports for accuracy and completeness.
  • Analyze and review budgets expenditures.
  • 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.
  • Supervise the input and handling of financial data and reports for the company's automated financial systems.
  • Interact with internal and external auditors in completing audits. Other duties as assigned.
  • Resolve accounting discrepancies.

Skills

  • Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control principles, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  • Knowledge of financial and accounting software applications.
  • Ability to analyze financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and projections.  

Senior Internal Auditor

Job Description

  • Participate in the formulation of the Internal Audit Corporate Strategy.
  • Ensure maintenance of highest standards of professional conduct.
  • Ensure that the departments performance is meeting the agreed upon budget.
  • Providing timely, accurate and complete progress reports to the management on the operational progress of the various departments.
  • Demonstrate professional proficiency, maintain a high standard of professional care when planning and executing audits, by complying with The Internal Auditing Standards Boards Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing (Standards), the Institute of Internal Auditors Code of Ethics, and the organizational policies and procedures.
  • Review and approve all the Policies and Procedure of the relevant Sections within the Internal Audit Department.
  • Stay tuned to the current public trends and directions.
  • Direct the overall performance of audit procedures, including identifying and defining issues, developing criteria, and reviewing and analyzing evidence.
  • Design in coordination with the section heads, the governance framework for the Internal Audit- Operations & Compliance Affairs to ensure efficient Internal Audit processes.
  • Administer the assessment of risks and internal controls within the audited area, identify process weaknesses and inefficiencies and operational issues.
  • Evaluation of Risks and Controls and preparation of Risk and Control matrix.
  • Oversee the section heads and persons leading the risk assessment process during the planning of individual audit projects, to identify the high risk areas and determine appropriate testing strategy.
  • Communicate the results of audits via written reports and oral presentations to the company's leadership and the head of Internal Audit.
  • Keep the head of Internal Audit informed of significant Internal Audit-related issues that may jeopardize the achievement of the company objectives.
  • Liaison with external auditors and consultants, to ensure the audit or review activity is performed in efficient manner.

Skills

  • University degree in Business Administration from a recognized university.
  • Professional certification such as CPA/ ACCA/ CIA/ CMA is required
  • Masters degree in Business Administration is considered beneficial.

Accountant

Job Description

  • Provide financial information to management by researching and analyzing accounting data.
  • Preparing reports.
  • Preparing asset, liability, and capital account entries by compiling and analyzing account information.
  • Document financial transactions by entering account information.
  • Summarizes current financial status by collecting information.
  • Preparing balance sheet, profit and loss statement, and other reports.
  • Reconciles financial discrepancies by collecting and analyzing account information.
  • Secures financial information by completing data base backups.
  • Maintains financial security by following internal controls.
  • Prepares payments by verifying documentation, and requesting disbursements.
  • Answers accounting procedure questions by researching and interpreting accounting policy and regulations.
  • Complies with federal, state, and local financial legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation, enforcing adherence to requirements, and advising management on needed actions.
  • Prepares special financial reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing account information and trends.
  • Maintains customer confidence and protects operations by keeping financial information confidential.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

Skills

  • Accounting
  • Corporate Finance.
  • Reporting Skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • SFAS Rules.
  • Confidentiality.
  • Data Entry.

Internal Auditor

Job Description

  • Obtain, analyze and evaluate accounting documentation, reports, data, and flowcharts.
  • Prepare and present reports that reflect audits results and document process.
  • Act as an objective source of independent advice to ensure validity, legality and goal achievement.
  • Identify loopholes and recommend risk aversion measures and cost savings.
  • Maintain open communication with management and audit committee.
  • Document process and prepare audit findings memorandum.
  • Conduct follow up audits to monitor managements interventions.
  • Strive to gain further knowledge of developments in various sector rules, regulations, best practices, tools, techniques and performance standards.

Skills

  •  BS degree in Accounting or Finance

CFO

Job Description

  • The CFO is accountable for the administrative, financial, and risk management operations of the company.
  • Development of a financial and operational strategy, metrics tied to that strategy.
  • Development and monitoring of control systems designed to preserve the company assets and report accurate financial results.
  • Accomplish finance strategies by determining accountability, communicating and enforcing values, policies, and procedures of the company.
  • Implementing the selection and recruitment process, job orientation, training, counseling, and communication programs.
  • Planning, monitoring, appraising, and reviewing job contributions, planning and reviewing compensation strategies.
  • Develops finance organizational strategies by contributing financial and accounting information, analysis, and recommendations to strategic thinking and direction.
  • Establishing functional objectives in line with organizational objectives.
  • Establishing finance operational strategies by evaluating trends.
  • Establishing critical measurements, determining production, productivity, quality, and customer-service strategies.
  • Designing systems, accumulating resources, resolving problems, and implementing change.
  • Developing organization prospects by studying economic trends and revenue opportunities.
  • Projecting acquisition and expansion prospects.
  • Analyzing organization operations, identifying opportunities for improvement, cost reduction, and systems enhancement.
  • Accumulating capital to fund expansion.
  • Develop financial strategies by forecasting capital, facilities, and staff requirements.
  • Identifying monetary resources, developing action plans.
  • Monitor financial performance by measuring and analyzing results, initiating corrective actions, minimizing the impact of variances.
  • Maximizing return on invested funds by identifying investment opportunities, maintaining relationships with the investment community.
  • Reporting financial status by developing forecasts, reporting results, analyzing variances, developing improvements.

Skills

  • Financial Planning and Strategy,
  • Managing Profitability,
  • Strategic Planning, Vision, Quality Management,
  • Promoting Process Improvement,
  • Forecasting,
  • Corporate Finance,
  • Developing Budgets, Financial Skills,
  • Dealing with Complexity

Accountant

Job Description

  • Cost Accounting and Reconciliation.
  • Organize and present data with substantial analysis and information for the finance departments to use to create financial and accounting reports.
  • Be responsible for the office Petty cash.
  • Assist with the calculation of the weekly funding requirements.
  • Write up all cheque payments for signatures.
  • Issue and Subscriber Invoices.
  • Follow up on the cash collection.
  • Manage balances and ensure all fully reconcile before the month end close.
  • Produce all cost reports used in the accounting review meeting prior to month end closure.
  • Assist with the preparation of subscriber payments and their calculation.
  • Ensure all transactions are booked in accordance with the appropriate tax computations.
  • Highlight any areas of risk to appropriate management.

Skills

  • Knowledge of accounting packages.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Generate reports in Excel.
  • Good command of English (writing, reading and speaking).

Cashier

Job Description

  • Accept payments for goods by scanning items, itemizing and totaling customer's purchases.
  • Itemizes and total purchases by recording prices, departments, taxable and nontaxable items.
  • Operating the cash register.
  • Collects payments by accepting cash, check, or charge payments from customers.
  • Making change for cash customers.
  • Balance cash drawer by counting cash at beginning and at the end of the work shift.
    Provides pricing information to customers by answering questions.