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Senior Accountant- Agro Commodities

Job Description

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide drive and direction within the team to meet daily, weekly and monthly goals, to include invoicing cycles, banking and reconciliations, debtor chasing, purchasing and assisting with Month End processes.
  • Provide financial insight and analysis on strategic operational projects, including finance lead/support, where required.
  • Support Sales & Development team ensuring cost models are robust and returning required margins
  • Cash flow management – reporting and forecasting
  • Management of daily banking operations for trade and non-trade transactions
  • Accounts receivable and payable management
  • Supporting pricing strategy decision through financial implication analysis
  • Support the development of financial systems as a tool to deliver group reporting requirements, contributing to solutions that promote standardization, simplification and automation where possible
  • Processing of sales and purchase transactions – invoices, SOs, POs
  • Reconciliations – Bank, AR, AP and balance sheet accounts
  • Monitoring debt levels and ensuring compliance with debt covenants
  • Credit Control
  • Preparation of the monthly financial & management accounts
  • Management of monthly accruals including payroll, prepayments, accruals, GRNI and depreciation for accurate P&L reporting on monthly basis
  • Assistance with yearend processes and external audit.
  • Monthly VAT submissions
  • Month and year end completion and reporting
  • To review and develop current processes and systems with a view to ensuring they meet business needs currently and in future and are appropriately documented.


Qualifications & Experience

  • CIMA / CA / ACCA / CPA / CMA qualified
  • Minimum of 3-5 years’ work experience in a Senior Finance role in a agro-commodities trading environment.
  • Demonstrable experience of working in MIS reporting.
  • Time management skills and ability to meet non-negotiable deadlines.
  • Experience in handling documentary credits and collections and multiple currency cross border trade transactions.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills are required.
  • Advanced Excel and Power Point skills
  • Advanced working knowledge of ERP systems
  • Experience in using SAP an added advantage
  • Knowledge of IFRS
  • Experience in managing intercompany reconciliations and resolution processes in multiple currencies
  • Great attention to detail, problem solving and query resolution skills.
  • Ability to 'think outside the box’
  • The ability to build good working relationships with both external and internal suppliers/customers.