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Assistant Accountant - Accra

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Published on 07.06.2019


Consumer goods
Food-processing industry
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Position : Assistant Accountant - Accra

Nestlé Group is currently seeking for Assistant Accountants to join our strong financial team. Nestlé enjoys a reputation as one of the world’s largest FMCG companies and we are driven by our purpose - enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future. We’re committed to developing our people – enabling them to make the most of the many elements that help them to succeed. Nestlé consists of five business units: Corporate, Commercial, Supply Chain, Technical & Production and Ready Refresh by Nestlé. Whichever one of these areas you choose to join, you’ll find yourself collaborating with a highly talented team on work that’s challenging, engaging and incredibly rewarding. You’ll be an essential element of our success: trusted, empowered and supported to make a lasting impact on the very future of our business. 

Major Responsibilities include:

  • Providing financial support to a variety of internal stakeholders.
  • Supporting the monthly book close process.
  • Preparing journals accurately and on time.
  • Reviewing and performing GL account reconciliations and ensuring the timely resolution of issues.
  • Assisting with invoice, payment queries and transactional issues.
  • Working closely with business partners to support and action finance services tasks and Decision Support initiatives.
  • Close collaboration with NBS counterparts on day to day operational issues.
  • Analysing data, compiling information and preparing reports pertaining to statutory and internal requirements.
  • Adhering to standards set by Best Practice, Nestle Accounting Standards (NAS) and Nestle Control Self-Assessment Tool (NSAT).
  • Monitor all Bill to Cash daily operations and close follow up with sales, finance and supply chain teams.
  • Give support to internal/external audit and monitor payment operations
  • Preparing team meetings and training plans for accounting team.
  • Timely and accurate reporting of financial data for all legal entities under Nestlé Group.
  • Perform general bookkeeping, invoices, and other statements
  • Coordinates with Auditors.
  • Maintain financial reports, records, and general ledger.
Required profile for job ad : Assistant Accountant - Accra
  • Diploma/University degree preferably in Business Administration, Finance/Accounting, Economics or related discipline.
  • Preferably has (2) year experience in General Accounting, Bookkeeping, Finance, and Payroll
  • A strong problem solver.
  • Ability to tailor communication to suit related audience and stakeholders.
  • Initiative to identify process improvements whilst promoting best practice.
  • Updating departments’ procedures and guidelines.
  • Intermediate Excel skills essential; previous experience with SAP will be highly regarded.
  • Sound knowledge of accounting principles and technical proficiency.
  • Fluent English with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications, especially in Excel
  • Experience using SAP and/or financial planning systems would be an asset.
  • IT & System Operation knowledge.
  • Good communication and presentation skills.
  • Attentive to detail and has the ability to multi-task.
  • Strong analytical skills.
Job criteria for job ad : Assistant Accountant - Accra
Job category:
Accounting, controlling, finance
Secretarial work, assistantship
Consumer goods
Food-processing industry
Employment type:
Permanent contract - Fixed-term contract
Region :
Ashanti - Brong Ahafo - Central - Eastern - Greater Accra - Northern - Upper East - Upper West - Volta - Western - International
City :Accra
Experience level:
2 to 5 years
Educational level :
Spoken language:
Number of Position(s):10

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