Saint James Hospital

Accountant

  • Basis:  Full-Time
  • Closing Date:  10 Feb, 2023
  • Job Ref:  KMP-79007

Job Description

The Accountant is a key member of the Finance department team. The person will report to the Chief Financial Officer / Financial Controller and will ensure that all postings are accurate and up to date and all tasks are carried out that will allow management and final accounts to be issued in a timely manner. The Accountant will also ensure the smooth running of the day-to-day department activities.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Prepares monthly management accounts in a timely and accurate manner;
  • Liaises with banks, auditors, other service providers;
  • Assists in the audit field-work of the Group;
  • Manages income tax and VAT submissions;
  • Participates in internal projects, as assigned by senior management;
  • Liaises with the department Head, as necessary;
  • Ensures credibility by providing timely and accurate analysis of budgets, financial trends and forecasts;
  • Prepares timely monthly reports and monthly graphical reports of company and departmental performance;
  • Reviews bank reconciliation and unpresented cheques;
  • Maintains a professional approach at all times when representing the company with creditors, debtors, financial and legal institutions;
  • Performs other duties, as may be reasonably assigned from time to time by senior management.

Personal Attributes:

  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to communicate and manage well at all levels of the organisation and with staff at remote locations;
  • Strong problem-solving and creative skills and the ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions based on accurate and timely analyses;
  • High level of integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency and results-oriented.

Other Skills and Abilities:

  • Team player;
  • Displays strong leadership skills;
  • Act with courageous integrity;
  • Has strong interpersonal skills;
  • Diligent and with a sharp eye for detail;
  • Is proficient in Excel and Accounting software;

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Diploma / Degree in Accounting or in the final stages of studying ACCA or equivalent Accounting degree;
  • Three years of experience in a similar role will be considered an asset.