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Chief Accountant

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We are the first private company to establish a peat power plant in Africa and to produce peat at that scale. The company is owned by a Turkish investor, HAKAN AS, and  an international power company, Quantum Power, with a participation of a project development company Themis.

Position: Chief Accountant

Role:

Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the Chief Accountant will focus on business operations as well as compliance and reporting.

Job Description:

  • Manage AP/AR, payroll, FAR, cost accounting, inventory accounting and revenue recognition
  • Continually identify areas for business process re-engineering and cost reduction
  • Prepare and publish timely periodic (monthly, quarterly, annual) financial statements
  • Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls
  • Rigorous document and contract management
  • Support the company’s budget management and financial modeling
  • Enforce internal control, risk management and compliance to company policies and procedures
  • Coaching and Mentoring a dynamic team of 5 or more staff, including internal and external capacity building
  • Manage and comply with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings
  • Treasury management, bank relations, and all other reconciliations
  • Co-ordinate internal, statutory and tax audits

Requirements:

  • Very high integrity
  • At least 4 years of proven experience in coaching and mentoring dynamic teams of 5 or more employees.
  • Relevant Bachelor’s degree and/or CPA, ACCA, CIMA
  • Experiential knowledge of IFRS, Rwandan tax and business laws
  • Able to work under pressure and minimum supervision to meet tight deadlines
  • Practical advanced computer skills, including Excel other accounting packages.
  • Big 4 experience would be an added advantage
  • Language proficiency in English and French added advantage

Application process

Interested & qualified candidates should ONLY submit their application through the “Apply for this Job" including a summarized CV with 3 professional references & a Cover letter (all in 1 document) not later than July 13th, 2020.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.