Chief Accountant

Purpose of the role

Manage the timely and correct execution and optimize the financial processes, with the purpose to ensure excellent financial performance.

Key accountabilities

1. Financial processes
Ensure the excellent execution and optimizing of the financial processes of the assigned organizational unit, eventually supervising clerical execution.

Core activities:

  • Optimize the financial processes in the assigned organizational unit and on request in other units.
  • Manage the registration, controlling and correct handling of incoming and outgoing invoices and financial information.
  • Maintain the ledger, creditors and debtors administration.
  • Keep the cash of the assigned organizational unit.
  • Advice the management on financial, tax and VAT matters.

2. Accounting
Assist in recording, verifying and reporting of the value of assets, liabilities, income, and expenses in the books of account with the purpose to enable the management to make their financial decisions based on the latest and most accurate financial information.

Core activities:

  • Prepare the annual statement of account in line with regulations and group policies.
  • Financial monitoring for (KPI’s, ROI, Balance Score Card, Benchmarking).
  • Analyse, reconcile, balance, and maintain accounting records.
  • Working capital management.


Performance indicators

  • No late payments from the assigned Local office and/or CO.
  • Optimal financial processes.
  • Accurate reporting on (local) costs made by the assigned Local Office and/or CO.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accountancy.
  • 5 years of relevant experience in a similar position
  • Thorough verbal and written communication skills in English and French.


  • Leadership
  • Commercial ability
  • Analytical ability
  • Autonomy


October 2018


For further information about this vacancy please contact the Country Manager Patrice Jorge All applications will be dealt with in the strictest confidence.