Assistant Accountant

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Competitive salary
11 Feb 2021
11 Mar 2021
To perform this job successfully, the incumbent must be technically competent in the full range of Finance functions. The job holder must act with integrity and strictly adhere to all accounting policies, procedures, and internal controls as he/she performs or oversees the execution of the undermentioned duties:
* Supports the development, implementation, monitoring and assessment of the Company's strategic plan to ensure that the Company's mission and vision are fully realised.
* Surveys the Company's operations and business environment to ascertain business needs and to make recommendations to Management.
* Produces monthly management accounts, according to the established schedules and standards.
* Reviews/analyses the monthly financial performance, expenses and variance reports, recommends or initiates corrective action, where necessary to support the achievement of the Company's goals.
* Ensures timely & accurate preparation of bank reconciliations for all operating accounts.
* Signs-off and balances daily receipts; performs reconciliation with the Information System.
* Maintains oversight and custodianship of petty cash float; administers and reconciles all petty cash transactions on a monthly basis.
* Maintains Fixed Asset Register and related movements on a monthly basis.
* Monitors the AP and AR systems to mitigate incidences of non/late collection of receivables and untimely payments.
* Prepares, reviews and posts general journals as required.
* Initiates ACH online payments.
* Reviews and posts all incoming/outgoing payments into the Accounting System.
* Prepares all statutory payments such as VAT, NIS, PAYE, as required.
* Provides Administrative support in the preparation of the annual budget.
* Performs General Ledger reconciliations.
* Ensures that annual financial statements are prepared and presented fairly, in all material respects, and are compliant with international financial reporting standards. Ensures all preparatory audit work is delivered in accordance with agreed timelines.
* Recommends and ensures compliance with a robust system of internal controls and quality mechanisms, inclusive of applicable policies and procedures, to promote the integrity and security of the company's financial data.
* Performs other duties that may be assigned.
Education & Experience
* Professional Accounting designation (ACCA, CGA, CMA, CPA) - Minimum Level 2 or equivalent
* A First Degree in Accounting/Finance or a related discipline from a recognised, accredited institution will be considered an asset
* Proficiency using Accounting systems such as Peachtree, QuickBooks
* A minimum of five (5) years similar working experience in an Accounting/Finance Department
* Knowledge of general accounting practices
* Experience and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications with particular emphasis on Word, Excel & Outlook
* Experience in performing bank reconciliations
* Experience in Account Payable & Accounts Receivable
We wish to thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those favourably considered will be contacted.
This position is available only to Nationals of Trinidad and Tobago.

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