Senior Accountant

Company: Total Petroleum Company
Job type: Full-time
NGN 9,500 - NGN 10,500 / Year
Salary notes: GHS
Industry: Accountancy
Area/Neighbourhood: Accra

Total Multinational Petroleum Company is seeking to recruit an experienced Senior Accountant. The role interacts regularly with other teams in Finance (Reporting, Trading Control/ Accounting) and other departments (notably Legal, Traders) as well as with external auditors, and Group Consolidation department, performs complex balance sheet account reconciliations, oversee various general accounting operations, identify process opportunity areas and develop and implement procedures to improve organizational efficiency. It also requires frequent interaction with all levels within the Total organization, including the Operations, Supply Chain, and Treasury departments; etc. With operations in more than 130 countries, our 100,000 employees discover, produce, process, sell and market energy in a variety of forms, all the way to end-customers. At Total, we believe that collective success is an integral part of the wellbeing of all in the workplace. Whatever the environment in which our employees work, we strive to offer those stimulating working conditions so they can give the best of themselves: safe and pleasant spaces, motivating remuneration, social protection, respect for work/life balance. We are committed to the personal and professional development of all our employees. We invest in the potential of all our employees because they are the true drivers of our growth and carry our ambitions in every part of the world. Joining Total means contributing to a shared ambition for responsible energy, tackling extraordinary technological challenges in multicultural teams, preserving your work/life balance and more! We challenge interested applicants to send a CV and Cover letter through our displayed career email or apply button below. Only qualified candidates shall be contacted for interview.

Responsibilities :

• Review IFRS and prepare accounting policies as and when required to follow constant evolutions in standards and requirements. Ensure proper and accurate application in Total Oil & Gas and other Midstream affiliates.

• In close liaison with Trading Control, compute/analyse disclosures ensuring accuracy and timely quarterly submission to the Group (notably IFRS7, off balance sheet commitments, related parties)

• Consolidate data with other Trading affiliates when required.

• Prepare the annual statutory accounts for the Group and other Midstream affiliates; ensure timely filing under national company law requirements and regulations.

• Liaise with external auditors on organisation, timing and findings. Provide appropriate responses and help with resolution of finance audit points raised by the auditors and acknowledge by the company.

• Compute all regulatory reports that fall under The Group as per related national requirements

• Compute current and deferred tax calculations for integration in the monthly and quarterly results

• Assist the Corporate Accounting Manager with any other tax related matters (direct and indirect).

• Assist the Corporate Accounting Manager with tax compliance both direct and indirect.

• The Senior Accountant needs to build good relationships at various levels of the organisation (Total oil and Gas, other Trading affiliates, Group headquarters…) and with a range of interlocutors (senior management, Finance, lawyers, auditors).

• The position requires to act independently and proactively in making decisions and completing tasks and to demonstrate an ability to work in a time pressured environment to achieve reporting deadlines.

• The position also requires being able to communicate and explain effectively and convincing and influencing stakeholders.

• Computes the annual statutory accounts and is the liaison point with external auditors during the process.

• Computes all required regulatory reporting (within the operational country). 

• Computes the monthly current and deferred tax. 

• Ensures accounting policies are maintained, modified and improved as necessary.

• Works closely with Trading Control team to compute and analyse the quarterly Group disclosures.

• Assists the Corporate Accounting Manager with tax reporting and compliance.

Candidate Profile :

• HND/University, graduate/Master’s Degree in Accounting / Business Finance {Management}. Qualified Accountant.

• Minimum four years’ experience in accounting role with good knowledge of accounting principles and various accounting standards.

• Experience on tax (reporting and compliance)

• Advanced IT application and strong data management skills (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint & Sun).

• Good spread sheet modelling and numeracy.

• Clear communication and the ability to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines.

• The ability to support and influence senior stakeholders.

• Professional accounting qualification or proven experience in an accounting role.

• Takes opportunities to improve performance and processes as required.

• Capacity to professionally manage confidential information.

• Team player, motivated, strong inter-personal skills with positive attitude.

• Proven analytical, problem solving, and process improvement ability

• Experience with ERP systems for general accounting and consolidation purposes

• Ability to successfully manage many issues and projects simultaneously, while managing Jr. level accountants

• Previous public accounting experience with manufacturing clients is a plus

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