Chief Accountant, Chef comptable, Douala, Air Liquide

Chief Accountant, Chef comptable, Douala, Air Liquide

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Company presentation

World leader in gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health, Air Liquide is present in 80 countries with approximately 67,000 employees and serves more than 3.7 million customers and patients.

Oxygen, nitrogen and hydrogen are essential small molecules for life, matter and energy. They embody Air Liquide’s scientific territory and have been at the core of the company’s activities since its creation in 1902.

Air Liquide’s ambition is to lead its industry, deliver long-term performance and contribute to sustainability.

Air Liquide places diversity at the heart of its activities and is committed to promoting professional equality and employment for people with disability.  


Air Liquide has been established in the country since 1952 and today has 60 employees. In addition to Cameroon, we cover Central African Republic, Chad and Equatorial Guinea.

We accompany and support our customers\’ development in various sectors by offering them a wide array of products and services:

  • Industrial gases
  • Medical gases, equipment\’s and consumables
  • Welding and cutting equipment
  • Hygiene product
  • Firefighting equipment

We operate 1 site in the country:

  • An air separation unit (ASU) producing mainly oxygen and nitrogen
  • An actetylene plant
  • A carbon dioxide filling center
  • An argon filling center

Mission & Role 

This role is responsible for preparing  the statutory financial statements and reporting to evaluate the financial strength of the entities in the assigned region, and to make management decisions (in terms of costs and taxes). 

The chief accountant should ensure that the Statutory financial statements meet the standard required by local GAAP; Reporting financial statements meet the standard required by IFRS and Air Liquide Accounting standards.

In addition the chief account ensures that operations related to the preparation and conduct of Boards and General Assemblies are compliant with legal requirements.



  • Handle the full spectrum of financial and cost accounting role eg. AR, AP, GL, forecasting, budgeting. 
  • Responsible for day to day finance and accounts operations
  • Perform a full set of accounts and ensure timely closing of accounts.
  • Perform project cost forecasts/budgets, cost tracking, monitoring and controls.
  • Responsible for timely monthly consolidated financial statements, payments, cash-flow management reporting for submission to HQ in France.
  • Review & approve payment vouchers & journal entries
  • Perform cash flow forecasting, budgeting and working closely with the operations and project teams in analyzing margins, variances and cost analysis.
  • Issue project cost reports for review and approval.
  • Develop and maintain internal control and effective accounting system and policies for the set up.
  • Support the CFO for Central Africa in ensuring that intercompany cost allocations are in line with management agreements and transfer pricing policy.
  • Establish and maintain systems for cost-sensitivity analysis and early-warning of cost-overruns.
  • Work consultatively with the respective departments on cost reduction initiatives.

Experience and Qualifications

  • 4-5 years experience as a chartered accountant or senior accountant. 
  • Bachelor Degree in Finance/Accounting
  • Familiarity with OHADA standards
  • Finance or Accounting related certification will be advantageous.

Key Competencies 

  • Good communication skills
  • Good Accounting skills
  • Budget preparations and monitoring
  • Region specific Regulations and standards
  • Analyze & problem solving skills
  • Results oriented
  • Trustworthy/ Creates trust


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