Role Responsibilities/ Responsabilités du rôle

Mission/ Core purpose of the Job:

The Accountant – GL is responsible for monitoring, analyzing, and recording the various OHADA transactions, including payroll related activities and reconciliations in the best interest of MTNC.

Key Job Responsibilities

Staff Leadership and Management

 Ability to work in a team

 Responsible for self-learning and development with guidance from the Manager

 Accountable for meeting and prioritising own targets / deadlines

 Provide information to the Manager on work accomplishments, individual / team challenges

 Lead team meetings and contribute on specialist / technical areas when required

 Review performance metric dashboards prepared on various performance metrics and provide input to the manager

Adhoc and Operational Meeting

 Participate and provide inputs in operational meetings as and when required

 Set up and manage adhoc meetings for day to day operational requirements as and when required


Timely notification of escalations to the Manager

Resolve escalations as per defined escalation / resolution procedures

Opco Operational

Participate and provide inputs in project status meetings

Propose operational changes and provide associated user impact assessment


Ensure effective execution of day to day operations and resolve operational issues

Improve productivity and quality through leading practice initiatives


Provide inputs to the Manager (as required) relating to progress made within the sub-division and in accordance with the measurement metrics set by the organisation As per business plan

Operational Delivery Task Complexity -; It contains the descriptions and overriding objectives of the job

Payroll Accounting and Reporting

Perform tabulation, monitoring and allocation of payroll costs to appropriate general ledger accounts.

Perform monthly payroll entries and other miscellaneous entries with any tax adjustments.

Perform reconciliations between payroll register, Payroll Bank account and general ledger accounts and investigate in gaps for adjustments.

Perform accurate reconciliation for all payroll accounts, both BS and P&L.

Perform staff loans and repayments reconciliation working closely with HR and Treasury teams.

Carry out reporting and analysis on all staff benefits and payroll cost.

Perform Transaction Processing

Prepare manual and automated journal vouchers (including recurring journals) as per the defined delegation of authority (DoA) in both Primary and/or Secondary Ledger in EBS

Prepare provision/accruals entries for the month along with corresponding basis for computation in both Primary and/or Secondary Ledger in EBS

Obtain approvals as per the defined delegation of authority (DOA)

Upload and /or Post journal entries on a timely basis

Posting of Secondary Ledger journals (Manual, Fixed assets, AP, AR, Cash, Inventory, Purchasing etc modules)

Perform Period End (covering all period end activities across all accounts and business

units) for MTNC and Mobile Money Cooperation.

Adhere to month end schedule for period end reporting and ensure availability of necessary information for completion of period end activities

Assess any form of IFRS and local GAAP adjustments required. Submit details to Manager, GL and Statutory Reporting for review and approval

Assist in performing month end inventory valuation. Submit details for review and approval as per defined DOA

Prepare the financial reporting section and manage preparation of the monthly finance operations financial commentary report.

Prepare results and highlight variances and corrective action

Compile and analyze financial information to prepare financial statements including monthly and annual accounts

Manage the opening and closure of Secondary Ledger

Ensure all financial reporting deadlines are met.

Perform Statutory Reporting Activities (covering all period end activities across all

accounts and business units) for MTNC and Mobile Money Cooperation.

Assist in the preparation of OHADA financial statements (DSF), including balance sheet, profit & loss statement and related notes on a monthly, quarterly, semi-annually and annual basis.

Perform timely analysis of all accounts under responsibility, detect and correct all wrong codifications.

Perform all required balance sheet account reconciliations under responsibility. Liaise with the different account owners; investigate and, if required, explain any variances.

Perform monthly reconciliation between IFRS and OHADA accounts under responsibility in collaboration of the IFRS accountants and investigate any gap for closure.

Interface with internal and external auditors and provide all required support during audits working in close collaboration with IFRS team

Assist the tax team in collaboration with IFRS team during tax and CNPS audits

Monitor the implementation and maintenance of MTN accounting control procedures.

Assist in the team during month end financial reporting for IFRS and OHADA.

Manage Mobile Money financial accounting and reporting from start to end

Prepare consolidation financial statement between MTNC and Mobile Money

Facilitate External and Internal Audits and Internal controls

 Prepare information in line with audit instructions

 Management of Client Assistant Schedule (CAS) during financial audit preparation and coordinate the audit process

 Assist in the Manage the coordination of internal audits especially around internal financial control (IFC)

 Assist Manager, GL and Statutory Reporting with necessary information on identified audit differences

 Upload adjustment journals in EBS for agreed audit differences (post necessary approvals)

 Follow up of audit closure points with the relevant units

 Prepare finance operation risk register before submission to BRM

 Ensure the implementation and maintenance of MTN accounting control procedures

 Ensure that actions are compliant with the policies, processes, and procedures of MTN

Technical Accounting support for IFRS

Assists monitoring and ensure timely identification and compliance with evolving accounting guidance, provide IFRS interpretation and prepare technical memorandums that document issues in a clear, logical, and comprehensive manner.

Assists in communicating and explaining accounting issues and evolving accounting guidance to management

Assists in providing technical input to other sections of the Finance department such as business plan, forecast and other accounting matters.

Assists in researching and resolve accounting issues including evaluation and implementation of new accounting pronouncements to ensure IFRS compliance with guidance from Group technical accounting team.

Stakeholders Landscape

Internal Stakeholders: Interaction and Relationship

Tax team: Assistance during Tax, CNPS and Customs controls

IFRS team: IFRS/OHADA TB reconciliation; statutory audits

Legal team: Legal compliance

HR C&B team: Payroll management

Treasury team: Loans and advances management

Risk and compliance team: Internal audits

All departments: Cost center reporting

SSH & Boost teams: Process stabilization and improvement

Education / Business Degree

Minimum of 3 year degree in Accounting

Fluent in language of country with basic command of English

Work Experience

Minimum of 3 years’ experience in accounting in a multinational corporate environment

At least 2 years’ experience in local and international GAAP (General Applied Accounting Principles)

Experience working in a medium organization


ACCA (Year 1 of 7)

ICT for Non-technical Staff

MTN Customer Experience

Cross Functional Team fundamentals



Employee Effectiveness

COS Programs Crucial conversations

Harvard self-Management

A.P.E (Performance Mgt)



Very good knowledge of OHADA and IFRS accounting principles

Good knowledge and understanding of local tax rules and requirements

Good knowledge and understanding of the finance law

Skills Analytical Thinker

Problem Solver

Operational Value Creator

Culture and Change Champion

Supportive People Manager

Relationship Manager

Results Achiever

Operationally Astute

Behavioral Qualities

High sense of confidentiality

Directs people


Manages time

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