Role Responsibilities/ Responsabilités du rôle

JOB LOCATION: Douala – Cameroun

The Accountant CAR reports to the Accounting Supervisor



Ensure that the monthly general accounting processes of the entity are complied with.

Lead the month end closing of accounts for the entity

Review and sign off all accounts reconciliations

Monitors compliance with SYSCOHADA and company procedures

Work with both internal and external auditors during financial and operational audits.

Analyses key financial information to provide feedback that will aid managerial planning and commercial decision making that will ensure future growth and profitability of the company.

Maintains management information systems, combining the need for an incumbent with accounting and business management skills.


1- General Ledger Accounting:

Record supporting information for all journal entries

Enter all journal entries into the accounting software

Ensure that reversing entries occur

Create recurring journal entry templates

Ensure that recurring entries are changed or terminated at appropriate trigger points

Maintain detailed listings of the contents of all balance sheet accounts

Assist auditors with journal entry examinations

Assist in providing documentation from archives

Assist in the production of financial statements

Ad hoc assignments


Adheres to internal and external deadlines.

Part of the team for ICS (Internal Control System) compliance.

Assist in the tax compliance requirements.

2- Budgeting

Preparing the Divisions Budgets for consolidation

Preparing the Divisional forecast for consolidation

Creating financial statements for internal and external company requirements

Providing financial analysis and forecasting

Reviews the requisitions for cost control

Follows up and issues a monthly report on Capital expenditure commitment and expenditures

3- Analytical reviews

Runs a pivot of journal entries and reviews analytical codings used are accurate (Business, cost center, activity, asset code…etc)

Run reports to check for unallocated accounts and send alerts to Chief accountant

Ensure there are no asset accounts with a credit balance at month end or no liability account with debit balance.

Ensure there are no liability accounts with a debit balance at month end.

Run reports to check for unallocated accounts in the Accounts Receivable.

Ensure all accounts reconciliations are saved in a clean folder. Issues reminders to Chief accountant.

Runs the aged payables and ensure that all suppliers are paid on time (issues reminders)

Prepares the business case for all business opportunities being assessed.

Prepares all Management presentations

4- Reporting

Collects the monthly comments from Division managers on revenue, expenses and reports timely to Finance Manager

Review the ledgers on a weekly basis to assess analytical coding (Cost centers, Business, Activity, FCode and others) for completeness and accuracy.

Issues a weekly report to Chief accountant and Finance Manager on corrections to be done

Prepares Management presentation timely upon request

Reports on Capex projects status (works with Operations and Procurement)

Reports on Actual vs Budget for Capex and Opex monthly

5- Audits

Supporting auditing projects

Assist Chief accountant in coordinating audits

6- Compliance

Follows up on ICS action plan implementation and reports to Finance Manager on the status

Follows up on Risk Management action plan implementation and reports to Finance Manager on the status. Reviews the Controls matrices and ensure evidences are filed and controls documented for Finance Division

Providing assistance during tax audits Monitors compliance with SYSCOHADA and company procedures. Good knowledge of Cameroon /CentrafriqueTax Code and Finance Laws updates

Adheres to internal and external deadlines. Part of the team for ICS (Internal Control System) compliance. Work with both internal and external auditors during financial and operational audits.

Ad hoc assignments


Intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Access, Excel, Word, PowerPoint

Strong verbal & written communication and co-ordination skills.

Strong sense of confidentiality, High integrity, willingly assumes responsibility and ownership.

Analytical and problem-solving skills.

Time management. Systems analysis. Mathematical and deductive reasoning. Critical thinking.

Active learning. Able to work in team, Work well with all levels within the organization.

Attention to detail, checks accuracy of information received before processing into the system.

Must be able to work under pressure and meet the tight monthly deadlines. All documents

received must be processed within the month concerned and cannot be carried over.

Ability to administer new applications (procurement and invoicing systems

Straight Priorities; People Person; Collaborative; Committed; Great Communicator

1 to 2 years of practical experience in accounting in an international-multinational environment or accounting firm


Education: Minimum Graduate/Bachelor level in Accounting

Certifications: ACCA, CIMA

Years of experience: 3+ years of accounting

Specific competences :

Good knowledge of SYSCOHADA and IFRS

Basic Math Skill: will be working with numbers while performing data analysis.

Budgeting and Financial Management.

Stay Up to Date on Tax Laws.

Using Microsoft Excel Pivot tables, macros, lookup functions and subtotals

Can use SUN Systems, Advance Inquiry and Q&A (Vision). Oracle or any ERP

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