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Publish 25 February 2021

Deputy Chief Accountant

Employment type:
Work experience more than 5 years

Job description

For efficiency reasons, we are looking to create a strong accounting department for a group of companies. The person will play a critical role in the supervision of General Ledger activities, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and Expenses processing. He/She will be responsible for ensuring the smooth and efficient running of the financial services, whilst ensuring the end to end documentation and controls. As a member of the Finance and Accounting Management Team, he/she will work in close collaboration with Headquarters (HQ) and Service Center's units.


  • Supervises and coaches a team of over 20 staff, mainly accountants (accounts payable, receivable, expense claims, general ledger) by providing process expertise and guidance
  • Accountable for ensuring that expected deliverables and deadlines are met
  • Works in close partnership with the accounting team in HQ and other departments, to ensure integrity of the ledgers and full compliance with accounting policies and IFRS
  • Module leader for the general ledger module in Epicor
  • Ensures the existence of documented processes and controls, and keeps them updated
  • Ensures the smooth and efficient delivery of services within the team
  • Participates in the monthly and yearly closing processes
  • Produces reports and analyses
  • Optimizes accounting and closing processes; makes recommendations and takes initiative aimed to improve efficiency and quality of these processes
  • Proposes accounting treatment in line with the company’s policies for complex transactions
  • Designing document policies, guidelines, and processes including key controls
  • Assists in audit preparation, including consolidated and statutory financial statements and other projects
  • Serves as escalation level for handling sensitive cases (e.g. expense claim, etc.)
  • A focal point for the external auditors with regards to the above-mentioned processes
  • Oversees the expense claim module leader
  • Supports the expense claim team in its user support role including improving the user manual


  • University degree in Accounting
  • At least 5 years experience in general accounting
  • At least 3 years of supervisory experience in the accounting team
  • Knowledge in ERP applications
  • Working knowledge of English is an asset

About You:

  • Knowledgeable on audit, internal control, reporting, and accounting processes
  • Proven leadership capacities
  • Able to work independently
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and verbal skills which enable effective communication
  • Excellent organizational skills; capacity to coordinate and manage multiple work processes
  • Excellent Computer literacy (MS Word, Excel)

What the company offers: 

  • Diverse and corporate-minded workforce
  • An opportunity to grow in your career
  • Training opportunities
  • Flexible work arrangements

If you are interested, please apply using the following link: bit.ly/3nDp4Mc


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