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Job vacancy - Financial Accountant



Job Vacancy - Financial Accountant

Reporting to the Managing Director

Participate in the development and implementation of the strategic and business plan in relation to financial matters; part of the senior management team; facilitate communication and understanding of the financials to management management/supervision of the financial function within the company.

Maintains appropriate communication lines both internally and externally; to inform all employees on all policies, procedures, objectives, and matters affecting the laboratory. Ensuring that the strategic direction of the organisation is implemented in conjunction with the management team.

Main Responsibilities:

·         Managing Accounts Payable and Receivable Functions

·         Prepare timely and accurate monthly management accounts as well as year-end financial accounts

·         Monthly and Annual Cash-flow Projections

·         Monthly and Annual Cash-flow Statements

·         Coordinate and lead the annual audit process and manage relationship with the external auditors

·         Oversee and lead annual budgeting and planning process.

·         Manage the business cash flow and forecasting

·         Create efficiencies within the internal financial and management accounting policies and procedures

·         Manage relationships with banks and providers of debt financing

·         Involved in contract negotiation with suppliers / vendors

·         Managing the payroll system, vat returns and all tax compliance work and ensure that the company complies with all legal and regulatory requirements

·         Management/supervision of the financial function

·         Ensuring accounts are prepared in compliance with accounting standards

Other Duties:

·         Overall responsibility for ensuring debtors management in compliance with our debtor policy

·         Review of insurance policy and adequacy of same

·         Some billing and financial reporting  

·         Provide financial input to commercial decision making


Skills and Knowledge:

·         High knowledge of Sage

·         High knowledge of Excel

·         Some experience of Laboratory Information Management Systems

·         Knowledge of ISO systems

·         Knowledge of both financial and management accounting systems

·         Ability to maintain inventory control systems and make budgetary projections.

·         Strong communication skills


Education and Specifications:

·         Qualified accountant with a minimum of two years post qualification experience

·         Strong communication and  relationship-building skills; be able to work as part of a collaborative cross functional team

·         Strong analytical and numerical skills

·         Strong level of attention to detail & accuracy

·         Previous experience in a similar role is desirable


The Ideal Candidate should have:

  • A Strong mix of Financial and Management Accounting experience
  • A strategic, analytical and focused mind-set



To apply for the above position please forward your CV to

Closing date for applicants 15/02/15

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