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Senior Finance Officer

DepartmentAccounting and Finance




 

Learn About Farmerline

Do you want to improve millions of lives and leave a lasting legacy at the same time? Do you want to use your talents and skills to make a difference and not just a living? Do you want to help feed the world now and in the future? Farmerline works to reinvent how the world thinks and invests in the lives of small-scale farmers. We are working to help farmers produce and sell food. We are bold and systemic thinkers but operate lean and nimble. Since 2013, Farmerline has directly helped farmers to improve their productivity and profit in Ghana and also provided technical support to other organizations to do the same. Farmerline started its operations serving 800 farmers in the Ashanti Region of Ghana with information via mobile information services. We have supported many organizations with our tools and knowledge to improve the way they work with farmers. Over the past 9 years, Farmerline and its partnership network has profiled and served over 1million farmers and digitized over 1,000,000 acres of farmland across 16 countries in Africa. 

Farmerline is the fastest growing Agtech company in Africa with a recent pre-Series A funding of $14 million led by Acumen Resilient Agriculture Fund (ARAF), Oikocredit and FMO, the Dutch entrepreneurial development bank and nine other global investors. 

We are a learning organization and you will have the chance to apply your ideas and creativity to solve problems every day.  If you work well in a dynamic collaborative culture, set high standards, and meet challenges with determination and a sense of humour, you’ll thrive at Farmerline. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity and encourage applications from all candidates. We believe that diverse perspectives help our teams to create innovative solutions and understand our global clients’ needs. In alignment with our values, we are committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse global workforce without discrimination. 

 

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Job Title

Senior Finance Officer

Organization

Farmerline SARL

Department and Location

Abidjan, Ivory Coast

Incumbent Supervisor

Financial Controller

Role Overview

The Senior Finance Officer will be responsible for the delivery of accounting and financial reporting services while ensuring strict compliance to internal policies, International Financial Reporting Standards and local legislations.

Responsibilities 

Accounting duties

  • Maintain and update data into accounting Software for all payment vouchers and journals.
  • Monthly reconciliation of all bank accounts in accounting software
  • Vet Petty Cash claims and initiate action for payment in line with laid down procedures.
  • Maintain and update records of all accounting transactions with all accounts.
  • Maintain professional relationships with banks, external auditors and other stakeholders in the area of financial management.
  • Provide support to external auditors during annual audit activities
  • Implement the budget of the Finance Department in line with approved guidelines.
  • Prepare variance analysis of revenue and expenditure against approved budget
  • Disburse petty cash/imprest to staff and/pr consultants as assigned
  • Ensure 100% accountability for all funds disbursed
  • Implement approved Accounting/Financial Policies, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), work plans in managing the Finance Department to achieve set targets.
  • Vet payment vouchers and process through the General Ledger for approval/payment.
  • Reconcile balance sheet items and/or General Ledger for review by Superior Officers.
  • Provide support to external auditors during annual audit activities
  • Perform any other duty(s) assigned by superiors

Statutory compliance

  • Prepare and submit taxes and pensions on monthly basis
  • Ensure 100% compliance with any other statutory compliance
  • Lead tax audits
  • Apply for and obtain tax clearance as and when required

Project reporting

  • Prepare project financial reports on quarterly basis
  • Ensure that project expenditures meet donor and funder guidelines
  • Lead project financial audits and due diligence

Qualifications and skills

  • A university degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration
  • Three (3) years relevant working experience
  • Should be fluent in both written and spoken English Language
  • Strong excel knowledge
  • Good understanding of IFRS

 

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