Senior Accountant at Lerotholi Polytechnic

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POST TITLE: SENIOR ACCOUNTANT

DIVISION/DEPARTMENT: ADMINISTRATION

REPORTS TO: BURSAR

JOB SUMMARY

Under general supervision of the Bursar, Senior Accountant is responsible for management of the Accounts Section. He/she maintains the General Ledger of the Institution and other related Accounting records.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The key duties of the post are as follows: –

  • Management of the Finance and Accounts Section
  • Monitors and maintains the General Ledger of the Institution on a daily basis and prepares the quarterly and annual financial statements
  • Assists Bursar in preparation and monitoring of the institution’s budget
  • Assists the Bursar in preparing quarterly managements reports
  • Prepares schedules year end audit purposes
  • Develops and updates Fixed Asset Register at all times and attends to identified discrepancies.
  • Assist in coordinating annual audits.
  • Prepares Fixed Asset Schedule in accordance with financial policy.
  • Controls cash management (Monthly Bank reconciliations and cash projections).
  • Assist Bursar in the design, implementation and review of the Internal Control System as well as Accounting Procedures in order to enhance efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Check and verifies the correctness of the General Ledger and Trial Balances.

NB*Because of the changing nature of our business your job description will inevitably change. You will, from time to time, be required to undertake other activities of a similar nature that fall within your capabilities as directed by management.

JOB SPECIFICATION

Experience and Qualifications

  • Chartered Accountant registered with the Lesotho Institute of Accountants plus at least five (5) years practical accounting experience with at least two years at the supervisory level.

OR

  • BComm Degree in Accounting plus at least seven (7) years practical accounting experience with at least two years at the supervisory level

Personal Attributes

  1. Attentive to details.
  2. Ability to work with minimum supervision.
  3. Good communicator

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED

  • Computer Skills especially Advanced Excel spreadsheets and Sage 300 Accounting package.
  • Thorough understanding of financial reporting frameworks and taxe laws
  • Strategic and Analytical Skills

HOW TO APPLY

Interested and suitably qualified candidates should hand-deliver their detailed applications to the LP Human Resources Office which is situated at the Administration 1 Building. The applications should be accompanied by: Curriculum Vitae, Certified copies of Educational Certificates and academic transcripts on or before Friday, 05th NOVEMBER, 2021 at 1500 hours.

The position will be on a Fixed term Four (4) years contract. The candidate should be (or ready to be) registered with Lesotho Institute of Accountants.

Applications should be addressed to:

The Secretary  

Staff Appointments and Promotions Committee

Lerotholi Polytechnic

P.O. Box 16

Maseru 100Lesotho

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