Role Summary/Purpose: SAMS is looking for a full-time “Financial Assistant” position to join the Operation team. This position is responsible for creating financial transactions and creating financial reports from that information. The creation of financial transactions includes posting information to accounting journals or accounting software from such source documents as invoices to cash receipts, and supplier invoices. The finance assistant also reconciles accounts to ensure their accuracy.

Key Responsibilities:

General Accounting and Finance:

  • Tag and monitor fixed assets
  • Maintain the petty cash fund
  • Assemble information for external auditors for the annual audit whenever applicable
  • Issue financial statements – financial reports
  • Conduct a monthly reconciliation of every cash/bank account
  • Conduct periodic reconciliations of all accounts to ensure their accuracy
  • Calculate and issue financial analysis of the financial statements
  • Calculate variances from the budget and report significant issues to management
  • Review and process payroll for accuracy in a timely manner
  • Maintain an orderly accounting filing system
  • Maintain the chart of accounts
  • Maintain the annual budget

Accounts Payable:

  • Review and verify supplier invoices
  • Set up invoices for payment
  • Pay supplier invoices in a timely manner
  • Pay any debt as it comes due for payment
  • Government tax preparation and remittance scheme

Accounts Receivable:

  • Ensure that receivables are collected promptly
  • Record cash receipts and make bank deposits

Miscellaneous:

  • Purchase supplies and equipment as authorized by management
  • Monitor office supply levels and reorder as necessary
  • Comply with local and government reporting requirements
  • Provide information to the SAMS Head office finance team
  • Provide clerical and administrative support to management as requested

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Associates Degree in an appropriate field (Accounting or Business) or equivalent business experience
  • Excellent knowledge of bookkeeping and general principles regarding accounting, finance, payroll, and procurement
  • Solid knowledge of Deltek – Cost Point 7 accounting software package preferred

Desired Characteristics:

  • Good analytical, writing, and inter-personal skills
  • Professional integrity and discretion in the handling of confidential information and data
  • Demonstrated organizational skills through working systematically and accurately

Please submit your resume, cover letter, and the contact information of 3 references to [email protected]. Include in the subject line the name of the position you are applying for.

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