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Post name :    Accountant
Date Of Posting :    23-11-2015
Closing Date :    29-11-2015

Botswana Insurance Company Limited, the Insurer of First Choice since 1975,is looking to recruit a suitably qualified citizen to fill the following vacant position, tenable in Gaborone:

 ACCOUNTANT
 
Job Summary
 
Under the direction of the Finance Manager, the Accountant provides support forvarious business units with detailed daily and periodic financial statements reconciliations and analysis. This position will lead and supervise the BIC accountingteam. In addition, it will ensure that accounting control policies and procedures are in place for the Accounting Department, being able to recognize and correct deficiencies when necessary.
 
Key Performance Areas
 
  •  Performs the more complex general accounting activities (e.g preparation of Investment analyses)
  •  Oversees Reinsurance accounting , Credit control, and Accounts payables departments
  • Makes work assignments, schedules, and reviews work in progress.
  • Ensures timely consolidation of financial statement e.g balance sheets, profit and loss, etc
  • Assist in preparations of Group consolidations
  • Assisting in pre-audit and post audit preparations
  • Ensures that accounting activities are performed according to legislation.
  • Handles personnel actions including performance reviews
  • Improves and/or modifies standard procedures.
  • Assures adequate documentation/support of transactions and reports
  • Organisational budget control
Competencies
  •  In-depth working knowledge of generally accepted accounting theories and practices
  •  Knowledge in Insurance accounting is an added advantage
  • Skill in supervising employees
  • Ability to lead and delegate
  •  Strong organizational ability and detailed oriented
  •  Expert knowledge of Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Advanced knowledge of spreadsheet development
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to analyze data, problem-solve and make decisions
 
Job requirements
  •  Bachelor’s degree in Accounting plus CIMA or ACCA part qualified
  •  4 or more years of previous accounting experience
  •  2 years of previous supervisory experience
Interested applicants should email a motivation letter, a detailed curriculum vitae andacademic qualifications to careers@bic.co.bw by the 29th November 2015.
Only short-listed candidates will be responded to. If you have not heard from us by the 20thDecember 2015 please consider your application unsuccessful.

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