Accounts Officer

  •   Full Time
  •   Accra
  •   GHS – GHS Yearly

The job holder is responsible for processing all types of financial transactions including data entry, payments & banking using accounting package. Assist in the closing of monthly accounts and preparing financial statements. Dealing with customers in ensuring prompt payments for commercial credits and  keeping appropriate records of financial

Main Job Duties

  1. Assist in the setting up of the credit control system
  2. Ensure that debts are paid in a timely manner
  3. Meet cash & debtor day targets set by the Firm
  4. Chase overdue invoices by telephone, email & letter within agreed timescales
  5. Maintain accurate records of all chasing activity
  6. Regularly making contact with customers to ensure all relevant debts are managed as necessary
  7. Identify changes in payment patterns and propose action to avert indebtedness
  8. Ensure that all transactions are compliant with Company’s policies
  9. Handle disputed bills and negotiate to bring payment within the agreed terms
  10. Provide accurate advice on billing queries
  11. Respond promptly and completely to both client and internal enquiries
  12. Propose write off of irrecoverable receivables to your Line Manager
  13. Providing ad-hoc reporting as and when requested by management
  14. Undertake account reconciliations as required
  15. Ensure monthly processing deadlines are met as required
  16. Send out monthly client statements/letters consistently
  17. If any customers stop paying or pay late then it’s your responsibility to stop the providing services, start legal action to collect the money owed (if necessary) and in the case of bankruptcy you’ll have to report to your higher management about the strategies to make sure you can recover what you can.
  18. You are expected to regularly review the company’s debt recovery procedures with your Line Manager
  19. Other duties as delegated from time to time by your Line Manager or any other person designated in their absence


Skills & Competency Requirements

  1. Good team management skills
  2. The ability to work in a team and individually
  3. Sound decision-making
  4. Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  5. Good attention to detail
  6. The ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines
  7. Good business judgment
  8. Good communication and organizational skills
  9. Computer skills (word, excel, power point, outlook, etc.)


Educational and professional qualification

  • A bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance
  • Minimum of 2 years working experience in a similar role

Job & Company Detail

Company Industry

Human Resources & Recruitment

Company Size

1 - 9 Employees


English, French

Job Category


Applications Accepted Until

28 June 2019

Office Location

115 Kwame Nkrumah Avenue