Supervisor – Accounting


Forming part of the ARQ Group, ARQ Accounting Limited provides local and international clients with a range of services that include book-keeping, management accounting, payroll and VAT compliance services and acts as a trusted advisor, adding value to these standard services.

The Supervisor – Accounting will report to the Partner managing ARQ Accounting Limited. The selected candidate will be driven, ambitious and enjoys working in a challenging, fast-paced environment. This role calls for someone who is committed to delivering a high-quality customer experience to our clients.

Responsibilities:

  • Supervising and monitoring the work prepared by the team to ensure established policies and procedures are always followed.
  • Supervising and overseeing the daily operations of the Accounting department.
  • Planning, prioritising and resourcing for the successful completion of daily tasks and projects.
  • Providing excellent customer service ensuring clients receive prompt feedback to their requests and queries.
  • Build and maintain effective working relationships with clients while fostering open communication to manage expectations and meet deadlines.
  • Ensuring an accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and year end close.
  • Assisting in the formulation of professional development and educational plans for members of staff.
  • Providing an on the job learning experience sharing meaningful feedback in a timely manner.
  • Establishing and enforcing proper Accounting methodology, policies, and principles.
  • Assisting the Partner managing ARQ Accounting Limited to identify inefficiencies in workflow, and implementing new processes and procedures to ensure timely, accurate financial reporting.
  • Handling accountancy, payroll and VAT services for an assigned portfolio of clients.

 

Qualifications & Attributes:

  • At least 3 years’ experience in a client accounting role.
  • A University degree at master’s level in Accounting, ACA or ACCA qualified.
  • Capable of managing a team, inspiring, mentoring, and supervising team members to meet demanding deadlines.
  • Ability to work with a team and possess strong interpersonal skills.
  • Have a strong knowledge of the IFRS and GAPSME reporting standards.
  • Conversant with standard software packages, proficient in MS Excel and be ready to learn company-specific software if required.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
  • A demonstrated commitment to high professional ethical standards.
  • Thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to prioritise and deliver within tight time frames.
  • Experience working with payroll software and QuickBooks will be considered an asset.
  • Knowledge in either taxation and/or liquidations will also be considered an asset.

 

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