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Financial Accountant

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Date: Aug 2, 2022

Location: Kingston, JM, WI

Company: Digicel

About Digicel

 

As a Digital Operator, Digicel is in the business of delivering powerful digital experiences 1440 minutes of each day to customers – that’s every minute, all day, every day.

 

Through its world-class LTE and fibre networks, together with its suite of apps spanning sports, news, local radio and podcasts, TV streaming, enhanced messaging and marketplaces and self-care, Digicel is the only operator in its markets that can deliver that.

 

Serving consumer and business customers in 25 markets in the Caribbean and Central America, its investments of over US$5 billion and a commitment to its communities through its Digicel Foundations in Haiti, Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago have contributed to positive outcomes for over 2 million people to date.

 

With its Better Together brand, Digicel is making a promise of simply more to customers and communities and its 5,000 employees worldwide work together to make that a powerful reality day in, day out.

 

Visit www.digicelgroup.com for more.

Primary Objective

Reporting to the Financial Controller, this role will take an extensive role in the management of the accounting department to produce accurate, timely financial and management accounts, in accordance with IFRS and Group policies.

The Accountant will be required to work closely with Commercial, Technical, Legal, and tax areas to provide analytical support, proper revenue, and Cost registry and analysis. The new member will be successful in this role if s/he can perform under pressure, is outspoken, and is highly independent. The candidate will be a good fit for the team if s/he can combine superior analytical skills to deal with ambiguity comfortably. This new member will be involved in supporting various projects through routine data collection, reporting, progress and milestones tracking as well as ad-hoc analysis

 

Main Duties & Responsibilities

  • Supporting the Finance Area
  • Review/Verify monthly registries
  • Prepare and send Accruals advisory to markets in agreement with Finance Controller
  • Participate in Invoice Reconciliation Activities and registry validation
  • Perform registry and result Analysis
  • Work with the commercial team as necessary for Revenue and cost Analysis.
  • Prepare and maintain fit-for-purpose reporting and models.
  • Preparation, of monthly accounts balance sheet, profit, and loss, cash flow for holding companies, ensuring compliance with accounting standards and group policies
  • Assisting in the preparation of budgets, forecasts, and cash flows
  • Appropriate skill sets and capabilities and ensures adequate resourcing.
  • Creating a good communication environment with all stakeholders.
  • To ensure a clean audit of responsible fiscal entities and preparation of all audit schedules for individual holds
  • Ensure the adherence of the CapEx requests to Budget, Forecast, Internal CapEx process, and the Firm’s strategy and directives, flagging any deviations Support the Accounting function
  • Manage version control at each month’s close clearly documenting variance drivers
  • Ensure monthly reporting is delivered in an accurate, complete, and timely manner
  • Assist with Recharge and accruals for markets
  • Support month-end Accounting Close process for the assigned entities and ability to develop rapport with the Shared Service Center team.
  • Keep strict control of Intercompany accounts
  • Understand and validate Aged Debt Reporting and aid in the collection process
  • Prepare analytical reviews to ensure the quality of information reported
  • Prepare ad-hoc reports and analyses as necessary
  • Look for opportunities to document and streamline the process
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Academic qualifications and experience required for the job:

  • Degree in Accounting or Finance, MBA, and/or CPA/ACCA is highly desirable
  • 3+ years work experience in total

Functional Skills:

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate and manage well at all levels of the organization and with staff at remote locations are essential.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions based on accurate and timely analyses.
  • High level of integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency and results-oriented.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications  - with Advanced Excel/ Modelling skills
  • Highly analytical with a strong focus on attention to detail and accuracy
  • Work independently, multi-task
  • Knowledge of Workday and Oracle is an advantage
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Self-starter and Self-motivated
  • Strong attention to detail and analytical skills
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and manage time effectively to meet deadlines
  • Relevant experience applying accounting principles and practices.
  • Experience in and with the Digital Operator sector would be considered a valuable asset.
  • An acceptable combination of academic qualifications and work experience may be considered in lieu of minimum requirements

 

DISCLAIMER:

 

This job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected of the incumbent.  It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of the incumbent.  Incumbent may, and probably will be asked to perform other duties as required.  Each employee, regardless of classification, is required to maintain a safe, orderly and clean workplace, using safety precautions and observing safety rules at all times.


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