Senior Accountant

at Alema Farms PLC
Location Oromia, Ethiopia
Date Posted October 30, 2019
Category Accounting
Job Type Full-time
Currency UGX


Company Profile

Alema Farm is in Bishoftu (Debre Zet) and has engaged in different activities such as chicken raising/slaughtering, pig farming, pig mortadella processing, animal feed processing, agro- chemical sales and veterinarian medication distribution. Alema Farms was established in 1993 and has grown to be one of the larger private poultry and meat producers in Ethiopia.


Job brief

We are looking for an experienced Senior accountant to oversee general accounting operations by controlling and verifying our financial transactions.

Senior accountant responsibilities include reconciling account balances and bank statements, maintaining general ledger and preparing month-end close procedures. A successful Senior accountant combines excellent analytical skills with a thorough knowledge of accounting principles to analyze financial reports and forecasts. The ideal candidate has also experience collaborating and/or managing a team of accountants and junior accountants.

Senior accountant duties also include ensuring accuracy and effectiveness in all of our accounting tasks.


  • Verify, allocate, post and reconcile accounts payable and receivable
  • Produce error-free accounting reports and present their results
  • Analyze financial information and summarize financial status
  • Spot errors and suggest ways to improve efficiency and spending
  • Provide technical support and advice on Management accountant
  • Review and recommend modifications to accounting systems and procedures
  • Manage accounting assistants and bookkeepers
  • Participate in financial standards setting and in forecast process
  • Provide input into department’s goal setting process
  • Prepare financial statements and produce budget according to schedule
  • Assist with tax audits and tax returns
  • Direct internal and external audits to ensure compliance
  • Plan, assign and review staff’s work
  • Support month-end and year-end close process
  • Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls
  • Ensure compliance with GAAP principles and new IFRS in Ethiopia
  • Liaise with our Financial manager to improve financial procedures

Job Requirements


  • Proven experience as a financial controlleraccounting supervisor, chief or senior accountant
  • Thorough knowledge of basic accounting procedures
  • In-depth understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and IFRS
  • Awareness of business trends
  • Familiarity with financial accounting statements
  • Experience with general ledger functions and the month-end/year-end close process
  • Hands-on experience with accounting software packages, Peachtree
  • Advanced MS Excel skills including Vlookups and pivot tables
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Aptitude for numbers and quantitative skills
  • BA degree in Accounting, Finance or relevant
  • 5 year proven Experience in accounting


Applying Instructions

Application and CV that have recent reference should be send within 10 days of this vacancy announcement

E-mail :     info@alemafarms .com

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