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Accounts Payable Officer-West & Central Africa

BIC

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Company Description

BIC® products are recognized all over the world for their quality, safety, affordability and ease of use. The ballpoint pen, the pocket lighter, and the shaver are all part of the daily lives of millions of consumers. These products make BIC® an iconic international brand, present in more than 4 million retail outlets in more than 160 countries around the world.

 
BIC’s founder, Marcel Bich, understood that to succeed, BIC needed hands-on team members who were willing to take measured risks and assume responsibility for their role in a team.   Today, we provide our more than 15,000 team members in 61 countries with the opportunity to invent BIC’s future – together – while honoring our past achievements. We are committed to our team members’ development and empower those who wish to discover different areas of our business or acquire international experiences.

Job Description

JOB SUMMARY

This position will assist the Associate Manager Accounting for performing accounts payable accounting function including receiving and matching invoices, account coding, preparation of disbursements, and accounts payable-related record keeping.

The position will be responsible of managing purchase cycle which includes processing suppliers’, intercompany and employees’ expenses while ensuring compliance with statutory rules and group policies. Internal control is key for this role, it is crucial that the position adheres to BIC group internal control and ensures its implementation for the scope of responsibility.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES / TASKS

  •  Keeping track of all payments and expenditures, purchase orders, invoices, statements, etc.
  • Maintain meticulous records of outstanding payables.
  • Ensure the accuracy of an organization’s financial documents for payment, auditing and tax purposes.
  • Monitor accounts to ensure payments are made to vendors in a timely manner.
  • Reconcile the accounts payable ledger to ensure that all bills and payments are accounted for and properly posted.
  • Ensure proper SOD and DOA respected before processing of invoices.
  • Book and process and ICO transactions in coordination with supply chain team when required.
  • Ensure proper communication with cash accountant for invoice payment
  • Approval on employee expenses in our employee management tool as per company policy.
  • Ensure that all related taxes are deducted, filed with relevant tax authority, and remitted.
  • Ensure supplier creation process are documented and selection is done as per group guidelines.
  • Verify the accuracy of vendor invoices, check vendor files for any previous payments and confirm that the correct general ledger account codes are used.
  • Maintain and review address book with the accounting manager.
  • Develop and maintain a filing system for financial information, records, and documents to ensure easily available information.
  • Monitor account balances, track expenses, prepare analyses of accounts and related financial activity to produce monthly financial reports.
  • Communicate with GL accountant for invoices to be accrued / prepaid.
  • Track AP KPIs and ensure improvement wherever required.
  • Support for external and internal audit processes.
  • Assist with implementing and maintaining internal controls and procedures for AP.

Qualifications

  • High School diploma in accounting or equivalent with at least 4 years’ experience in accounts payable and general accounting.
  • Solid understanding of basic bookkeeping and accounting payable principles
  • FMCG experience will be added advantage
  • Ability to prioritize and perform under pressure;
  • Good sense of responsibility, discrete and reliable;
  • Accurate, efficient, well-organized;
  • Pro-active and positive-minded;
  • Analytical and computation skills
  • Professional knowledge of English is a plus
  • Ability to prioritize and perform under pressure;
  • Good knowledge of the local taxes, VAT and general accounting practices along with international accounting standards (IAS/IFRS);
  • JDEdwards finance, inventory, fixed assets modules
  • Cognos & HFM knowledge is a plus
  • Familiar with accounting software and Excel;
  •  Foreign Exchange notions

Additional Information

BIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly commit to hiring people with different backgrounds and experiences to help us build better products, make better decisions, and better serve our customers.  We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability status, or similar characteristics. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need. 

BIC is not seeking assistance or accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms for this employment opportunity. Regardless of past practice, all resumes submitted by search firms to any team member at BIC via email, or directly to a BIC team member in any form without a valid written search agreement in place for that position will be deemed the sole property of BIC, and no fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by BIC as a result of the referral or through other means.  

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