Senior Accountant Payable


Company Confidential
Industry Telecommunica...
Category Accounting
Location Accra
Job Status Full-time
Salary GHS
Education Bachelor̵...
Experience 5 years
Job Expires Jun 30, 2020
Contact ...

Job Description

The Senior Accountant Payable will be required to assist with processing of invoices and claims for payment for goods and services received, control of creditor accounts, preparation and data entry of accounts for payment, account reconciliation, and vendor invoices. The Senior Accountant Payable will interact with all levels regarding problem and dispute resolution, ensuring compliance with corporate policies and procedures while assisting vendors and employees with inquiries and reconciling statements. 

  • Review the received invoices, stamp it and send it to the junior accounts payable
  • Record the suppliers bill in Quick Books tracked with Project numbers 
  • Check the due dates for invoices payments.
  • Arrange the payments due to all suppliers and confirm with the procurement officer/manager.
  • Try his best to manage the crises situations to serve the targets of payments 
  • Get approval and confirmation for amounts on cheques.
  • Prepare cheque sheets and send it to Finance manager for approval
  • Receive the issued check from the junior account payable to get signatures from the appropriate managers.
  • Distribute the issued cheques with copies to suppliers
  • Prepare reports on all payable taxes kinds
  • Train the junior account payable
  • Submit report on every Friday before 6pm on supplier weekly balance update to the finance manager from quick books.
  • Make available to the finance manager due invoices for the next 30 days according to the due invoices and issued POs distributed weekly on every Friday before 6pm.
  • Prepare periodic reports on all payable taxes kinds to send to finance manager for approval.
  • Process Payroll


  • Prepares Journals in respect of all other expenses such as utilities, capital expenditure and other expenses in Quick Books 
  • Co-ordinate with HR for information on attendance,  staff loan/tools/equipment deduction, salary advances,  retrenchment, termination, resignations etc
  • Prepares Payroll, ensures that all staff receive their pay slips on time and ensures that every staff salary has been paid (this includes following up on banks and making sure that salaries have been paid to every staff without any problem) 
  • Sends details of staff SSNIT contribution to the designated SSNIT office and follow up with SSNIT to get confirmation then file SSNIT returns on the due date
  • Does all Payments, Preparation of letters and cheques to bank
  • Prepares all the payments to Ghana Internal Revenue Service (IRS) i.e. P A Y E for both Ghanaians & Expatriates, Withholding Tax deducted from suppliers and file returns on the due date
  • Liaise with Project Manager/Coordinator, Regional Managers and Regional Accountant in the transfer of money (allowance & other payments like emergency fueling, ECG Units etc.) 
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by your Head of Department


  • Supervise the work of subordinates in the department to ensure they perform their work effectively.
  • An interface between Management and clients.
  • Supervises all staff with respect to Finance & Accounts processes and procedures.
  • Working independently or in a team under broad organizational guidelines to achieve unit objectives.

Any other duties that may be assigned.

  • Daily and end of month data entry
  • The time frame from receipt of documents until data entry is made 
  • The time from receipt of invoice or payment request until payment is made 
  • The number of cheques written with errors 
  • Accurate maintenance of ledgers 
  • Time to resolve an error 
  • Operating procedures must be followed.
  • Timely submission of Operational reports – 
  • Submission of daily reports must be done at the close of business each day
  • Signed cheques must be sent to regional offices for payment for expenses such as ECG prepaid units etc.
  • Monthly report to be submitted on or before the 10th day of the following month 

Required Skills or Experience


  • Minimum of Degree in Accounting or its equivalent.
  • Professional qualification or its equivalent will be an advantage


  • Five  (5) years’ experience in a similar position in the telecom industry.
  • Experience in working with and through people to establish goals, objectives, and action plans.


  • Knowledge in Quick Books software is preferred.
  • Knowledge and understanding of accounting and financial processes and procedures
  • Demonstrable financial skills
  • Competence in document preparation using MS Word, data collection and recording/ presentation using MS Excel and competence in using MS PowerPoint for presentations and posters. 


  • Ability to compile, review, categorize, prioritize, analyze and interpret data and/or information
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment to adopt or modify methods and standards to meet assigned duties/objectives
  • Ability to provide guidance, assistance, and/or interpretation to others on how to apply procedures and standards to specific situations
  • Ability to work effectively with little or no supervision
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.


  • Reliable
  • hard working
  • Honest and trustworthy
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Ability to work under pressure 
  • Team player
  • Possess a high sense of professionalism
  • Safety Awarenes

How To Apply

Sorry, job has expired.


Please note, employers receive numerous applications per posting and will only shortlist the most qualified candidates. Also is not involved in any decision made by an employer/recruiter and therefore does not guarantee that applications sent will result in a candidate being shortlisted/selected for that position.
To Top