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  • Posted: Aug 29, 2019
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • JUMIA is an e-commerce startup with an aim to mimic Amazon’s success by delivering a wide range of items, from toys to generators across the African continent. Shortly after the startup of the business in Nigeria, JUMIA launched warehouses in four other growing countries which include: Egypt, Morocco, Kenya and Cote d'Ivoire.
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    Accounts Payable Manager

    The role of the Accounts Payable involves providing financial, administrative and clerical support to the organization. You will complete payments, control expenses by: receiving payments, processing, verifying and reconciling invoices, day-to-day management of all payment cycle activities in a timely and efficient manner.

    A detailed Job description for the position is as follows;

    • Ensuring the team's work is accurate and invoices are approved for payment using the correct set process
    • Planning and execution of the vendor payment routines on agreed timelines.
    • Managing the accuracy of the vendor database and reconciliation of vendor account with supplier statement.
    • Managing the accounts payable function that may or may not include performing the duties of an Accounts payable Officer from time to time.
    • Completing month-end closing reviews, procedures and corrections as needed.
    • Overseeing all Accounts payable processes from petty cash to expense reports to account reconciliation, General Ledger – sub-ledger reconciliations.
    • Assist in negotiating with vendors to receive better payment terms
    • Acting as a liaison for the accounting department in order to solve accounts payable disputes

    Desired Candidate Profile

    The right applicant would have the following skillset:

    • 3+ years in accounts functions especially accounts payable and tax systems
    • A bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines:- Commerce (Accounting/Finance Option), Economics, Business Administration, Business Management or a related field
    • Professional accounting qualifications - CPA (At least Part III) or ACCA certification or their equivalent) is highly desirable.
    • (Analytical) advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel
    • Working knowledge of any of the accounting software(s) will be an added advantage.
    • The ability to both work in and lead a small team - you make the most out of collaboration
    • Great relationship management skills - both important internally, and externally with vendors and suppliers.
    • Great interpersonal skills, as well as excellent written and verbal communication - strong “problem-solving skills” and high attention to detail.

    Does this sound like you?

    • Team management experience
    • Strong planning and organisational skills to run a streamlined operation in a fast-paced environment
    • Ability to build good relationships with vendors and suppliers
    • Positive working attitude, with a focus on results
    • Self-motivated, with a desire for continual learning
    • Possess high levels of integrity and ethics

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Jumia on www.linkedin.com to apply
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