The Head of Accounting oversees all activities of the accounting and tax accounting departments and is involved in the supervision and management of general accounting activities, analyses, business partnership, and the maintenance of effective internal controls while ensuring statutory compliance in all accounting initiatives.
The Head of Accounting is responsible for the day-to-day aspects of the business’s accounting and reporting functions and he reports directly to the Chief Finance Officer who takes responsibility over the entire financial department. He is additionally expected to work with other departmental heads in deciding on complex modeling of the business’s financial approaches that cut across the entire business.
At least 6 years of experience
At least a bachelor degree in Finance / Accounting
Very good communication skills and interaction ability
The Head of Accounting first and foremost plays a leadership role where he leads both the accounting and tax accounting departments. In his leadership role, the Head of Accounting supervises end-of-period processes and supports the analysis of the periodical business performance, budgets, and forecasts.
He also leads the accounting department in the establishment of risk management procedures as well as the update of those procedures. As the leader of the accounting department, the Head of Accounting is charged with motivating, developing, and creating a departmental culture and vision, taking full responsibility for the success or failure of the quarterly/annual audit process.
He is also responsible for building talent across the accounting department and supports continuous improvement initiatives across the finance department. He serves as thought leader within the business and partners with senior management contributing to general financial management across the business. In his leadership position, the Head of Accounting also plays a mentorship role to key accounting personnel, supporting their continuous professional growth and readying them for the succession of his position in the future.