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Assistant Accountant x 2

Helios Towers
Closing date
23 Feb 2021

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Helios Towers is a leading independent telecommunications tower infrastructure company in Africa, having established one of the continent's most extensive tower portfolios with close to 7,100 towers across five countries. It builds, owns and operates telecom passive infrastructure, providing services to mobile network operators.

HT owns and operates more sites than any other operator in each of Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo ("DRC"), and Congo Brazzaville. It is also a leading operator in Ghana with a strong urban presence and established a presence in South Africa in 2019.

Mission/core purpose of the job

The individual will join the Shared Services team reporting to the Manager of the respective team (Accounts Payable or Fixed Assets) to contribute towards BAU activities and project work as and when needed.

The Assistant Accountant will be involved in a diverse range of activities such as:
  • ERP transaction processing
  • system payment runs,
  • reviewing open PO's and associated invoices/goods receipts
  • reviewing goods in transit
  • comparing physical stock counts to system balances
  • supporting the team on month-end duties such as capex service accruals, down payments, asset write-offs and supplier statement reconciliations

The role will rotate between teams within the shared services after a period of 12-18 months covering at least 2 functions in total.

After an initial training period of 6 months, the individual will be expected to own several of the processes listed above for one or two OpCo's and liaise directly with the OpCo teams to generate the appropriate information.

Education/Business Degree

. Educated to degree level

Work Experience

. Prior work experience in a Finance role desirable

Training Certifications

. Open to studying towards a professional qualification (ACA / ACCA / CIMA)

Any other specifications

. Fluency in French desirable


. Accounting

. Financial acumen

. Account closure

. Auditing

. Statistical analysis

. Planning and budgeting


. Attention to detail

. Culture and change champion

. Analytical thinking

. Results orientated

. Planning and organising

. Complex problem solving

Behavioural Qualities

. Strong communicator

. Self-starter
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