28 Jun 2014

Full-Time Financial / Accounting Assistant

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Job Description

Zenitel is a leading solution provider in professional communication. We serve markets that require secure, critical communication. The core of our business is to provide onboard communication systems for ships and analogue and digital (VolP), state-of-the-art intercom solutions on shore. We operate with global scope and reach, relying on a vast number of country offices, local dealers and resellers. Zenitel Caribbean B. V. as part of the Zenitel Group is facing new challenges by means of expanding business activities in greater parts of the Caribbean region. In order to cope with these new challenges we are looking for an experienced:

Financial / Accounting Assistant

Position summary:

The Financial Assistant primarily has to ensure the completeness and correctness of the invoicing process. Besides this he/she will take part in the collection process and assist with the accounting work when necessary. The Financial Assistant reports to the Regional Accounting Manager.

Responsibilities & Duties:

The responsibilities and duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Periodical invoicing of the clients by using an automatic billing system
• Ensure to it that all granted services or delivered goods are properly charged to the clients by being proactive and alert about activities displayed by Zenitel which need to be invoiced
• Maintaining of the invoicing/client administration well up to date
• Daily collection process and coordinating with other staff about collection which entails correspondence via telephone. e-mail and personal visits to clients if necessary
• Have a good understanding of the financial reporting and general ledger structure in order to make accounting input when necessary
• Assistance with accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and year-end close where necessary
• Together with the Finance Staff ensure proper Cash Management and confirm financial status by monitoring revenue and expenses, coordinating the collection, consolidation and evaluation of financial data and preparing special ad hoc reports
• Assisting with and prepare periodic financial statements and data for both internal and external auditors
• Assisting in ensure accurate and timely compliance with salary, tax and social security obligations
• Assisting in ensure an accurate monthly reconciliation and specification of the General Ledger accounts
• Assisting in ensure and maintain a correct fixed assets registration
• Assisting in determining correct (inter) company cost price calculation and intercompany procedures
• Assisting in preparing monthly inter-island consolidation during book close reporting process
• Assisting the Accounting Manager whenever needed.
Minimum requirements:
• Associate/Bachelor in Accounting or Finance with emphasis in Accounting required — minimum MBA/SPD 1 Certificate/HEAO
• Invoicing/collection (is a pre) and bookkeeping experience

Technical Skills and Prior Experience:

• Minimum five years of experience in different invoicing and accounting areas
• Good experience with integrated accounting and ERP systems, experience with accounting systems is a plus
• Good computer skills, especially MS Excel
• Working experience in the telecommunication field is an asset.

General skills:

• Strong verbal and written communication skills in English and Dutch
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Ability to multi-task, work under pressure, meet deadlines and be able to thrive in a demanding work environment

Working conditions:

• Very good with amongst others 13th month, 8% vacation allowance + pension scheme
Contact persons: Mr. Gershwin Maduro/Regional Accounting Manager or Mrs. Aura Smeins/HR Officer and Management Assistant

How to Apply

If you are interested and you have the right qualifications, we invite you to submit your application with complete CV in English before July 11, 2014 to: Zenitel Caribbean B.V. Attn: Gershwin Maduro Regional Accounting Manager Sehottegatweg Oost 10 Bon Bini Business Center P.O. Box 3894 Curacao Email: [email protected]

Job Categories: Financial. Job Types: Full-Time.