Douala, Cameroon

 This position reports to the  Accounting Supervisor


  • The fixed asset accountant position is accountable for recording the cost of newly-acquired fixed assets (both tangible and intangible), tracking existing fixed assets, recording depreciation, and accounting for the disposition of fixed assets.
  • Reconcile balances with Trial Balance.
  • The GL accountant is accountable for maintaining the prepaid expenses and deposits schedules and other GL transactions. • BOSS OM/SUN Financial 
  • Review transactions payments posted for online processing.


1- Fixed Assets 

  •  Record fixed asset acquisitions and dispositions in the accounting system. 
  • Conduct periodic reviews of the fixed asset schedule to determine dispositions. 
  • Reconcile the balance in the fixed asset subsidiary ledger to the general ledger. 
  • Ensure depreciation is run and posted to the accounts in accordance with the agreed timetable, including monthly reconciliations from Fixed Assets to General Ledger. 
  • Manage the update of the depreciation rates per asset category and ensure they are correct, and the cost accounts are complete and accurate. Keeps tracks of and updates the detailed schedule of fixed assets and accumulated depreciation. 
  • Conducts periodic impairment reviews 
  • Prepare audit schedules relating to fixed assets and assist the auditors in their inquiries. 
  • Reconcile specific general ledger accounts. 
  • Assist in the preparation of budgets. 
  • When employees leave, ensures they get signed back in as property to the company
  • Calculate asset retirement obligations for those fixed assets to which AROs are applicable. 
  • Conduct periodic physical inventory counts of fixed assets. 
  • Recommend to management whether fixed assets should be disposed of. 
  • Conduct analyses related to fixed assets as requested by management. 
  • Track company  expenditures for fixed assets in comparison to the capital budget and management authorizations.

2- General Ledger 

  • Supervision of month end closing and checklists 
  • Ad hoc assignments and reporting 
  • Books and allocate all prepayments 
  • Monitors the prepayment register 
  • Coordinates the management of inventories

3- Compliance 

  • Monitors compliance with SYSCOHADA and company procedures. 
  • Adheres to internal and external deadlines. 
  • Part of the team for ICS (Internal Control System) compliance. 
  • Assist in the tax compliance requirements. 
  • Work with both internal and external auditors during financial and operational audits. 
  • Ad hoc assignments

4- BOSS matrix of responsibilities 

  • Responsible and Accountable for: 
    •  Open / closing periods 
    • Open / closing GL 
    • Posting revenue Interco 
    • Posting local revenue 
    • Re-print original invoice 
    • Transfer of customer details from boss to sun 
    • Creation of cost centre value 
  • Accountable for: 
    • Creation of cost centre value 
  • Responsible for: 
    •  Import of normal revenue to Sun account 
    • WIP / Unbilled journals 
    •  reconcile revenue BOSS -SUN account


  •  Intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Access, Excel, Word, PowerPoint 
  • Strong sense of confidentiality 
  • High integrity • Willingly assumes responsibility and ownership. 
  • Able to work in team 
  • Work well with all levels within the organization 
  • Attention to detail 
  • Checks accuracy of information received before processing into the system. 
  • Must be able to work under pressure and meet the tight monthly deadlines. All documents received must be processed within the month concerned and cannot be carried over. 
  • Responds promptly to divisions and assist team members accordingly. 
  • Effective planning and organization 
  • Establishes a clear daily process flow to ensure no processing is omitted, and that all documents are promptly filed with precise referencing for easy traceability


  • Education: Minimum Graduate/Bachelor level in Accounting  
  • Certifications: ACCA, CIMA
  • Years of experience: 3+ years of fixed asset accounting experience  
  • Specific competences :
    • Good knowledge of SYSCOHADA and IFRS
    • Basic Math Skill: will be working with numbers while performing data analysis.
    • Budgeting and Financial Management.
    • Stay Up to Date on Tax Laws.
    • Using Microsoft Excel Pivot tables, macros, lookup functions and subtotals
    • Can use SUN Systems, Advance Inquiry and Q&A (Vision). Oracle or any ERP