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Accountant Job Vacancy - Bridge International Academies

Job Title: Accountant
Nairobi, Kenya

About Bridge International Academies

Bridge International Academies is a startup revolutionizing education across Africa with a truly unique business model. The company has launched a large-scale franchise-like network of ultra low-cost for-profit private primary schools across Africa.

Our schools profitably deliver high-quality education for less than $4 per child per month, enabling local school managers to operate their school businesses profitably, while creating a highly successful business at the central level. We have launched our first 10 schools in Kenya, have 15 more opening in January and plan to rapidly scale the company to serve more than 1 million students.

Job and responsibility summary

The Accountant will be responsible for providing financial and accounting support for the rapidly growing and constantly changing company through day to day hands-on maintenance of the Navision General Ledger functionalities, extraction, analysis, reporting and communication of information from the Navision system and performance of related tasks accurately and in a timely, consistent and professional manner.

This will include but not limited to the following activities:
  • Day to day accounting duties/activities for the headquarter based departments and multiple schools. Occasional visits to schools based within informal neighbourhoods is required.
  • Regularly updating accounting information in Navision financial systems and other financial packages that may be implemented over time.
  • Provide appropriate ongoing training to finance and non finance staff in the use of Navision systems as may be required to gain full value of Navision capabilities. Ability to work closely with non-finance professional teams in a multicultural environment is essential.
  • Actively support and provide leadership in the development and implementation of appropriate management accounting systems and tools to enhance financial analysis and controls for operating departments in a value-adding way.
  • Assist in gathering data and information for budget preparation and control for operating departments and head office activities.
  • Assist in the development, analysis, interpretation and maintenance of costing data for use in decision making.
  • Participate actively in the improvement of filing, documentation and accounting systems, financial controls, processes and tools.
  • Preparation of regular reports including daily income and expenditure reports, weekly actual versus budget analysis and monthly accounts from Navision system.
  • Contributing to month end closure processes to strict deadlines and writing high quality and timely commentaries for financial review of company/departmental performance.
  • Support the development of high quality and reliable finance services to benefit all users of financial information in the organization.
  • Assist the finance team in any other day to day and periodic tasks as required.
Skills, abilities and competencies:
  • Good understanding of finance and accounting processes with 2-3 hands- on experience in a busy trading, manufacturing or service company.
  • Possession of CPA 2 or intermediate level ACCA/ICMA qualifications is essential.
  • Attention to details and good IT skills to enhance automation of financial processes.
  • Highly proficient in the use of Navision accounting software and MS suite applications. Ability to train other Navision users will be a big advantage.
  • Organised and able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Dependable with high level of integrity.
  • Willingness to learn continuously and participate actively in a team environment.
  • Good analytical, oral and written communication and numeracy skills.
  • Passion for education.
  • Good role model for the team, confident and a good team player with ability to supervise a small team.
Applicants without explicit Navision experience will not be considered.

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