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Assistant Accountant Job in Kenya - Accounts Payable

Role Profile: Accounts Payable Assistant Accountant

Reports to:
 Senior Accountant

Nature and Purpose:

The purpose of this role is to improve and take a lead role in processing of suppliers accounts in the systems, undertaking timely reconciliations of payables and enhancing internal controls pertaining to purchase ledger and accounts payables process of the company.

This position also involves timely payment of utility bills and strict observance of statutory payments when they fall due.

Key Responsibilities

  • Receive supplier’s invoices, attach necessary support documents, code, analyse take for approval and input accurately in the system.
  • File systematically in an orderly manner supplier’s invoices awaiting payment after processing in the system.
  • Under the direction of the senior accountant, prepare payments for suppliers and statutory payments.
  • Perform monthly reconciliations of supplier’s accounts and submit to Senior Accountant for review.
  • Assist in balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Regular participation in stock take under the direction of senior accountant.
  • Analyse and post petty cash vouchers.
  • Analyse fuel usage and assist in compiling the fuel consumption fleet report.
  • Analyse the telephone bills ensuring accuracy and advise senior accountant on possible misuse.
  • Assist in processing stocks GRN.
  • Work closely with the MA, stock controller and Senior accountant on month end closure processes.
  • Liaise with credit control on suppliers who are also customers so that convenient arrangement on exchange of cheques are agreed.
  • Circulate cheques raised for signing and despatched to drawer ensuring proper recording.
  • Undertake other tasks as may be delegated by management.
Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience
  • CPA (II) gained from a reputable learning institution.
  • 2 Year accounts payable experience gained from a reputable company in a strict deadline environment.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Result oriented, energetic go getter ready to face new challenges.
  • Good computer skills and excel spreadsheet working knowledge.
  • Team player, versatility required in order to handle other tasks in the accounts department.
  • Able to work extra hours at month end in order to complete outstanding accounting processes essential for month end closure.
Qualified candidates should send their applications and CVs on or before 23rd September 2011 to

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