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Financial Accountant, Nairobi, Kenya Job Vacancy

Position Title: Financial Accountant

Nairobi, Kenya
 

2 Positions

About Bridge International Academies

Bridge International Academies is a for-profit startup company revolutionizing education across Africa with a unique business model. The company runs a large-scale network of low-cost primary schools in Kenya that significantly outperforms other primary schools in the same areas because of our “school in a box” systems.

Our schools profitably deliver this high-quality education for less than $4 per child per month, which enable the schools to cover all their costs and create a profitable central organization at scale. We have launched 37 schools in Kenya, will double in size in the next 6 months, and plan to rapidly scale the company to serve more than 1 million students across the continent.

About this position

This is a key role within the finance department whose vision is to always be a valued business supporter providing high quality and timely financial services.

Reporting to the Chief Accountant, the job holder will play a major role in building the young but professional finance team to achieve excellence within a few months. 

Working closely with finance and business team leaders, the individual will identify, review and record financial transactions into Microsoft Dynamics (Navision), measure, classify and verify the financial information and then summarize, interpret and communicate the financial information to the chief accountant for review.

Key Areas of Responsibilities:

  • Understand the business and specific operations that generate revenue, costs and consume resources that require tracking and reporting into the Navision system
  • Review all support documents to ascertain authenticity and record and review financial transactions in the ledger on a daily basis
  • Proper management and updating of financial records both into the Navision systems and in other offline tracking tools as required for day to day communication
  • Serving as key control review points for all items entering the ledger and ensuring high quality assurance of financial data to guarantee appropriate allocation for analysis and reporting purposes
  • Development of tailor made reports and analysis within the Navision account schedules and dimensions in line with standard and non routine demands of the finance and non finance team leaders
  • Observe and monitor compliance to weekly and monthly reporting cycles to strict deadlines
  • Assisting the auditors during interim and year-end audits to enable the smooth running of relevant audit work and meeting of audit and statutory reporting deadlines.
  • Preparation of monthly WHT and other tax returns and supporting work, answering tax queries as they arise in the daily running of the business.
  • Constant monitoring of balance sheet accounts to assure integrity of balances and appropriate analysis of return on assets among other asset measures.
  • Build appropriate tools to ensure smooth finance operations even with high growth of transactions and finance service demand from the business
About you
  • Intermediate to advanced levels of ACCA/ CIMA or CPA with excellent academic record and a minimum of 3 years work experience with ability to supervise and develop a small team of professional staff
  • Experience of financial reporting and consolidation in a complex multinational organization, or of the internal or statutory audit of such organizations
  • Experience of working with medium to high exposure of business analysis, communication and support for large and fast growing profit oriented organizations.
  • High integrity, IT literacy and excellent attention to detail
  • People skills and superior presentation abilities is a major requirement
  • Excellent awareness of current technical accounting and reporting requirements and the ability to apply these requirements in a pragmatic and commercial manner
  • Ability to plan and manage own workload and coach/mentor team members in order to harmonize work flows and meet tight deadlines
  • Excellent spreadsheet skills and proficiency with Microsoft Dynamics (Navision) version 2009
  • Ability to use initiative and creative thinking to anticipate issues and develop common sense and practical solutions
  • Proactive and self motivated with excellent communication skills
  • Confident and flexible team player with great ability to work closely with non finance team members within a multicultural environment
  • A “finisher” with the genuine drive and commitment to produce the highest quality work and to deliver technical expertise at all times
  • Passionate about children and education in Africa.
The closing date to submit applications will is Thursday 20th October 2011.
CVs and applications must be uploaded via the Careers page at www.bridgeinternationalacademies.com where detailed profiles are available.

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