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Financial Accountant Job in Kenya

Financial Accountant

Sameer Africa Limited, a leading manufacturer and provider of tyres solutions with offices in Nairobi and with operations within the COMESA Region has an exciting opportunity for a highly skilled & resourceful, candidate to fill the above position:-

Main purpose of the job

To provide accurate, meaningful and timely financial information, maintenance of the books of accounts and ensuring integrity on all financial transactions processing chain.

Among others, key accountabilities will include:-

  • Circulating monthly closing timetable and making follow up to ensure adherence to deadlines.
  • Authorizing journals into the accounting system to enable preparation of monthly accounts.
  • Assisting in the preparation of monthly consolidated statement of financial position and statement of cash flows.
  • Reviewing general ledger account reconciliations for accuracy and timeliness in their preparation.
  • Assisting in the preparation of financial statements for management as well as other stakeholder's decision making.
  • Ensuring all relevant taxes for the Group are filed and paid for on or before due date.
  • Establishing, lodging and following up tax refund claims with tax authorities (Kenya and Offshore).
  • Analyzing, objecting and resolving tax assessments and inquiries from various Revenue Authorities and other statutory bodies.
  • Managing relationships with various revenue authorities (KRA, URA and TRA) on tax matters and ensure full compliance across the SAL network.
  • Assisting in reviewing Subsidiaries' financial reports for correctness and accuracy.
  • Balancing-off intercompany ledgers and preparing intercompany reconciliations including a review of all trial balances.
  • Preparing dormant subsidiaries financial statements for management decision making.
  • Developing, supervising and coaching assigned staff to enhance performance for increased productivity.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
  • A Bachelors Degree in Accounting/ Finance or a related business field
  • A Certified Public Accountant (CPA(K), / ACCA or equivalent) and be a member of ICPAK
  • At least 4 years relevant working experience in a manufacturing environment preferably a comparable role
  • Knowledge of IFRS / IAS and Taxation rules and laws
  • Good working knowledge of ERP systems – working knowledge of SAP Version 6.0 will be an added advantage
  • A team player with excellent communication skills, Attention to detail, problem solving, analytical and interpersonal skills
  • High standards of ethics and values
Interested candidates should forward applications and detailed CV's to the following Address

The Head of Human Resources
Sameer Africa Limited
P.O. BOX 30429- 00100, NAIROBI, 

Or through: e-mail:

Kindly indicate your telephone contacts, names and contacts of three referees, one of which should be current or a previous employer.

Interested candidates will also be required to indicate their current and expected remuneration. 

The position should be clearly indicated as the subject of the application.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Closing date for applications is 29th June 2012

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