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Accountant Job in Kenya

Job Title: Accountant
Reports To:
 Senior Accountant

Role Objective
Our Client is an ICT firm specializing in; Audio Visual, Multiuser computing, Unified Communication, Plantronics headsets, Network Solutions and Security Solutions seeks to recruit an accountant to help in applying accounting principles and procedures to analyze financial information, prepare accurate and timely financial reports and statements and ensure appropriate accounting control procedures.

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Financial accounts, budgeting and forecasting
  • Produce monthly financial accounts in the approved format;
  • Provide budget holders with financial information which meets their needs;
  • Facilitate the preparation of the annual budget and update forecasts as necessary.
2. Financial and regulatory reporting
  • Prepare statutory accounts for the Companies, in the appropriate format;
  • Liaise with external auditors;
  • Ensure all regulatory and other returns are prepared and submitted timely.
3. Financial transactions
  • Ensure the efficient processing of all financial transactions, including invoicing and collection of moneys due;
  • Ensure that all money received in and paid out is correctly allocated;
  • Ensure the purchase ledger is maintained, with accurate coding, and that suppliers are paid in a timely manner;
  • Ensure the bank and other control accounts are reconciled monthly.
4. Cash flow
  • Manage banking arrangements under the direction of the Chief Accountant;
  • Maintain a daily cash flow schedule and produce regular cash flow reports;
5. Systems and IT
  • Continue the development and implementation of financial systems;
  • With the assistance of the IT department, maintain software used in financial and payroll administration.
6. Taxation
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly VAT returns;
  • Involve and instruct external tax consultants when necessary. 
7. Inventory
  • Maintaining proper reporting and financial controls; and
  • Ensuring adherence to all practices and policies required to meet these objectives.
Skills Set Needed
  • Project Management and Audit Reviews
  • Knowledge of accounting principles and practices
  • Knowledge of finance principles
  • Knowledge of financial reporting 
  • Proficiency in relevant accounting software
  • Team management skills.
  • Technical accounting skills
  • Excellent planning and organizing skills
  • Scheduling and monitoring skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Problem analysis and problem-solving skills
  • Bachelors Degree in Commerce / Business Management / Economics
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience
  • General Accounting experience.
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA K) or its equivalent.
Disclaimer: Candidates who do not meet the minimum requirements stated above need not apply.

ONLY candidates fulfilling the requirements of the positions should email their application together with a detailed and updated CV, indicating your availability, expected and current salary via email to:
On the Subject line clearly indicate “ACCOUNTANT”.  

Deadline for application is 22nd March 2013.

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