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Senior Accountant Job in Kenya

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The Consumer Insight Africa Group of Companies is currently seeking suitable parts for its corporate vehicle to run efficiently and get the job done.

The Combustion System: Consumer Insight Ltd is a leading market research company in Africa that helps grow businesses by providing meaningful, timely and accurate insights.

Job Title: Senior Accountant

Department: Accounts & Finance

Job Title Reports To: Finance Manager

Main Purpose of the Job: To ensure proper maintenance of accounting records, accurate and timely production of financial reports, timely processing of payments to suppliers, tax authorities, liability settlements and debt control. Supervision and training of other staff in the department.

Responsibilities
  • Maintaining the Debtors’ and Creditors Ledger
  • Maintaining the accounting records of the companies in the group
  • Liaising with, assisting, advising and monitoring offices outside Kenya in financial matters
  • Ensuring compliance with tax legislation
  • Updating of the Fixed Assets Register
  • Supervision and coordination of the subordinate accounts staff
  • Ensuring compliance of the internal control systems
  • Prepare statutory returns, and conduct accounts reconciliation
  • Receive and respond to the financial enquiries both internal and external
  • Preparation of quarterly and end of year accounting reports
  • Budgeting and financial planning decisions
  • Deputising for the Chief Accountant, where need be
  • Attend to any duty as otherwise directed by the Chief Accountant or the Managing Director

Person Specification

Education Qualification and Training
  • Bachelors degree in a business related field
  • CPA K
  • A  Master’s Degree in Social Sciences or in Business studies will be an added advantage

Knowledge and Skills
  • Knowledge in and understanding of accounting, taxation and business management
  • Good computer Skills
  • Good communication and public relations skills 
  • Ability to train other staff

Experience: At least 6 years’ experience in a busy accounting office
Interested candidates are invited to send an application letter, CVs and copies of relevant certificates (including KCSE certificate) to careers@ciafrica.com to be received on or before Friday, 31st January 2014

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