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Our client, is one of the largest and fastest growing Supermarket Chains Headquartered in Kenya, with presence East Africa with a turnover of US$0.5bn (Kshs. 40billion).

As a result of restructuring within the organisation in order to better prepare the  organisation to tap the emerging opportunities in retail, new positions have emerged.

In line with their growth and expansion plan they are sourcing for talented, passionate, self driven and energetic professionals looking to develop and enhance their career to take up the following position:-

Chief Accountant

(2 Positions)

Purpose of the position: Reporting to the CFO, the jobholder will be responsible for providing effective and efficient management of all financial and accounting matters of the Company including the custody of the company’s funds and assets for the company operations in Kenya

Key Tasks and Responsibilities
  • Supervise and guide the accounts operations to ensure the timely and accurate maintenance of accounts
  • Prepare and document monthly profit and loss statements to be presented to the board
  • Prepare operational management Accounts in accordance to the processes
  • Develop financial data/tools to provide accurate information to board and senior management team
  • Monitor the management of payroll and payments of suppliers
  • Performing accounting for capital projects from initiation to capitalisation as fixed assets
  • Analyse actual versus budget cost variances
  • Report and account on any new changes in the production process
  • Analyse financial reports, cash flow and budget to assist senior management executives in enhancing performance
  • Coordinate timely fulfilment of tax returns and various audits
  • Planning,directing,organising and synchronising the financial functions of the organisation by applying financial/ accounting principles
  • Evaluate the organisations fiscal performance and advice on long term financial planning

Business analysis:
  • Gather and collect financial data to prepare, recommend and predict future financial and operations analysed adequacy of capital, ability to pay debts and other solvency related issues
  • Analyse financial information and reports to provide financial recommendation to management for decision making
  • Analyse current and past trends in key performance indicators including all areas of revenue, cost of sales, expenses and capital expenditure to increase productivity

Reporting and Budgetary Control:
  • Prepared Management and treasury reports in accordance to IFRS and IAS
  • Ensured that the company’s Management accounts and information systems are comprehensive, accurate and up to date.
  • Liaise with the external Auditors during continuous and end of year audits.
  • Analyse the departmental expenditure reports and providing feedback to various departments on the performance levels vis-à-vis budget and suggesting corrective and improvement measures
  • Track, oversee, review and implement corrective action plans geared towards business performance improvement
  • Formulate and establish associated Finance KPIs in line with the corporate objectives
  • Support the development, implementation and initiatives for continual improvement of business operational performance, rock solid reporting and tightened internal controls.

Qualifications and Competences
  • Must be a holder of a Degree with Finance or accounting Option from a reputable university
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA K)
  • Computer skills and knowledge of: - MS-Word, Ms-Excel, Ms-Project and Sage Pastel
  • Expoerience in ERP, Navisin is an added advantage
  • Have good presentation skills to be able to present to the board of directors.
  • A strong commercial sense in order to practically interpret the financial records in terms of revenues and costs.
  • Five years of accounting experience in middle level management

How to apply:

Send your application including a covering letter that demonstrates why you are the best candidate for this position, a detailed CV highlighting relevant experience, details of current and expected salary, a daytime phone contact, email and Skype address, and the names of three professional referees. 

Applications will only be accepted if received via email

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