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Financial Accountant Job in Kenya

Vacancy: Financial Accountant

Kericho Water & Sanitation Company Limited (KEWASCO) is a Private Company established under the company's Act CAP 486, Laws of Kenya and is wholly owned by the County Government of Kericho.

Incorporated in October 1997, we have been contracted by Lake Victoria South Water Services Board to provide Water & Sanitation services within Kericho County. This is through a Service Provision Agreement (SPA).

Our vision is to be a Model of Excellence in Water and Sanitation Services provision in the sector and indeed we ranked No.5 out of 65 in Urban Water Utilities in WASREB’s Impact Report of 2011/2012.

This was to a large extent driven by the effective implementation of automated systems, in particular setting and implementation of GIS System, Efficient Billing, Accounting and Customer Management Systems. 

Our mission is to optimally provide adequate, safe, reliable water and sanitation services to our customers at a commercially sustainable level: to this end we plan to implement world class performance, quality and efficiency management systems including ISO, Six Sigma, the Balanced Scorecard to mention but a few.

To support the implementation of these initiatives, we are seeking to fill the following positions with customer service oriented, qualified and experienced individuals who seek to be part of a results oriented team.

Financial Accountant

Reporting to the Commercial & Finance Manager, you will be responsible for the maintenance of the General Ledger and all Accounting Information necessary for the preparation of Financial Statements.

Main Duties and Responsibilities
  • Preparation of accurate, complete and valid financial records that are in conformance to reporting standards and are in adherence to financial policies and procedures
  • Computation and preparation of tax returns and payments of statutory/regulatory fees to relevant authorities
  • Analyzing business operations, trends, costs, revenues, financial commitments and obligations to support the budgeting and forecasting decisions.
  • Preparation of various monthly, quarterly, half-yearly & annual management and financial reports are required by the business
  • Support the cash flow management process through timely bank reconciliation, cash statements preparation and other general ledger reconciliations
  • Supervise and manage the maintenance of petty cash including monitoring and charging the individual imprest balance(s) to the monthly payroll
  • Oversee asset management records and capitalization
  • Oversee a team of accounts/finance staff performance, development and training

Qualifications, Experience and Skills:
  • A Business degree with a specialization in Accounting or Finance plus full professional qualification (CPA, ACCA) with membership ICPAK or any other internationally recognized Accounting body of good standing
  • At least 3 years progressive experience in a busy Commercial/Finance environment.
  • Must have used an Integrated Accounting (ERP) System. Knowledge and Experience of Sage-Pastel Evolution ERP will be a definite advantage.
  • Highly accountable, self-motivated, task-oriented with an excellent sense of priority, logic and objectivity and the ability to deliver results with minimum supervision.
  • Strong communication skills, high levels of attention to detail, strong analytical skills, highly organized and with high levels of discretion

Terms of Service
  • The Positions of Human Resources & Administration Manager  and that of the Internal Auditor on a 3-Year Renewable Contract based on satisfactory performance
  • The position of Financial Accountant is Permanent and Pensionable.

Interested candidates must:
  • Have demonstrated thorough understanding the National Goals, Policies and Development Objectives including the Kenya Vision 2030;
  • Have leadership and management capacity including knowledge of Financial Management and Strategic people management; and
  • Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution on Leadership and Integrity.

How to Apply

Applications should include a cover letter that demonstrates why you are the best candidate for the position you are applying for, a detailed up-to-date CV and photocopies of relevant testimonials, current and expected remuneration package, the names and addresses of three professional referees, an e-mail address and telephone number, and two (2) coloured passport size photos.

Individuals who had applied for the Human Resources & Administration Manager or the Internal Auditor positions previously advertised need NOT apply as we already have their CVs on file.

Applications must be sent via email to addressed to:

The Managing Director
Kericho Water & Sanitation Co. Ltd
P O Box 1379 – 20200,

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Closing date: 9th May, 2014 at 5:00pm.

This recruitment is being supported by: Adept Systems, Management Consultants

Please visit our website for more information.

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