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Accountant Job in Nairobi Kenya

African Guarantee Fund

Vacancy: Accountant

Reporting and appraisal: The Accountant reports to the Chief Financial Officer.

The Chief Financial Officer evaluates the Accountant’s performance based on achieved results.

Position Summary: The Accountant is responsible for preparing reliable and timely periodic financial reports,  compiling budgets and advising on the financial performance of AGF.

The Accountant will also be expected to participate in the formulation, implementation and enforcement of  accounting and internal control systems.

This is a key role within the Finance Department  and the position holder is expected to focus on providing a high level of financial and  accounting support across AGF as well as achieving positive outcomes.

In addition to the finance roles, the accountant handles some administrative roles such as fixed asset administration and office administration processes such as acquisition of relevant licenses to ensure proper functioning of the office.

Major Responsibilities

Financial Management and Reporting
  • Ensure production of timely, accurate and reliable financial reports as and when required;
  • Handling payments;
  • Maintaining proper accounting records;
  • Handling all tax matters in relation to compliance and non-statutory requirements;
  • Provide guidance on accounting treatment of all administrative financial transactions.
  • Control the processing of mission expenditure advances and balances;

Administration
  • Assisting in managing cash resources;
  • Compiling the annual budget;
  • Providing timely Accounting management information for decision making;
  • Budget preparation and implementation
  • Draw up administrative budget; Monitor expenditure in accordance with AGF’s Policy and Procedures;

Fixed Asset Administration
  • Effective administration and maintenance of the property accountability and control System.
  • In addition to the above duties, the Accountant may be required to perform other related or unrelated duties based on the company’s needs.


Desirable skills, knowledge and experiences

Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Commerce (Accounting Option);
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA–K), ACCA Finalist or Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA);
  • A minimum of six years Accounting/Finance experience preferably in the financial services sector.

Critical Competencies
  • Proficient in SAGE accounting package;
  • Strong grounding in IT with good knowledge of accounting systems;
  • Analytical mindset;
  • Results oriented and highly motivated;
  • Good team leadership;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent knowledge of Kenyan tax law.

Eligibility: The position is open to nationals of Kenya Only.

Position Location: Nairobi

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply by sending a cover letter and detailed  curriculum vitae to recruitment@africanguaranteefund.com quoting the position title.

Provide detailed of your current and expected remuneration.


Application deadline is Tuesday, 27th June, 2014.

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