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Accountant

Job Title: Accountant   
Job Code: A/PW/140704
Number Of Positions Open: 1   
Location: Nairobi   
Closing Date:  Open Until Filled

Summary:

Our client is a Kenyan based company that is responding to the need for conveniently accessible and affordable clean drinking water.  Today our client prides itself in being one of the few highly professional water firms in sub-Saharan Africa.

Job Purpose:   

Assisting with departmental operations; coordinating accounting, purchasing,
budgeting, or payroll functions; preparing and maintaining detailed records and files.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provides information to other departments regarding purchasing, payroll, and accounting matters.
  • Supervises and directs the work of technical accounting staff involved in accounts payable, payroll and related activities.
  • Prepares bank reconciliations.
  • Maintains general ledger, chart of accounts, balance sheets, revenues, expenditures, capital accounts, etc.
  • Reconciles special accounts and funds.
  • Prepares and maintains fixed asset vehicle and equipment inventories.
  • Compiles daily and monthly reports to ensure accurate reporting.
  • Performs various financial and budgetary functions such as balancing accounts receivable, posting revenues and expenditures.
  • Assists with the preparation of the annual budget.
  • Conducts internal operational audit studies for various functions, including reporting of procedural analysis and recommended improvements.
  • Assists independent auditors with the review of the financial records.
  • Prepares a variety of financial reports, responds to inquiries from other officials.
  • Performs related tasks as required.

Experience:
  • 3 years’ relevant working experience

Skills and Certification:
  • Qualified Accountant CPA (K) (Preferred)
  • Thorough knowledge of the theory, principles and practices of accounting and budgeting
  • Thorough knowledge of modern practices and of standard office and accounting equipment.
  • General knowledge of audit practices.
  • Ability to prepare   financial reports.
  • Ability to analyze and evaluate financial systems.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment in evaluating situations and in making decisions.
  • Ability to plan, organizes, and prioritizes tasks in order to complete assignments in a timely manner and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate technical ideas effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to effectively and discreetly handle confidential information.
  • Ability to operate a personal computer using program applications appropriate to assigned duties and responsibilities.
  • Ability to operate standard office equipment.
  • Ability to quickly learn and put to use new skills and knowledge brought about by rapidly changing information and/or technology.
  • Ability to interact professionally and cooperatively and establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, officials, public and private representatives, and the general public

How to Apply:

Interested candidates holding the necessary requirements, good performance and / or references are encouraged to apply with detailed CV’s, inclusive of names and contacts of 3 referees, current telephone number and email address by scrolling down and clicking on: Accountant


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