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Accountant Job Vacancy in Kenya

Accountant

Our Client is an online market platform that is built for the developing world in general and Kenya in particular.

They aim to address the challenges unique to this market while at the same time providing the convenience of buying and selling from the comfort of your own home.

Location: Nairobi

Job Summary: The incumbent of position will carry out financial data capturing and manipulation to generate financial reports.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities
  • Should have had exposure to working in a reputable organization preferably retail or online store.
  • Compile various documents, verify their accuracy, and authorize payments in accordance with established procedures.
  • Assemble documents for computer input, verifying accuracy of itemized charges, account numbers, and total costs.
  • Timely remittance of statutory deductions
  • Timely management accounts which are well interpreted
  • Accuracy and completeness of financial reports
  • Proper handling of petty cash
  • Respond to inquiries. Check accounting transactions to locate and resolve discrepancies
  • Reconcile accounts and assist in the compilation of accurate financial reports
  • Prepares VAT returns under the Business Manager’s supervision
  • Updates the Daily Cash Position with all the payment vouchers, petty cash transactions and reconciles to actual petty cash on a daily basis
  • Responsible for the Office Safe - in charge of office safe keys, cash, original company
  • documents & cheque books stored in the safe. Responsible for all in-house cash transactions including payments & reconciliation of all cash kept in the safe.
  • Obtain from payroll and reconcile the monthly NSSF and PAYE,NHIF schedules by the 4th of every month.
  • Accurately post customer payments in the financial accounting software i.e. payments from clients, advance recoveries and bounced salaries.

Skills Required
  • Personal integrity is a MUST as this role involves handling cash and confidential company information.
  • High levels of commitment, energy and flexibility
  • Time management is key to this role as there are so many tasks to juggle and deadlines to meet.
  • Individual has to be detail oriented as there are several spread sheets used in compiling and manipulation of data.
  • Strong Oral and written communication skills
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Quick decision making
  • Works well independently without waiting for direction.

Education and Experience
  • Required: Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance or related field.
Technology Skills
  • Proficient in QuickBooks, Sage Pastel or related accounting software package,


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