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Chief Accountant Job in Nairobi Kenya (KES 120K - 150K)

Vacancy: Chief Accountant
Location: Nairobi
Salary: Ksh 120,000 - 150,000 Gross

Our client is a well renowned automotive equipment manufacturer who specializes in distribution of suspension products throughout East Africa and the Middle East.

Job Purpose
: The chief Accountant will be in-charge of all accounting duties of both financial and management accounting. 

They will be responsible for preparing financial and performance reports, budgets and reviews, cash flow management, internal control and tax studies.
Key Responsibilities
  • Know critical functions within the department and mentor / assisting employees within the department.
  • Utilize teamwork to develop departmental synergy.
  • Monitor compliance with generally accepted accounting principles and company procedures.
  • Review, investigate, and correct error/s/ and inconsistencies in financial entries, documents, and reports.
  • Ensure compliance with bi-laws, local and corporate policies, regulations, taxes and laws.
  • Review accounts payables and weekly check runs.
  • Determine proper handling of financial transactions and approve transactions within designated limits.
  • Compile and analyze financial information to prepare entries to general ledger accounts, cost centers and documents business transactions.
  • Distribute financial statements and cost center reports.
  • Applies cost accounting methods to achieve accurate representation of cost center performance.
  • Prepares work papers and supporting schedules for the annual financial review.
  • Prepare financial statements and other reports to summarize and interpret current and projected company financial position.
  • Analyze transactional processes and identify areas where additional accuracies and efficiencies can be achieved.
  • Closely maintain and monitor the fixed assets system.
  • Adhere to internal and external deadlines.
  • Ensure branch staffs are accountable for accuracy and timeliness of inventory controls and cost controls.
  • Assist with annual budgets incorporating all branches
  • Coordinate monthly closing process and reconciliation of general ledger accounts.
  • Responsible for all taxes obligations such as VAT, PAYE, Customs Duty etc.
  • Support the Company’s mission, vision, values and goals in the performance of daily activities.
  • Preparation of the monthly statutory accounts and consolidated financial statements.
  • Work closely with both internal and external auditors during financial and operational audits.
  • Maintain system of accounts and keep records of all company transactions and assets.
  • Report, analyze, and ensure integrity of all financial information.
  • Controlling the payroll and salary transfers.
  • Follow up on debt collections while monitoring cash flows.
Education / Skills
  • Advanced degree or diploma in Business / Finance related field.
  • Min. 5 years experience in Finance with preferably 2 years as a senior finance officer
  • Min. 3 years experience in leading and managing Finance Department
  • Certified Public Accountant minimum level 4
  • Good communication and people management skills.
  • Accurate reporting and forecasting using various financial information systems
  • Experience in audit exercises.
  • Knowledgeable on relevant tax requirements and accounting duties for department staff.
  • Experience in financial operations and legislations
If you are up to the challenge, posses the necessary qualification and experience, please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject (Chief Accountant 120-150K) to before 10th October, 2014

Kindly indicate your current/ last salary on your CV

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