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Job Opportunities at a Microfinance Institution in Nairobi Kenya

Our client is a fast growing microfinance institution that provides micro credit solutions to positively transform the lives of their customers and other stakeholders by offering high quality financial services. 

They are looking to hire a dynamic and self motivated Accountant to join their team of professionals.

Job Title: Accountant


Location: Nairobi

Salary: Ksh 50,000 – 70,000 Gross.

Job Purpose:- The incumbent will be responsible for all payables and receivable accounts, financial budgeting, financial planning and other related accounting duties. This position requires a good knowledge of accounting with proven experience in a busy institution

Duties and Responsibilities:-
  • Compiles and analyzes financial information to prepare entries to book of accounts, such as general ledger accounts, documenting business transactions
  • Maintain and audit company financial records.
  • Oversee budget and financial management.
  • Perform duties related to bookkeeping, preparation of government audits, taxes, and financial planning.
  • Cash flow management
  • Work with tax returns and analyze financial information to ensure taxes are paid on time.
  • Assist in auditing accounts for errors, misinformation, fraud, and overspending.
  • Report financial information to management.
  • Create and analyze budgets.
  • Advise management on tax ramifications of business decisions
  • Act as a consultant in areas such as compensation, benefits, and asset protection.
  • Oversee accounts payable and receivable.
  • Forecast revenue and analyze ledgers.
  • Identify and investigate variances.
  • Participate in strategic planning, fraud prevention, and budget development.
  • Analyze daily banking transactions and journal entries
  • Payroll reconciliation
  • Prepare monthly sales reports into excel spread sheet for analysis
Qualifications & Skills:-
  • Certified Public Accountant with at least 3 - 4 years of working experience
  • A bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance is preferred.
  • Financial management and Accounting, Budgeting and financial forecasting Skills.
  • Self starter, who is organized, disciplined and goals orientated.
  • Full Knowledge of Accounting package software skill.
  • Good organization and Management skill.
  • Cash Disbursement and Records Keeping, Good analytical and reasoning skills.
  • Good leadership and supervisory, Preparation of Financial statement skills.
  • Honesty and integrity.
  • Can be able to achieve targets under strict timeframe.
  • MUST pay keen attention to details.
  • Good team player.
Marketing Officer – Microfinance  

Industry: Banking
Location: Nairobi
Salary: Kshs. 50,000 + Commissions upon attaining targets.

An exciting opportunity has arisen with our client, a unique microfinance institution offering micro credit solutions, to positively transform the lives of their customers and other stakeholders. They seek to hire a dynamic individual to fill the role of a marketing officer.

Job Purpose: The incumbent will lead and supervise all marketing functions and campaigns internally and externally, as well as communicating the institutions marketing plan.

Job Responsibilities:-

  • Achievement of sales targets by winning new accounts.
  • Recruit sales agents and keep them motivated to meet targets.
  • Execute highly focused prospecting activities and professionally sell loans and other MFI products.
  • Establish a strong relationship with clients through processing of loan applications and disbursement.
  • Maintain a portfolio of existing customers and develop new profitable business.
  • Identify and direct cross selling opportunities to customer base.
  •  Ensure proper branding and merchandising of institution products
  • Coordinate cross sell opportunities with sales agents and other business lines.
  • Analyze sales information and initiating relevant actions to maximize on sales
  • Conduct competitor analysis and market research to obtain insights.
  • Adapt business plan from management into a sales plan
  • To ensure an effective and profitable operation of sales force and the achievement of all sales objective and budget allocated
  • Handle customer complaints and enquiries swiftly and on time.
  • Establish proper feedback mechanism that will allow the customers to give feedback
  • Liaise regularly with other departments to ensure product availability in line with sales requirements.
  • Effective financial management of expenses versus budget allocations in the marketing activities.
  • To advise management on market trends and dynamics.
  • Recommend the tools and resources required to achieve the set objectives
Key Competence/Skills:-
  • Degree in Banking, Accounting, Sales and Marketing or any other Business Related Field
  • 2 to 5 years of marketing experience in a busy setup, those in banking/ lending, deposit marketing or microfinance industry will have an added advantage.
  • Strong personality with great marketing and selling skills.
  • Must have Good working knowledge of advertising, merchandising and product supplies.
  • Strong analytical and interpersonal skills.
  • Should good at execution business plans and innovation
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Sound negotiations skills
  • Good budgeting knowledge.
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 (Marketing  Officer – Microfinance  50K + Commissions)  to before 11th December , 2014.

Kindly indicate current/last salary on your CV

N.B: We do not charge any fee for receiving your CV or for interviewing

Only candidates short-listed for interview will be contacted.

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