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Summary: Our client Wrigley is a recognized leader in confections with a wide range of product offerings including gum, mints, hard and chewy candies, and lollipops. 

Wrigley’s world-famous brands – including EXTRA®, ORBIT®, DOUBLEMINT®, JUICY FRUIT®, and 5™ chewing gums, as well as confectionery brands SKITTLES®– create simple pleasures for consumers every day. 

It is a subsidiary of the MARS Incorporated Company, a global leader in the chocolate and pet-food categories and one of the largest privately owned businesses. 

As a result of our continued growth,we are seeking to recruit a
Payables Accountant. This position will report to the Finance Manager- East Africa.

Job Purpose: The Accountant is responsible for providing financial and administrative support through processing of accounts payables transactions in order to ensure effective, efficient and accurate financial and administrative operations.
Principal Accountabilities
  • Responsible for capturing vendor invoices in the SAP system
  • Filing of VAT returns to Kenya Revenue Authority as per the due dates
  • Responsible for reconciliation and clearing of vendor accounts
  • Maintenance of general ledger reconciliation for payroll accounts
  • Closely monitor advance payments to vendors and clearing of the same.
  • Closely monitor one time vendors and advice Finance Manager on the periodic status.
  • Prepare the hedge reports on a quarterly basis and also book hedges on a quarterly basis as per the IFCO
  • Update weekly cash flow on share point every Monday as per the global deadline
  • Help finance manager forecast year end AP balances and accruals, on a periodic basis
  • Perform any other duty as directed by the Manager
  • A Bachelor’s degree in commerce (preferable)
  • Have at least two years experience in a FMCG company.
  • Have excellent communication skills, verbal and written
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • A proactive and results oriented individual
  • Good computer knowledge on Ms Excel, word, office among others
  • Ability to follow up issues through and high level of confidentialit

As a result of our continued growth, we are seeking to recruit aFixed Assets, Costing and Treasury Accountant. This position will report to the Finance Manager- East Africa.

Job Purpose: The position holder will prepare and review on a periodic basis the year on year costing analysis, actual reporting and stock movements. 

Maintenance of the SAP Fixed Assets system including reconciliation and ensuring adherence to fixed assets procedures. 

Upload of payments from SAP to the citi-direct and bank reconciliations.
Principal Accountabilities

  • Maintenance of the fixed assets system on SAP – co-ordinate additions, disposals and reconciliations in the system.
  • Ensure that all additions and disposals are done as per company procedures.
  • Ensure that asset verifications are done as per company procedure.
  • Prepare the quarterly year on year costing calculations.
  • Prepare the periodic actual reporting report.
  • Coordinate and reconcile stock counts as per company procedures.
  • Periodic monitoring and reporting of the Capex spend vs. plan
  • Vendor payment processing on citi-direct.
  • Responsible for bank reconciliations.
  • Support Senior Cost Accountant on period end close.
  • Member of the factory tender committee.
  • Any other assigned duty from time to time by the finance manager.
  • Primary FPPS submitter.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or any other related field.
  • Proficiency in use of Microsoft Excel, word, power point
  • 2-3 years working experience in busy FMCG
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Excellent Analytical skills
  • Excellent customer orientation
  • Ability to plan and follow through
  • Be accountable & responsible
  • Knowledge of SAP software
How to Apply: 
Send your application including a cover letter indicating your desire to work with our client; a detailed CV highlighting relevant experience, details of current and expected salary, a daytime phone contact, email address, and the names of three professional referees by end of day Friday 6th March 2015 to:

Adept Systems
Management Consultants
P O Box 6416, Nairobi, GPO 00100


Only short listed candidates will be contacted. 

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