Senior Accountant Job in Nairobi Kenya (90K)

Job Title: Lady Senior Accountant 
Industry: Travel management
Location: Nairobi
Salary: Kshs 90K Gross

Our client is a top 100 company that specializes in the provision of travel management and related services such as, but not limited to airline ticketing and airport transfers, hotel reservations, and related services (visa service, travel insurance, car rentals) etc which are offered at  affordable costs for corporates and individuals.

Job Purpose: Apply principles of accounting to analyze financial information and prepare financial reports by compiling information, preparing profit and loss statements, and utilizing appropriate accounting control procedures.

Key Responsibilities

  • Prepare profit and loss statements and monthly closing and cost accounting reports.
  • Compile and analyze financial information to prepare entries to accounts, such as general ledger accounts, and document business transactions.
  • Establish, maintain, and coordinate the implementation of accounting and accounting control procedures.
  • Analyze and review budgets and expenditures for local, and private funding, contracts, and grants. Monitor and review accounting and related system reports for accuracy and completeness.
  • Prepare and revenue expenses, payroll entries, invoices, and other accounting documents.
  • Active participation and contribution in all required audits cost reporting and tax filings; audit, cost report and tax return lists to be completed by established deadlines. 
  • Maintain payroll general ledger using data provided by Human Resources.
  • Assist with preparing tax returns and corporate reporting requirements including Federal, State and Local returns.
  • Analyze revenue and expenditure trends and recommend appropriate budget levels, and ensure expenditure control.
  • Explain billing invoices and accounting policies to staff, vendors and clients.
  • Resolve accounting discrepancies.
  • Recommend, develop and maintain financial databases, computer software systems and manual filing systems.
  • Supervise the input and handling of financial data and reports for the company's automated financial systems.
  • Interact with internal and external auditors in completing audits.
  • Develop the annual operating budget and consult with departmental management on the fiscal aspects of program planning, salary recommendations, and other administrative actions.
  • Provide accounting policy orientation for new staff other duties as assigned.
Skills and qualifications required
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, or equivalent Degree
  • Over 5 years experience in a mid-to-upper level accounting position with an SME or medium sized organization
  • Preferably a lady aged 30 yrs and above
  • Knowledge of financial and accounting software applications e.g. QuickBooks, Sage, Patel etc
  • Ability to analyze financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and projections.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, computer literate with the ability to learn new software applications
  • Communication skills, both oral and in writing
  • Deals well with pressure
  • Excellent  Interpersonal skills
  • Timely and accurate Reporting Skills
  • Flexible (Work may require occasional weekend and/or evening work).
  • Analytical Thinking Skills
  • Good organizational skills  and good time management skills
  • Integrity/Honesty
If you meet the above requirements send your CV only, to indicating the title on the subject line as (Lady Senior Accountant 90K gross) before Tuesday 17th March, 2015

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