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Job Title: Accountant
Effective Date: Immediately
Business Unit: SimbaNET Com Ltd

Reporting to:
 Finance Manager

Job Purpose: The purpose of the position or its significance from the organization’s point of view and how it contributes to the overall mission/ mission/objective of the organization).
  • Ensure that all the companies’ assets are well recorded in the assets register as well as in the books of account.
  • Ensure that the intercompany transactions are correctly captured and the balance is reconciled.
  • Ensure proper calculations of all taxes and on time remittance of the Taxes.
  • Ensuring that the customers are billed on time,
  • Ensure accuracy of the general Ledger.
  • Ensure timely submission of weekly & monthly reports.

Key Accountabilities
a) Fixed Assets management
End result? Correct FAR and safeguarding the company’s assets.
  • Verification and Identifying of the company’s assets and their locations
  • Accounting for any additional assets both in the books and the FAR when a purchase is done.
  • Ensuring the Asset file is up to date for easy reference of any asset addition for the period
  • Ensure assets tagging for ease of identifying and verification.
  • Monthly calculation of depreciation and passing it in the book to ensure correct NBV in the books.
  • Preparation of weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual asset addition and Assets disposals reports
b) Intercompany Transactions:
End result? Ensure correct and true balances.
  • Updating of the intercompany ledgers and ensuring that the other party has the same information in good time for authorization and accounting.
  • Preparation of a variance analysis and resolving any variance that may arise in the course any month
  • Preparation of the monthly sign off for with the group companies and ensure that they are signed on a monthly basis
  • Prepare a monthly report for the intercompany balances for the management report.
c) Taxes - End result? timely remittance of taxes
  • Ensure all the Taxable sales are taxed and the non-taxable sales not taxes and the correct tax rate is applied as per the laws and regulations of the land.
  • Ensure that the supplier supplying taxable goods and services have a valid PIN number.
  • Ensure that all the taxes are remitted on time as per the regulations to avoid penalties.
  • Prepare VAT 3 returns and do the filling on time as per the regulations.
  • Maintain the tax files for ease of reference.
  • Receive and account the withholding tax from customers in the respective account.
  • Advice the Management/ Treasury on the tax payable in order to avail the cash in advance.
d) Accounts Receivable.
  • Ensure that all the customers are billed on time to enable them to pay for the same.
  • Account the withholding tax is accounted on time in the customer account so as to reflect the true balance.
  • Work with CRM to reconcile the customer account.
  • Ensure that the customer account reflect the true balance and allocation is up to date.
  • Prepare up to date age analysis for the management.
  • Preparation of sales commissions for the sales team.
e) G/L Review and Reports
  • Review G/L regularly.
  • Preparation of the weekly finance reports.
  • Preparation of the monthly finance reports.
f) Other duties
  • Participation in the development and maintenance of the 12 months' rolling forecast.
  • Coordination of interim and final Audit to ensure a smooth running of the audit.
  • Preparation of drafts and final financial accounts for signing by the Board.
  • Preparation of the trial balances for the monthly management reports.
Education, Skills and Experience 

  • Qualified accountant (CPA K ) 
  • Bachelor of Commerce ( Added advantage) 
  • Accounting software i.e. Sage accounting/Quick books & M.S Applications 
Key Competencies:
  • Must have good knowledge of all accounting functional areas
  • Should also have good analytical and statistical skills.
  • Should be in ERP system and MS application i.e. Excel & Access
  • Must be able to work with managers throughout company in analyzing financial situations.
  • Should be able to train and guide new staff
  • He/she should Uphold high level of integrity.
  • Overall work experience of 5 years as follows 
  • 5 years’ experience as an accountant in Asset, Receivables, Inventory, Payables Management, and Reporting
Qualified and interested candidates send their application and CV to, subject heading ACCOUNTANT not later than 29th May 2015.

SimbaNET COM Kenya is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will offer competitive compensation to the right candidate. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contact

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