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Project Accountant Job in Nairobi Kenya

Duma Works is looking for a Project Accountant for one of our leading real estate clients.
 
The company aims at bridging the gap between the huge demand for affordable housing and this shortage of supply. 

It has developed an innovative solution that will help transform the region’s urban landscape and bring the dream of home ownership to the masses. 

The company also has a pilot project, over 900 homes in a booming satellite town, on the outskirts of Nairobi.
 
The company is searching for a talented and tenacious Project Accountant who can successfully spearhead the finance function for the development and with it initiate a revolution in the provision of housing to hard working families throughout East Africa. 

Our company owns the land it is developing and has the requisite approvals to proceed with this high profile project, which is set to spark considerable interest when it launches.

Desired Skills and Qualifications
 
The successful candidate should have:
  • CPA 3 / ACCA 3 / CIMA or equivalent
  • At least 5 years experience in a business with a strong element of project finance.
  • Experience with a real estate developer
  • You must be well organized, have excellent attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong Microsoft office skills (Excel and Modeling)
  • Experience using generic accounting software is expected.
  • You will also have an aptitude for communicating effectively with customers, in both Kiswahili and English, as well as motivating and leading the sales team. Above all we require passion, drive and integrity.
  • The role. As the Project Accountant you will be responsible for the day-to-day accounting and financial reporting requirements of the company. You will also be required to safeguard the company’s reputation, by dealing with all stakeholders in an honest and professional manner.
Specific Areas of Responsibilities 

General accounting requirements including but not restricted to:
  • Maintaining all the books of accounts at an efficient and accurate level at all times.
  • Cash-flow forecasts and monthly projections.
  • Preparation of annual budgets.
  • Produce Monthly budget updates against actuals.
  • Monthly trial balances of operations.
  • Monthly Profit and Loss / Balance sheets.
  • Management of audit process and preparation of the company accounts for the Auditors.
  • Ensure all taxes, VAT, Company Returns and other government outgoings are paid on time and queries answered.
  • Manage the day-to-day banking requirements of the company. Daily bank reconciliation.
  • Ensure creditors and debtors are paid/received on time.
  • Keep the management aware of all financial transactions at all times.
  • Generating financial reports as required by the management and the board of directors.
  • Manage funds flow with regard to bank draw-downs and house sales revenues. This would involve closely tracking deposits, mortgage disbursements and follow-ups to installment payments.
  • Work closely with the sales team to match the financial position with the sales position.
  • Maintain and develop the in-house management information system.
  • Ensuring all statutory requirements such as local licenses and permits are complied
  • Labor laws- ensure that the company adheres to all labor laws and related statutory requirements.
  • Any other related duties required by the Management from time to time.
You will report directly to the Managing Director. 

This position is based in Nairobi and will involve limited travel within the region as required. 

Ours is a lean organization with a clear vision and a mission that could help transform society in years to come.

Our value proposition is very strong and our concept is exciting; nevertheless you will need to be highly self-motivated and as passionate about what you are doing as we are in order to succeed. 

This is not for the faint hearted…


If  you believe you have what it takes to be a key part in transforming the urban landscape of Nairobi Metropolitan, send your resumes to  apply@dumaworks.com with the subject line consisting of Project Accountant 1784, your NAME and PHONE NUMBER.

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