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Chief Accountant Job in Kenya

Job Title: Chief Accountant 
 
Department / Section: Accounts 
 
Reporting To: Financial Controller (HOD) 
 
Work Station:  Mombasa Road  

Job Profile / Purpose:
 The job holder will be responsible for financial management and reporting, cash flow & bank reconciliations, management of floats, budget control and daily supervision of Accounts, employees amongst others with an overall aim of enhancing smooth operations within the department and ultimate achievement of the Company’s goals and objectives.
 
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for daily supervision, training, motivation, setting clear expectations, reviewing progress, providing feedback and guidance, and holding employees within Accounts department accountable.
  • Participates in compilation, preparation, analyzing, and interpretations of financial information and reports, cost reports and financial forecasts, budgets, and make entries to general ledger accounts on a regular basis thus ensuring integrity of all financial information.
  • Preparation and submission of VAT returns
  • Reviews, investigates, and corrects errors and inconsistencies in financial entries, documents, and reports.
  • Prepare bank and cash reconciliation
  • Coordinates monthly closing process and reconciliation of general ledger accounts.
  • Work with both internal and external auditors during financial and operational audits.
  • Prepares work papers and supporting schedules for the annual financial reviews.
  • Maintain system of accounts and keep records on all company transactions and assets
  • Monitoring cash flows and using the same to predict future financial trends.
  • Reviewing and evaluating cost reduction opportunities open to the company.
  • Managing the accounting and monitoring systems for the company’s finances.
  • Developing good working relationships with professionals such as bankers, auditors or statutory organizations for the benefit of the company.
  • Updating the firm regarding changes in legislation or regulations that may affect the firm’s financial business operations.
  • Ensures that the Company’s health and safety policies are adhered to at all times within the department’s operational areas in close liaison with the HR department.
  • Prepare workings and information for the monthly checklists
  • Drafting monthly management accounts and final accounts for review and finalization by CFO
Key Performance Indicators
  • Reconciled daily sales  and collections reports
  • Bank and cash reconciliations
  • Daily stocks reports.
  • Payments and adjustments reports
  • Ledger reports
  • Monthly cash flow statements
  • Creditors and debtors  reconciliation reports
  • Invoices and credit notes reports
  • Debt collections, debtor’s statements and debtors aging reports
  • Checklists
  • Monthly management accounts  and final accounts
  • Annual budgets
NB: The above mentioned reports are to be compiled in a monthly basis and be submitted by 3rd of every month. 

Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field.
  • Professional finance qualification ( ACCA or CPAK)
Experience
  • Minimum of three to five years’ experience some of which should include high level finance operations exposure
  • Working knowledge of multiple finance operations including budgeting, cash management and credit control amongst others.
  • Relevant industry experience will be an added advantage.
  • Strong analytical and creative problem solving skills
  • Consulting mindset with experience in execution or re-engineering of financial processes such as management reporting, budgeting and costing.
  • Experienced in operation and implementation of accounting systems
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook and PowerPoint.
  • Self motivated to learn new concepts and participate in new projects.
  • Strong organisational, analytical and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Effective team leader with excellent communication, conflict management and relationship building skills.

Cvs to be sent to cvs@careerdirections.co.ke  by latest 20th Nov 2015

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