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Accounts Assistant Job in Kenya

AFEX, a Lonrho company, provides camp construction, catering, management and logistics support to the Oil and Gas, Mining, UN and NGO sectors, in some of the most remote corners of Africa.  

With headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, AFEX provides international standard service delivery, combined with 30 years of regional operational experience. 

The AFEX Team is dedicated to ensuring clients have peace of mind that their projects will run on schedule and to budget, with their personnel being cared for to a high international standard.  

AFEX wishes to recruit a competent, innovative and self-driven person to fill the following position:

Accounts Assistant

Job Summary: The Accounts Assistant performs a wide array of accounting, record keeping, reporting, and general business tasks to support the accounting and finance division. 

The Accounts Assistant is responsible for working with the Payables Accountant on ensuring that Accounts Payables are managed effectively. 
  • Code and post non-inventory purchase ledger invoices.
  • Perform supplier statement reconciliations
  • Ensure staff expenses are processed in line with current Expenses Policy
  • Ensure company credit card expense claims are processed accurately and reconciled regularly
  • Act as custodian of the petty cash float
  • Prepare payment runs (bank transfers and cheques).
  • Ensure that all non-LPO payments are properly authorized.
  • Work closely with external suppliers and help resolve any queries, maintaining good communication.
  • Work in accordance with the AP SOP at all times.
  • Proactively propose changes to the AP SOP to ensure relevance and efficiency.
  • Identify and arrange replacement of any missing documentation, whilst ensuring good communication with internal customers.
  • Scan and file invoice documents and perform other such clerical functions as may be required from time to time
  • Contribute to the Accounts Payable team’s performance by ensuring that no backlogs occur and that the Payables Accountant is fully informed of all potential problem situations
  • Assist other functional units within the Finance team in carrying out jobs as and when required by the management.
  • To understand the AFEX requirement for QHSE in the workplace including employee and team responsibilities, to ensure continuous adherence to QHSE policies, procedures and work instructions and to proactively promote a quality, health and safety approach in all areas of your work
  • Providing internal and external personnel with all appropriate monthly reports well suited for annual/periodic audits.
Education, Skills & Experience:
  • Degree in Accounting or Finance
  • CPA part 2
  • At least 2 – 3 years’ experience in Finance department or related field
  • Proficient in ERP
  • Strong communication skills
  • Proactive and a problem solving attitude
  • Team working
  • Prioritizing and self-motivation
  • Delivering accurate timely results
  • Accuracy and attention to details
Applicants meeting the above requirements should send their applications and a detailed Curriculum Vitae giving full details of their qualifications, experience and full contact address including day and evening telephone numbers, e-mail address and names and contact details of three referees by Friday, 22nd April 2016 to

NB:  Please include the POSITION TITLE in the subject line of your email. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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