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Chief Accountant Job in Kenya

We are a leading Logistics Company in Kenya with over 15 years’ experience in Africa and have grown over the years to become a leading Logistics expert in East and Central Africa that ensures constant supply of dry or wet cargo within the region. 

We place great value on attracting and retaining the best people at all levels, to ensure the continued success of the organization. 

As a result of continued growth and in order to position ourselves to be the leader in logistics solutions for Africa, we wish to appoint qualified individual to be part of this successful team into the position of Chief Accountant

The position is based in Nakuru.

Main Purpose of the Job: Reporting to the Group Financial Controller, the successful candidate will develop and manage sound financial systems and reporting to support management decisions.

Key summary responsibilities include:-
  • Formulate / adhere to appropriate financial management procedures and accounting systems and monitor compliance.
  • Review financial reports to ensure compliance to Financial Reporting standards.
  • Prepare department budget and review the consolidated budgets for approval.
  • Control/manage costs within budget to contribute to the achievement of budgetary goals.
  • Liaise with IT department to continuously improve existing accounting and reporting systems. 
  • Ensure compliance to regulatory requirements.
  • Coach and monitor performance to identify gaps with the finance team and recommend appropriate development.
  • Contribute in project financial appraisal and advice on viability.
  • Prepare / Review information required for the external   audit and resolve issues, which fall under your control as chief accountant, arising out of audit.
  • Coordinate planning to manage working capital.
  • Manage liquidity for profit optimization and smooth business operations.
  • Manage bank accounts and mandates to ensure efficient operations, compliance and security of funds.
  • Approve payments, within specified authorisation limits, and review bank reconciliations to ensure accuracy of underlying records and prevent loss to the company.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with the banks & financial institutions.
  • Leads the financial role in due diligences performed on proposed projects & acquisitions to ensure that only viable projects are selected and follow up to ensure expectations are met.
Knowledge, skills & experience requirements:-
  • A University Degree in Finance or Accounting
  • CPA (K) OR ACCA
  • 3-7years experience in a busy organization in position of Financial Controller, Chief Accountant or other senior role.
  • Sound understanding of IFRS. (International Financial Reporting Standards)
  • Problem solving skills
  • Analytical
  • Excellent  Communication and Interpersonal Skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • People leadership & management
If you believe your experience, competencies and qualifications match the job and role specifications described; send your application and detailed CV(with details of at least 3 referees indicating your current/last salary on your application) to reach us on or before Friday 17th June, 2016 by email to: hrcvskenya@yahoo.com   

Only short listed candidates will be contacted. 

Those who had responded to the initial advert don’t need 

We are an equal opportunity employer and its Recruitment Policy addresses itself to the core values of best practice, diversity and equality.

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