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Accountant Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Job Title: Club Accountant
Job Code: CA/KRGC/170609
Number of Positions Open: 1
Reports To: General Manager
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Summary: The Club Accountant will oversee the Accounts Assistants; Cashier; Payroll; Receiving and Storeroom 
Job Summary: Direct the financial operations of the club. Supervise the accounting functions and directly assist the General Manager on all strategic matters relating to budget management, cost-benefit analysis, forecasting needs and internal control. 

Prepare financial statements, forecasts and analyses for all administrative and managerial functions. Maintain all accounting records; develop, analyze and interpret statistical and accounting information. 

Evaluate operating results for costs, revenues, budgets, policies of operation, trends and increased profit possibilities. Serve as liaison to treasurer, Management, Housing & Finance committees. 

Supervise the staffing, scheduling, training and professional development of the department’s members.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Formulates, receives and recommends policy proposals relating to accounting and auditing, the budget, revenue and cost control procedures, payment of payrolls, tax matters, compilation of statistics and office methods and procedures.
  • Directs or prepares the monthly trial balance and resulting financial statements for the club, including the income statement, balance sheet and statement of changes in financial condition, along with required supporting schedules and other data necessary for financial reports and records.
  • Prepares operating budgets and financial forecasts in coordination with the treasurer, the various committees, departments and general manager; analyses financial information, monitors budgeted versus actual expenditures and advises management about variances and their potential causes; recommends corrective actions to help assure that budget goals are met.
  • Works with the club’s external auditors to assure that procedures are consistent with club policies.
  • Prepares and verifies reports made to agencies and trade and professional organizations for which dissemination is consistent with club policies.
  • Directs, may participate in and verifies the taking of inventories for beverages, food, supplies, equipment, furnishings and other club assets.
  • Verifies that all insurance records for club property are properly maintained.
  • Reconciles monthly ledgers including receivables, payables, bank and other asset accounts, and wage accounts.
  • Informs and advises other department heads about the financial aspects of their responsibilities.
  • Prepares or supervises preparation of applicable statutory tax returns.
  • Prepares accounting reports as necessary and appropriate for dissemination to the executive committee and other club committees.
  • Monitors to assure that procedures for effective receiving and storeroom control are in place and consistently used.
  • Trains, supervises, schedules and evaluates accounting staff.
  • Attends monthly housing & finance committee and other meetings as required.
  • Oversees member billing and collection procedures.
  • Compiles, approves and maintains credit applications for vendors in accordance with the clubs procurement policy and procedures
  • Maintains fixed asset ledgers and prepares depreciation schedules for monthly entries.
  • Manages assigned projects as they relate to the department and club’s needs.
  • Audits all cash and charge expenditures.
  • Safeguards all funds in bank accounts; assures that revenues are properly and correctly deposited and supervises the drawing of all checks.
  • Monitors collection of past due accounts, advises general manager, treasurer, and finance & housing committee when difficult situations may arise.
  • Interacts with the club’s external accounting firm and its auditors as necessary.
  • Monitors members & accounts receivable and takes action according to established club policies and procedures.
  • Works with the general manager and department heads to plan and manage capital budgets and cash flow statements.
  • Manages, reviews, suggests and monitors changes in the automated financial management and accounting system.
  • Reconciles bank statements.
  • Maintains necessary procedures for confidentiality relating to club and employee issues
 Job Knowledge, Core Competencies and Expectations
  • Consistently monitors cash flows.
  • Must be able to calculate figures and amounts for all bookkeeping, payroll, budgets, statistical analysis and probability statements.
  • Ability to read, analyse and interpret general business, technical procedures governmental regulations
  • Ability to undertake margin and cost centres analysis (management accounts)
  • Knowledge of pertinent employment laws and practices.
  • Knowledge of and ability to perform required role during emergency situation.
Education and Experience
  • CPA (K)
  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree is an added advantage
  • Minimum of Three to five years of professional accounting experience with at least two of those years as an Overall Financial / Cost Accountant in a busy organisation such a club or a Manufacturing enterprise.
  • Experience as a Club Accountant is an added advantage
  • Experience supervising a staff/team of accountants and bookkeepers.
  • Experience in cost accounting will be added advantage.
  • Experience overseeing information technology operations.
  • Conversant with automated accounting systems and specifically Quick books
How to Apply:
Interested candidates holding the necessary requirements, good performance and / or references are encouraged to apply with detailed CV’s, inclusive of names and contacts of 3 referees, current telephone number and email address by scrolling down and clicking on: Club Accountant

Kindly include your current and expected remuneration in your application.

Be advised, this job is open to Kenyan nationals only

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