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Job Title: Senior Accountant
Industry: Shipping Freight Services
Location: Mombasa
Reporting to:Finance Manager
Salary: Kshs 70,000 – 100, 000 gross

Our client is an international shipping line company that offers fleet, special cargo, logistics and container carrier and tracking services. 

They seek to hire a senior accountant who will be responsible for overseeing the preparation of all financial documents related to the company, implementing financial strategies created by management and advising on investment decisions. 

Candidates with a background in shipping freight services are encouraged to apply.

Key duties and responsibilities
  • Review and develop and maintain internal control and effective accounting system and policies for the set up.
  • Support CFO in ensuring that intercompany cost allocations are in line with management agreements and transfer pricing policy.
  • Perform financial analysis and reporting to management as needed.
  • Preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports and annual budget execution reports
  • Perform month-end accounting activities such as reconciliations and journal entries.
  • Evaluate computerized accounting systems and provide recommendations to IT team for performance improvements.
  • Perform project cost forecasts/budgets, cost tracking, monitoring and controls.
  • Responsible for timely monthly consolidated financial statements, payments, cash-flow management reporting for submission to management.
  • Monitor expenditures, analyze revenues and expenses and determine budget variances and report the same to management.
  • Maintains general ledger by transferring subsidiary accounts; preparing a trial balance; reconciling entries.
  • Reconciliation of bank statements
  • Respond to accounting inquiries from management in a timely fashion.
  • Provide guidance to other Accountants when needed.
  • Assist in budget preparation and expense management activities for assigned accounts.
  • Assist in auditing activities by providing necessary information and preparing requested documentations.
  • Maintaining accurate and up to date records of all financial transactions
  • Monitor and record financial transactions according to company policies and regulations.
  • Computation and payment of staff salaries on a monthly basis
  • Review and recommend changes to existing accounting procedures.
Qualifications and other job requirements
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in accounting/finance
  • CPA/ACCA qualifications preferred
  • Minimum 5 years relevant experience in financial & management accounting particularly in Oil & Gas-Offshore Construction/Marine Industry is preferred.
  • Relevant experience in audit and costing is advantageous.
  • Excellent strategic planning skills and able to interact with all levels.
  • Good MS Office skills particularly strong capabilities in MS Excel.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team with minimal supervision.
  • Working experience in SAP is highly regarded.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural diverse environment and under pressure;
  • Demonstrated ability to handle confidential information in a sensitive and tactful manner.
  • Adhere to strict confidentiality involving, staffing concerns, student matters, and internal/external correspondence.
  • Good verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Solid proficiency with Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) along with the accounting software.
  • Ability to plan, manage and follow through on assignments and communicate at all levels of the organization in a timely and professional manner.
Job Title: HR Manager
Industry: Shipping Freight Services
Location: Mombasa
Reporting to: MD
Salary: Kshs 100,000 – 120,000 gross

Our client is an international shipping line company that offers fleet, special cargo, logistics and container carrier and tracking services. 

They seek to hire a human resource manager who will be directly responsible for the overall administration, coordination and evaluation of the human resource function. 

Candidates with a background in shipping freight services are encouraged to apply.

Key duties and responsibilities
  • Reviewing, developing and implementing HR strategies and initiatives aligned with the overall business strategy.
  • Plans, organizes and controls all activities of the department. Participates in developing department goals, objectives and systems.
  • Reporting to management and provide decision support through HR metrics.
  • Maintaining an organizational charts and employee directory.
  • Ensuring both legal and statutory compliance by the company and employees.
  • Establishing and maintaining department records and reports including employee files, attendance and leave schedules, etc.
  •  Participates in administrative staff meetings and attends other meetings, such as seminars.
  • Evaluating reports, decisions and results of the department initiatives in relations to established goals and recommending new approaches where applicable.
  • Bridging the management and employee relations gap by addressing demands, grievances or other issues.
  • Managing the end to end recruitment and selection process.
  • Planning and conducting new employee orientation to foster positive attitude toward Company goals.
  • Overseeing and managing a performance appraisal system that drives high performance.
  • Analyzing and assessing training needs to apply, develop and monitor training programs
  • Supporting current and future business needs through the development, engagement, motivation and preservation of human capital.
  • Developing and monitoring overall HR strategies, systems, tactics and procedures across the organization and providing advice.
  • Nurturing and promoting a positive working environment.
  • Maintaining the pay structure and benefits program scheme.
Qualifications and other job requirements
  • BS/MS degree in Human Resources or related field
  • Should have at least 5 years of experience managing day to day HR operations and development of short term and long term strategies initiatives.
  • Should be a holder of a higher diploma in Human Resource Management and a member of IHRM.
  • Proven working experience as HR manager in the shipping freight or logistics sectors is preferred
  • People oriented and results driven
  • Demonstrable experience with human resources metrics
  • Knowledge of HR systems and databases
  • Ability to architect strategy along with leadership skills
  • Excellent active listening, negotiation and presentation skills
  • Competence to build and effectively manage interpersonal relationships at all levels of the company
  • In-depth knowledge of labor law and HR best practices

Job Title: Finance Manager
Industry: Shipping Freight Services
Location: Mombasa
Reporting to: Financial Controller
Salary:  KShs 130,000 – 150,000 gross

Our client is an international shipping line company that offers fleet, special cargo, logistics and container carrier and tracking services. 

They seek to hire a Finance Manager who will be responsible data analysis, reporting and advising leadership team on strategies to maximize profits. 

Candidates with a background in shipping freight services are encouraged to apply.

Key duties and responsibilities
  • Overseeing operations of the finance department, set goals and objectives and supervising the staff in the department.
  • Designing strategies and long term business plans that the company should take to increase business productivity.
  • Maintaining the financial health of the organization.
  • Preparing financial statements, business activity reports and forecasts for determining various business investments opportunities.
  • Managing the company's financial accounting, monitoring and reporting systems.
  • Monitoring and interpreting cash flows and predicting future company trends.
  • Providing financial reports and interpreting financial information to senior managerial staff while recommending further courses of action.
  • Developing financial management mechanisms that minimize financial risk and conducting reviews and evaluations for cost-reduction opportunities.
  • Analyzing costs, pricing, variable contributions, sales results and the company’s actual performance compared to the business plans.
  • Developing trends and projections for the company’s finances.
  • Conducting reviews and evaluations for cost-reduction opportunities.
  • Managing the preparation of the company’s budget.
  • Liaising with auditors to ensure appropriate monitoring of company finances is maintained.
  • Developing internal and external relationships with appropriate contacts, e.g. departments, auditors, bankers and statutory organizations and keeping abreast and advising of changes in financial regulations and legislation.
Qualifications and other job requirements
  • BS/MA degree in Finance, Accounting or Economics.
  • Should possess a minimum of 8 years of experience and at least 5 years of experience4 in financial management I the shipping freight services sector.
  • Professional qualification such as ACCA/CPA (K) or similar will be considered a plus.
  • A solid understanding of financial statistics and accounting principles
  • Working knowledge of all statutory legislation and regulations
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
  • Able to manage, guide and lead employees to ensure appropriate financial processes are being used
  • Extensive understanding of financial trends and operations within the shipping and freight industries
  • Proficient user of finance software
How to apply
If you possess the required qualifications, skills and experience, kindly send you CV and cover letter to by 7th July 2017. 

Kindly quote the Job title (Shipping Line Finance Manager) on the subject section. 

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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