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Recruitment in a Dairy Company in Kenya

Exciting Career Opportunities at Ol Kalou Dairy (2017) limited
 
Company Brief: Olkalou Dairy Ltd is an established farmer owned dairy company with a membership of over 14,000 shareholders spread all over Nyandarua County. It is a vibrant enterprise currently handling over 60,000 liters of milk per day.

The company Headquarters are in Olkalou Town which is the headquarters of Nyandarua County. 

It’s business revolves around milk collection, cooling and distribution, financial services, petrol station and agro vet shops and services. 


The short term and medium term strategy of the company is to diversify into processing and value addition.
 
As part of its growth strategy the company seeks to fill the following position:-

General Manager
 
Department: Office of General Manager
 
Reports to: The Board of Directors
 
Supervises: Departmental Managers
 
Hours of Work: The job holder is required to work beyond normal working hours with no overtime payment. In addition, the job involves a lot of official travelling locally.
 
Job Overview: The General Managers main responsibilities are to provide sound leadership towards the achievement of the Company’s philosophy, mission strategy and its annual goals and objectives in order to contribute to the overall performance of the company within the authority delegated by The Board.
 
The job holder will be expected to demonstrate commitment and loyalty and perform all duties in accordance with the organisation’s office routines and procedures, keeping in mind the overall business objectives.
 
Roles and Responsibilities
·                     Oversee overall consolidation and growth of the Company`s business as per the company`s Strategic plan;
·                     Provide leadership to the management team and ensure prudent management of the Company`s resources including human resources;
·                     Develop overall communication and engagement programs for stakeholders;
·                     Develop and grow stakeholders relationships -advising and informing the board and interfacing between board and staff;
·                     Ensure the company maintains high product quality, services and standards;
·                     Formulating and/or ensuring compliance with company policies and procedures;
·                     Provide effective mobilization and utilization of resources by overseeing management of the financial, tax risk and facilities;
·                     Prepare and recommend yearly budget for Board approval and prudently manage resources within those budget guidelines according to current policies and regulations.
·                     Strategy formulation, implementation and evaluation;
·                     Perform any other duties as allocated by the Board from time to time.
Core Competences and Skills: General Manager is expected to display engaging leadership, strategic thinking, all round Communication Skills, decisiveness, Initiative focus, Confidence, Team builder and dairy Sector understanding.
 
Qualifications/Experience
·                     Holder of a Bachelor’s Degree in (Agribusiness/Business/Economics related);
·                     At least 10 years experience in agri-business sector;
·                     Possession of an MBA would be desirable;
·                     Experience working with small scale producers;
·                     Good business acumen and entrepreneurial spirit;


Position Title: Senior Accountant
 
Department: Finance and Accounts
 
Reports to: The General Manager
 
Supervises: Accountants
 
Hours of Work: The job holder is required to work beyond normal working hours with no overtime payment
 
Job Overview: The Senior Accountant will provide organizational financial direction and ensure proper guidance and policy implementation on matters of accounts and finance are met. 

The job holder will be expected to demonstrate commitment and loyalty and perform all duties in accordance with the organization’s office routines and procedures, keeping in mind the overall business objectives.
 
Roles and Responsibilities
·                     Carry out day to day operations of the accounts functions;
·                     Supervise day to day running of accounting and operations;
·                     Preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports;
·                     Advise the board and assist the managements on financial matters of the organisation;
·                     Carry out the functions of budget execution and prepare reports based on budget and actual performance regularly;
·                     Facilitate and co-operate with external auditor in liaison with the internal auditor to carry our external auditing;
·                     Co-ordinate finance committee meetings and take minutes of the same;
·                     Keep and maintain proper, timely and accurate accounts and financial records;
·                     Oversee the preparation of milk payroll including all statutory requirements and perform milk payroll reconciliations;
·                     Make sure that there is compliance with the relevant law and regulations and that IFRAS guidelines are followed in accounting work;
·                     Review and recommend modifications to accounting systems and procedures;
·                     Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls;
·                     Safe guard the organisation assets and advice the organisation on matters of resource investment;
·                     Perform other duties as assigned by the General Manager from time to time.
Core Competences and Skills
 
Able to apply accounting and financial skills, Good interpersonal skills, analytical, service attitude and team player.
 
Qualifications / Experience
·                     Minimum Bachelor’s degree in accounting/finance or CPA (K) is preferable
·                     5 years experience with at least 3 years in a similar position;
·                     Experience working in a busy office set up;

Job Title: FSA Accountant
 
Reports to: Senior Accountant
 
Hours of Work: The job holder is required to work beyond normal working hours with no overtime payment
 
Job Overview: Responsible to the Senior Accountant for the forecasting of daily cash withdrawal demands, maintaining adequate liquidity reserve, requisitioning and collecting cash from the commercial banks and paying out cash to tellers for payment to the customers.
 
Roles and Responsibilities
·                     Maintain adequate liquidity reserve in accordance with set rules and regulations;
·                     Assist in organizing mobile banking services as per market demands;
·                     Distribute cash to tellers as necessary and keep records of the same appropriately;
·                     Supervise tellers to ensure they are working according to instructions;
·                     Receive, record, verify and bank cheques for payment to members;
·                     Receive and reconcile daily teller’s reports;
·                     Carry out complete surprise check of each teller’s cash at least twice a month;
·                     Prepare for daily deposits in the commercial banks;
·                     Prepare daily, weekly and cash summaries and reports;
·                     Keep custody of cheque books and be responsible to the senior accountant for the drawing of all cheques;
·                     Carry out any other duty connected with cash transactions as instructed by Senior Accountant from time to time;
·                     Maintaining the main ledgers, preparing bank reconciliation statement, preparing income and expenditure statement and trial balance on monthly basis.
·                     Perform any other duties assigned to you by the Senior Accountant or any authorized officer.
Qualifications / Experience
·                     Bachelor’s degree in finance / accounting / agri-business and C.P.A. III.
·                     Proficiency in computer skills - MS Office Suite;
·                     Exposure to accounting packages like sage or pastel;
·                     3 years relevant experience in a Sacco or Financial Services Organization.
How to apply:
 
Kindly submit your application to placement.esquire@gmail.comindicating current and expected salary. 

You can also drop your application to Ol-Kalou Dairy Limited offices in Olkalou town. 

Deadline for applications is 16th October 2017. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

‘DO NOT ATTACH CERTIFICATES IN BOTH HARD AND SOFT COPIES’
  
Olkalou Dairy (2016) Ltd is an equal opportunity employer

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