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Accountant Job in Nairobi Kenya

Our client, a non-deposit taking medium sized Sacco based in Nairobi with a membership of 1600 is looking for a dynamic and experienced person to fill the vacant position of a Sacco Accountant.
REF: CS /CCIA/ ACCT/2017
Reporting to the CEO, the position will be based in Nairobi
The Role

The Accountant shall be responsible for overseeing finance and accounting function in the Society:
·         General supervision of Accounts Section staff
·         Preparation of Society final accounts, Trial Balance, Balance sheets etc;
·         Preparation and presentation of annual revenue and capital budgets;
·         Preparation of Economic reports;
·         Ensure safe custody of the Society’s cheque books and other sensitive documents
·         Developing financial management mechanisms;
·         Conducting reviews/evaluations for cost reductions on various vote heads;
·         Managing Sacco’s financial accounting and monitoring systems;
·         To liaise with internal /External Auditors on audit Controls and act on management letters;
·         Producing accurate financial reports;
·         Give a cost benefit analysis on external borrowing for Board of Directors approval;
·         Management of staff payrolls;
·         Keeping abreast of changes in financial regulations and legislation;
·         Ensuring the Society assets and liabilities are recorded correctly and safeguarded;
·         Ensuring the necessary cash reserve is maintained as required by law;
·         Keeping and managing debtors and creditors records;
·         Implementation and review of the Society’s financial accounting policies and procedures;
·         Giving guidance in all financial and accounting matters;
·         Ensuring adequate budgetary controls are in place;
·         Advising and overseeing prudent financial management and investment;
·         Submitting implementation work plans and ensure proper reporting systems are in place;
·         Approving payments made by the Society;
·         Ensuring that accounts and reconciliation are done on a monthly basis and adherence to specific deadlines; and
·         Any other lawful duties that may be assigned from time to time.
Qualifications
Appointment to the position will be made from persons who:
·         Are holders of a Business related degree or its equivalent from a recognised university and CPA (K) or ACCA
or
·         Bachelor’s Degree and CPA (K) or its equivalent
or
·         CPA (K) and have satisfactorily served as an Accountant in the Society or a comparable position with similar responsibilities in a Sacco or in like organizations for a minimum period of 3 years.
·         Diploma in Co-operative Management will be an added advantage.
·         Have demonstrated high financial management capability and Investment.
·         Have good knowledge of Information Technology.
Attributes / Skills
·         High financial management capability.
·         Judgment and decision-making ability
·         Strong analytical, financial reporting, and presentation skills with the ability to present complex issues clearly and concisely
·         Accuracy and attention to detail
·         High leadership and administrative capacity
·         Ability to plan and execute tasks with minimal supervision
·         Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
·         Good IT skills and Proficient in Microsoft office suite
How to apply
·         CLICK HERE to Download the online form (openable with adobe reader)
·         Once you complete, click on the SUBMIT button on the form, follow the simple instructions and send.
·         Must indicate the Job Reference Number on the application form

The form must be submitted by end of 20th November 2017

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