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Finance and Accounts Officer Job in Kenya

Finance and Accounts Officer

Location: State House, Nairobi
Our client, a film production company, is hiring a Finance & Accounts Officer to join their team.
Job purpose summary:
Responsible for ensuring that commercially focused information is provided to the management team to aid in timely and sound business decision making by maintaining financial and accounting services.

Responsibilities:

Financial interpretation and analysis
·         Prepare monthly analysis of cost of goods sold and operational expenses against prior year and budget, providing explanations and business solutions to help mitigate the risks.
·         Partner with product management in determining financial impact due to product cost reductions, new product rollout etc. and prepare periodic fore casts to update management on projected results.
·         Analyse financial performance against key business metrics and document pertinent financial highlights that will enable management to determine progress against budgets.
·         Presenting and reporting accurate and timely historical financial information of the company to all the company’s stakeholders including shareholders, analysts, creditors, employees and other members of management.
·         Interpret the company’s financial results to management and recommend improvement
·         activities
·         Report to management on variances from the established budget and the reasons for those variances
·         Design and lead the annual budgeting and forecasting activities for the company.
·         Prepares departmental budgets and monitors departmental expenditures.
·         Assist in the determination of project pricing in relation to features offered and competitor
·         pricing
·         Investing the company’s money, taking into consideration risk and liquidity.
·         Ensure compliance in all taxation processes
·         Maintain a documented system of accounting policies and procedures
·         Oversee the capital structure of the company, determining the best mix of debt, equity and internal financing
·         Identify and report what areas of a company are most efficient and how the company can capitalize on this information
Accounting
·         Establish, maintain and reconcile the general ledger, petty cash and bank accounts
·         Establish and maintain supplier accounts and process supplier invoices

·         Maintain the purchase order systems and financial file record keeping
·         Prepare cheques for all accounts due within the specified timelines.
·         Ensure transactions are properly recorded and entered into the computerized accounting system.
·         Prepare profit & loss accounts, balance sheets, monthly financial statements, monthly reports and report on any variances.
·         Maintain and reconcile the accounts payable and accounts receivable systems in order to ensure complete and accurate records of all monies
·         Prepare accurate journal summaries on a monthly basis
·         Prepares the weekly debtors/creditors report to aid Management in decision – making.
·         Organizes a recovery system and initiates and follows up on collection of all outstanding debt from suppliers.
·         Calculate employee salaries, deductions and contributions and submit remittances of Tax returns, PAYE, NSSF, and NHIF on a timely basis.
·         Prepare, review and file payroll summaries, journals and reports.
·         Order office supplies and manage the filing, storage and security of financial documents.
·         Maintain booking registers, issue payments for work permits and licenses within the specified timelines.

 Qualifications

·         Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, mathematics, economics, business and a CPA (KK)) required. Master’s degree in business administration, finance, or accounting is an added advantage.
·         3 + years of experience in similar position; experience with operations in a film production company preferred.
·         Strong attention to detail and ability to multitask.
·         Experience using financial management software – QuickBooks, Sage, Pastel, preparing financial statements, and managing tax preparation and submission.
·         Have a flare for numbers, work well with people, aggressively anticipate impacts of workload/issues to deadlines and have a very positive work attitude including willing to work some longer hours during peak periods.
·         Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook and PowerPoint and advanced Excel skills.
·         Strong organizational, analytical and interpersonal skills.
·         Strong verbal and written communication skills.
·         Self – motivated to learn new concepts and participate in new projects.
Compensation: Competitive salary, medical cover
How to Apply
Deadline: Interested parties should send their online applications on or before 15th June 2018
Correspondence: Applications and detailed CV to be submitted online at http://goo.gl/T8sryH
Applications not meeting minimum requirements will not be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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