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Job Vacancy: Chief Accountant

Basic Function: Responsible for overseeing all accounting functions, making sure reporting and bookkeeping is accurate and in compliance by directing and implementing all accounting-related practices for a company.

Duties and Responsibilities:

·         Responsible for Inventory Accounting including imports costs booking
Handle full spectrum of financial and cost accounting role e.g.

1.   Accounts receivable accounting-payment allocations, credit notes issuance and settlement, WH VAT Allocation

2.   Accounts payable accounting-invoices booking, payments to suppliers, timely payments allocation, account reconciliations

3.   General ledger accounting

·         Maintaining monthly accounts closing activities and monthly closing checklist

·         Coordination with internal and external auditors

·         Responsible for timely VAT, PAYE, Withholding VAT, NHIF, NSSF Payments, Accounting compliances & Returns

·         Perform daily bank reconciliations and bank balance statement circulation in the agreed format

·         Responsible for day to day banking activities including foreign currency transactions, custom duty payments and liaising with banks

·         Maintaining a compliance calendar and tracker for various internal and statutory compliance

·         Ensure all the expenses are booked and payments done in compliance with the chart of Authority

·         Issuing of daily, weekly and monthly MIS Reports preparation in the agreed formats

·         Supervise, train and develop accounts executive to achieve a highly productive and motivated team

Skills and Qualifications:

·         Education Qualification: Degree/Diploma in Accounting or Finance related; CPA/ACCA Will be an added advantage

·         Experience needed: 4-8 years

·         Working experience in SAP

Other Requirements

·         Good MS Office skills particularly strong capabilities in MS Excel

·         Able to work independently and highly meticulous

·         Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to remain organized under pressure, friendly and efficient

·         Demonstrate financial analysis and reporting skills

Send CV to hr1@somotex.com

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