Accounts Assistant, Payables, Job in Kenya

 Job Title: Accounts Assistant- Payables

Hiring Organization: Colgate-Palmolive
Location – Locality: Nairobi
Location – Region: Kenya
Industry: FMCG
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: KES Competitive
Date Posted: 03/22/2024

Who We Are

Colgate-Palmolive Company is a caring, innovative growth company that is reimagining a healthier future for all people, their pets and our planet. Focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition, we sell our products in more than 200 countries and territories under brands such as Colgate, Palmolive, elmex, hello, meridol, Sorriso, Tom’s of Maine, EltaMD, Filorga, Irish Spring, PCA SKIN, Protex, Sanex, Softsoap, Speed Stick, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Pet Nutrition.

We are recognized for our leadership and innovation in promoting sustainability and community wellbeing, including our achievements in decreasing plastic waste and promoting recyclability, saving water, conserving natural resources and improving children’s oral health.

If you want to work for a company that lives by their values, then give your career a reason to smile and join our global team!

Do you want to come to work with a smile and leave with one as well? In between those smiles, your day consists of working in a global organization, continually learning and collaborating, having stimulating discussions, and making impactful contributions!

If this is how you see your career, Colgate is the place to be!

Our dependable household brands, dedicated employees, and sustainability commitments make us a company passionate about building a future to smile about for our employees, consumers, and surrounding communities. The pride in our brand fuels a workplace that encourages creative thinking, champions experimentation, and promotes authenticity which has contributed to our enduring success.

If you want to work for a company that lives by their values, then give your career a reason to smile…every single day.

Job Summary:

As a Accounts Payable Assistant for Colgate Palmolive East Africa you´ll be responsible for to providing financial and administrative support for the organization. Verifying invoices against purchase orders for correctness, processing and allocating any variances within 2 days from receipt. Preparing vendor reconciliations for all vendors that provide monthly statements. Preparing monthly AP GL control reconciliations by the 10th of every month, running a GR/IR report monthly by country and distributing it by the 10th of every month highlighting overdue PO’s that require investigation.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Effect payment to all local/intercompany/foreign vendors.
  • Perform invoice verification on all invoices received from suppliers.
  • Communicate with various departments within the company to resolve queries and problems.
  • Communicate with various suppliers to obtain outstanding documentation.
  • Collate the necessary documentation so that the payment to the supplier can be processed.
  • Reconcile payment proposed in the supplier’s statement on Excel.
  • Prepare and submit month-end reports.
  • Prepare balance sheet reconciliations on a monthly basis.
  • Inter-company balancing between sister subsidiaries on a monthly basis.

Required Qualifications:

  • Degree in Finance or equivalent field
  • CPA qualification from section 3 is a must

Knowledge Skills & Abilities:

  • Min 2 years working experience in Finance
  • Analytical mindset with attention to detail.
  • Flexibility and adaptability to work in a dynamic environment.
  • Ability to thrive under pressure and meet targets.
  • Innovative approach with a focus on continuous improvement.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Excellent interpersonal abilities.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Effective presentation skills.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English.
  • Results-oriented mindset.

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