Accountant Job in Kenya

Tasks and Responsibilities

Provide leadership in overall financial management in the preparation of the Sacco’s financial statements, budget formulation and Sacco investment strategy.

Preparation of timely, consistent and accurate financial statements in accordance with the Sacco’s policies and procedures and statutory reporting.

Interpretation of financial information to the Board.

Monitoring cash flows and conducting forecasts that provide guidance to the Sacco in planning and decision-making.

Initiate and implement sound management policies to ensure accounting processes and procedures are effective, with performance monitoring systems that comply with prudential regulatory standards and risk management strategies.

Establish good working relations with professionals (bankers, auditors or statutory organizations) and regulators such as SASRA that support growth of a vibrant financial institution.

Timely submission of regulatory reports

Update the Sacco Board and management on changes in legislation or regulations that may affect business operations.

Overseeing Human Resource management and development

Organizing all Board and subcommittee meetings, AGMs and SGMs, supervisory and joint
meetings as well as any other special or impromptu meetings

Keeping minutes of all general meetings and meetings of the Board of Directors

Performing such other duties as may be directed by the Board of Directors

Minimum Qualifications and Attributes

A Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or related field preferably Bcom or BBM/ (Finance and Accounting) option

A professional accounting qualification CPA K or ACCA

Diploma in Cooperative Management will be an added advantage

5-7 years’ experience in Financial Management in a financial institution.

Preferably a member in good standing with ICPAK or equivalent professional body.

Sound knowledge of Banking and Sacco laws and regulations

A person of integrity, team player with effective communication skills

Strategic thinker with good commercial judgement and ability to identify economic opportunities in changing environment and capitalize on them

Sound judgement and decision-making ability on lending across all sectors

Customer-focused – striking a solid balance between external and internal customer orientation.

Excellent leadership, interpersonal and team management skills

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