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Accountant Assistant Job in Kenya - Greenbell Communication

Job Title: Accountant Assistant

Reports to: Finance and Administration Head

Position Summary

The purpose of the job is to assist in the company’s accounting and administrative activities. This includes performing day-to-day book keeping and accounting for the company.

This position operates with limited supervision for routine work and is able to identify when direction is required and respond easily to new assignments. This is an evolving position and responsibilities may shift over time.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Ensuring that all accounting records are up to date including prompt posting of all records in the accounting and reviewing of the same for accuracy.
  • Ensure compliance with all financial & tax regulations e.g. by preparing and submitting financial returns and payments such as VAT, corporate tax, withholding tax, NSSF, NHIF, annual returns etc within required deadlines.
  • Prepare financial statements, analyses and reconciliations for the review and approval by the head of Finance and Administration. These include:
  1. Cash flow statement with forecast: weekly
  2. Balance sheet, including analysis of key debtor and creditor balances: weekly
  3. Profit & Loss account: monthly
  4. Ongoing projects expenses and profitability tracking: weekly
  5. Bank reconciliations for all bank accounts: weekly
  6. Petty cash reconciliation: weekly
  7. Analysis of performance vs targets: monthly
  • Responsible for preparing any schedule required by Auditors and general assistance for successful completion of audits.
  • Implement budgetary control in the company e.g. by reporting progress vs budget for individual projects and company overall.
  • Ensure safe keeping of all manual and electronic accounts files.
  • Review and process all financial transactions (invoices, bank deposits, payroll, taxes) on a timely basis ensuring accuracy , completeness and compliance with company policies and procedures and regulatory requirements, follow up and resolve any and all issues, seeking directions where required.
  • Payment of wages/labor accounts and suppliers
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Minimum Qualification
  • First degree in Bachelor of commerce or any related discipline
  • Professional qualification- CPA, ACCA or equivalent
  • At least two years experience in an accounting role. Exceptional candidates with less experience could be considered
  • Proficiency in computer application packages- spread sheets in particular.
  • Experience with accounting applications such as QuickBooks.
Required Skills
  • Good analytical and supervisory skills
  • Good understanding of key company regulations
  • Proactive team player with initiative
  • High level integrity and trustworthiness
  • A controls mindset is key
  • Excellent organization, time management, administrative and computer skills
  • Excellent oral, written and communication skills
  • Able to work closely and cooperatively with the other staff members, vendors etc
  • Attention to details and a strong customer service focus
Qualified candidates should submit their applications by email (Cover letters and CV’s as one document not separate attachment) addressed to the Operations Director.

Your application should include your current monthly/previous salary and benefits as well as your expected salary submit your application to so as to reach us by 8th April 2010

GBC is an equal opportunity employer

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