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Senior Accountant - Financial Systems & Analysis Job in Kenya

We are pleased to announce the following vacancy within the Finance Division. 

In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for a person who meets the criteria indicated below:

Senior Accountant - Financial Systems & Analysis


Reporting to the Manager - Financial Systems & Analysis the job holder will be responsible for executing relevant tasks required in the development and enhancement in the use of the business integrated system application i.e. Oracle and incorporate the various business processes.

Key Responsibilities

  • Evaluate and document all the business transactional processes that impact on Financial Accounting;
  • Mapping of the documented processes to activated ERP applications;
  • Identify simple and efficient methods of extracting information to assist in the financial reporting;
  • Identify modules in the ERP relevant to the business that require to be implemented and justify their value add to the business;
  • Collect information and prepare written proposals for implementation of enhancements to the ERP usage;
  • Participate in the preparation of detailed project plans for execution of approved proposals within tight deadlines;
  • Assist in the co-ordination of the execution for the approved projects;
  • Prepare progress reports for project monitoring;
  • Co-ordinate training between the users and developers in Financial Accounting.
Minimum Requirements
  • Qualified Accountant CPA (K)/CIMA/ACCA/ACA or equivalent with Honours degree from a recognized university. An IT qualification will be an added advantage;
  • 4-5 years Accounting experience in a well run company of which 2 should be at a supervisory level;
  • Hands on experience working with a computerized accounting system preferably with ERP application;
  • Demonstrate proficiency in project management skills and competencies;
  • Thorough understanding of the International Financial Reporting Standards and experience in application and enforcement of the standards at the workplace;
  • Experience in co-ordination of project activities to completion;
  • Ability to critically analyse processes and systems for enhancement of efficiencies and performance;
  • Experience in preparation and supervision of basic accounting ledger entries and extraction of the Trial Balance and financial statements;
  • Direct involvement in Corporate reporting for financial and management information;
  • Ability to relate well with both internal and external customers and work in teams;
  • Proactive, confident, self- drive for results with the ability to work under pressure and tight schedules/deadlines and with minimum supervision;
  • Leadership skills and ability to train others and enhance their skills and competencies;
  • A proven team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
If you are up to the challenge, posses the necessary qualification and experience, please send your resume and application letter indicating why you are the most suitable candidate for the role clearly quoting the job title and Ref No to the address below by Friday the 10th February 2012.

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Safaricom Ltd

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