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Chief Accountant Job Vacancy in Kenya

Chief Accountant
Location:-  Nairobi with a possibility of being moved to Mombasa
Reporting to the Group Financial Controller
Our client a group of companies in the manufacturing sector with Interests across different sectors of the economy is seeking to fill the vacancy of a Chief Accountant.
The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for financial operations and management of the finance office, ensuring compliance with accounting, procurement, reporting as well as industry requirements.
S/he will work hand in hand with the other team members in the accounting department to ensure the institution works towards achieving its vision.
Key Responsibilities
·         Supervise cash management processes and ensure funds are reconciled and replenished in a timely manner.
·         Take a lead role in preparation and review of budgets while monitoring to ensure that financial reports are prepared accurately and in a timely manner.
·         S/he will also be responsible for sub-office payroll management, ensuring compliance with tax regulations as well provide technical assistance where it is of necessity.
·         Develop finance talent and pipeline plans, coach teams.
·         Functional forecasting and strategic planning through medium term plan.
Desired Qualifications, Skills and Abilities
·         A qualified Accountant with Minimum CPAK, FCCA
·         Bachelor’s degree in a respective field such as Accounting, Finance, Financial Management.
·         Five to ten years significant accounting experience in a related field
·         Experience with SAP Business accounting systems required.
·         Working experience in an Import/Export Environment
·         Strong computer skills, particularly Excel, Word and Access.
·         Excellent written and oral communication skills.
·         Demonstrated strengths in financial management with a strong client service focus; able to work with diverse groups of people and team oriented environment.
·         Problem analysis and problem resolution at both a strategic and functional level.
·         Able to express technical ideas and concerns in a non-technical environment.
·         Maturity and discretion, able to work with, and maintain confidential information.
·         Preferred age is 40 years and above
Qualified candidates are required to send their cover letters and Resumes to by 20th July 2011.
Ensure “Chief Accountant” is the application’s Title.

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