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Tax and Management Accountant Job in Kenya

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the position of Tax and Management Accountant in a leading regional company, whose core business is to manufacture and market a wide range of beverages in Kenya and the Eastern and Central Africa
Reporting to the Head of Finance, the holder of the position will be charged with the responsibility of ensuring the company is in full compliance with tax regulation and that the company’s costing and stock related policies are optimal and effective.

Key Responsibilities
  • Extracting information from the accounting system and user departments for the computation and timely remittance of all tax and statutory payments;
  • Handling of all tax and related issues with KRA and external auditors;
  • Maintaining a record of claims, refunds and settlement of taxes;
  • Ensuring timely and accurate costing and pricing of products and services to and from the Company;
  • Performing budget variance analysis on a monthly basis and reporting on variances that require management attention or subsequent flexing of the budget with particular emphasis on key result areas;
  • Preparation of price adjustments list for approval by the management;
  • Ensuring adherence to internal and external controls relating to tax and payroll payments;
  • Reconciling all tax and ledger accounts to ensure accuracy and correctness of entries and maintaining a dividend tax account;
  • Advising management on a continuous basis on relevant tax policies that need to be developed in line with changes in tax laws and regulations;
  • Planning for quarterly and annual stock take, follow up variance reconciliation and maintain appropriate records;
  • Ensuring correctness of inventory valuation in the accounting system.
Qualifications and Competence
  • A Business related bachelors degree with specialization in Accounting or Finance;
  • A professional qualification in Accounting preferably CPA or ACCA;
  • A minimum of 5 years post graduation working experience of which 3 years should be in a senior managerial position preferably in a busy FMCG environment;
  • Prior experience in a tax consultancy firm will be an added advantage;
  • Hands on experience in use of ERP – knowledge of Sage is an added advantage;
  • Conversant with all relevant tax laws and other statutory regulations;
  • Conversant with IAS;
  • Good communication skills with ability to meet deadlines and a team player;
  • Person of high integrity with self discipline, innovative and strategic thinker.
If you are the right candidate for the above role and can clearly demonstrate your ability to meet the qualifications given, submit your application letter attached to a detailed CV with copies of academic and professional certificates to;
P.O. Box 49010, 00100
GPO Nairobi
So as to reach us not later than Friday, February 8, 2013
We are an equal opportunity employer -

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