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Accountant Job in Nairobi Kenya

Company Profile:Our Client is a worldwide co-leader of the global spirits and wine industry.  

The company is primarily focused on premium spirits (the high-margin segment of the industry), and has leading premium brands in all key spirits categories

Job Title: Kenya Accountant
Reports To: Finance Manager
Location: Nairobi
Main Purpose of the Job: Performs the complete accounting function for the Kenyan operation and ad hoc accounting functions for PRK including general ledger transactions and ledger reconciliations

Job Scope and Context:
  • Service Level
  • Office based with occasional travel within Kenya and seldom international  
  • On going requirements to meet deadlines
Key Responsibilities: 

Process journal and General Ledger reconciliations
  • General ledger journal entries are processed monthly
  • Balance sheet transactions are prepared and reconciled monthly
  • Ad-hoc monthly journals are processed
  • Salary journal prepared and posted monthly on ERP
  • Cashbook journals authorized and posted
  • Monthly and annual accounts are prepared and reviewed pursuant to Group and General Accepted Accounting Practice (GAAP) requirements
  • Ensure that all relevant control processes/policies as defined by the company are strictly adhered to
Monitor CAPEX and periodic Depreciation/Disposals
  • Purchase of vehicle journal posted to general ledger
  • Reconciliations of amortisation schedules performed periodically
Processing TAX returns
  • Accurate preparation of employee-related tax and VAT forms
  • Employee-related tax and VAT paid monthly
  • All documentation and or preparation for auditors and or tax authorities is completed timely
Control and processing of bank accounts
  • Surplus funds are transferred to Call Accounts and Regional Accounts where appropriate
  • Foreign currency expense claims are received and processed
  • Surplus foreign currency is returned
  • Foreign cash on hand is revalued on  monthly basis
  • Group Netting procedures are followed
  • Foreign loans and interest are monitored, processed and reconciled
Process the company bank account
  • Payroll journal reconciled with bank account
  • Account transactions are processed and reconciled monthly
Process of special delivery payments
  • Deliveries are cross-referenced with route sheets
  • Monthly payments are processed and actioned
  • Accruals are processed on monthly basis if invoice outstanding
Reconcile Customer Foreign Currency (CFC) bank accounts
  • Payments from CFC are correct
  • CFC bank statements are collated as required
  • Debtors Manager (AR) are processing foreign receipts
  • Foreign receipts have correct SPOT rate and are processed in accordance to GAAP
  • Reconciliation of balance in bank accounts with balance of bank account as per Trial Balance before 15th of each month
Submit schedules to F, P & A Manager
  • Fixed asset schedules submitted monthly
  • Interest paid and received schedules submitted monthly
  • Bank balance summary schedules submitted monthly
  • Forex schedules submitted monthly
Closing the company system at relevant intervals (monthly, quarterly half-yearly and yearly) and reporting the approved numbers into PRISMA. 

And dealing with all queries relating to the submitted numbers
Deadlines are met for the submission of P&L, Balance Sheet, Treasury and Tax reporting based on time-table set by Finance Manager for;
  • Monthly reporting
  • Quarterly Forecast
  • Half Year reporting
  • Year-end Close
Coordinate with frequent travelers
  • Requests for foreign cash or credit card applications or amendments received timely
  • Receipt of expense claims
Collaborate with external agencies
  • Ongoing communication with banks,  and other financial institutions
  • Applications processed by banks timely
Job Requirements:
  • Relevant degree (business/commerce degree preferred), professional accounting qualifications (CPA/CIMA/ACCA) and 3-5 years accounting experience in a busy accounting environment
  • Strong MS excel competency preferred
  • Knowledge of IFRS required
  • Management Reporting & Analytical Skills
  • Corporate Policies/ Procedures & Internal Control
  • Financial Plan & Business Support
  • Company & Business Knowledge
  • Legal, Taxation & Compliance Issues
  • Treasury & Investment Management
  • Credit Management
  • Accounting Principles & Standards
  • Management Information Skills
  • Planning and Organizing
All interested candidates should send their applications to 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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