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Assistant Accountant (Payables) Job in Kenya

Position: Assistant Accountant (Payables)
Company profile:Our client is a group of international British Curriculum Schools comprising of Early Years, Preparatory and Secondary Schools
Line Manager:Management Accountant 

Key Objective:
 The employee will perform a full range of accounting assignments and will use professional judgment in making decisions both in line with established policies/procedures or other sound alternatives as appropriate. 

Key Competencies/Qualifications:
  • Excellent communication skills, a team player with a flexible approach to tasks and a willingness to learn. 
  • Ability to operate independently with minimum supervision. 
  • A high degree of maturity, integrity and professionalism. 
  • Proven skills in MS-Office packages, PASS, SAGE or other relevant ERP systems.
  • Ideally, a university graduate in Accounting/Finance with full qualifications in professional accounting (CPA-K). 
  • Minimum two years working experience.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Prepare and present accurate bank reconciliations on a timely manner
  • Disburse and maintain petty cash float
  • Preparation of cheques and updating cash book as well as financial statements
  • Filing of supplier invoices and statements
  • Maintaining accurate audit working paper file
  • Resolve accounting discrepancies and irregularities
  • Ensure accurate and appropriate recording of expenses
  • Process vendor and supplier invoices, in a timely manner, verifying accuracy, approvals and account coding in accordance with accounting Standards.
  • Prepare and maintain pre-authorized payments monthly or as required.
  • Prepare all Accounts Payable sub-ledger journals for posting to General Ledger monthly.
  • Reconcile Accounts Payable sub-ledger to General Ledger monthly.
  • Enter and reconcile cheques cashed to accounting software monthly.
  • Respond to vendor inquiries as required.
  • Provide ad-hoc reporting as and when requested
  • Prepare and explain variances between actual expenditure and budget
  • Other duties as delegated from time to time by the Management Accountant or any other person designated in his absence
How to apply
To apply for this position send your CV to quoting the position in the subject line and preferred location. 

Kindly also mention your current/ last salary and benefits. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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