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Accountant Job in Kericho, Kenya

Agricultural Accountant


Our client, a subsidiary of a leading multinational is involved in large scale tea production with a commitment to sustainable agricultural practices and environmental care.

The Agricultural accountant will;

Key Responsibilities

1)    Accounting responsibilities:

a)    Managing ledger updates:

  • Ensure all month end returns are received processed on time
  • Validate journals to ensure correctness and accuracy
b)    Ledger integrity:
  • Carry out concise and timely monthly reconciliations of the general ledger with a view to correction
  • Carry out a review of Trial Balance with a view to understand underlying transactions for relevance and accuracy
  • Put in place preventive measures to avoid ledger errors of omission and commission
  • Uphold general ledger information accuracy and timeliness in line with IAS and Accounting Policy Manual
  • Manage internal/external audits in areas of responsibility
2)    Business Partnering
  • Prepares and issues unit cost of production reports and variance reports
  • Carry out monthly accounts discussions with the Estates Manager, variance and Cost of production reports are presented and reviewed
  • Support the business units forecasting/budgeting process by understanding cost behaviours and providing insights for decision making
3)    Business Controls:
  • Ensure that controls are in place in the Units and are actually working, by reviewing all source documents to ensure that they are supported and dully approved.
  • Perform Operational control assessments (OCA) and selected spot checks
  • Carry out Training of Unit Managers and clerical staff on accounting issues as stipulated in the Accounting Policy Manual and highlighting key controls
  • On a monthly basis the job holder is required to prepare/maintain a management checklist which lists all control issues
  • Bachelors Degree in accounting or finance
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in accounting preferably in a large manufacturing company
  • Professional qualifications i.e. CPA-K; ACCA
  • Good planning and analytical skills.
How to apply:

Send your application including a cover letter indicating your desire to work with our client; a detailed CV highlighting relevant experience, details of current and expected salary, a daytime phone contact, email address, and the names of three professional referees by close of business Tuesday 4th June, 2013.

Adept Systems
Management Consultants
P O Box 6416, Nairobi, GPO 00100

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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