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Chief Accountant Job in Nairobi Kenya (KShs 100K - 150K)

Chief Accountant

Industry: Steel Manufacturing

Location: Nairobi

Salary: KShs 100,000 - 150,000

Our client, a leading manufacturer of steel and allied products in East Africa seeks to recruit a Chief Accountant with a preference of Asian Descent.

The ideal candidate should have a strong Manufacturing background.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supervising the accounts unit and verifying compliance with company’s policies and procedures as well as international accounting standards
  • Setting guidelines for recognizing financial transactions to ensure timely reporting
  • Validating all financial data in company financial software to ensure accuracy
  • Establishing proper filing system for financial documents to ensure compliance with set policies and procedures
  • Ensuring the safe custody of checkbooks and receipt vouchers in compliance with set financial policies and procedures
  • Overseeing and monitoring the credit team to ensure targeted average collection period
  • Motivating and developing staff by ensuring that objectives are established and communicated, monitored, and reviewed, to ensure proper reporting
  • Performing project cost forecasts/budgets, cost tracking, monitoring and controls
  • Performing cash flow forecasting, budgeting and working closely with the operations and project teams in analyzing margins, variances and cost analysis
  • Developing and maintaining internal control and effective accounting system and policies for the set up
  • Establishing and maintaining systems for cost-sensitivity analysis and early-warning of cost-overruns
  • Working consultatively with the respective departments on cost reduction initiatives 

Qualification and Experiences
  • At least a Bachelor Degree in Accounting or Finance
  • MS Office Applications (Word, Excel, Power Point & Outlook)
  • Minimum of 4 years experience in Accounting related role.
  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • Working experience in accounting packages such as SAP, Sage, Pastel, Tally and Quick-books 

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