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Accountant Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Job Title: Accountant

Job Code: A/AKL/150326
Number of Positions Open: 1

Reports To: CEO
Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

 Our client is a family owned business who are the market leaders in shipping vehicles ex UK to Mombasa. They also provide clearing and forwarding services

Job Objective:

The successful candidate will be responsible for the following implementations across a group of three companies :-

  • To spearhead the process of transferring accounting books from the current accounting system to a new accounting system known as XERO
  • Putting in place accounting structures and controls to be implemented
  • Weekly financial position reports, showing clear inputs and outputs on a company level
  • Providing monthly profitability reports and management accounts
  • Preparation of monthly budgets including a report showing budget versus not achieved
  • Cash flow planning
Primary Responsibilities:
  • To assist in the cash flow management, ensuring that the petty cash is kept under a tight watch.
  • Ensuring VAT deadlines are met within the stipulated time frames
  • Reconciliation of bank accounts and petty cash
  • Ensure all funds spent are receipted for
  • Raise invoices and follow through with the payments
  • Preparation of reports and budgets
  • Maintaining a scanned record of all documents for future reference
  • Keeping abreast with regulations
  • Review and ensure PAYE/NHIF/NSSF are up to date and records filled correctly
  • Attending KRA workshops
  • Ensure continuous learning of new things happening in the industry and keeping up to date with training and studies available.
  • Other duties and tasks will be advised over time
  • 3-5 years’ experience at a comparative role in a busy accounting environment
Skills and Certification:
  • Bachelor’s degree in  accounting, business or related field
  • CPA Finalist
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work with minimal guidance
  • Independent thinker
  • Team player
  • Total honesty and integrity
  • Financial reporting skills: Budgeting , cost management and Financial statements preparation
  • Knowledge of accounting and financial systems
  • Technological skills with ETR and Microsoft Office
  • Working always in the interest of the company

How to Apply:

Interested candidates holding the necessary requirements, good performance and / or references are encouraged to apply with detailed CV’s, inclusive of names and contacts of 3 referees, current telephone number and email address by scrolling down and clicking on:

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