Assistant Accountant Job in Kenya

Nyanza Club is a private members club in Kisumu offering Sports, Accommodation, Bar & Restaurant facilities and amenities to its members.

The club wishes to fill the following vacant position with a results oriented, dynamic and self-driven person:

Assistant Accountant

Job Purpose: To analyze financial information and prepare financial reports to determine or maintain record of assets, liabilities, profit and loss, tax liability and other financial activities within the club. 

To prepare journal entries and monthly reconciliations of bank accounts and general ledger, preparation and distribution of financial statements by ensuring that all deliverables comply with regulatory requirement/ guidance and professional standards. 

Provide assistance to the accountant with external audit and assist with accounting related general ledger projects/special projects as assigned by management from time to time.

The position will be reporting to the accountant.

Key Responsibilities
  • Perform accounting functions as assigned including, but not limited to book keeping, reconciliation and reporting of all discrepancies noted.
  • Back-up end- month records, documents and duties assigned to you by the Accountant/management.
  • Compute taxes owed and prepare tax returns, ensuring compliance with payment, reporting deadlines and other tax requirements.
Reporting & Analysis:
  • Preparation of monthly management reports/accounts and accompanying schedules, worksheets and narratives, including “Budget vs. Actual” variance reports, follow-up and documentation of significant variances.
  • Preparation and completion of assigned monthly, quarterly, annual regulatory filings and Annual Statutory returns/ schedules.
  • Analyze business operations, trends, costs, revenues, financial commitments, obligations and to project future revenues, expenses and to provide advice to management committee through the accountant.
  • Prepare, examine, and analyze accounting records, financial statements, and other financial reports to assess accuracy, completeness, and conformance to reporting and procedural standards
Audits & Examinations:
  • Assist in preparing assigned schedules for the annual and interim audit.
  • Establish tables of accounts, and assign entries to proper accounts.
  • Develop, maintain, and analyze budgets, preparing periodic reports that compare budgeted costs to actual costs.
  • Assist with testing and receive final approval for system reports required for management, financial reporting and general ledger reconciliations.
  • Develop, implement, modify, and document recordkeeping and accounting systems, making use of current computer technology.
  • Coordinate and resolve various issues with banks such as cleared cheque’s differences, bank fee anomalies, targeted balance calculations and enhancements to online services.
  • Coordinate and ensure banking is done on a daily basis having reconciled daily sales to banking.
  • Bank liaison.
  • Conform with and abide by all regulatory guidance and internal policies & procedures.
  • Document policies, procedures and workflow for assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Contribute to department and organization special projects as assigned.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned to you by the accountant/management from time to time.
Required/ Experience:
  • Thorough understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Knowledge of Statutory accounting principles.
  • Strong analytical and accounting skills.
  • Intermediate to advanced experience with MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of major accounting software packages for both general ledger and statutory accounting. Quick book soft ware
  • Must be able to effectively handle multiple projects simultaneously in a deadline driven environment.
  • Excellent verbal, written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team and take on new tasks with high level of efficiency.
  • The individual will be expected to work with minimal up-front guidance and take ownership of his / her work product. The individual will work closely with all major functional leaders of the Club
Education/ Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelors of Science in Accounting or equivalent from an accredited university.
  • CPA K or ACCA
  • six years progressively responsible experience in the accounting and or Banking industry.

  • Self Management
  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Problem Solving
  • Decision Making
  • Flexibility
  • Influencing Skills
  • IT knowledge
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Ability to work under pressure
Compensation: Competitive annual base salary supplemented by a performance oriented annual incentive plan including bonus.

How to Apply

Application letters with detailed CV, daytime telephone contact number and the names and addresses of three referees should be sent/delivered to the 

Honorable Secretary, 
Nyanza Club, Aput lane, 
P.O. Box 29 

so as to reach the honorable secretary on or before the 25th May 2015 at 5.00 P.M.

Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted. 

Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification.