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Job Title: Accountant
Effective Date: Immediately
Business Unit: SimbaNET Com Ltd

Reporting to:
 Finance Manager

Job Purpose: The purpose of the position or its significance from the organization’s point of view and how it contributes to the overall mission/ mission/objective of the organization).
  • Ensure that all the companies’ assets are well recorded in the assets register as well as in the books of account.
  • Ensure that the intercompany transactions are correctly captured and the balance is reconciled.
  • Ensure proper calculations of all taxes and on time remittance of the Taxes.
  • Ensuring that the customers are billed on time,
  • Ensure accuracy of the general Ledger.
  • Ensure timely submission of weekly & monthly reports.

Key Accountabilities
a) Fixed Assets management
End result? Correct FAR and safeguarding the company’s assets.
  • Verification and Identifying of the company’s assets and their locations
  • Accounting for any additional assets both in the books and the FAR when a purchase is done.
  • Ensuring the Asset file is up to date for easy reference of any asset addition for the period
  • Ensure assets tagging for ease of identifying and verification.
  • Monthly calculation of depreciation and passing it in the book to ensure correct NBV in the books.
  • Preparation of weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual asset addition and Assets disposals reports
b) Intercompany Transactions:
End result? Ensure correct and true balances.
  • Updating of the intercompany ledgers and ensuring that the other party has the same information in good time for authorization and accounting.
  • Preparation of a variance analysis and resolving any variance that may arise in the course any month
  • Preparation of the monthly sign off for with the group companies and ensure that they are signed on a monthly basis
  • Prepare a monthly report for the intercompany balances for the management report.
c) Taxes - End result? timely remittance of taxes
  • Ensure all the Taxable sales are taxed and the non-taxable sales not taxes and the correct tax rate is applied as per the laws and regulations of the land.
  • Ensure that the supplier supplying taxable goods and services have a valid PIN number.
  • Ensure that all the taxes are remitted on time as per the regulations to avoid penalties.
  • Prepare VAT 3 returns and do the filling on time as per the regulations.
  • Maintain the tax files for ease of reference.
  • Receive and account the withholding tax from customers in the respective account.
  • Advice the Management/ Treasury on the tax payable in order to avail the cash in advance.
d) Accounts Receivable.
  • Ensure that all the customers are billed on time to enable them to pay for the same.
  • Account the withholding tax is accounted on time in the customer account so as to reflect the true balance.
  • Work with CRM to reconcile the customer account.
  • Ensure that the customer account reflect the true balance and allocation is up to date.
  • Prepare up to date age analysis for the management.
  • Preparation of sales commissions for the sales team.
e) G/L Review and Reports
  • Review G/L regularly.
  • Preparation of the weekly finance reports.
  • Preparation of the monthly finance reports.
f) Other duties
  • Participation in the development and maintenance of the 12 months' rolling forecast.
  • Coordination of interim and final Audit to ensure a smooth running of the audit.
  • Preparation of drafts and final financial accounts for signing by the Board.
  • Preparation of the trial balances for the monthly management reports.
Education, Skills and Experience 

  • Qualified accountant (CPA K ) 
  • Bachelor of Commerce ( Added advantage) 
  • Accounting software i.e. Sage accounting/Quick books & M.S Applications 
Key Competencies:
  • Must have good knowledge of all accounting functional areas
  • Should also have good analytical and statistical skills.
  • Should be in ERP system and MS application i.e. Excel & Access
  • Must be able to work with managers throughout company in analyzing financial situations.
  • Should be able to train and guide new staff
  • He/she should Uphold high level of integrity.
  • Overall work experience of 5 years as follows 
  • 5 years’ experience as an accountant in Asset, Receivables, Inventory, Payables Management, and Reporting
Qualified and interested candidates send their application and CV to, subject heading ACCOUNTANT not later than 29th May 2015.

Job Title: Client Relations Manager
Effective Date: Immediately
Business Unit: SimbaNET Com Ltd

Report to:
 HOD Sales - Enterprise
Key Responsibilities / Job Profile
CRM is responsible for handling client accounts. They foster the relationship between the company and the customer as well as handle any projects, accounts, or issues that might be relative to that client. 

These managers liaise frequently with the customer to assure them of their importance and this helps to build the customers respect and trust.
The CRM Team leader must know how their client’s money is spent, and what service they are receiving. They send documents, information sheets, pamphlets, and samples to reassure the customer. 

As a Team Leader they are also manage customer accounts, and must be able to manage them effectively and prioritize the various customer tasks.

If there are any concerns or developments that may affect the timeline, quality or duration of the project the manager has the responsibility to inform the customer.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Utilize, review and update the customer database (ERP) – invoice, contract and online database should match.
  • Ensure customer retention is number one priority
  • Provide support and reassurance to customers
  • Learn and Understand customer business to help you serve them better
  • Analyse customer data and information in order to improve customer satisfaction through constant service improvement, proactive contract reviews and upsells
  • Increase the company’s profits through upselling and offering different services that SimbaNET provides that are relevant to customer business
  • Ensure timely billing and any billing problems are addressed expeditiously.
  • Ensure collection of customer payments are in line with our credit policy.
  • Ensure customer contracts are updated and signed immediately after any service or price change.
  • Prepare and distribute relevant information from the company to customer timely and proactively.
  • Respond to client communications or queries and resolve any client issues
  • Network with key customer contacts to enhance good business relationship
Job Outputs:
  • Meet and exceed monthly collection target consistently
  • Produce daily and weekly reports on collection, customer visits, upsells, downgrades, activations and terminations
  • Customer meeting minutes
Required Skills:
  • Be able to communicate effectively – verbally, in print and on the phone
  • Be detail oriented
  • Be able to Multitask and handle several client accounts
  • Be able to manage time and projects effectively
  • Be able to work along with teams
  • Have knowledge and experience in using Microsoft Office Software
  • Have efficient networking skills
  • Have initiative, motivation and focus
  • Have extensive knowledge of the company’s products and services
  • Be professional
  • Must have experience in relevant customer handling jobs, sales or marketing
  • At least 3 years working experience in a similar field and role
  • Must be fluent in English and Swahili. French and Mandarin will be added advantage.
  • Must have University or College degree. Degree in Business Management or accounting is an added advantage.
Qualified and interested candidates send their application and CV to subject heading CLIENT RELATIONS MANAGER not later than 29th May 2015.

Job Title: Sales Accounts Manager
Effective Date: Immediately
Business Unit: SimbaNET Kenya Limited

Report to:
 HOD Sales- Enterprise
Profile and Main Purpose of the Job: SimbaNET (K) Limited is part of The Wananchi Group and one East African’s leading internet, data and entertainment companies, first Triple Play brand, incorporating broadband internet, cable television and voice services. 

The SimbaNET Sales Account Manager will work within the SimbaNET Sales Department and will report to the Corporate Sales Manager on Daily Activities. 

It is expected that the As Sales Account Manager will independently and manage sales within the SimbaNET Sales Department and at the Customer. The Main Focus will only be Sales & Collection, Client Relations. 

The Sales Account Manager will independently produce and manage quotations / proposals / tenders and will submit them to the Customer under the supervision of the Corporate Sales Manager.

The target will be to close all sales calls.

Key Responsibilities:
  1. Identifying and developing suitable Corporate, Government and Regional Prospects to approach for selling SimbaNET and Group Products, Solutions and Services
  2. Carrying out sales tasks associated with the Sales & Marketing department
  3. With the approval of the Corporate Sales Manager; Negotiating rates for proposed product or solutions
  4. Creating and building relationships and database with prospects with focus on Corporate, Government
  5. Drafting Agreements and following up with the customers for signing; Follow up payments of customers after the invoice has been raised
  6. Liaising with other departments on a quick and smooth implementation and commissioning of the projects.
  • To achieve prescribed level of sales and performance in key areas and maintain a pipeline of opportunities.
  • To work and collaborate with internal departments, pre and post sales, to ensure that all aspect of the sales are achieved effectively and on time.
  • To proactively establish relationships with partners, key business organizations, government bodies and other bodies where required.
  • To provide regular feedback from the marketplace on the effectiveness and suitability of the products and services and new product requirements.
  • To prepare and submit weekly reports as requested by sales management.
  • To attend sales and training meetings arranged by the company and Sales Management as appropriate.
  • To provide a positive and professional image of the role and the company both to customers and colleagues at all times.
  • Identifying and developing suitable prospects to approach for selling company Products, Solutions and Services
  • Negotiating rates for proposed product or solutions.
  • Building a reputable client database
  • Drafting Agreements and following up with the customers for signing after receiving an LPO
  • Following up with the Project Team on a quick and smooth implementation after receiving an LPO.
  • Follow up payments of customers after the invoice has been raised – 1st Payment only.
Overall Responsibilities:
Corporate, Government and other Vertical market - Pursue large special projects and all tenders that are viable and profitable.
Collections - Work with government and projects accounts to ensure payments that are due are made in a timely fashion
Information Exchange – Submit detailed and accurate weekly and monthly reports
Client Relations
  • To ensure the customers’ expectations are met, that they get their money’s worth, collection, ensure all customers have valid contracts, customer visit and feedback, customer retention.
  • To manage and administer customer accounts including schedule of activities, costs, invoicing and follow-up.
  • Responsible for fore fronting the Client Relations team, which shall be overseeing the building lasting business partnerships with our corporate clients
  • Responsible for all aspects of a Client Management Process to ensure a high level of satisfaction
  • Implement a solution to a client by ensuring that all key project aspects are delivered within a timely and professional manner
  • Ensure all clients has valid contracts
Specific Responsibilities:

Sales Activities
  • Assist the Corporate Sales Manager if required particular on: Sales for the range of products; Direct sales to regional end users where appropriate; Quotations; Marketing support; Exhibitions
  • Work with the Client Accounts Manager to assist in efforts to collect amounts from various government entities and affiliates
  • Provide accurate feedback on progress made in weekly and monthly reports
Information exchange
  • Submit detailed and accurate weekly and monthly reports
  • A degree or HND in any commercial related field or Information Technology or any other suitable discipline.
  • Minimum of 3 years corporate selling experience in Telecommunications – ISP, PDNO, GSM operators, Resellers etcetera.
  • Should have good knowledge of customer relations and vastly networked.
  • Good knowledge of (but not limited to) - Wimax, Fiber and VSAT technologies, would be an added advantage
  • Ability to multi task and deliver on other tasks as may be assigned by the superiors from time to time, with minimum supervision.
  • Of good temperament, right attitude, innovative and responsive in carrying out their duties.
Required Competencies:
  • Excellent communications skills and strong negotiation skills
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken) and Kiswahili (spoken)
  • Ability to grasp the fundamentals of Sales and manage the cycle
  • Ability to quickly grasp concepts, work under pressure, deliver to meet deadlines
  • Must be self‐driven, motivated, enthusiastic, positive and pleasant individual who is result oriented
  • Ability to interface and communicate professionally and politely at all levels within a corporate environment
  • Must have emotional maturity to enable them to work with customers who may sometimes be upset
  • Must pay attention to detail to ensure all aspects of customer satisfaction are covered
  • Must be a team player and can demonstrate the ability to work with the various departments within the company to achieve the shared Vision
  • Ability to accurately report sales figures, trends and customer requirements
  • Ability to assume responsibility for accuracy and timeliness of work product
  • Ability to manage staff as well as facilitate change
  • Willingness to work irregular hours, weekends, and holidays as in when needed
Personal Characteristics:
  • This individual must have a strongly developed sense of responsibility and work commitment. He/she must be highly motivated and eager to learn.
  • He/she should be able to follow instructions and plans of action.
  • Professional and personal ethics are essential.
  • Most importantly, this individual should have a positive attitude towards work and view it as a means of intellectual achievement as well as that of living.
  • Respect, Openness, Flexible
Qualified and interested candidates send their application and CV to subject heading SALES ACCOUNT MANAGER not later than 29th May 2015.

SimbaNET COM Kenya is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will offer competitive compensation to the right candidate. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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