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Accountant Job Vacancy in Kenya

Job Title: Accountant
Reports to: Managing Director 
Duty Station: Head Office 
Job Summary: The accountant is responsible for applying accounting principles and procedures to collate and analyze financial information, prepare accurate and timely financial reports and statements and ensure appropriate accounting control procedures are upheld.

Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities
  • Prepare and monitor implementation of accounting manual (accounting policies, procedures, systems etc.);
  • establish and monitor the implementation and maintenance of accounting control procedures
  • ensure financial records are maintained in compliance with the RUPIA Ltd policies and procedures
  • resolve accounting discrepancies and irregularities
  • raise payments vouchers and cheque for payment
  • administer the petty cash float and ensure timely reimbursements of the same
  • prepare monthly bank reconciliation statements
  • prepare the staff payroll and  ensure that the company complies, on a timely basis, with all statutory requirements
  • prepare weekly cash flow statements
  • maintain the company assets register
  • compile and analyze financial information to prepare financial statements including monthly and annual accounts
  • assist in the preparation and continuous management and support of budget and forecast activities
  • develop and maintain financial data bases
  • financial audit preparation and coordinate the internal audit process
  • develop and  advise on appropriate internal controls to reduce risk
  • ensure accurate and appropriate recording and analysis of revenues, expenses, assets and liabilities
  • analyze and advise on business operations including revenue and expenditure trends, financial commitments and future revenues
  • analyze financial information to recommend or develop efficient use of resources and procedures, provide strategic recommendations and maintain solutions to business and financial problems
  • ensure all financial reporting deadlines are met
  • Undertake internal audit functions on all operations of the company (disbursements, savings, collection of all fees, exits, etc.”
  • Perform other financial tasks and assignments as and when required which are consistent with your level in the organization
Key Competencies
  • A Bachelor Degree in BCOM, BBA with an option of Finance/Accounting
  • 5years working experience with Microfinance Bank or Sacco Institution within a similar position.
  • Accounting professional qualification CPA. K
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Planning and organizing
  • strong communication skills
  • information and task monitoring
  • problem analysis
  • judgment and problem-solving
  • supervisory skills
  • stress tolerance
  • Computer Literacy
  • Knowledge of accounting packages
Contacts/Key Relationships:
  • Managing Director
  • Operations Manager
  • Branch Managers
  • Credit Officers
  • MIS Officers
How to Apply.
Interested candidates who possess the necessary skills, qualifications, experience, and are team players with exceptional performance are encouraged to send application including a cover letter, a detailed CV highlighting relevant experience, details of current and expected salary, a daytime telephone contact, email address; and the names and contacts of 3 professional referees (preferably current or previous direct reports) to by 20th November 2015.

Please include the job title and location of your preference ‘Accountant’

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