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Chief Accountant Job Opportunity in Kenya

Chief Accountant 

The Role reports to the CEO

Key Responsibilities
Management Accounting (including Payroll)
  • Preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual budget execution reports
  • Computation and payment of staff salaries (payroll) on a monthly basis
  • Responsible for day to day finance and accounts operations
  • Responsible for timely monthly-consolidated financial statements, payments, and cash flow management reporting for submission to the management.
  • Perform cash flow forecasting, budgeting and working closely with the operations and project teams in analyzing margins, variances and cost analysis.
  • Issue project cost reports for review and approval.
  • Work consultatively with the respective departments on cost reduction initiatives
  • Establish and maintain systems for cost-sensitivity analysis and early-warning of cost-overruns
Financial Accounting
  • Preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports
  • Maintaining accurate and up to date records of all financial transactions
  • Recording, classifying, and summarizing financial transactions and events in accordance with accepted international accounting principle and financial reporting standards
  • Handle the full spectrum of financial and cost accounting role e.g. Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, General Ledger, forecasting, budgeting etc.
  • Perform full set of accounts and ensure timely closing of accounts.
  • Review & recommend payment vouchers & journal entries
  • Develop and maintain internal control and effective accounting system and policies for the organization.
  • Reconciliation of bank statements
Credit Control
  • Invoicing and Accounts receivable
  • Credit control limits as per contracts
  • Debt collection
Competency Requirements (Knowledge, Skills and Experience)
  • CPA (K) and an active member of ICPAK
  • Min Degree in Accounting/Finance/ACCA qualification
  • Min 5-7 years relevant experience in financial & management accounting particularly in a service industry
  • Good experience in audit and costing is desirable.
  • Excellent experience in handling a huge payroll
  • Excellent strategic planning skills and able to interact with all levels.
  • Good MS Office skills particularly strong capabilities in Accounting Software.
  • Able to work independently and highly meticulous.
  • Working experience in Sage Pastel (Accounting Software) or an ERP is highly regarded.
  • Ability to plan, manage and follow through on assignments and communicate at all levels of the organization in a timely and professional manner
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team with minimal supervision.
  • Good interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to handle confidential information in a sensitive and tactful manner.
Key Performance Indicators
  • Financial statements of accounts
  • Budgets and Cost saving initiatives
  • Weekly, monthly and quarterly reports
  • Invoicing schedules
  • Timely collection of debts
  • Business performance reporting by cost center
  • Cost control initiatives
How to Apply
Applications quoting the position title with detailed CV, with contact details of 3 referees including their email addresses (1 of which should be your immediate supervisor, 1 former supervisor and 1 any other not relatives) should be submitted to:  on or before 31st September 2016. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

NB: Please clearly indicate in the subject line as “Chief Accountant”

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