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Senior Accountant Career in Nairobi, Kenya

We are looking to recruit a Senior Accountant for our client, a manufacturer of mattresses and soft furnishings, in Nairobi, Kenya.

Position Overview: The role is also responsible for production of accurate financial statements and books of accounts for the Company, and will ensure sound financial systems, policies and procedures.

  • Guide and supervise Accountants, ensuring effective delegation and performance of duties.
  • Coordinate the budgeting process for all functions and ensure compliance to approved budgets including prudent and timely spending.
  • Provide advice on financial matters.
  • Develop appropriate financial management policies, procedures, practices, processes and accounting systems in compliance with national and group accounting standards.
  • Develop and implement effective financial internal controls.
  • Preparation of periodic financial reports, including monthly management accounts and other internal requirements within strict deadlines.
  • Coordinate statutory reporting, including annual accounts and financial statements.
  • Ensure effective management of assets.
  • Working capital management including credit control policy implementation.
  • Cost containment and Forex management.
  • Undertake cash management and liquidity including periodic forecasting and reporting on revenue generation and expenditure, to ensure maintenance of a strong financial control environment.
  • Plan the payment cycle for creditors, review the keeping of supplier ledgers and ensure that payments are made within the agreed time frame.
  • Closely monitor accruals and prepayments within the Company to ensure adherence to laid down financial standards and accurate reporting.
  • Oversee the creation of tools to monitor organizational performance including revenue growth patterns, cash flow, and productivity.
  • Preparation of statutory accounts for audit within deadlines.
  • Prepare and submit timely reports and information for decision making.
  • Bachelors degree in Finance of Accounting
  • Full accounting professional qualification, CPA or ACCA
  • At least 5 years relevant working experience, with Supervisory/Senior Accountant experience in a dynamic environment
  • Proficient in use of Sage Pastel and MS Office applications
  • Conversant with tax and commercial law
  • Supervisory, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Planning, coordination, financial planning and reporting skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with ability to prepare and present good oral and written reports
Remuneration: An attractive salary package is on offer dependent on skills, qualifications and experience.

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