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Senior Accountant (Manufacturing)

Location: Ngong Road, Nairobi.
Our client, a producer of innovative, handcrafted jewellry and accessories from sustainable materials, is looking for a Senior Accountant to join their growing company.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Accountancy and Financial Management

·         Review payment vouchers for accuracy and process all online payments.
·         Manage the accounting team in the installation and maintenance of accounting records to show receipts and expenditure.
·         Provide monthly creditor reports and reconciliations.
·         Ensure all debtor invoices are sent out in a timely manner and follow up on and maintain expected payment dates.
·         Manage bank and cash reconciliations.
·         Prepare Accruals as required.
·         Maintain asset register and depreciation schedule.
·         Support preparation of financial reports, annual audits and tax audits
·         Review financial statements with the Finance Director on a monthly basis.
·         Coordinate the preparation of external audit materials and external financial reporting.
·         Ensure all Intercompany accounts are correctly updated and reconciled with the Soko accounts.
·         Support the reconciliation of inventory against VRP system and physical count.
Inventory Management and costing
·         Support the reconciliation of inventory against VRP system and physical count.
·         Provide unit costing for any new collections working in conjunction with design to determine BOM.
·         Provide cost information to other departments within the organization.
·         Support in the set up of controls within the VRP system as well as inventory controls within the inventory department
Budget and Management Reporting
·         Assist in preparation of management reports and actual against business plan and budget as required.
·         Provide management reporting to Finance Director
·         Prepare weekly cash flow forecasts and assist in cash flow management process.
·         Review all supplier proposals selecting the best fit for the organization.
Grants Management and Compliance
·         Preparation of financial reports to management and partners in a timely manner
·         Involvement in budget proposal development
·         Participation in grants opening/ closure meetings
·         Inform the Directors of any information/activity that impacts the grant financial status

·         Support in the preparation of Impact reports to stakeholders.
Internal Audit function
·         Manage the internal audit function within the organization
·         Ensure that all controls in place are being adhered to.
·         Act as a focal point for external audit engagement.
Payroll Management
·         Review of monthly payroll for correctness and completeness.
·         Preparation and monthly review of Casuals payroll
·         Maintain all payroll records.
·         Process and Maintain all leave records and accruals.
·         Prepare and process all statutory deductions in a timely manner
·         Prepare yearly payroll summaries and reconcile with statutory tax deductions (PAYE, NSSF, NHIF)
·         Support all other employer payroll related activities.
Office and Administration Management
·         Oversee and supervise the administrative function of the organization including reception, property/facility management, the safety of the work environment, and provision of furnishings and equipment necessary for effective operations.
·         Oversee the management of all leases, contracts and other financial commitments.
·         To ensure the overall smooth running of the Company’s internal administration and its cost-effectiveness.
·         Track and monitor resource needs and other material needs for carrying out administration tasks in the organization.
·         Monitor all legislation relevant to the organization (employment standards, occupational health, and safety, human rights, etc.) and all regulations on professional certification to ensure that the organization is compliant.
Qualifications and Experience
·         2-4 years of experience in the manufacturing sector
·         Should have basic Netsuite/ Oracle/SAP experience
·         Has managed a team of accountants
·         Has an understanding of costing and inventory management
·         Proficient with Excel spreadsheets and Google Sheets
·         Reporting capabilities
·         Familiar with Budget Actualization.
·         Has an understanding of intercompany and transfer pricing.
Deadline: Interested parties should send their online applications on or before 10th May 2019
Correspondence: Detailed CV to be submitted online at
Applications not meeting minimum requirements will not be considered.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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