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Accountant Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Job Advertisement: Accountant – Non Deposit Taking Micro Finance

Salary: KES 20,000
Reporting to: Financial Accountant
Station: Head Office, Nairobi
General Role: The Accountant will be responsible for assisting the Financial Accountant in ensuring that accounting functions are full met.
Job Responsibilities

·         Assist the Financial Accountant in his role as delegated
·         Relieve the Financial Accountant when on leave
·         Ensure compliance with relevant laws and regulations and integrity of financial data
·         Prepare ledger accounts reconciliations and schedules
·         Maintain Cashbook
·         Prepare all payments
·         Work closely with the Loan Management and Payroll Software systems installers to ensure fast check and maintenance as necessary, identifying any areas of improvement
·         Work closely with the Management Accountant consultant
·         Ensure accounting discrepancies and irregularities are resolved within reasonable time
·         Survey operations to ascertain accounting needs and to recommend, develop, and maintain solutions to business and financial problems.
·         Discuss with clients their loan statements including payments and outstanding loans, advising the client on the consequences of not paying
·         Member of the loans committee to evaluate, appraise and approve loans based on stated and agreeable factors
·         Disburse or Approve client loans in liaison with the MD
·         Ensure client loans repayment posting in the easybuz system
·         Register chattels in the absence of the office administrator
·         Assist the Loan Officers with client’s loan statements and take them through for thorough understanding
·         Prepare daily loan tracker reports
·         Keep the safe code combination
·         Make loan collections when required
·         Relieve the Administration and HR officer when on leave
·         Keep custody of the Safe opening code details
·         Other duties as assigned
·         Accounting diploma or equivalent
·         Knowledge of generally accepted accounting practices and principles
·         Knowledge of auditing practices and principles
·         Knowledge of applicable laws, codes and regulations
·         Knowledge and experience of accounting computer applications and packages
·         A minimum of 2 years’ experience in a similar role, preferably with a MFI.
·         Ability and willingness to work long hours
·         Attention to detail and accuracy
·         Ability to make sound judgment and prompt right decisions
·         Self-motivated
·         Ability to build trust , communicate effectively and value others in the team
·         Ability to work with numbers
·         Computer skills and excellent in use of Excels, Word, PowerPoint and accounting packages
·         Planning and organizing
·         Information and task monitoring
·         Stress tolerance
How to Apply
Applications to the Managing Director email attaching current CV and application letter
Closing Date: 13th Sep 2019

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