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Accountant Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Job Purpose
  • The jobholder is responsible for ensuring implementation of financial management strategies, systems and controls for optimal growth and profitability.
  • They are responsible for management and cost accounting, preparing financial and performance reports, assisting departments with annual budgets and reviews, internal control and tax studies.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Overall supervision of staff and oversee the finance and operational functions in various sections within the Finance department as stipulated below.
  • Oversee the full spectrum of financial and cost accounting role e.g. AR, AP, GL, forecasting, budgeting etc.
  • Responsible for day to day finance and accounting operations
  • Perform full set of accounts and ensure timely closing of accounts.
  • Perform project cost forecasts/budgets, cost tracking, monitoring and controls.
  • Responsible for timely monthly consolidated financial statements, payments, cash-flow management reporting.
  • Review & approve payment vouchers & journal entries.
  • Perform cash flow forecasting, budgeting and working closely with the finance/operations teams in monitoring expenditures, analyzing revenue & margins, variances and cost analysis.
  • Prepare project cost reports for review and approval.
  • Develop, implement and maintain internal control and effective accounting system, policies and models that are in line with the overall strategic objective.
  • Establish and maintain systems for cost-sensitivity analysis and early-warning of cost-overruns.
  • Work consultatively with the respective departments on cost reduction initiatives
  • Formulation and implementation of Hospital financial policies and regulations.
  • Ensure maintenance of proper accounting records.
  • Managing finance/ accounting teams, and ensuring efficiency and accuracy in their workflows.

Job Specifications
Academic Qualification
  • Degree in business related field from a recognized university
  • CPA (K) / ACCA/ CIMA.
  • MBA as an added advantage

  • 8 years of relevant experience, 3 of which must be in supervisory positions in Finance. Relevant experience in audit and costing is advantageous.

Skills & Competencies Required
  • Must be computer literate with excellent working knowledge of accounting software.
  • Excellent strategic planning skills and able to interact with all levels.
  • Possess excellent communication and people skills.
  • Leadership and team management capacity.
  • Negotiations and influencing ability.
  • Assertive and able to cope with stress and function in crisis situations.
  • Self-driven and result oriented with ability to meet targets.
  • Commercial awareness
  • Initiative and the ability to work as part of a team.
  • Excellent problem solving, analytical, technical, IT and numerical abilities are crucial.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of applicable statutory frameworks.
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation, regulations and procedures.

How to Apply

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