Accountant Job in Kenya

 Job Title: Accountant (Arabic speaking)

Hiring Organization: SGS
Location – Locality: Nairobi
Location – Region: Kenya
Industry: Non Profit Organisation
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: KES Competitive
Date Posted: 03/22/2024

Company Description

We are SGS – the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company. We are recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. Our 96,000 employees operate a network of 2,700 offices and laboratories, working together to enable a better, safer and more interconnected world.

Job Description

  • Booking and allocation of payments received from clients.
  • Assist with revenue downloading and reconciliation with invoicing system.
  • Correct booking of money collected through petty cash.
  • Follow up on unapplied and unidentified payments from clients.
  • Correct treatment of COD (Cash On Delivery) accounts.
  • Ensure Credit Notes and Invoices are properly offset.
  • Create direct debits in the system and send them to the bank
  • Liaise with Collections Team the allocation of payments and any other inquiries if needed.
  • Cooperate with Collections Team based in country / affiliate.
  • Process outstanding transactions related to Accounts Receivable pending on the bank reconciliation.
  • Responding to inquiries from business / customers and resolve issues.

Perform AR reconciliations.

  • Assist with AR sub-ledger close process and other Month End activities (Bad debt provision, Unbilled Revenue, WIP)
  • Ensure monthly checklists are completed by the month end and signed off by Senior Accountant / Team Leader.
  • Ensure monthly account schedules are prepared by finance team and signed off.
  • Any other duties and responsibilities assigned to by the Team Lead and or Finance Hub Manager from time to time.
  • Ensure that work carried meets the requirements of the Group Integrity and Confidentiality standards and procedures.


  • University Degree (Finance & Accounting) from a recognized University.
  • Professional certificate from any of the recognized accounting bodies (CPA, ACCA etc)
  • Minimum of 4 years work experience in relevant finance function.
  • Required candidates must speak,read and write in Arabic Language.
  • Ability to adapt quickly and demonstrate flexibility
  • Able to work independently and a strong team player.
  • Customer service oriented.
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Positive learning attitude and detail oriented
  • Knowledge of Oracle Financial System would be an advantage.
  • Good leadership skills and able to work with minimum supervision.
  • Good public relations and interpersonal skills.
  • Should be computer literate and have excellent communication skills with high level of written and verbal English.

Additional Information

  • As an accountant you will be part of a team responsible for performing tasks within the Order to Cash process (Accounts Receivable), as well as your involvement in the Month End Closing process and some other specific accounting activities.
  • The performance should meet the requirements defined in the SLA/KPI’s (timely, accurate).
  • Required candidates must speak,read and write in Arabic Language.

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