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Accountant’s assistant Job description
Job Summary
We are a new Bar & Restaurant in Lavington, Nairobi looking to hire an assistant Accountant who will be tasked with running the day-to-day accounting functions to support the Finance manager. This includes but not limited to raising, sending and processing invoices, reconciling company accounts, tax management support, following up on late payments just to mention a few.

Accountant Job Responsibilities
• Cashiering and general accounting
• Maintaining of various ledger and Journal accounts using Company accounting system
• Support with audit and book keeping
• Maintaining accounts receivable and accounts payable
• Timely processing and payment of creditors which should be reconciled by respective statements
• Monthly bank reconciliation statements account by 5th of every month
• Assisting with Payroll preparation and Statutory compliance
• Maintaining Fixed Assets register
• Producing an accurate set of monthly, quarterly, half yearly and annual management accounts, with comparisons to forecasts and previous periods
• Preparing profit and loss accounts and the balance sheet for management
• Preparation of end of financial year accounts statements ready for external auditor
• Ensuring taxes are paid on time i.e. VAT, instalment taxes, advance taxes &corporate taxes
• Assisting in preparing budgets and business planning
• Following up late payments from debtors, reporting bad debts
• Monthly stock take with the storekeeper, purchasing officer, stocks controller, chef and restaurant manager
Qualifications for the Accountant assistant Job
• At least CPA II
• Minimum 2 years of progressive working experience or Bachelor’s degree in Finance/Accounting with at least one years’ experience will be an added advantage
• Be Computer Literate (MS. Office, Suite Proficiency and Quick Books)
• Working knowledge of MICROS, SUN financials and materials control system is a must
• Have excellent English communication skills both written and spoken
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Strong organizational and planning skills


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