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SENIOR ACCOUNTANT – NAIROBI

Our client, a company in the logistics industry in Kenya is looking for experienced, results-oriented and energetic individual for the senior accountant role. The ideal candidate shall play a central role of ensuring the integrity of
accounting information by researching Finance issues for compliance and by establishing quality control over financial transactions and financial reporting.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

. Ensuring compliance with corporate, finance and accounting policies, business controls, procedures and reporting.
. Providing sound business decision-making support to management of the organization through the accurate monitoring, reporting and analyzing of financial results and projections.
. Providing timely proactive financial evaluation, information and advice that enables the Company operations to develop and facilitates the execution of effective plans and the taking of informed decisions.
. Interacting with and providing support to personnel in other departments so as to ensure seamless resolution of issues.
. Preparing annual financial accounts, in compliance with local Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
. Preparing monthly management accounts and reviewing support schedules.
. Monitoring and analyzing financial reports and records and pro-actively identifying issues and initiating corrective actions where needed.
. Reconciling company assets and analysis of utilization.
. Preparation of debtor’s reports.
. Trucking income Variance analysis and explanations.
. Preparation of creditor’s reports.
. Maintaining adequate systems of internal controls needed to safeguard assets, ensuring accurate financial reporting and compliance with policies and procedures.
. Negotiating exchange rates with various banks.
. Preparation of supplier payments and reconciliations.
. Ensuring accurate calculation, payment and submission of company statutory deductions in a timely manner and as per the relevant legislation.
. Ensuring withholding tax is properly calculated and remitted on behalf of third parties.
. Coordinating, preparing and submitting statutory returns and payments.
. Managing and reviewing audits of VAT returns and subsequent refund claims from URA as per the VAT Act.
. Exercising sound management and leadership skills and principles.
. Ensuring a strong focus on people development and continuously developing potential of staff through training and mentoring.
. Monitoring the productivity and effectiveness of direct reports.
. Keeping staff informed and assisting them when required.
. Developing and maintaining liaison with tax advisors and government officials.
. Providing internal and external auditors with all assistance as required.
. Any other duties as may be allocated from time to time.



MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

. A Bachelor’s in accounting, finance, business administration, or equivalent.
. Must have minimum 7 years’ work experience in accounting or finance.
. Must be a CPA (K) or ACCA finalist.
. Proficiency in accounting software tools, i.e. QuickBooks.
. Must have the ability and drive to work independently, solution oriented.
. Ability to determine work priorities, make decisions and take appropriate actions.
. Ability to meet schedules and deadlines of the work area.
. Ability to communicate effectively.
. Mature

* Ladies are highly encouraged to apply*



MONTHLY GROSS SALARY: Ksh. 100,000 – 150,000



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