Accountant Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Job Title:  Cost Accountant – FMCG

Location:  Nairobi
Salary:  Competitive
Our client is a leading FMCG company based in the country.
They seek to hire an efficient and well-experienced Cost Accountant who will be tasked with ensuring accuracy of final product costing on a monthly basis.
Key Responsibilities

·          Ensure accuracy of product costing.
·          Monitor actual v/s budgeted consumption of materials and other variables for control purposes.
·          Preparation of an error free and accurate contribution, gross profit and EBITDA analysis on a monthly basis.
·          Preparation of weekly COGS report with minimal errors
·          New product costing from time to time as well as scenario based costing to assist decision making (price and volume scenarios, cost reduction scenarios)
·          Monitor and verify raw material costing to ensure correct material prices and product costs are maintained and updated in the system for correct and timely management reports.
·          Preparation of timely and accurate profitability reports quarterly (Contribution Margin / GP Margin / EBITDA margin)
·          Creation and adjustment of bill of material in SAP

·          Benchmark and implement best practices in manufacturing & respective areas of work
·          Perform monthly calculation of absorption of overheads per value stream
Skills & Qualifications
·          Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting / Finance or a related field of study. Master’s Degree will be an added advantage.
·          Professional certification in CIMA
·          Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar role, in the FMCG industry.
·          Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
·          Ability to prepare accurate reports and good presentation skills
·          Good analytical and decision making skills
·          Proven leadership experience, with an ability to work well in a team
How to Apply
If you are up to the challenge, possess the necessary qualifications and experience; please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject (Cost Accountant – FMCG) to [email protected] on or before Thursday 2nd January 2019.
N.B: We do not charge any fee for receiving your CV or for interviewing.
Only candidates short-listed for interview will be contacted.
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