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Our client is one of the largest manufacturer and distributors of assorted beverages. They seek to hire an experienced Accountant- Payables who will be tasked with supporting the Senior Accountant in the execution of accounting processes .

Title: Accountant – Payables (FMCG)

Industry: Manufacturing – Soft Drinks

Location: Nairobi

Gross Salary: 45k

Responsibilities

Financial Accounting Control

  • Ensure that all accounting entries are accurate and verified by the Senior Accountant before posting it in the system.
  • Ensure that all import bills and suppliers’ invoices are accurate and properly accounted within the stipulated period.
  • Ensure that all journal entries are approved by the Senior Accountant and FM before posting it in the system.
  • Ensure that all accounting entries and cheque payments are prepared and posted timely and accurately in the system.
  • Ensure that end of every period closure the ageing report of vendors is scrutinized and sent to the Senior Accountant\FM for MIS reporting.
  • Ensure that all petty cash vouchers are correctly posted in the system as and when the reimbursement level is reached.

Treasury and Banking Controls

  • Provide a daily report on the fund position.
  • Prepare the bank reconciliation statements daily for all the current accounts.
  • Ensure that the cheques issued are posted in the cheque issue register.
  • Ensure that all petty cash vouchers are reimbursed accurately.
  • Ensure that (RTGS) Real time gross settlement and bank transfers are done accurately and timely.

MIS

  • Ensure that the daily report on the fund position is circulated by 9 AM every morning.
  • Ensure that the month end closure procedure for expense provision is strictly adhered in terms of time lines and accuracy.
  • Ensure that end of every period closure the ageing report of vendors is scrutinized and sent to the Senior Accountant\FM for MIS reporting.

Fixed Assets Control

  • Ensure that documents relating to asset acquisition are filed separately for statutory audit and government audit purposes.
  • Ensure that all new additions to assets have been labeled with the numbers appearing in the fixed asset register.

Inventory Control

  • Conduct a physical check of Concentrates, Sugar and Crowns every Monday.
  • Consolidate the physical stock statements of Concentrate, Crowns Sugar and Fuel against the book stock on Tuesday.
  • Highlight the variance to the Senior Accountant.

Month End Financial Period Closure Controls

  • Ensure all import related invoices and vendor invoices are properly accounted.
  • Ensure that all assets acquired in the relevant period are properly capitalized.
  • Ensure that all month end provisions are adequately provided to the Senior Accountant.
  • Ensure that all vendor accounts are reconciled properly.
  • Ensure that the salary payable control account and employee statutory liabilities have a nil balance after the salary and statutory dues are paid.

Statutory Audit Requirements

  • Coordinate with the auditors for physical verification of Crowns, Concentrates and Fuel.
  • Circularization of vendor balances and obtaining confirmation as required by statutory auditors.
  • Complete all schedules and tie them with the Trial Balance within 30 days from the date of closure of the yearend financial accounting period.
  • Coordinate with the auditors during the audit and provide them all the information requested by them.

Internal Audit Requirements

  • Provide all the information and support requested by the Internal Audit Team.
  • Ensure strict adherence of all the recommendations of the Internal Audit Team.

Statutory Compliance Control

Ensure that the following returns are scrutinized for their accuracy and filed with the Government Authorities on or before the prescribed date.

  • VAT Return
  • PAYE Return
  • NSSF, NHIF, HELB, DIT Returns
  • Withholding Tax Return
  • Any other periodic statutory returns
  • VAT Withholding
  • Standard Levy.

Other Areas of Control                                                                                                                   

  • Keeping a diligent eye on cost saving measure.
  • Ensure compliance of responsibility and authority matrix documents.
  • Interface with the IT Manager as and when required for change in system policies.
  • Any other financial area that is assigned by the management.

Qualifications

  • Diploma in any field related to finance or Degree in Business management –Finance option would be added advantage.
  • Certified public Accountant Kenya
  • 3 years of experience in the field of Finance.
  • An acute inner sense of evaluating customers based on their track record.
  • Proficient in computer usage and knowledge of ERP systems (Both Sage & Navision)
  • Team player, who works well across functions and levels
  • Experience in the Soft Drinks business would be an added advantage

Key Performance Indicators

  • Suppliers’ invoices are accurate and properly accounted within the stipulated period.
  • All accounting entries and cheque payments are posted timely and accurately in the system.
  • Bank reconciliation statements are prepared daily for all the current accounts
  • 100% accuracy in the reimbursement of all petty cash vouchers
  • Physical check of Concentrates, Sugar and Crowns is done on a weekly basis.
  • Nil balance in salary payable control account and employee statutory liabilities after salary and statutory dues are paid.
  • All assets acquired in the relevant period are properly capitalized

How to apply

If you are up to the challenge, possess the necessary qualification and experience; please send your CV to vacancies@corporatestaffing.co.ke only quoting the job title on the email subject  ( Accountant Payables ( FMCG))  to   before  Thursday 2nd May 2019 .

Kindly indicate current/last salary on your CV.

N.B: We do not charge any fee for receiving your CV or for interviewing.

Male candidates are encouraged to apply. Only applicants meeting the strict criteria outlined above will be contacted.

 

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