Accountant Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Job Advertisement:  Accountant  – Non Deposit Taking Micro Finance

Salary:  KES 20,000
Reporting to:  Financial Accountant
Station:  Head Office, Nairobi
General Role:  The Accountant will be responsible for assisting the Financial Accountant in ensuring that accounting functions are full met.
Job Responsibilities

·          Assist the Financial Accountant in his role as delegated
·          Relieve the Financial Accountant when on leave
·          Ensure compliance with relevant laws and regulations and integrity of financial data
·          Prepare ledger accounts reconciliations and schedules
·          Maintain Cashbook
·          Prepare all payments
·          Work closely with the Loan Management and Payroll Software systems installers to ensure fast check and maintenance as necessary, identifying any areas of improvement
·          Work closely with the Management Accountant consultant
·          Ensure accounting discrepancies and irregularities are resolved within reasonable time
·          Survey operations to ascertain accounting needs and to recommend, develop, and maintain solutions to business and financial problems.
·          Discuss with clients their loan statements including payments and outstanding loans, advising the client on the consequences of not paying
·          Member of the loans committee to evaluate, appraise and approve loans based on stated and agreeable factors
·          Disburse or Approve client loans in liaison with the MD
·          Ensure client loans repayment posting in the easybuz system
·          Register chattels in the absence of the office administrator
·          Assist the Loan Officers with client’s loan statements and take them through for thorough understanding
·          Prepare daily loan tracker reports
·          Keep the safe code combination
·          Make loan collections when required
·          Relieve the Administration and HR officer when on leave
·          Keep custody of the Safe opening code details
·          Other duties as assigned
Qualifications
·          Accounting diploma or equivalent
·          Knowledge of generally accepted accounting practices and principles
·          Knowledge of auditing practices and principles
·          Knowledge of applicable laws, codes and regulations
·          Knowledge and experience of accounting computer applications and packages
·          A minimum of 2 years’ experience in a similar role, preferably with a MFI.
Competencies
·          Ability and willingness to work long hours
·          Attention to detail and accuracy
·          Ability to make sound judgment and prompt right decisions
·          Self-motivated
·          Ability to build trust , communicate effectively and value others in the team
·          Ability to work with numbers
·          Computer skills and excellent in use of Excels, Word, PowerPoint and accounting packages
·          Planning and organizing
·          Information and task monitoring
·          Stress tolerance
How to Apply
Applications to the Managing Director email manager@firstcapitalk.com attaching current CV and application letter
Closing Date:  13th Sep 2019
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