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Title: Financial Accountant,

Industry: Manufacturing,

Location: Nairobi,

Gross Salary: Ksh 80,000,

Our client is a leading Paint Manufacturer and they are looking to hire a Financial Accountant who will be responsible for General Accounting, Statutory Audit support, and Compliance & Control, Tax. 

The Financial Accountant leads all day-to-day accounting operations, with functional responsibility for accounting, accounts payable, payroll. 

Responsibilities:

  • The Financial Accountant leads all day-to-day accounting operations, with functional responsibility for accounting, accounts payable, payroll.
  • Production of financial reports; proper maintenance of accounting records; accurate processing of financial transactions.
  • Administration of a comprehensive set of controls and budgets designed to mitigate risk, enhance the accuracy of the company’s reported financial results, and ensure that reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Responsibilities also include production of financial reports; proper maintenance of accounting records; accurate processing of financial transactions; and administration of a comprehensive set of controls and budgets designed to mitigate risk, enhance the accuracy of the company’s reported financial results.
  • Ensure that reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles including income statement, balance sheet, budget and variance, projections and forecast, and cash flow.
  • Preparation of expenses variance analysis report from management accounts.
  • Preparation of schedules from management accounts.
  • Maintain control of the following areas: general ledger, accounts payable, expense reports, billing, and payroll.
  • Preparation of daily / monthly sales reports.
  • Liaise with accounts assistants to ensure timely reconciliation and clearance of open items in Balance sheet reconciliations, Bank reconciliation, and Intercompany reconciliation.
  • Perform month-end closure of General Ledger.
  • Process month journals for provisions, accruals, and allocation of prepayment accounts.
  • Performing direct and indirect cost allocations.
  • Preparation of statutory financial statements and other regional reports.
  • Assist teams with queries in respect of financial issues related to their departments.
  • Accounting for fixed asset depreciation and capitalization of fixed assets.
  • Preparation of supporting documentation for internal and regulatory audits. 
  • Liaison with regional office and accounting for intercompany transactions.
  • Responsible for execution of financial controls relating to the General ledger
  • Ensure proper filing and record management of all finance records
  • Ensure accurate and timely filing of tax returns (VAT, Income Tax, Withholding tax, PAYE).
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the business.
  • Ensure adherence to the company policies, code of conduct, Values, Mission, and Vision.
  • Must adhere to good corporate governance practices.

Qualifications.

  • An undergraduate degree in Finance or Accounting.
  • Professional accounting qualifications – CPA Section 4, ACCA, CFA.
  • Must be a member of ICPAK in good standing.
  • Should have at least 3 years experience with experience in a busy Accounting environment.
  • Good knowledge of relevant IAS’s and IFRS’s.
  • Good understating of the tax laws.
  • Good analytical skills.
  • Good knowledge of market economics and the industry as a whole. 
  • Excellent leadership qualities. 
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, tact, and diplomacy skills.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and pay attention to detail.
  • Negotiation and persuasion skills.  

How to Apply

If you are up to the challenge, possess the necessary qualification and experience; please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject ( Financial Accountant ) to   [email protected]  before  13 th December 2021.

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