Accountant Job in Kenya

Job Title: Senior Accountant


Nature Of Job: Full Time

Industry: Manufacturing

Salary: 60k

Job Location: Nairobi, Mlolongo

Job Description

Our client a manufacturer and a distributor of cleaning and
sanitation products for both Industrial and Domestic use is looking to fill the
role of a Senior Accountant with good accounting experience in a busy
manufacturing company. The jobholder will report to the general manager and
supervise Accountant, Credit Controller & Accounts assistants in the
company.

Responsibilities

  • Prepare and record asset,
    liability, revenue, and expenses entries by compiling and analyzing
    account information.

  • Maintain and balance subsidiary
    accounts by verifying, allocating, posting, reconciling transactions;
    resolving discrepancies.

  • Maintain general ledger by
    transferring subsidiary accounts; preparing a trial balance; reconciling
    entries.

  • Summarize financial status by
    collecting information; preparing balance sheet, profit and loss, and
    other statements like management accounts monthly

  • Avoid legal challenges by
    complying with legal requirements.

  • Provide leadership in the
    Accounts department

  • Protect organization’s value by
    keeping information confidential.

  • Produce error-free accounting
    reports and present their results

  • Analyze financial information
    and summarize financial status

  • Review and suggest ways to
    improve overall efficiency and spending of the company

  • Review and recommend
    modifications to accounting systems and procedures

  • Spearhead debt collection and
    ensure the debt level are well managed

  • Balance the debt and credit
    levels of the company and ensure smooth operation

  • Prepare the company annual
    budget and manage monthly departmental budgets

  • Participate in financial
    standards setting and in forecast process

  • Provide input into department’s
    goal setting process

  • Prepare financial statements
    and produce budgets according to schedule

  • Oversee tax audits and tax
    returns

  • Direct internal and external
    audits to ensure compliance

  • Support month-end and year-end
    close process

  • Develop and document business
    processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal
    controls

  • Liaise with the management to
    improve financial procedures

  • Any other duties which may be
    given to you from time to time

Qualifications

  • CPA (K) graduate

  • Degree in Finance /Accounting
    or strategic management shall be an added advantage

  • A minimum of 5 years’
    experience in Accounting in FMCG Environment – At least 1 year in a senior
    role

  • Knowledge of Quick books ,Sage,
    Pastel accounting packages or ERP system

  • Strong analytical,
    communication and leadership skills

  • Competent accounting and control
    skills related to project entities

  • Proven administrative,
    leadership and management ability in the areas of strategic planning and
    organizational development

  • Ability to develop, monitor and
    maintain management information systems and procedures

  • Experience of financial
    responsibility for a budget

  • Ability to work on own
    initiative and under pressure

How to apply

  • Qualified candidates are
    encouraged to send CVs quoting relevant skills, qualifications and
    experience to [email protected]

  • Interviews will be done on a
    rolling basis until the position is filled

  • Only the shortlisted candidates
    will be contacted
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