Accountant Job in Kenya

Vacancy: INVENTORY AND COST
ACCOUNTANT


Our client dealing with
manufacturing of food products is looking to hire an Inventory and Cost
accountant.

Job Location; Nairobi

JOB PURPOSE;

The ideal candidate will
be responsible for accounting and reconciliation of inventory, timely
identification and resolution of inventory discrepancies as well as perform
physical inventories checks

Responsibilities

  • Records
    cost information for use in controlling expenditures.

  • Prepares
    estimates of new and proposed product or service costs.

  • Provides
    management with reports specifying and comparing factors affecting prices
    and profitability of products or services.

  • Develop
    and maintain standard costs of finished goods and production components in
    a worldwide ERP system.

  • Maintain
    and improve processes and controls associated with manufacturing costs and
    inventory valuation.

  • Lead
    and manage the quarterly excess and obsolete inventory review process.

  • Ensure
    validity and accuracy of ERP through analysis, internal audit, and
    coordination with inventory control, production and work order processing.

  • Assist
    in developing and documenting policies and procedures, including system
    requirements and internal controls.

  • Analyze
    operational and/or inventory control practices and make recommendations on
    profit improvement steps.

  • Ensure
    accuracy of the physical inventory, at all stages in all locations, and
    reported results. Investigate and explain variances.

  • Effectively
    work with production, sales, quality assurance and accounting department
    in setting standards and practices that ensure proper and correct costs
    and inventory levels.

  • Ensure
    that all cost-related files are maintained in an orderly and timely
    fashion.

  • Prepares
    departmental actual vs. budget reports & research variances.

  • Create
    and analyze monthly, quarterly and annual reports, providing analytical
    review of information in clear and concise format for various stakeholders.

  • Assist
    in monthly financial operations review, identify trends and collaborate
    with members of accounting to ensure alignment with Company goals.

 Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s
    Degree in Accounting / CPA or MBA preferred

  • At
    least 5 years’ experience, 3+ years of Cost Accounting, Variance Analysis,
    and LIFO experience for a manufacturer

  • Food
    industry experience is a Must.

  • Fully
    qualified accountant – CPA(K)/ACCA

  • Experience
    setting standards in an ERP system (SAP preferred)

  • Proficient
    in Microsoft Excel

  • Highly
    analytical with an inquisitive nature to challenge peers

  • Strong
    detail orientation and desire to meet monthly deadlines and goals

  • Organizational,
    interpersonal and written & oral communication skills

How to Apply

All applications should
be done on or before close of business 3rd August
2020
 on link below:

Only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted
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