Accountant Job in Kenya – Telkom

Reporting
to:        
Head of Accounting & Reporting

Band:     
                
3,

Department:           Finance,

Role Purpose

We are looking for a dynamic, self-driven and seasoned Senior
Accountant who will be responsible for ensuring the company fully complies with
Kenya Tax laws and procedures, effectively manage accounts payables and payroll
accounting processes. The principle accounting assertions of completeness,
existence, accuracy, valuation, ownership and presentation must be applied at
all times and validated periodically at the agreed frequencies to ensure
company tax obligation and supplier liabilities are correctly stated in the
books of the company.

Responsibilities

  • Ensure that all sales have been
    taxed appropriately

  • 100% balance sheet GL accounts
    (AP) reconciled by 15th and 25th for Tax accounts respectively

  • Ensure that tax leakages are at
    minimum

  • Ensuring both internal &
    external customers are updated matters tax

  • Being available for consultation
    by both internal & external customers on matters tax. Implement
    process change to ensure all contracts are reviewed by Tax Team

  • Avoid adverse audit findings by
    ensuring compliance with legislation, appropriate accounting standards and
    company policies and procedures;

  • Analysis of supplier accounts
    and ensure discrepancies are sorted at the earliest time possible

  • Assist with auditing activities
    (Internal and External) by providing necessary information and preparing
    requested documentations

  • Provide information to assist
    managers in making key strategic decisions

  • Participate in the departmental
    goal setting processes

  • Safeguard financial and other
    information by ensuring regular database backups

  • Review and develop appropriate
    changes to business processes and accounting policies to maintain and
    strengthen internal controls

  • Support month-end and year-end
    closing processes

  • Manage the team outputs and the
    performance of individual team members

  • Oversee the development of the
    team members to ensure that all stay abreast with new developments

  • Ensure effective communication
    to all employees with regards to changes in regulations, legislation and
    best practice

  • Stay abreast of best practice
    through self-development.

Qualifications

  • Relevant degree in
    Accounting/Finance or any related field

  • Professional certification,
    Certified Public Accountant CPA (K), ACCA or CIMA

  •  At least 5 years’
    experience of which a minimum of 3 years must have been directly in Tax
    Management and Accounts payables, preferably in the Telecommunication
    industry

  • Extensive experience in
    international tax, including double tax treaties, permanent
    establishments, withholding tax

  • Ability to identify areas that
    affect the business and flag potential business impact

  • Professional and Technical
    excellence in taxation

  • Experience in overseeing
    responses to audits by revenue authorities.

Skills

  • Great Leadership Skills

  • Good communication skills both
    written and verbal

  • Analytical thinking

  • Strong problem solving and
    decision making skills

  • Strong business and financial
    acumen

  • Ability to work in a team

  • Tolerance for stress

  • Opinion drafting skills and
    ability to explain complex tax technical information in simple
    understandable terms

  • Outstanding Presentation skills

  • Resourcefulness and attention
    to detail

  • Efficient and results oriented

How To Apply

Application should be sent to [email protected] by providing an
updated Curriculum Vitae (CV) before 15th July 2020 including
details of your current telephone contacts and names of three referees. Only
shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Telkom Kenya is an equal
opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration
for employment without regard to tribe, religion, gender, age or disability.
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