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Accounts Assistant

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Accounting, finance, banking, insurance
  • Experienced (senior worker)
  • Full Time
  • Permanent
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Job Summary

We seek to hire an ambitious and experienced to assist in preparation of accounting documents, posting of transactions, and management of petty cash and preparation of reports in finance department. The successful person will be reporting to the Senior Accountant.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience:
  1. Should have finance degree or a related field degree or higher diploma.
  2. CPA section 1-4
  3. 2 years’ experience in a similar role
  4. Experience in working with Accounting software i.e. QuickBooks
  5. Experience with bookkeeping practices
  6. Understanding of filing systems
  7. Knowledge of accountant rules and legislation
  8. Ability to detect inconsistencies,
  9. Prioritization skills and ability to multitask
  10. Attention to detail
  11. Proactive and results oriented
  12. Honesty and Accountability
  13. Pleasant & Positive Attitude
  14. Professionalism
  15. Excellent communication skills both written and oral
  16. Proactive, confident, ambitious and focused
  17. Team player

How to Apply
Applicants who meet the above criteria are required to send their applications with “ Account Assistant” being the subject of the email with detailed CV names & addresses of three referees. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


  1. Prepare, verify and process invoices for sales or services rendered.
  2. Following up on outstanding customer outstanding balances.
  3. Checking incoming payments daily and making updates.
  4. Monitor and manage trade receivable ageing summary.
  5. Reconcile the accounts receivable ledger to ensure that all payments are accounted for and properly posted.
  6. Post customer payments by recording cash, checks, and credit card transactions and entering them into the general ledger or accounting software.
  7. Customer Relations management.
  8. Ensuring posting of receipts is done accurately and on a daily basis.
  9. Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Permanent
Job type: Full Time
Location: Nairobi
Area of work: Accounting, finance, banking, insurance
Seniority: Experienced (senior worker)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 2 years
Required skills: Accounting; General ledger; Invoicing; Customer relations; CPA certification; Accounting IT-systems (use of)
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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Optiven Limited

Real estateCompany size: 100-500 people

Optiven Limited is a Real Estate company founded to empower property investors in Africa. Our flagship product is Value Added Plots which have been transformed and made suitable for immediate settlement and futuristic capital gain focus. Optiven is the market leader in the industry and was recently crowned Number One Company in Kenya and the Best in Real Estate Under Top 100 Mid- Size Company Awards 2014/15 (This is a competition for Mid- Size Companies in Kenya run by KPMG and Business Daily).

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