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Project Accountant

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Accounting, finance, banking, insurance
  • Expert (non-managerial)
  • Full Time
  • Permanent
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Job Summary

This position is responsible for the Finance & Accounting function in the site projects to ensure sound Financial Practices with adequate internal controls are in place.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience:
  1. Bachelor of Commerce, Business management/ Administration with specialization in Finance or Accounting
  2. Must have a minimum (CPA) Part II
  3. Minimum of 7 years’ relevant experience. Those with real estate experience will have an added advantage
  4. Professional membership with a recognized body is an added advantage
  5. Knowledge of one or more accounting system i.e. QuickBooks, Sage Pastel and or Navision
Preferred Skills and Knowledge
  1. Strong budgetary and financial management and analytical skills.
  2. Must have excellent communication and writing skills
  3. The person must be results oriented and a team player.
  4. Good interpersonal, organizational and management skills.
  5. Integrity, commitment and respect for diversity
  6. Ability to solve complex problems and to exercise independent judgment.
  7. Computer literate.

How to Apply
Applicants who meet the above criteria are required to send their applications with “Project Accountant” being the subject of the email with detailed CV names & addresses of three referees. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.No fees charged for applications.


Planning and Budgeting

  1. Provide input during the budgeting process for the assigned projects.
  2. Coordinate the planning and budgeting process to ensure quality and realistic budgets are developed
  3. Ensure Planning & Budgeting guidelines are adhered to
  4. Ensure compliance with company guidelines and other standards
  5. Conduct financial analysis for management decision making.
  6. Develop realistic cash flow forecasts in line with the plans
  7. Participate in proposal writing and grant budget development.
  8. Periodically monitor and advice management on budget utilization
Financial Reporting
  1. Prepare financial data transactions into the Accounting System.
  2. Prepare and submit accurate project funding requests.
  3. Prepare bank reconciliation statements monthly
  4. Prepare financial analyses for management decision making
  5. Prepare and submit accurate and timely financial reports.
  6. Management of balance sheet accounts
Cash Management
  1. Ensure safe custody of cash and relevant books .i.e. .cheque booK
  2. Ensure maintenance of up to date records of cash disbursement
  3. Cash flow management to ensure compliance with targets.
  4. Maintain an accurate and updated fixed assets register for the Projects.
  5. Ensure that assets are properly utilized and safe guarded.
  6. Any other duty as assigned by management.

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: Expert (non-managerial)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 7 years
Required skills: Budgeting, financial planning; Accounting; Financial analysis; Cash management; Financial reporting; CPA certification; Project Financial Management
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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