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Accountant

Closing: Dec 23, 2022

16 days remaining

Published: Nov 23, 2022 (14 days ago)

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Job Purpose

Reporting to the Finance Manager, the Accountant is responsible for providing support to the Finance Department through management of account receivables, accounts payables, petty cash, inventory, general ledger management and financial reporting to ensure all business transactions are recorded, updating accounts receivable and issue invoices.


Responsibilities
Job Purpose

Reporting to the Finance Manager, the Accountant is responsible for providing support to the Finance Department through management of account receivables, accounts payables, petty cash, inventory, general ledger management and financial reporting to ensure all business transactions are recorded, updating accounts receivable and issue invoices.


  • Ensure accurate and appropriate data entry of sales invoice, expenses and journals

  • Handle reconciliation of petty cash, bank reconciliations & Mpesa reconciliation to ensure that actual balances reconcile with the accounting records.

  • Timely filing and payment of statutory deductions i.e. PAYE, NHIF, NSSF, Standard Levy, training levy, withholding tax and VAT monthly returns

  • Debtor management-includes raising sales invoices and sending out statements on a regular basis to customers, follow up for payment from customers and ensuring correct allocation of receipts from debtors

  • Creditor management- posting supplier invoices, reconciliation of supplier accounts with statements from suppliers, preparing payment schedules for supplier payments and ensuring that payments to suppliers have been allocated accordingly.

  • Assist with the procurement process by analysis of supplier quotes and advising on supplier choices based on the analysis

  • Maintaining accurate and effective financial controls on all transactions.

  • Ensure that funds issued for field work are adequately accounted.

  • Maintains routine and accurate bookkeeping

  • Assist in monitoring financial controls

  • Post transactions to journals, ledgers and other records

  • Research and resolve invoice discrepancies and issues

  • Produce daily, weekly, monthly and ad hoc reports where required.

  • Assist with month end closing of accounts and preparation of management accounts

  • Assist with inventory management, costing and posting manufacturing journals

  • Flag and clarify any unusual or questionable invoice items or prices

  • Provide supporting documentation for audits

  • Disburses petty cash by recording entry; verifying documentation.

  • Accomplishes accounting and organization mission by completing related results as needed.

  • Reconciles processed work by verifying entries and comparing system reports to balances

  • Charges expenses to accounts and cost centers by analyzing invoice/expense reports; recording entries.

  • Receive and verify expense reports and requests for advances

  • General ledger management by verifying and posting account transactions.

  • Any other duty that may be assigned from time to time.


Skills & qualifications required
  • Bachelor of Commerce degree in either finance/accounting/business administration/economics or related studies

  • CPA/ACCA finalist required

  • Minimum of 3 years working experience in a similar role

  • Experience in the manufacturing industry will be an added advantage

  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office applications i.e. Excel, Word, PowerPoint

  • Working knowledge of ERPs with a track record of experience. Proficiency in use of SAP is an added advantage

  • Proven ability to calculate post and manage accounting figures and financial records.

  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail.

  • Solid understanding of basic accounting principles.

  • Good organizational and communication skills.

  • Firm understanding of accounting principles and procedures

  • Uphold high standards of ethics and integrity

  • Maintain confidentiality of organizational information

  • Protects organization's value by keeping information confidential.

  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities


Work Environment Requirements:

This position is based in Ukunda, Kwale but the Company may require you to from time to time work at such other place or places, work station or office of the Company including any of its clients, partner or affiliate offices within Kenya for such periods as the Company may require from time to time.


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