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Accountant (Ongata Rongai)

Closing: Jan 28, 2023

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Published: Jan 19, 2023 (18 days ago)

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We are looking for an Accountant who will support provision of accounting support to the finance department of the various finance reports, accounts and reconciliation in compliance with finance policies & regulations and the achievement of the finance department objectives.



Responsibilities


We are looking for an Accountant who will support provision of accounting support to the finance department of the various finance reports, accounts and reconciliation in compliance with finance policies & regulations and the achievement of the finance department objectives.



  • Ensure bank and cash transactions are properly reconciled

  • Management of accounts receivable and ensuring timely collections

  • Management of accounts payable and ensuring timely payments to suppliers

  • Regularly be in charge of reviewing and updating company finance standard operating procedures

  • Preparation of monthly management accounts reports

  • Ensure compliance with financial standards, requirements and reporting guidelines

  • Recommend and implement improvements to financial procedures and processes

  • Ensure appropriate compliance with tax laws on withholding tax, VAT, and other statutory requirements

  • Maintain and develop monthly stock taking and reconciliation procedures, and inventory variances. Investigations, approvals, and booking on a timely basis

  • Maintain inventory master data and ensure optimum inventory holding

  • Prepare timely and accurate monthly, quarterly, and annual stand-alone and consolidated financial statements for internal and external stakeholders

  • Analyze product margins, pricing trends, and RM costs trends and recommends remedial actions

  • Analyze company costing i.e. costing of imported raw materials and overheads

  • Validate pricing of finished goods and ensure deviations are corrected upon approval

  • Compute accurate and up-to-date product cost information to aid product pricing

  • Prepare relevant financial reports to ensure accurate and timely periodic reporting

  • Posting integration transactions, monthly journals and any other approved transactions

  • Assisting in budgeting and forecasting exercises

  • Maintain the transparency and integrity of financial operations, records and reports

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

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Commerce or related degree with a major in accounting

  • Certified Accountant CPA (K) or equivalent qualification

  • At least 3 to 5 years working experience in a manufacturing business environment

  • Knowledge and experience working with accounting packages (QuickBooks, Sage, SAP, Tally) etc. and POS systems

  • Good knowledge of accounting, auditing, financial and management reporting

  • Strong communication, interpersonal skills, decision-making abilities, analytical and planning skills

  • Good understanding of costing and inventory management

  • Proficient with Excel spreadsheets and Google Sheets

  • Have a detailed understanding of current inventory control systems with a working knowledge of manufacturing and retail company processes

  • Good understanding of the manufacturing environment general operations is desired

  • Sound knowledge and understanding of accounting principles best practices

  • Strong strategic, analytical and organizational skills

  • Ability to work on own initiative, meet tight deadlines and balance priorities to achieve results

  • Demonstrated ability to increase productivity and continuously improve methods, approaches, and departmental contribution

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