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Finance Associate

Closing: Nov 22, 2022

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Published: Nov 17, 2022 (22 days ago)

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Minimum Requirements:

Education and Experience:

  • Four plus years of experience in a similar role
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Accounting, Economics, Finance, or similar
  • Past experience working with a ‘Big 4’ firm in a tax or assurance department is an added advantage
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word), QuickBooks, Odoo and other relevant accounting software
  • Experience with accounting for infrastructure projects and/or energy project development, especially Power & Utilities, a plus
  • Experience working or traveling in East and Southern Africa a plus

Competencies:

  • Knowledge of accounting and bookkeeping procedures
  • Solid understanding of basic accounting and IFRS knowledge
  • Strong fluency with Excel formulas and reporting
  • Detail-oriented and strong data gathering skills
  • Good communication skills with team members
  • Strong written and spoken English skills are required. French or additional language spoken which are relevant to working in East and Southern Africa is a plus.
  • Effective organizational and prioritization skills
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Commitment to professionalism and high standards of integrity and ethics
  • Ability to work autonomously and with minimal instruction
  • Takes initiative, positive and proactive, hands-on
  • Able to work in a multicultural environment
  • At ease working remotely and with online collaboration tools

How to apply

Kindly send a copy of your current CV and brief note to the email provided with the subject: “Finance Associate”.


Responsibilities

Minimum Requirements:

Education and Experience:

  • Four plus years of experience in a similar role
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Accounting, Economics, Finance, or similar
  • Past experience working with a ‘Big 4’ firm in a tax or assurance department is an added advantage
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word), QuickBooks, Odoo and other relevant accounting software
  • Experience with accounting for infrastructure projects and/or energy project development, especially Power & Utilities, a plus
  • Experience working or traveling in East and Southern Africa a plus

Competencies:

  • Knowledge of accounting and bookkeeping procedures
  • Solid understanding of basic accounting and IFRS knowledge
  • Strong fluency with Excel formulas and reporting
  • Detail-oriented and strong data gathering skills
  • Good communication skills with team members
  • Strong written and spoken English skills are required. French or additional language spoken which are relevant to working in East and Southern Africa is a plus.
  • Effective organizational and prioritization skills
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Commitment to professionalism and high standards of integrity and ethics
  • Ability to work autonomously and with minimal instruction
  • Takes initiative, positive and proactive, hands-on
  • Able to work in a multicultural environment
  • At ease working remotely and with online collaboration tools

How to apply

Kindly send a copy of your current CV and brief note to the email provided with the subject: “Finance Associate”.


Accounting & Financial Analysis

  • Work closely with the Finance team and take ownership of a range of general financial & administrative tasks
  • Supervise, review the work, and provide guidance and feedback to bookkeepers in multiple countries
  • Research accounting implications of financial transactions
  • Ensure accurate maintenance of all ledgers & sub ledgers for the group subsidiaries: account payables, account receivables, fixed assets, inventories and bank accounts
  • Participate to the consolidation process
  • Prepare the annual financial statements
  • Handle the annual statutory audits
  • Work with the Finance team in strengthening the control environment and improving the internal processes to improve quality of accounting records
  • Create and maintain various spreadsheets and dashboards to analyse data
  • Ensure journals and account reconciliations are completed accurately and timely
  • Post transactions in the accounting system and perform monthly close of book procedures on all company ledgers
  • Maintain the petty cash register
  • Set up payments through MPESA
  • Account for MPESA transactions
  • Perform stock counts

Tax & Compliance

  • Ensure accurate and timely filing of all taxes and contributions, and annual returns
  • Follow industry trends and track changes in tax legislation; prepare overview briefs for Management
  • Research tax implications of financial transactions
  • Prepare necessary paperwork for tax declarations and payments
  • Facilitate the communication with the administrations
  • Ensure close monitoring of service providers (tax, payroll, company secretary)
  • Build and sustain positive relationships and collaboration with the service providers
  • Keep up to date with regulatory environment


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