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General Accounting Assistant

Closing: Sep 22, 2022

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Published: Sep 15, 2022 (22 days ago)

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YOUR SKILLS
  • Degree in Accounting and Finance
  • 3 years work experience gained within a multinational corporate environment in the areas of General Accounting & Finance Good understanding of accounting systems and concepts as well as general business
  • Previous track record in accounts payable, general accounting or receivable is essential
  • Soft skills: Collaboration and teamwork, communication, critical & systematic thinking, conflict management, analytical skills, integrity, pro-active and positive attitude to change, stress-resistant
  • Advanced MS Office skills (specifically Excel with Formulas / Pivot and Macros knowledge) and working experience in SAP.
  • CPA(K) or equivalent professional accounting qualification preferred


Responsibilities
YOUR SKILLS
  • Degree in Accounting and Finance
  • 3 years work experience gained within a multinational corporate environment in the areas of General Accounting & Finance Good understanding of accounting systems and concepts as well as general business
  • Previous track record in accounts payable, general accounting or receivable is essential
  • Soft skills: Collaboration and teamwork, communication, critical & systematic thinking, conflict management, analytical skills, integrity, pro-active and positive attitude to change, stress-resistant
  • Advanced MS Office skills (specifically Excel with Formulas / Pivot and Macros knowledge) and working experience in SAP.
  • CPA(K) or equivalent professional accounting qualification preferred


  • The General Accounting Assistant contributes to the financial integrity of Henkel Kenya by maintaining accurate financial records, performing balance sheet and bank reconciliations, posting accounting journals and supplier invoices. The role is also responsible to execute the end-to-end travel & expense and fixed asset accounting process in line with the relevant policies and procedures.
  • Checks balance statements and other information provided by financial institutions.
  • Prepares bank and balance sheet reconciliations. Posting of supplier invoices in a timely and accurate manner with the relevant documentation in the local system.
  • Processing and reconciliation of petty cash transaction. Maintains fixed assets register for monthly depreciation, asset addition, creation and disposal.
  • Maintains accurate financial records, records financial transactions and posts entries to general ledger, including maintenance of journal register.
  • Executes T&E and corporate credit card process in line with the relevant corporate standards and external regulations.
  • Focuses on the standardization of the process & tools.
  • Collects, compiles, verifies and analyzes financial information and prepares financial reports and accounting statements
  • Pro-actively supports month-end, quarterly and annual closing as well as external and internal audits


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