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Senior Accountant – Financial Controls

Closing: Jan 28, 2023

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Published: Jan 24, 2023 (7 days ago)

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Job Purpose Statement

The main purpose of the role is to daily management of the General Ledgers (GL) that form the primary source of financial information for the Group. This role will handle monthly, quarterly and annual financial closings, coordinate the subsidiaries to ensure standardization, accuracy and completeness of data for consolidation of the financials. The role will enhance the quality of financial discipline and management reporting to achieve the group entities objectives. The role supports the Deputy Director, Finance to ensure review of GL for overall integrity and accuracy of the general ledgers as a basis for the preparation of financial and management reporting. Additionally, the role will be involved in statutory reporting especially co-ordination of annual accounts process. Specifically, the role will participate and support implementation and entrenchment of financial controls culture, policies, tools, processes and procedures that ensure internal efficient and effective preparation and dissemination of financial information. The role cuts across financial control and financial reporting in Kenya and the subsidiaries.

Ideal Job Specifications

Academic:

  • University degree in business related studies or equivalent.
  • MBA is an added advantage.

Professional:

  • CPA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent professional qualification

Desired work experience:

  • Five years’ post-qualification (accounting) experience in a medium to large corporate organisation.
  • Four years’ work experience in middle management role.
  • Practical experience in use of relevant MS Office applications.
  • Competence in the use of SAP, SAP BODs, SAP BPC and T24.
  • Experience in the financial services industry or banking sector would be an added advantage


Responsibilities

Job Purpose Statement

The main purpose of the role is to daily management of the General Ledgers (GL) that form the primary source of financial information for the Group. This role will handle monthly, quarterly and annual financial closings, coordinate the subsidiaries to ensure standardization, accuracy and completeness of data for consolidation of the financials. The role will enhance the quality of financial discipline and management reporting to achieve the group entities objectives. The role supports the Deputy Director, Finance to ensure review of GL for overall integrity and accuracy of the general ledgers as a basis for the preparation of financial and management reporting. Additionally, the role will be involved in statutory reporting especially co-ordination of annual accounts process. Specifically, the role will participate and support implementation and entrenchment of financial controls culture, policies, tools, processes and procedures that ensure internal efficient and effective preparation and dissemination of financial information. The role cuts across financial control and financial reporting in Kenya and the subsidiaries.

Ideal Job Specifications

Academic:

  • University degree in business related studies or equivalent.
  • MBA is an added advantage.

Professional:

  • CPA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent professional qualification

Desired work experience:

  • Five years’ post-qualification (accounting) experience in a medium to large corporate organisation.
  • Four years’ work experience in middle management role.
  • Practical experience in use of relevant MS Office applications.
  • Competence in the use of SAP, SAP BODs, SAP BPC and T24.
  • Experience in the financial services industry or banking sector would be an added advantage


 Maintenance of Group General Ledgers to support proper books of accounts in accordance with the International Financial Reporting Standards and the applicable laws and regulations in Kenya to minimize, deter and detect risks of Fraud, manipulation and revenue losses.

 Work closely with the financial control teams to ensure the GL reflects the true financial position of the group.


 Work closely with the Finance system to ensure data quality and is accurate through correct set up and maintenance of the ledgers. Review maintenance of the Group Banking Products are accounted for properly to support ease in reporting and collection of revenues across the Group.

 Review of accounting for expenses in line with Group policies and international accounting standards.


 Ensure systems are properly set up to support accounting for suppliers POs and payments. Support GL structure required for preparation of management accounts is in accordance with the International Financial Reporting Standards and the applicable laws and regulations in markets the group operates.

 Support preparation of statutory financial statements that are accurate and are circulated to all users within agreed time lines through maintenance of required structures including GL and systems. These reports include; quarterly and annual Financial reports.


 Develop and maintain the Department Policies & Procedures and service level agreements (SLAs) ensuring these are always up to date


 Ensure that the source data used in reporting is accurate


 Review and ensuring Group standards on controls are maintained at all times.


 Lead successful executions of all group external and internal audits. Involvement in annual external and internal audit process through provisions of accurate information from the General Ledger and Reconciliation



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