Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Financial Accountant Job in Kisii Kenya

Financial Accountant

Location: Kisii

Job Purpose

This position is responsible for the accuracy and integrity of data in the general ledger thereby providing a platform for accurate and timely financial reporting in accordance with GAAP, IFRS and internal company policies.

The holder will be expected to ensure that all pertinent data is captured and recorded accurately and on time through Posting, analyzing, reconciling, maintaining and reporting on the assigned general ledger accounts.

The holder will also be expected to assist the senior accountant in the preparation and filing of monthly statutory tax returns and the handling of both the statutory and internal audits.

Key Accountabilities

Operational
  • Perform and ensure accuracy and completeness of the General Ledger Entries and month-end closing activities including journal entries, adjustments and account reconciliations
  • Analyze, balance, reconcile and maintain general ledger accounts.
  • Perform timely monthly and quarterly reconciliations on key GL accounts
  • Ensure data is captured and posted into the correct GL accounts and expenses allocated to the correct expense lines and departments.
  • Determine, prepare and record the necessary journal entries to record or correct transactions.
  • Issue periodic and special reports to management and others as required.
  • Prepare schedules for quarterly and annual reporting.
  • Provide support for and assist with the statutory and internal audits.
  • Ensure the timely reconciliation of Bank accounts
  • Assist the senior accountant in the preparation and filing of VAT, Excise & WHT.
  • Ensure effective reconciliation of supplier accounts and quick resolution of any issues arising thereof.
  • Any other duties as assigned by management
Management
  • Continuously assess and develop appropriate information for senior management
  • Provide professional growth and development of the direct reports through coaching and guidance.
  • Ensure a strong system of internal controls is observed in the capture and processing of data as well as supplier payments.
  • Ensure at all times compliance of the General Ledger with all applicable finance policies, rules, regulation and laws
  • Practice good record management by ensuring that accounting documents and records are well filed and stored for easy reference.
Key Skills and Competencies
  • Experience reviewing and posting journal entries.
  • Experience reviewing account reconciliations.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion in business relationships and exercise sound business judgment.
  • Display great attention to detail and accuracy
  • Demonstrate strong communication, information and task monitoring skills
  • Must demonstrate the ability to work under pressure with little supervision and meet set deadlines.
  • Must demonstrate good knowledge of accepted accounting and auditing standards, practices and principles.
  • Must possess fair knowledge of applicable tax laws and regulations
  • knowledge and experience of business related computer applications
Education and Experience
  • A college degree in commerce, business administration or related field.
  • Full professional qualifications e.g. CPA (K), ACCA or equivalent.
  • Membership to professional body is desirable.
  • At least five (5) years experience in an accounting position in a busy manufacturing outfit.
Please note that this position is in Kisii.

If you are interested, send your CV to; therecexpert@gmail.com

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