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Accounts Payables/Bank Reconciliation Accountant (For an International School in Mombasa)

Job Summary

Accounts Payables/Bank Reconciliation Accountant will provide financial, administrative and clerical support to the organization

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description

Position: Accounts Payables/Bank Reconciliation Accountant (For an International School in Mombasa)

Employer:  A Leading International School

Ref No: SGK-AP/BRA-05-2019

Industry: Education

Job Category: Supervisor

Town: Mombasa

Country: Kenya


Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Degree in business elated commerce preferable B.com Accounting or Finance option
  • At least CPA 1
  • Proficient in data entry and management and good knowledge with spread sheet
  • Knowledge of relevant accounting software (such as Sage, pastel, QuickBooks)
  • Knowledge of accounts payable & General accounting procedures


Key Competencies:

  • Organizing, prioritizing and attention to details / accuracy
  • Confidentiality, professional integrity and supplier relationship skills
  • Good knowledge of judgment and ability to meet strict deadlines
  • Communication skills and information management skills
  • Problem analysis and problem-solving skills
  • Team player

Experience:

Over 3 years accounts payable or general accounting experience in a busy office. School experience or audit firm is an added advantage


Duties/Responsibilities:

Accounts Payables/Bank Reconciliation Accountant will be responsible for the following duties:-

  • Provide financial, administrative and clerical support to the organization
  • Complete payments and control expenses by receiving payments, plus processing, verifying and reconciling invoices.
  • Management of day-to-day payment cycle activities in a timely and efficient manner including coding invoices, matching purchase orders, obtaining approval, and entering the invoices into the accounting system
  • Verify payment supporting to align with the institution control policy and procedure.
  • Receive suppliers’ invoices and perform the reconciliation of supplier statements before payments.
  • Ensure the proper and timely booking of all payments and expenses and keep financial records updated and accurate.
  • Post transactions to journals, ledgers and other records
  • Reconcile accounts payable transactions
  • Perform expense fundamental analysis for management review after period close every month.
  • Make sure all the files are kept secure, not only the invoices, but also all other supporting documents.
  • Manage supplier relations and build effective partnerships.
  • Assist finance team with gathering support for all audits, including pulling documentation.
  • Investigates and resolves problems associated with processing of invoices.
  • Receives, researches and resolves a variety of routine internal and external inquiries concerning account status, including communicating the resolution of discrepancies to appropriate persons.

  • Perform complete, timely and accurate accounting and reporting of all bank transactions.
  • Ensure all bank reconciliations are properly and effectively done.
  • Prepare financial reports of in relation to bank reconciliations.
  • Reconciliation and clearance of all suspense and receivable/payable accounts in the general ledger are carried out properly and in a timely manner.
  • Ensure accurate and timely reconciliation of banking transactions for all the bank accounts maintained by institution.
  • Provide monthly summary of bank reconciliations for review by Management.
  • Verify the reliability and accuracy of bank balances in the general ledger and trial balance


Expected Salary:- Kshs. 50,000 - 60,000 plus other benefits

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