Accountant

Job Summary

Applications are invited from qualified persons for the above vacant position.

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

Job Description/Requirements

Reports to: Director/Chief Accountant

Key Responsibilities and performance areas:

1. Financial Planning and Monitoring

• Preparing and recoding assets, liability, revenue and expenses entries by compiling and analyzing account information;
• Maintaining and balancing subsidiary accounts by verifying, allocating, posting, reconciling transactions and resolving discrepancies;
• Maintaining general ledger by transferring subsidiary accounts; preparing trial balance; reconciling entries;
• Summarizing financial status by collecting information; preparing balance sheet; profit and loss and other statements;
• Performing bank reconciliation and ensuring correct banking is done;
• Analyzing financial information and financial status;
• Maintaining the payroll;
• Safe keeping of company records and assets;
• Filing of company tax returns i.e. PAYE, VAT and INCOME TAX and ensuring statutory payments are done on time;
• Monitoring customer account details for non-payments, delayed payments, generate age analysis other irregularities,
• Performing month-end accounting activities such as reconciliations and journal entries;
• Coordinating with the finance team to complete assigned accounting tasks;
• Generating financial reports and statements to managers for review;

2. Inventory Management
• Developing inventory analysis reports and analyzing variances;
• Preparing the month end stock valuations, validating the Cost of sales and margin analysis;
• Reconciling inventory accounts to the general ledger;
• Verifying accurate costs for inventories;
• Monitoring inventory transactions;
• Assisting in the improvement of internal controls related to inventory;
• Reviewing monthly stock gains/losses and ensuring they are within the territory;
• Maintaining compliance with established policies and procedures;

3.People Leadership and Management
• Providing leadership and guidance to a team of accountants, cashiers; monitoring their performance and general quality of work;
• Managing accounting assistants and bookkeepers;
• Managing and overseeing the entire accounting team;
• Monitoring and mentoring junior staff, clerks and book keepers;
• Working collaboratively with other teams to achieve shared goals;
• Providing guidance to other accountants when needed;
• Ensuring practical learning experiences for trainees the organization by providing accounting support and guidance;
• Ensuring rules and regulations are adhered to by all users;
• Give a weekly report on sales analysis showing margins per location;
• Motivating and coach the team to operational success;
• Monitoring the completion of tasks and ensure good performance and record on appropriate systems;
• Consistently promote high standards through personal example and ensuring each member of the team understands the standards and behavior expected of them;
• Working positively with support functions to fully define the processes/procedures/controls relevant to team activities;
• Providing support and input to continuous improvement activities within the team;
• Give daily report on daily bank reconciliation.
• Give monthly report on the monthly income statement and balance sheet.
• Assisting with employee expense reports;

Key Result Areas
• Customer satisfaction
• Accounting efficiency
• Profitability of the business in line with budgetary provisions.
• Implementation of the business plan and attainment of the business targets.

Person Specification

Minimum Education Requirements

• Bachelor’s Degree, Finance Option
• Certified Public Accountant (CPA-K)
• Strong knowledge of MS Office
• Experience in SAGE software

Minimum Required Experience
Must have more than THREE years’ experience in an FMCG company in the same position.

Skills
• Excellent communication and administrative skills
• Planning and organizing
• Workflow financial management skills
• Ability to work in a competitive and challenging environment
• Self-driven/Goal focused/Target driven
• Excellent organizational and time management skills
• Ability to meet all assigned deadline
• Data entry and word processing skills
• Accuracy and attention to detail
• Team work
• Problem solving skills

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