Accountant

Anonymous Employer

Job Summary

A leading seller and provider of after sales service for firefighting equipment in Kenya is recruiting for an Accountant role

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

Job Description

IMPORTANT

No canvassing, phone calls, walk-ins or direct emails. All applications should be submitted through BrighterMonday.


Key Responsibilities and performance areas:

1. Financial Planning and Monitoring 40%

•    Prepares and records asset, liability, revenue, and expenses entries by compiling and analyzing account information.

•    Performs assigned monthly, quarterly, and annual account reconciliations and reviews to ensure accurate and timely reporting of financial data

•    Analyzes historical financial data and makes projections and forecasts based on sound assumption.

•    Maintains and balances subsidiary accounts by verifying, allocating, posting, reconciling transactions; resolving discrepancies.

•    Maintains general ledger by transferring subsidiary accounts; preparing a trial balance; reconciling entries.

•    Maintains and reviews fixed assets ledger each month to ensure stock are properly recorded in accordance with established capitalization policies.

•    Summarizes financial status by collecting information; preparing balance sheet, profit and loss, Trial balance, Budgets and other statements.

•    Performing bank reconciliation  

•    Analyze financial information and summarize financial status

•    Spot errors and suggest ways to improve efficiency and spending

•    Manage accounting assistants and bookkeepers

•    Assist with tax audits and tax returns

•    Direct internal and external audits to ensure compliance

•    Support month-end and year-end close process

•    perform account reconciliations

•    Manage and oversee the entire accounting team

•    Conduct all necessary trainings to keep the team’s skills and knowledge up to date

•    Review corporate and personal income tax returns to ensure accuracy

•    Monitor and mentor/train junior staff, clerks, and bookkeepers

•    Work collaboratively with other teams to achieve shared goals

•    Perform month-end accounting activities such as reconciliations and journal entries.

•    Coordinate with finance team to complete assigned accounting tasks within deadlines.

•    Generate financial reports and statements to Managers for review.

•    Provide guidance to other Accountants when needed.

•    Assist in budget preparation and expense management activities for assigned accounts.

•    Assist in auditing activities by providing necessary information and preparing requested documentations.

•    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, NSSF, NHIF, 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 40%

•    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 20%

•    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 showing unreconciled amounts;

•    Give monthly report on the monthly income statement and balance sheet

•    Assisting with employee expense reports;

4. Expected reports

•    Daily bank reconciliations 

•    Weekly sales analysis showing margins per location

•    Monthly income statement and balance sheet by the 5th of every month.

•    Monthly Supplier and Customer ageing

•    External audit reports both interim and final audits


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

•    Bachelors Degree, Finance Option

•    Must possess a Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

•    Strong knowledge of MS Office


Minimum Required Experience

•    Experience with bank reconciliation and tracking credit card transaction


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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