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The Accounts Assistant will be playing an important role in ensuring that the department discharges its functions in a timely and professional manner. The incumbent will be interacting with at all levels, external parties, Group level staff and sister company staff and is expected to display high level of maturity and professionalism.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelors
  • Experience Level: Entry level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description/Requirements

  1. Prepare, maintain and manage general ledger accounting in the system.
  2. Manage office expenditure/petty cash within the expenditure budgetary limits.
  3. Play a vital part in the company's financial management which includes all account reconciliations and reporting to necessary parties.
  4. Provide support and guide to branch staff in their roles like posting payments, posting in accounting system.
  5. Assess and authenticate the integrity of the company data posted by branches and head office to ensure accurate reports.
  6. Prepare, maintain and review underlying schedules to ensure they are tallying with respective ledgers.
  7. Make daily for all the branches disbursements from company online payment portals to the clients.
  8. Fully accountable for accurate tax computation, timely tax filing/payment of statutory to ensure compliance.
  9. Carry out month close processes i.e provisioning, expense, depreciation etc
  10. Prepare and maintain fixed asset register, schedule and functions all around PPE
  11. Cooperate with fellow accountant to ensure smooth processes in all the accounting and finance functions- Make statutory payment as and when require and track them to avoid penalties.
  12. Participate in external audits as may be directed by the HoD.
  13. Prepare monthly cashflow budgets.
  14. Bank accounts management- Introduction of signatories, make signatory changes, when necessary, maintain updated schedule of the signatories, train the operations team on the bank requirements Dos and Don’ts.
  15. Monthly reconciliations for all the Company’s banks, Mpesa (Paybill and Bulk) accounts, and Fund transfer.
  16. Tracking payments to internal and external stakeholders to ensure that they are done on time after approval.
  17. Assist in Preparing the company’s monthly cash budget
  18. Prepare regulatory monthly reports/returns
  19. Work closely with IT department for development of a strong system with reliable and accurate financial reports.
  20. Perform any other ancillary duty as may be assigned

Qualifications, Experience and Desired Skills

  1. A diploma/bachelor’s degree in either Accounting, Finance, Economics or business related field
  2. CPA section IV or ACCA equivalent.
  3. At least 3 years working experience in busy accounting and finance roles. Experience in microfinance/banking/insurance/consultancy/audit sector preferred.
  4. The ideal candidate must demonstrate excellence in the workplace in terms of cooperation with workmates at all levels.
  5. Must display a cohesive and team spirit, effective communication skills, both verbally and written.
  6. Open to impactful change and a creative thinker.
  7. Experience with different accounting softwares. Hands-on experience in banking systems is a plus.

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