Management Accountant

Job Summary

The main objective of this role is to ensure coordination of accounting operations and controls and overseeing the preparation of timely and reliable monthly management reports.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 9 years

Job Description/Requirements

Job Description

Key Objectives

  1. Ensure that the general functions of the accounts department are run smoothly
  2. Assist the Chief Accountant in the preparation and collection of accurate data for Budget preparation.
  3. Overseeing the preparation of the monthly management reports.
  4. Ensuring that the management report is timely and accurate.
  5. Reconciliation of Ledger accounts (manage the general Ledger) by ensuring accurate and complete entries are passed by other departmental staff.
  6. Thorough knowledge of product costing to achieve accurate and reliable cost.
  7. Managing and supervising other departmental staff by ensuring that assigned responsibilities and tasks are acted upon.
  8. Reviewing and ensuring Full end-of-month procedures are effected.
  9. Assist in the timely preparation of the end-of-year audit.
  10. Ensure that all fixed assets are safeguarded through asset tagging by the responsible staff in the department.
  11. Ensure that the internal controls and procedures in place are effected. Help in identifying problems requiring managerial action. Escalate where controls are not being followed.
  12. Review the debtors and creditors list for the month for accuracy.

Key Measures of performance

  • Accurate and timely monthly management information reports
  • Assessing the internal controls and escalating where they are not being followed.
  • Acting on behalf of the Chief Accountant
  • Assist the Chief Accountant in ensuring timely completion of the audit exercise
  • Reconciliation of the General Ledger
  • Accurate costing of products
  • Review monthly reconciliation of Ledger accounts by other departmental staff
  • Review reconciliation of suppliers and debtors' accounts.
  • Ensure revenue leakages are minimized through adherence to internal controls and procedures.
  • Compliance with both financial regulations and financial procedure

Key skills

  • IT skills and prior use and knowledge of SAGE is a must
  • Excellent budgeting and product costing skills
  • Cost accounting knowledge
  • Ability to work as a team player
  • Good analytical & numerical ability and attention to details.
  • Good oral and communication skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines.

Academic, Professional qualifications & Experience

  • Degree in Finance/Accounting
  • CPA(K)
  • Must have sound knowledge and at least  five(5) years experience in a Supervisory role
  • SAGE System working experience will be an added advantage

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