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Job Summary

A qualification (CPA (K), ACCA, CIMA) in accounting and/or management accounting.

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

Job Description/Requirements

Overall

Agventure is an industry leader in the field of Conservation Agriculture, working with broadacre non-irrigated farmers in Kenya. We are looking for a talented Management Accountant to join our team. 


Agventure Ltd is a fast-growing diversified business, with several operational units including inputs purchasing, crop sales, oilseed processing at both Timau and Nakuru, pulses cleaning, a seed company and the Centre of Excellence for crop rotation, an outreach project for Conservation Agriculture. 


The company has expanded considerably and is forecast to continue to do so. It needs dedicated team members to achieve its ambitious objectives. 


Reporting Lines

The Management Accountant will report to the Managing Director and the senior leadership team. He or she will work alongside senior management members. 


Job summary:

The Management Accountant role is an important role to support the activities of the leadership team and senior managers to make decisions informed by clear data and information.  


Specific duties will be: 

1. Short and Long term forecasting of business activities

2. Reporting and analysis of individual departments’ performance, cost centres, product lines and initiatives.

3. Analysis of individual customer profitability and action required to make all customer accounts profitable.

4. Working with individual departments to help them boost decision making, forecasting and analysis skills. 

5. Production of Monthly, Quarterly and Annual Management Accounts Presentations

6. Working with the IT team on reporting, data handling and data collection systems, to improve flow of information within the company in order to:

   a. Design new data systems for company needs

   b. Reduce duplication, improve quality of information, and streamline systems

   c. Produce better reports and integrate different company reporting and data functions

   d. Use the improved data to improve revenue streams and cut costs across multiple departments. 

7. Budget development, presentation and use of financial data and statistics to support commercial decision making within the senior team. 

Candidate Requirements:

  • A qualification (CPA (K), ACCA, CIMA) in accounting and/or management accounting.
  • Proven experience or aptitude for data analysis and reporting.  Attention to detail is critical.
  • An outstanding understanding of data generation, data maintenance and data integrity.
  • Commercial understanding and aptitude and understanding of a production and manufacturing environment.
  • Familiarity with Palladium accounting software and an interest in agriculture would be an advantage.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • It is crucial that the candidate understands that their success will be conditional on the ability to generate high quality data, analyse and report on it and present insights to help other decision makers in the company make better decisions in their operational activities.
  • A very dedicated work ethic, and a track record to demonstrate capability of getting the job done. 


Location

The job is a full-time role and is based in Timau with regular travel to Nairobi. 



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