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Senior Accountant (FMCG)

Location: Ngong road, Nairobi

Our client, a retail and distribution company, is looking for a competent Senior Accountant to oversee general accounting operations by controlling and verifying financial transactions.

Job Description

Senior accountant responsibilities include reconciling account balances and bank statements, maintaining general ledger and preparing month-end close procedures. Assist management in making critical business decisions by analyzing and presenting key financial data. You will oversee accounting procedures and prepare forecasts, budgets and risk analysis.

Responsibilities

General Accounting

  • Verify, allocate, post and reconcile accounts payable and receivable
  • Produce error-free accounting reports and present their results
  • Analyze financial information and summarize financial status
  • Spot errors and suggest ways to improve efficiency and spending
  • Review and recommend modifications to accounting systems and procedures
  • Manage accounting assistant
  • Participate in financial standards setting and in forecast process
  • Provide input into department’s goal setting process
  • Prepare financial statements and produce budget according to schedule
  • Assist with tax audits and tax returns
  • Direct internal and external audits to ensure compliance
  • Plan, assign and review staff’s work
  • Support month-end and year-end close process
  • Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls
  • Ensure compliance with GAAP principles

Management Accounting

  • Gather and analyze financial information for internal use
  • Support budgeting and funding
  • Assume responsibility of accounting procedures
  • Evaluate the company’s performance using key data
  • Make forecasts to assist business planning and decision-making
  • Conduct risk assessment and advise on ways to minimize risk
  • Advise on problems and suggest improvements

Qualifications

  • Proven experience as a financial controller, accounting supervisor, or senior accountant
  • Solid knowledge of basic and advanced accounting and financial principles and practices
  • Excellent knowledge of cost accounting and reporting
  • Excellent knowledge or risk analysis, budgeting and forecasting
  • In-depth understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Awareness of business trends
  • Familiarity with financial accounting statements
  • Experience with general ledger functions and the month-end/year-end close process
  • Hands-on experience with accounting software packages
  • Advanced MS Excel skills including Vlookups and pivot tables
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Aptitude for numbers and quantitative skills
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • A problem-solver with attention to detail
  • Organizational and leadership skills
  • BS degree in Accounting, Finance or relevant
  • Relevant certification will be preferred

How to Apply

Deadline: Interested parties should send their online applications on or before 13th December 2019

Correspondence: Applications and detailed CV to be submitted online at http://goo.gl/T8sryH

Applications not meeting minimum requirements will not be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.