By John Kimani in News

Aug 19, 2019

JOB VACANCY


We are seeking to recruit an experienced senior Accountant to oversee general accounting operations by controlling and verifying our financial transactions. 


Department: Finance

Accountable to: Chief Accountant

 

Accountable for:

 General ledger accountability, and financial reporting, as well as financial profitability analysis and other special projects as assigned.

 

Responsibilities

  • 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 assistants and bookkeepers

  • 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 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

  • Liaise with the Finance Director and  Chief Accountant to improve financial procedures

Requirements

  • Thorough knowledge of basic accounting procedures

  • 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

  • Excel skills including Vlookups and pivot tables

  • Accuracy and attention to detail

  • Aptitude for numbers and quantitative skills

  • BS degree in Accounting, Finance or relevant

  • Relevant certification (e.g. CMA or CPA) will be preferred

  • Ability to demonstrate excellent analytical skills with a thorough knowledge of accounting principles to analyze financial reports and forecasts.

  • The ideal candidate has also experience collaborating and/or managing a team of accountants and junior accountants

  • Minimum 5 years work experience

  • Organizational Skills

Interested candidates should submit their application to hr@nibs.ac.ke not later than 23 August 2019.

NB: Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.