Senior Accountant

Contract: Permanent
Salary: Confidential
Status: Expired

Job Purpose

 

The role holder oversees all accounting and financial aspects of the Company and is responsible for implementation of the accounting and financial policies and strategies, budgetary planning and asset management.

 

Academic qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Finance, Economics, Accounting or Finance, Business Administration, or other relevant qualification from a recognized institution; Master’s Degree will be an added advantage

Professional Qualifications

i. Public Accountant (CPA)K, CCPK,

ii. ACCA;

iii. Membership to ICPAK or other relevant professional body

Previous relevant work experience required

Work experience of at least five (5) years, two (2) of which must have been at a Supervisory level;

Functional Skills, Behavioral Competencies/Attributes:

i. Leadership skills

ii. Coaching skills

iii. Mentoring skills

iv. Communication Skills:

v. Financial Skills

vi. Accounting Skills:

vii. Time Management:

viii. Planning and Organizing skills:

ix. Analytical skills

x. Problem Solving and Decision Making:

xi. Supervisory skills

Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities/ Duties / Tasks

1. Supervisory Responsibilities

i. Spearheading the development and execution of the company’s strategy on accounting and

finance;

ii. Developing and overseeing implementation of policies, procedures and manuals to

safeguard financial integrity;

iii. Co-coordinating the development of the annual budget;

iv. Assessing internal controls, including risk assessments and reviews of risk areas

v. Identify, evaluate, mitigate and monitor operational and strategic risks of the function;

vi. Developing and enforcing Internal controls in the accounting and finance function;

vii. Ensuring confidential information is secure

2. Operational Responsibilities / Tasks

i. Implementing adequate budgetary provisions, monitor absorption and ensure optimal

utilization aligned to the company’s strategic activities

ii. Supervising, training and appraising accountants and functional assistants in the accounts

section.

iii. Preparing budget proposals for additional expenditures and reallocation of voted funds

during the year.

iv. Preparing periodic updates to the management on the budgetary absorptions and financial

position.

v. Assist the senior management undertaking liaisons with financiers supporting projects and

ensuring compliance with the funding requirements;

vi. Advising the on all financial and accounting matters;

vii. Assist in developing supplementary financial regulations and procedures to enhance

internal controls.

viii. Assist in analyzing and interpreting financial reports and make recommendations based on

the findings.

ix. Ensure compliance with GAAP principles

x. Maintaining and reconciling fixed assets schedules

xi. Performing month-end and year-end account reconciliations including preparation of

working papers for auditors' review.

xii. Ensuring proper computation of taxes and filling of annual tax returns

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