Senior Accountant

Job Title

Senior Accountant

Reporting to the Finance Director, the job holder will have the overall responsibility of providing comprehensive financial and management accounting services for the Accident and Emergency, Clinics and Laboratory Division.

Responsibilities

  • The reporting of annual budget;

  • analyzing unit/activity revenue,

  • analyzing costs and variances,

  • evaluating profitability improvement and cost reduction programmes;

  • monitoring achievement of savings targets,

  • assisting the budget holders with the preparation of business plans,

  • capital investment appraisals.

    He/She will also have the responsibility for efficient workflow of the outpatient financial and admission processes in the division.

    Particular Responsibilities Include:

  • Preparing and implementing the division’s budgets, preparing special revisions; monitoring the division’s budgets and expenditures.

  • Ensuring that operational and capital expenditure are appropriate by reviewing and comparing costs with industry standards.

  • Supervising and reviewing the billing, revenue capture and expenditure function of the divisions.

  • Ensuring a smooth closedown of accounts for month-end and year-end in liaison with other Senior Accountants and IT Department.

  • Reviewing systems and procedures within the division to increase efficiency and to comply with any new guidelines issued by internal and external audit reports.

  • Supervising the compilation of monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports for the divisions. Participate in regular stock takes and follow up on resolution of variances.

  • Follow up on variance explanations and take corrective action.

  • Work closely with other managers on areas such as human resources, service development, business planning, service reviews and improvement of key performance indicators.

  • To develop and conduct on the job training for finance staff in the Division.

    Qualifications and Experience

  • CPA (K) and a Bachelor of Commerce degree majoring in accounting or its equivalent.

  • IT Literate and proficiency accounting software qualifications.

  • Six (6) years progressive working experience in accounting with at least three of these at a senior level

  • Expert knowledge of accounting, auditing and financial and management reporting.

  • Considerable ability to establish working relationship with departmental managers and subordinates.

  • Resilience and ability to work under pressure.

  • Experience in working with ERP systems.

    Application Deadline; 17th October

    If your background, experience and competence match the above specifications, please send your application, curriculum vitae, names and contact details of three referees to:

    The Human Resources Manager

    The Nairobi Hospital

    Argwings Kodhek Rd

    P.O. Box 30026

    G.P.O 00100

    Nairobi, Kenya

    E-mail: hosp@nairobihospital.org

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