Assistant Chief Accountant Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya

Assistant Chief Accountant Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya

Job Summary:

  • The Assistant Chief Accountant will be in charge of all accounting activities of both financial and management accounting.

  • Reporting to the Head of Finance, he/she will be responsible for preparing financial and performance reports, assisting departments with annual budgets and reviews, internal controls, and tax studies.

    Main Responsibilities of Job

  • Handle full spectrum of financial and cost accounting roles e.g. forecasting, budgeting, etc.

  • Responsible for day to day finance and accounts operations;

  • Ensure that all accounting records are maintained i.e. ledgers and subsidiary books of accounts;

  • Preparation of financial statements and ensure timely closing of accounts;

  • The continuous audit of all accounts, records, and transactions;

  • Approving all disbursement vouchers;

  • Check banking is done daily and correctly;

  • Perform cash flow forecasting, budgeting, and working closely with the operations in analyzing margins, variances, and cost analysis;

  • Carry out surprise cash counts and ensuring a float file is maintained;

  • Check bank reconciliation statements;

  • Examine payroll, ensure unclaimed wages and service are banked;

  • Prepare/supervise and review the month-end closing vouchers and accounts ensuring all journal vouchers are passed;

  • Ensure that closing deadlines are adhered to;

  • Ensure the audit file is updated monthly;

  • Check all petty cash and cheque payment allocations and ensure they are properly allocated to the right accounts;

  • Ensure insurance premiums and cover are renewed and adequate;

  • Ensure all taxes are properly accrued and paid;

  • Ensure smooth year-end closing with External Auditors which will include a detailed review of all balance sheet accounts in December of every year and any necessary adjustments;

  • Adequate reserves and accruals are maintained during the year;

  • Perform project cost forecasts/budgets, cost tracking, monitoring, and controls

  • Implement the recommendations by both the internal and external audits of the follow-ups
    and corrections of the weak points raised;

  • Ensure the company is adequately protected from a financial perspective;

  • Instrumental in facilitating the auditing process and liaising with external auditors;

  • Monitor the financial position, financial performance, and cash flows of the company;

  • Check the company’s assets and liabilities that could affect its equity in the future.

    Key Skills and Qualifications:

  • University degree in Finance or Accounting;

  • CPA (K) or equivalent;

  • Have 5 years of relevant work experience two (2) of which in a similar position preferably in a manufacturing environment;

  • Hands-on experience on SAP;

  • Ability to lead a team;

  • Must be able to meet the demands of an ever-changing business environment;

  • Critical mind in identifying and defining clearly the problem, evaluating different ideas or ways of solving the problem from the data gathered;

  • Extensive knowledge in fast-paced technologies and accounting programs;

  • Excellent mathematical skills, strong written and verbal communication skills;

  • Time management and organizational skills;

  • Problem-solving and analytical skills, as well as leadership and administrative skills.

    How to Apply

  • Interested candidates are requested to forward their updated CVs to

  • stating the subject heading “ASSISTANT CHIEF ACCOUNTANT” clearly indicating their current and expected remuneration (MUST), daytime telephone contacts, and addresses of three referees.

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

  • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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