Highchem East Africa Chief Accountant, and Internal Auditor Jobs in Kenya

Our Client, Highchem East Africa Ltd has been an importer and distributor of Patent medicines for over 40 years. They are looking for ambitious, self-driven candidates to fill the positions of:
Chief Accountant:

Basic Function:

The Chief Accountant is responsible for the management of all the accounting, financial and investment functions of the company by designing, implementing, maintaining and updating sound accounting systems, standards, policies and procedures which help to safeguard the Company assets.

Principal Roles and Accountabilities:
  • The incumbent will be charged with the oversight of financial health and operations of the company, through budget planning and implementation, compliance with statutory regulations and development of standard financial reports for the management
  • Responsible for overseeing company accounts, finance and all commercial functions, including taxation and finance audits
  • Treasury management by ensuring close monitoring of company’s cash flow position and liaison with banks, bank balances control and reporting
  • Provide leadership in the formulation and implementation of sound financial management strategies policies and systems
  • Review all financial reports and ensure they are conclusive, accurate, concise, free from any material misstatements and reliable for management decision making. And also to ensure that they meet the requirements of international financial reporting standards [IFRS]
  • Supervise the timely preparation of monthly management accounts, quarterly reporting, annual financials and statutory accounts. Should also ensure integrity in financial and management reporting
  • Interpret financial policies and advise the management on any future foreseeable financial risks. i.e. identify the risk areas in the operations, assist in risk management processes and mitigate any associated risks
  • Co-ordinate the annual audit and answering to audit issues including preparing financial statements for auditing
  • Supervise accounts departmental staff. Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • BS in Accounting or Finance, an MBA is an added advantage
  • CPA (K) or ACCA qualification
  • At least 7 years experience in a progressively financial role
  • Proven leadership and supervision skills
  • Strong working knowledge of Finance
  • Good knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards [IFRS]
  • Strong analytical skills, ability to communicate and manage well at all levels of the organization
  • Strong problem solving and creative skills and the ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions based on accurate and timely analyses.
Internal Auditor:

Basic Function:

The Internal Auditor will be responsible for checking and reviewing the financial transactions to ensure adequacy and effectiveness of the accounts processes. 
This will be in regards to the company accounts, finance and all commercial functions, including taxation and finance audits.

Principal Roles and Accountabilities:
  • Audit the financial activities and functions of all departments and evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of the system of internal control in safeguarding the Company’s business and financial interest
  • Ensure that operations in the accounts department are conducted in compliance with laid down policy, procedure, work instructions and statutory regulations
  • Carry out periodic and continuous internal audit exercises on all functions and assets of the organization to minimise the risk of loss
  • Continuously evaluate internal control systems in line with changing demands and ensure that the systems are appropriately designed to serve the best interest of the organization at all times
  • Evaluate audit findings, draw comparisons and analytical reviews and advise the audit committee on continuous improvement measures
  • Check the cash book and ensure that all payments were supported by authentic receipts
  • Analyse the issues identified, during audits, to genuinely represent or point out the risks they have on the company
  • Prepare monthly audit reports
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • BS in Accounting or Finance
  • CPA (K) highly desirable
  • At least 5 years experience in a progressive audit role
  • Strong working knowledge of Accounting
  • Strong analytical skills, ability to communicate and manage well at all levels of the organization
  • Strong problem solving and creative skills and the ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions based on accurate and timely analyses.
Interested candidates should forward their CVs Only to recruit@virtualhr.co.ke by 4th July 2012 stating their current and expected remuneration, day time telephone contacts and addresses of three referees.


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