Accounts Assistant Job in Kenya

Job Opening: Accounts Assistant
Our client, an  engineering construction company would like to recruit an Accounts Assistant reporting to the accountant.
Key duties / responsibilities of the Accounts Assistant shall be to:
  • Provide assistance to senior accounts staff
  • Prepare and post vendor payments to the system including petty cash, Mpesa and cheque payments
  • Post invoices by verifying and entering payables transactions
  • Receiving and depositing funds, and executing cheques for payment of approved expenses
  • Preparation and filing of backing documentation for all transactions posted      
  • Ensure timely payments for all suppliers and service providers
  • Ensuring all payments are properly authorized, supported with proper documentation and filed correctly
  • Preparing and submitting VAT and Corporate Tax returns
  • Preparation and filing of monthly statutory deductions for payroll (PAYE, NHIF, NSSF, HELB etc.)
  • Assistance with statutory and other audits at year end and as needed throughout the year
  • Maintain accurate records and reconciliation of all accounts to ensure compliance with internal and external audit processes.
  • Assist in preparation of monthly and annual reports such as intercompany billings and reconciliation between entities, general ledger review, fixed asset continuity schedules etc.
  • Help develop and maintain the document filing system and accounting policy and procedure manuals
  • Tracking of VAT input tax credits on purchases and VAT chargeable on sales
  • Proactively looking for operational efficiencies and policy and procedural enhancements to improve internal control environment
  • Special projects and analysis related work as assigned.
Requirements & Qualifications
  • At least 2 year of experience working within a finance and account department
  • Good understanding of accounting processes and procedures
  • Minimum of CPA  Part 2 or ACCA Part 1 or other accounting designation
  • High Proficiency in computer software including Office (Excel and Word) .
  • Enthusiasm for working in an innovative, dynamic and fast paced Start-Up environment!
  • Experience in a construction firm is a definate plus.
Qualified candidates ,we welcome your application-cover letter and CV, send by email to: and cc; before Friday 14th January, 2015, clearly indicating the position applied for 
Salary offered  Kes 25,000 Per month

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