Senior Accountant Job in Kenya

Our client a clearing and forwarding company is looking to fill the position of Senior Accountant.

Job Duties

  • Liaise with banks and ensure daily completion of Bank Reconciliations.
  • Assist with cash planning.
  • Ensure Tax compliance by remitting all tax payments and returns as required.
  • Maintain fixed assets register.
  • Analysis and understanding of direct cost.
  • Review and analyze the general ledger, financial statements and prepare appropriate accrual and adjusting journal entries in accordance with GAAP.
  • Assist in the month end, quarter end, and year end closing processes.
  • Assist in the allocation of various expenses across business lines.
  • Assist in the compilation of information for the overall Company year-end audit
  • Coordinate with Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable departments to ensure proper accounting.
  • Analyze financial statements for discrepancies and other issues that should be brought to the CFO’s attention
  • Conduct monthly and quarterly account reconciliations to ensure accurate reporting and ledger maintenance.
  • Prepare accurate, timely financial statements in accordance with our established schedule and with input from the rest of the accounting department
  • Collaborate with other finance department staff to support overall departmental goals and objectives
  • Special projects as assigned by management
  • Leadership and Mentorship

Academic Qualifications

  • Graduate (Business course, Finance or Accounting)
  • 5 Years Progressive work Experience in a busy work Environment (Manufacturing/Retail/Freight & Forwarding Preferably)

Experience in: –

  • Tax computations, returns and compliance
  • Banks reconciliations and relationships
  • Payables management.
  • Payroll processing
  • General Ledger reconciliations
  • Basic reporting skills
  • ERP Experience
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office suite. Advance Excel skills required
  • Must have excellent organizational skills, the ability to complete tasks to deadlines and to work outside of normal office hours at month.
  • Ability to prioritize, juggle tasks and use initiative during demanding periods to ensure that all financial transactions are recorded and paid in a timely manner
  • Mature, strong analytical, interpersonal and communication skills
  • The flexibility to work outside normal office hours as may be required from time-to-time.

If you qualify for the above role, kindly send your detailed cv to on or before 30th April 2018.

Accounting and Finance
Updated: April 25, 2018 — 9:05 pm