Overview

Chief Accountant

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Assist the Head of Finance with the day to day, monthly and year end operations of the Accounting/Finance Department including budget review and analysis.
Responsible for the accurate preparation of monthly and quarterly financial reports on company’s performance to ensure management has up to date credible information.
Prepare and analyze the monthly budget/forecast to actual variance reports per program and department.
Responsible for reviewing the MCL and MCRB monthly management accounts to ensure credibility of figures.
Review and prepare quarterly management accounts for MCL and MCRB.
Prepare weekly and quarterly rolling Cash Flow statement to ensure limits are not exceeded and cash anomalies are detected in time to meet company obligations to its suppliers.
The sourcing, reviewing and renewal of company insurance policies within specified period.
Respond to enquiries on financial matters to enable management make informed decisions.
Responsible for managing overall work process of the finance unit to ensure it is efficiently done to serve.
Assist in the preparation of group annual budgets.
Monitor monthly budget and submit variance analysis report to management to compare performance against approved budget.
Review all accounts and report any discrepancies on a need basis.
Assist in tax compliance
Supervise daily bank reconciliations to ensure they are accurate, following up on any discrepancies to ensure they are satisfactorily resolved and appropriate remedial measures are put in place.
Management of company debt collection and credit control to ensure proper cash flow and adherence to company credit policies.
Assist in staff development to ensure the availability of a competent and well-motivated staff.
Coordinate the annual external audit program in consultation with external auditors and GMs and preparing responses to audit queries to ensure audit program is completed within agreed time.
In charge of, and coordinates procurement of company equipment/goods, services and negotiation of service contracts.
Timely reports on sales of MCRB and MCL by business units.
Prepare quarterly schedule of asset depreciation for both MCRB and MCL.
Ensure daily M-Pesa and bank statements/balances are availed to Head of Finance on a daily basis by 9am.
Any other financial activities as may be given from time to time

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Professional Qualification

Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce
CPA (K), ACA, ACCA ,ICMA is a requirement
Proficiency in Accounting Computer packages i.e Quick books 2013 and Ms Excel

 

Knowledge & Experience

5 years progressive experience, 3 of which will be at a senior management level
Experience in management reporting in a commercial enterprise, preferably in Financial services sector
Exposure in use of computerized accounting system
Supervision of staff

Desirable Skills

Ability to use computerized accounting skills
Good interpersonal and communication skills
Strong analytical and financial management skills
Good report writing skills
Methodological approach and problem solving skills
An excellent team player

MODE OF APPLICATION

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About Metropol Corporation Ltd

Metropol was established in Kenya in 1996 as a business Information and credit management company. In 2006 Metropol partnered with GCR to provide credit rating services that enable corporates to raise capital and meet their financing needs. Metropol is also licensed by the Central Bank of Kenya to provide Credit Reference Bureau (CRB) Services to ALL banks in Kenya. Our CRB services leverage full-file credit information sharing and alternative data sources from MFIs, SACCOs, HELB, Utilities, Mobile phone companies and providers of goods and services on credit to help customers improve their access to finance and increase the credit providers’ capacity to lend profitably to more customers. We support Credit providers in managing Credit Risk throughout the credit life cycle in order to increase efficiency and lower risk of default and thus maximize profit. At the same time, we provide the credit consumer with tools that will help negotiate favorable terms when applying and managing their credit. In that way, we provide a Total Customer Solution.