Overview

Senior Accounting Specialist-East Africa
Job TypeFull Time
QualificationBA/BSc/HND
Experience8 – 10 years
LocationNairobi
Job FieldFinance / Accounting / Audit
Job Description

  • Verify, allocate, post and reconcile accounts payable and receivable
  • Produce error-free accounting reports and present their results
  • Analyze financial information and summarize financial status
  • Spot errors and suggest ways to improve efficiency and spending
  • Review and recommend modifications to accounting systems and procedures
  • Manage accounting assistants and bookkeepers
  • Participate in financial standards setting and in forecast process
  • Provide input into department’s goal setting process
  • Summarizes financial status by collecting information and preparing balance sheet, profit and loss, and other statements.
  • Assist with tax audits and tax returns
  • Completes external audit by analyzing and scheduling general ledger accounts and providing information for auditors.
  • Plan, assign and review staff’s work
  • Support month-end/year-end close process & Group reporting.
  • Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls
  • Ensure compliance with GAAP principles
  • Liaise with our Financial Manager and CFO to improve financial procedures
    Role Requirement
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance
  • 8-10 years’ experience in accounting/finance
  • Must have an audit background
  • Experience working for a global company is an added advantage
  • Experience in working with multiple legal entities under different legal umbrellas
  • Experience with financial reporting requirements
  • Solid Accounting Knowledge.
  • Solid Knowledge in Taxation and legal framework.
    Skills Requirement
  • Analytical Skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Deadline-oriented
  • Confidentiality
  • Thoroughness
  • Corporate finance
  • Financial software
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Communication & presentation skills

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