Chief Accountant Job in Kenya

Hilltop Preparatory School is a leading mixed private primary school (day & boarding) located in cosmopolitan Kitale. 

We are looking for a Chief Accountant to oversee the financial functions in the institution.

Duties and Responsibilities include;
  • Be in charge of the financial functions of the institution.
  • Implement accounting framework consistent to best practice.
  • Maintaining accurate and up to date records of all financial transactions.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual budgets and oversee implementation.
  • Prepare and present monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports to the Board.
  • Coordinate the annual audit process; liaise with external auditors and the directors.
  • Advise on the improvement of financial management system and internal control system.
  • Supervision of the day-to-day operation of the Accounting Department.
  • Ensure sound cash management of deposits, bank accounts and daily transactions.
  • Manage the school’s cash flow and forecasting.
  • Process payroll and remit taxes and levies to relevant agencies.
  • Work closely and transparently with all external partners.
  • Ensure compliance with statutory requirements.
  • Manage the school procurement process.
  • Provide the vision and the professional leadership of the school to maintain its success and to ensure high service to all its stakeholders.
  • Promote the school’s ethos in which the highest standards are expected from all members of the school community.
  • Ensure achievement of set targets on financial management and performance.
  • Follow up with parents to ensure that the school fees are promptly paid.
  • To monitor and evaluate school performance and report to the Board of Director.
  • Coordinate recruitment & retention of high quality staff, while promoting professional development.
  • Ensure that the school operates and abides to the Education Act & other relevant laws of Kenya.
  • Any other duties as assigned by the Board
Required Skills & Qualifications;
  • Certified public Accountant (CPA K or finalist).
  • A Bachelor’s degree in finance or accounting will be an added advantage.
  • Good understanding of accounting principles IFRS.
  • 5 years relevant work experience; 2 years preferably in an academic institution.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural diverse environment and under pressure.
  • Working knowledge of computerized accounting systems.
  • Excellent interpersonal & communication skills, high integrity, dependable, and attentive to detail.
  • A track record in setting priorities; keen analytic, organization and problem solving skills, which support and enable sound decision-making.
  • Ability to plan, manage and follow through on assignments and communicate at all levels of the institution in a timely and professional manner.
Successful candidates will be offered a competitive package, which includes; housing, medical, education for children and an incentive driven bonus scheme when certain targets are meet.

Qualified candidates should send detailed CV including expected salary to : 

director@hilltop.co.ke

Closing date: 31st October 2016. 

Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

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