Accounts Assistant Job in Nairobi


Accounts Assistant

Duma Works is recruiting an Accounts Assistant for one of our clients in Nairobi; a leading piping solutions provider in the East African region.
Department :Finance
Team: Accounts Team
Role: Accountant
Reporting to the Chief Accountant
Purpose of the Role
An Accounts Assistant is an integral part of the team responsible for maintaining an efficient and accurate finance function within a business. The Accounts Assistant is responsible for assisting the team of accountants with junior accounting duties.  The Accounts Assistant’s work will include basic book keeping activities, working with sales and purchase ledgers and running calculations to ensure that records and payments are correct

Qualifications
·         Degree in business related courses preferably Finance and Accounting
·         CPA or ACCA Level  III
·         Minimum of 3 years’ experience in Finance Department and preferably in a Manufacturing Industry/Audit firm
·         Worked as an  Accounts Assistant preferably in a manufacturing set up or Audit Firm
·         Must have  worked with an ERP system preferably SAP
Business Understanding:
·         Should have Understand,
·         IFRS and accounting principles
·         Taxation Guidelines
·         Financial Policies and Procedures
Functional Skills:
·         Knowledge of IFRS and accounting principles
·         Reporting
·         Keen to details
·         Cost control Strategies
·         Knowledge of Taxation and Statutory remittance process and dates
·         Thorough documentation
·         Knowledge of Internal control procedures
·         Understand numbers and analyze them
·         Proficient with MS Office- Word and excel tools
·         Updated with latest technology
·         Knowledge of an ERP and other relevant system
Behavioral Skills:
·         Calm temperament
·         Team Player
·         Interpersonal
·         Communication
Responsibilities
·         Reconcile the receivables – the ageing analysis must tally with the ledger and balance sheet amounts
·         Monthly  update of the fixed assets register
·         Perform Weekly and Monthly stock count and produce Stock Reconciliation duly signed by the warehouse manager and verified by the Chief Accountant
·         Cheques writing and posting to SAP while ensuring all payment requisitions are approved and adhering to proper payment procedures and documentation
·         Ensure Individual Balance Score Card Weightage is achieved
·         Produce accurate Bank reconciliations
·         Ensure  Tax and statutory payments are done accurately and timely
·         Produce accurate  Payables Reconciliation
·         Posting credit notes
·         Post Bank Transfers as instructed by the Chief Accountant
·         Posting any Journal for the rounding off differences and others  that are approved by the Chief Accountant
·         Involved in overseeing the stock count exercise when it is done by the Stores staff
·         Maintain healthy and mutual relations with vendors, suppliers, clients, banks and other external /internal partners
·         To perform  Accountant duties that have been delegated whenever the staff is on off duty or on leave
·         Other tasks as may be assigned by the Chief Accountant or the Directors
·         Receiving and posting Cash and Cheques from sales – Cashiering work
·         Receiving, checking and posting the vendor invoices  and approval  in SAP
·         Receiving and posting other miscellaneous invoices
·         Compiling the documents and ensure the cheques have been signed and delivered
·         itax filing for PAYE, VAT, WHT, WH VAT (both sales and purchases) & KEBS
·         Filling of the daily sales Summary and Ensuring that it has been checked and signed by the Chief Accountant and the Sales Manager
·         Ensure that Z-REPORT reconciles with SAP Sales and VAT
·         Post the petty cash vouchers in SAP and reconcile the petty cash ledger with the cash book register
·         Ensure Weekly adhoc cash count and reconciliation with the Sap system is done by the chief accountant
How to Apply
To apply online click here or send your Cover Letter and detailed CV to apply@jobs.dumaworks.com marking the subject as “3533”, Your Full name & Phone number e.g. 3533 Barack Obama, +2547xxxxxxxx. If you don’t follow these instructions, your application will not go through.
Deadline for receiving applications: Friday, 21 December 2018
N.B.
* You will receive a confirmation email and an alert to take a basic screening test over SMS or online. The email with the test may not arrive immediately. Please be patient. The email/SMS test will typically be 5-8 questions to help us understand your background. Regular SMS rates apply to the test.
If you apply and don’t meet these minimum qualifications, we will not be able to move forward with you application.

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