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  • Posted: May 5, 2020
    Deadline: May 19, 2020
  • Centum is East Africa's leading investment company listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange and Uganda Securities Exchange. We are an investment channel providing investors with access to a portfolio of inaccessible, quality, diversified investments. Our Key objective is to consistently generate market beating returns by building extraordinary enterpr...
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    No of Positions: 2

    Job Brief

    Greenblade Growers a subsidiary of Centum seeks to recruit Accountants for its Tumaini Operations in Ol Kalau.

    Job Purpose

    Primarily responsible for all Greenblade accounting including cost tracking, reporting and provides day to day accounting to support project delivery.

    Main responsibilities

    • Pre-construction development pipelines project accounting
      • Coordinate with the Greenblade team to track and report projected cash needs for all
      • projects in the development pipeline on a bi- weekly basis
      • Track project cost, process invoices and prepare entries to appropriately reflect all development
      • project costs and activities from inception through to construction
      • Generate monthly project reports, assist sales and project management team with production of
      • monthly revenues including reporting on project variances of actuals vs budget and updating
      • forecasts
      • Create data room and provide financial due diligence materials / documents
    • Project cost tracking and accounts payable processing
      • Review project invoices for processing and payment
      • Prepare and enter project related entries to accurately account for all projects costs
      • Manage the monthly construction draw down process with the project team
      • Track assigned project budgets and lead monthly budget meetings to identify and discuss any cost / budget issues
      • Prepare routine or regular papers for development projects to facilitate filing of tax returns
      • Reconcile project budget with actuals and prepare project update report
      • Responsible for bank deposits and payments including bank and loan account reconciliations
      • Responsible for accounts payable, account receivable matching, data entry and reconciling accounts.
    • Budgets
      • Prepare, analyse, monitor and report project financial information including budgets, expenditure, forecasts, cost control and cash flows
      •  Assist the development and construction teams in preparation and update of budgets and forecasts including detailed and challenge of the numbers.
      •  Track all project costs and budget including processing of all related invoices and lead monthly budget meetings to identify and discuss any cost / budget issues
      • Coordinate with the project team and group finance team to reconcile project budgets against funding line / financing source
      • Identify and report on expenditure, budget and income variations as well as implementing monitoring processes to provide for effective project management and deliver
    • Other duties
      • Organization of physical accounting files, maintain project related records including insurance, contracts and LPO’s
      • Ensure financial management tools and information systems are up to date and reconciled between themselves
      • Perform own administrative duties
    • Communication and coordination activities
      • Establish strong relationships with Greenblade teams by fully understanding the status and issues around the project and proactively assist the teams as required
      • Maintain a pleasant friendly attitude among Greenblade staff members so that a positive working environment exists.
      • Review project reports and is responsible for ensuring financial accuracy prior to formal submission for approval
      • Organize, attend project review meetings during weekly, monthly and quarterly review and sufficiently challenge the forecasts to ensure accuracy
      • Liaise and collaborate with Group finance team including keeping the team aware of the status of projects, cash flow forecasts, due payments, financial reporting, filing tax returns among others
      • Undertake any further duties that may reasonably be required
    • Ensure compliance with all company policies and procedures
    • Ensure timely and appropriate reporting to the General Manager

    Minimum qualifications

    • Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Business Administration or an equivalent.
    • CPA(K) or equivalent is a must.
    • Expertise in financial operations, accounting controls, working capital management, financial statement reporting and analysis, regulatory compliance, tax management and budgeting.
    • Up-to-date applied knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards and tax regulations.
    • Experience of having worked as a Senior accountant in a large organization.
    • Experience in Project Management will be an added advantage
    • Excellent analytical and numerical abilities
    • Proficiency in IT- SAP Experience is mandatory
    • Excellent communication skills, problem solver with strong attention to detail
    • Team player with ability to work effectively and make decisions independently
    • Commercial awareness and sound business knowledge

    Those interested and meet the above requirements and are willing to work in Ol  Kalau ;can send their application letters and CV on or before Tuesday, 19th May 2020

    Only Shortlisted Candidates will be contacted.Green Blade  is an Equal Opportunity Employer

    Method of Application

    Those interested and meet the above requirements and are willing to work at the farm can send their application letters and CV on or before Tuesday, 19th May 2020

    Only Shortlisted Candidates will be contacted. Green Blade is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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