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  • Posted: Jan 14, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Ilara Health brings accurate and affordable diagnostics to the 500 million people in Africa who today struggle to access a simple blood test. We distribute low-cost, AI-powered diagnostic devices directly to primary care doctors in peri-urban and rural clinics, where the availability of common diagnostics is very poor. Our proprietary software integrates ...
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    Accounting Manager

    Job Summary

    The Accounting Manager will work under the Head of Finance. This will be a permanent role that will involve accounting, reporting as well as ensuring adherence to internal controls and statutory compliance.The ideal candidate should be well versed in financial principles and able to work comfortably with numbers and great attention to detail.

    Key Responsibilities

    The Accounting Manager will be required to take charge of timely preparation of final financial reports, complex and technical accounting, tax compliance, cash reconciliation and managing statutory audits.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    Manage the day to day operations of the accounting department including overseeing, coaching and training of a high performance accounting team

    1. Oversee preparation of monthly payroll including ensuring timely remission of all applicable statutory deductions (PAYE, NHIF, NSSF, NITA etc)
    2. Build and maintain adequate and effective processes to improve the month close and reporting cycles to ensure timely and accurate reporting
    3. . Lead on tax optimisation, tax impact of corporate strategies and manage tax audits
    4. Perform comprehensive reviews of stand-alone and consolidated Income Statement, Balance Sheet and Cashflow in compliance with US GAAP & IFRS
    5. Oversee supplier, cash and bank reconciliations
    6. Establish consistent and effective accounting policies, structures, processes, systems and strong internal controls to safeguard the company’s assets, revenue and other resources
    7. Work with external advisers/consultants to ensure full compliance with all accounting, tax, and other statutory requirements in Kenya
    8. Support Head of Finance in preparation for and attending audit meetings as required (e.g. Entry, Exit, Status etc.)
    9. Perform the P&L variance analysis and working closely with Head of Finance to deliver insightful explanation on variances
    10. Support with any other tasks as assigned by the management/leadership team
    11. Others
    12. Conform with and abide by all regulatory guidance and internal policies and procedures
    13. Document policies, procedures and workflow for assigned areas of responsibility

    Requirements - Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

    1. High/Unquestionable integrity and Exceptional work ethic
    2. University degree in Accounting, Finance,Commerce /Economics or related field
    3. 4+ years experience in the accounting and finance sector
    4. . Audit experience - Big 4 preferred
    5. High level/general understanding of tax (corporate, personal, VAT and withholding tax) reporting requirements in Kenya
    6. Knowledge & experience working with IFRS /U.S. GAAP reporting
    7. Knowledge of financial controls and how to implement them
    8. Knowledge of how to perform and review reconciliations
    9. Strong leadership and good team management skills
    10. Experience working with reporting software, Xero, Quick books, Pastel, Sage, Oracle
    11. Highly analytical with high proficiency in Ms Excel
    12. Possess exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
    13. Self-motivated, creative and a self-initiator, highly organized and results-focused
    14. Conscientious about timeliness of assignments and quality of work product.
    15. Able to handle multiple tasks and maintain control and order over the same.
    16. Demonstrated ability to work with short timelines on deliverables and deal with multiple requests at a time
    17. Comfortable with start-up environment; ambiguity, aggressive goals and targets, open company culture, flat company structure, and strong team spirit

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Ilara Health on to apply

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