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  • Posted: May 19, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
  • With 11 partners and more than 130 team members, our firm dates back nearly 30 years. We have deep links with the Kenyan business community and in-depth knowledge of the market. We are particularly strong in our tax consultancy services. Many new entrants to the Kenyan and African emerging markets choose us as their financial partners to give them a solid fo...
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    Chief Accountant

    Main Responsibilities of Job 

    • Develop and maintain the cost accounting system, documents, and records of the organization;
    • Analyze any changes in products provided in order to determine what effect it 
    • has on the cost and make estimates of new and proposed product costs;
    • Analyze manufacturing costs and prepare regular reports comparing standard costs to actual production costs;
    • Provide management with reports that specify and compare factors that affect prices and profitability of products or services;
    • Coordinate preparation of accurate and up-to-date financial and management 
    • accounting information to facilitate decision making;
    • Oversee monthly, quarterly, and annual financial progress reports for the 
    • department and forward for approval, to ensure informed decisions are made within the Company promptly;
    • Ensure financial issues and inquiries are addressed from internal and external 
    • customers to ensure satisfactory services;
    • Ensure internal checks are carried out to ensure effective and efficient accounting practices;
    • Ensure application of sound principles, systems, and techniques in accounting for effective and efficient use of finances and assets;
    • Participate in the preparation of reports regarding internal and external audits 
    • to ensure accurate information on annual statements is correctly projected;
    • Validation and verification of payments for accuracy and accountability; 
    • Coordinate the budget preparation process of the company and prepare the related special revisions promptly;
    • Develop, implement and monitor effective systems of monitoring performance 
    • against budget including key financial performance indicators;
    • Ensure timely monthly reconciliation of budget adjustments to the agreed expenditure plan;
    • Analyze and report significant budget variances and identify possible remedial 
    • actions in consultation with divisional accountants;

    Key Skills and Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce (Accounting or Business Administration with 
    • Finance Option) or any other Business-related Degree from a recognized university;
    • Must have a minimum of eight (8) years experience, five of which (5) should be in a management role;
    • Must be a Certified Public Accountant (CPAK) or ACCA;
    • Must be strong in Cost Accounting and Reporting;
    • Must have a good understanding of the Constitution, Public Finance 
    • Management Act, and related legislation, financial reporting accounting standards;
    • Must have worked in the manufacturing sector;
    • Must have impeccable planning and budgeting skills;
    • Must be familiar with the major Investments trends for similar industries; and
    • Must have leadership and supervisory skills.

    Method of Application

    Interested candidates are requested to forward their updated CVs to [email protected] stating the subject heading “CHIEF ACCCOUNTANT” clearly indicating their current and expected remuneration (MUST), daytime telephone contacts, and addresses of three referees.

    Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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