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  • Posted: Nov 3, 2020
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Optiven Limited is a real estate company. We are founded to provide value added plots for sale and offer real estate solution to the African community. As market leaders in this industry, we sell clean land with valid title deeds. With an extensive working experience, we ensure that we deliver. Our Patners are experienced and the staff professional, we provi...
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    Cost Accountant, Kitengela


    We are looking for an experienced Cost Accountant to join our organization. The successful candidate will be responsible for performing cost analyses, determine costs of manufacturing, scrutinizing associated company expenses and preparing budget reports.

    S/he should possess excellent analytical skills along with the ability to combine different data and calculate profit margins. Our ideal candidate should also be able to create detailed reports that present cost-effective solutions for our company.

    Ultimately, s/he should build updated databases and manage cost information to maximize profitability for our company.


    • Collect cost information and maintain an expenses database.
    • Construct data accumulation systems, analyze cost accounting data and assist with cycle count/physical inventories.
    • Assist in month-end closing, prepare journal entries as necessary, and analyze inventory evaluation, inventory roll forward.
    • Determine and calculate formulas for fixed and variable costs, such as purchases of raw materials and operations costs.
    • Review receipts and compare with actual charges to detect inaccuracies.
    • Maintain internal control documentation and test internal controls.
    • Plan budgets and prepare reports for each department within the company.
    • Prepare (monthly, quarterly and annual) cost forecasts.
    • Prepare detailed account analysis and reconcile sales, manufacturing costs and inventory, liability accounts within the company.
    • Prepare, analyze and report weekly, monthly, quarterly gross margin analysis by brand by customer type and also trends of highs and lows.
    • Review and analyze inventory and margin reports, conduct research and perform analytical studies in regards to cost analyses and profitability.
    • Support and assist internal department reporting requirements such as audit schedules, tax schedules and others.
    • Analyze month-end and year-end reports to identify and recommend cost-effective improvements
    • Ensure timely submission, accuracy and validity of inventory, gross margin schedules to management.
    • Perform other duties as may be assigned from time to time.


    • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance.
    • Must be a CPA-K and a member of a professional body.
    • Must have at least 4 years’ working experience from construction or manufacturing sector as cost accountant, cost Analyst, etc.
    • Demonstrated in depth understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and cost accounting standards.
    • Thorough knowledge of accounting procedures.
    • Expertise in activity-based costing for fixed and variable costs in relation to the overall direct cost of a line of products
    • Familiarity with accounting software programs, such as QuickBooks, Sage, etc.
    • Proficiency in Excel and Microsoft Office products.
    • Must be above 30 years of age


    • Excellent analytical skills with an attention to detail
    • Ability to research, compile, analyze and interpret data
    • Good written, verbal communication and collaborative skills
    • Ability to analyze and reconcile complex accounts and reserves
    • Ability to work independently under minimal supervision.
    • Strong organizational and communicational skills.
    • Must possess excellent reporting skills
    • Must be a team player.
    • Proven time management skills and ability to work under strict deadlines
    • Integrity, with an ability to handle confidential information
    • Professionalism

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    Accounts Assistant, Nairobi



    We are seeking a highly competent and an outstanding individual who is dynamic and passionate about delivering results to join our finance and accounts team.

     S/he will be responsible for the general accounting function including preparing journal entries, maintaining balance sheet schedules and ledgers and account and bank reconciliations. Assisting with monthly closings and account analysis and supporting the senior accountant in carrying out the responsibilities of the accounting department.


    • Giving daily and weekly updates aimed at improving financial records.
    • Updating and maintaining accounting journals, ledgers and other records detailing financial business transactions.
    • Preparation of monthly closings and preparation of monthly financial statements.
    • Reconciling and maintaining balance sheet accounts.
    • Preparing tax computations and returns as well as assist in preparing budgets and forecasts.
    • Preparing payrolls and submitting PAYE, VAT, NSSF and NHIF.
    • Drawing up monthly financial reports i.e. expense reports.
    • Administering accounts receivable and accounts payable.
    • Maintaining accurate debtors and creditor’s record and liaise with sales team to ensure prompt debt collection and prompt creditor’s payment.
    • Posting all transactions to the accounting software on a daily basis, i.e. disbursements, payments made out and cash received.
    • Monitoring and resolving bank issues including fee anomalies and check differences.
    • Ensuring up to date payment of utilities
    • Performing regular reconciliations of the general ledger.
    • Maintaining accurate and up to date records of all financial transactions.
    • Assisting with year-end closings.
    • Assisting with preparation and coordination of the audit process.
    • Assisting with implementing and maintaining internal financial controls and procedures.
    • Carrying out other related tasks as might be required from time to time.


    • Bachelor of Commerce in Finance.
    • CPA K Qualified and be a member of a professional body i.e. ICPAK
    • At least 4 years’ experience in a busy and fast paced environment.
    • Must be very proficient in accounting software i.e. quick books.
    • Conversant with filling statutory returns.
    • Knowledge of accounting principles and best practices i.e. GAAP
    • Knowledge of financial reporting.
    • Knowledge of local and international laws regarding accounting, finances and taxation.


    • Attention to detail and accuracy.
    • Ability to work independently under minimal supervision.
    • Ability to multi-task and get things done to completion.
    • Ability to meet strict deadlines.
    • Excellent planning and organizational skills.
    • Result oriented and deadline-driven.
    • Good scheduling and monitoring skills.
    • Excellent Communication skills.
    • Problem analysis and problem-solving skills.
    • Excellent reporting skills.
    • Team player.
    • Adaptability.
    • Team player.
    • Confidentiality.
    • Initiative.
    • Integrity.

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    Internal Auditor, Nairobi

    Salary: Attractive


    We seek to hire a competent internal Auditor who will offer internal audit function to our organization through providing systematic and disciplined approach to effectiveness of risk management, internal control and governance processes, to support the organization in ensuring proper implementation and execution of an audit plan as well as monitoring compliance.

    The eligible candidate will possess a thorough knowledge of accounting procedures and a sound judgment.

    S/he will be accountable for the examination and evaluation of organization processes, preparing and reporting findings back to management recommending possible improvements and corrections, and providing independent assurance of compliance with statutory requirements, policies and procedures in line with local and global standards and the organization’s policies and procedures.


    • Develop and facilitate implementation of Internal Audit policies and procedures for the organization.
    • Obtain detailed understanding of company’s operations, environment including internal controls surrounding business processes and develop or update audit program for audit execution.
    • Examining records, reports, operating practices and documentation to ensure compliance with the established internal control procedures.
    • Providing technical support in revision of operations, accounting, and procurement, HR Manuals in order to adhere to company policy, statutory compliance and reporting requirements.
    • Liaise with all departments in reviewing systems and establishing controls and procedures.
    • Monitoring of all control procedures and processes to ensure compliance with policy, statutory and reporting requirements.
    • Regularly inspect company records and transactions and evolve scrutiny of methodology that ensures compliance and sets standards to be adhered to for such from time to time.
    • Undertake regular and impromptu and regular inspections of all processes, policies and procedures ensuring compliance with statutory requirements and best practice guidelines as may be prescribed from time to time by local and global organizations.
    • Draft findings to ensure that these are written in a well manner containing background, finding, risk and corrective action or recommendation.
    • Keep an eye on the latest developments in the financial industry and accounting fields with a few to enhancing internal audit function as a key contributor to company strategy.
    • Support in follow up on outstanding audit issues and conduct staff training on audit areas and programs geared towards raising levels of compliance.
    • Work with management and other members of the accounting and finance team to recommend ways to drive efficiencies and reduce risk.
    • Perform any other responsibilities as may be assigned from time to time.


    • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance.
    • CPA-K or ACCA professional certification and a member of a professional body. I.e. ICPAK.
    • Minimum 5 working years’ experience in auditing especially in real estate sector.
    • Possess a high level of understanding of audit theory and strong industry knowledge.
    • Good understanding of local and international accounting and auditing standards and must be able to apply them effectively.


    • Ability to positively interface and work well with all levels of staff and management.
    • Ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize.
    • Advanced computer skills in MS Office and databases.
    • Ability to Work independently and with little supervision.
    • Excellent documentation and communication skills.
    • Integrity, with an ability to handle confidential information.
    • Excellent organizing skills.
    • Great attention to detail.
    • Excellent report writing skills.
    • Excellent analysis and data reporting skills.
    • High level interpersonal skills.
    • Must be a strong team player.
    • Professionalism

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    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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