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  • Posted: May 14, 2024
    Deadline: Not specified
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    With operations in Africa, USA, UK,India and UAE, Techno Brain is the first indigenous African company to be assessed at CMMI Level-5, achieving highest quality standards for software development. Currently operating in 21+ countries, creating 1200 high tech jobs in the continent, Techno Brain has achieved leadership positions in areas such as Public Financial Management, Digital Identity Management, Tax & Customs, IT Training, Business Process Outsourcing, host of e-Government solutions and Digital products.
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    Accountant- AP/AR

    Job Purpose:

    The accountant- AP/AR will be responsible for preparing, receiving, sending and verifying invoices in both payables and receivables. In this role you will be charged with the responsibility of completing payments by receiving, processing, verifying, and reconciling invoices as well as maintaining proper books of accounts. In addition, continuously support operational processes; and maintain a great teamwork and excellent customer service to enhance effective internal/external client relationships within own area of responsibility.

    Key Responsibilities:

    Account Payables:

    • Preparing analysis of accounts, monitor accounts to ensure payments are up to date and research and resolve invoice discrepancies and issues.
    • Capture monthly accruals of recurrent expenditure.
    • Ensuring accurate transaction posting, assigning the collect GL accounts and cost centers.
    • Maintain listing and supporting document of vendor prepayments, ensuring tax invoices are received, posted and applied.
    • Accurate posting of supplier invoices and ensuring compliance to controls.
    • Support external and internal audits and ensure effective implementation of audit recommendations.
    • Clients relationship management – enquiries, clarifications & complaints.
    • Ensure accurate and timely month-end closing tasks that include, account analysis, reconciliations, accruals, journal entries, actual to forecast variance analysis etc.
    • Perform day to day financial transactions, including verifying, classifying, and recording accounts payable data.
    • Reconcile the accounts payable ledger to ensure that all bills and payments are accounted for and properly posted.
    • Generate reports detailing accounts payables status.
    • Reconciliation of cash books and purchases ledgers.
    • Maintain accounting ledgers by verifying and posting account transactions.
    • Prepare and report on all taxes and statutory requirements including but not limited to: VAT, WHT, PAYE, NSSF, NHIF,NITA, HELB and other requisite deductions

    Accounts Receivables:

    • Ensure accurate and timely preparation of invoices.
    • Ensure proper filing of credit notes and other account receivable documents.
    • Ensuring that GL fully reconciles with AR sub ledger.
    • Maintain an up to date accounts receivable ledger.
    • Processing bank deposits and bank reconciliations.
    • Generate reports detailing accounts receivable status.
    • Assist in the preparation of monthly management reports including revenue, debtors and working capital reports.
    • Reconciliation of debtors’ accounts.
    • Preparation and dispatch of debtors’ statements
    • Follow up with debtors on outstanding payments and attend to any queries raised and ensure they are resolved in a timely manner and payments received.

    People Management & Leadership

    • Strive for personal development by engaging in learning and seeking coaching and feedback on a regular basis.
    • Contribute to team efforts by demonstrating responsibility, respect and accountability.
    • Develop good relationships with team members, supervisors and managers while contributing time, energy and ideas to team efforts and meetings.

    Client Engagement and Management.

    • Develop, manage and maintain strong mutually beneficial relationships with external stakeholders e.g., auditors, banks, auditors, tax authorities etc.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or business related field;
    • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Chartered Accountant (CA) certification.
    • At least 5 years  of progressive accounting experience with at least 2 years on AP/AR management
    • Experience in the Oil and Gas industry is preferred but not required.
    • Strong computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Excel and accounting software and experience using financial systems e.g., ERP systems.
    • Knowledge of GAAP, IFRS, and other relevant accounting standards.
    • Strong financial, risk, client, people-management and leadership skills.
    • Strong attention to detail, analytical, communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.

    Governance and Operational Risk Management :

    • Accountability for role specific duties and responsibilities as defined in various Company Guidelines and Policies:
    • Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
    • Accountabilities and Delegated Authorities Matrix
    • Business Requirement Document (BRD)
    • Performance Management Policy
    • Risk Management Policies and Procedures
    • HR Policies and procedures
    • Code of Conduct and Ethical Practice.

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    Assistant Accountant – Tax

    Job Purpose:

    The Tax Accountant will play a crucial role in ensuring compliance with tax regulations , preparing accurate tax returns, and providing expert advice on tax-related matters. The incumbent will be required to support the business in compliance with both general tax laws and industry-specific regulations.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Overseeing the entire tax management process, including calculations and timely execution of tax payments such as VAT, WHVAT, WHT, Reverse VAT, and corporate taxes.
    • Monitoring VAT refunds by tracking the status of VAT refunds and initiates the submission of refund claims promptly when applicable.
    • Addressing regulatory requests by ensuring timely responses to information requests from the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA).
    • Coordinating audits and compliance by facilitating any KRA audits and reviews related to compliance.
    • Examining and reconciling withholding VAT certificates received during the month with customer accounts on a timely basis.
    • Monthly reconciliation of VAT, WHT, and WHVAT returns with the General Ledger (GL), and provides explanations for any discrepancies to management.
    • Assisting in Corporate tax computations.
    • Supervise tax-related accounting procedures across all aspects impacting our business.
    • Support Financial Closures during month-end and year-end tax closing procedures for the purpose of the company’s financial reporting.
    • Provide assistance for the statutory tax audit and subsequent filing of annual income tax returns with the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA).
    • Prepare and verify that tax filings VAT, PAYE, withholding taxes, corporate income tax and statutory contributions are accurate and are filed before the statutory due dates.
    • Ensure tax compliance with the relevant regulators and become an expert in local tax law to ensure optimal planning.
    • Serve as lead liaison with the tax authority.

    People Management & Leadership

    • Providing leadership and guidance to a team of graduate accountants monitoring their performance and quality of work.
    • Motivating and coach the team to operational success.
    • Consistently promote high standards and ensure each team members understand expected standards and behavior.

    Client Engagement and Management

    • Develop, manage and maintain strong mutually beneficial relationships with external stakeholders e.g. tax authorities etc.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, Finance, or related field; Master’s degree or relevant tax certification is a plus.
    • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Chartered Accountant (CA) certification.
    • At least 5 years of progressive experience in accounting, or finance field; (with at least a minimum of 1 year in a Tax Accountant position.
    • Experience as a Tax Accountant in the oil and gas industry, with a strong understanding of Kenyan tax regulations and their application.
    • Strong computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Excel and accounting software and experience using financial systems e.g., ERP systems.
    • Knowledge of GAAP, IFRS, and other relevant accounting standards.
    • Proficiency in Kenyan tax laws, including VAT, Corporation Tax, and customs and excise duties specific to the oil and gas sector.
    • Experience with transfer pricing documentation and compliance.
    • Strong analytical skills with the ability to interpret complex financial and tax data.
    • Excellent communication skills to interact with internal teams, external partners, and tax authorities.
    • Detail-oriented approach to managing tax documentation and records.
    • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and adapt to changes in regulations and industry practices.

    Governance and Operational Risk Management

    • Accountability for role specific duties and responsibilities as defined in various Company Guidelines and Policies:
    • Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
    • Accountabilities and Delegated Authorities Matrix
    • Business Requirement Document (BRD)
    • Performance Management Policy
    • Risk Management Policies and Procedures
    • HR Policies and procedures
    • Code of Conduct and Ethical Practice.

    Method of Application

    Please email your CV to recruitment@technobrainbpo.com indicating the position applied for. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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