• Job Opportunities at By Appointment Africa

  • Posted on: 6 January, 2017 Deadline: Not Specified
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    Duties and Responsibilities
    Financial Reporting:
    • Payment of transactions (telegraphic transfers, cheque and Cash) and ensuring that the control procedures are complied with.
    • Post cheque payments and receipt to the appropriate general ledger accounts
    • Weekly and monthly bank reconciliations and weekly cash reports to treasury and cash handling
    • Booking documents for receipts and issues for assigned stores and warehouses
    • Reconcile inventory to general ledger.
    • Booking dully supported and approved supplier invoices to the appropriate general ledger accounts
    • Reconcile supplier statements to the payables supplier balances
    • Book sale invoices and dispatch to customer with appropriate backup documentation.
    • Weekly update of account receivables outstanding balances to the sales team to facilitate collection planning.
    • Maintain the General Ledger module including posting journals and bi-monthly reconciliations.
    • Maintain the Payroll system, payroll data, processing all required monthly payroll transactions and ensure approved monthly payroll bank transfers to staff accounts are done on time and other payroll procedures.
    Management & Statutory Reporting:
    • Monthly work in progress (WIP) analysis and closed job reports for completed jobs.
    • Generate data and information required for forecasting and budgeting processes
    • Generate quarterly and annual reports.
    • Withholding tax returns
    Governance & Control:
    • Ensure 100% compliance to company internal control procedures to safeguard the company assets
    • Filling and document retention in line with company policy and statutory requirement.
    • To always act and behave in a way compliant with all the company guidelines and policies including but not limited to Environmental Health and Safety, ethics and business code of conduct.
    Qualifications, Skills and Experience
    • Bachelor of commerce – accounting option/ Bsc. Accounting
    • Chartered Accountant – ACCA (Affiliate/ Member) / CPA (K)
    • Mean grade KCSE B+
    • Conversant with standard costing system.
    • Proficiency in use of SAP ERP.
    • At least three years’ experience in a multinational manufacturing company in a similar role
    • Must be able to work in a team
    • Excellent influencing and communication skills
    • Good problem solving
    • Be able to think and look ahead, beyond the constraints of the current situation, identifies new opportunities and presents and develops new ideas
    Remuneration: An attractive salary is on offer dependent on skills, qualifications and experience.

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    Senior Accountant


    Duties and Responsibilities


    Financial Reporting
    • Oversee accurate, complete and timely processing and posting of information into the financial system.
    • Review and ensure accurate maintenance of all sub ledgers
    • Perform and ensure journal entries and account reconciliations are completed accurately and timely. This includes but not limited to accounting for accruals, provisions
    • Maintain the fixed asset register and lead the department’s efforts to integrate fixed asset register to general ledger
    • Lead the integration of Payroll system to General Ledger
    • Manage inter-company transactions and balances agreement.
    • Prepare Trial Balance and financial reporting pack for upload into system and head office consolidation
    Management Reporting
    • Review of job costing, work in progress analysis and closed job report.
    • Compile quarterly capex returns.
    • Management reports for review of financial and production KPI’s
    Tax and Treasury
    • Manage daily site treasury requirements and ensuring that the company’s cash flow is adequate to allow it to operate effectively. Forecasting cash payments and anticipating challenges arising from limited cash flow;
    • Manage EPZ operator and enterprise legal requirements including but not limited to EPZ quarterly and annual returns, renewal licences and transaction implications
    • Manage KRA Tax requirements for EPZ operators and enterprise, commercial & logistics tax implications for shipments into and out of an EPZ zone
    • Ensure compliance to Income tax provisions – statutory payroll returns and remittances including provident fund returns.
    • Compute, complete and submit Import Declaration Forms (IDFs) for monthly local duties payment and returns.
    • Compute and prepare monthly standard levy payment and returns.
    • Review and endorse reconciliation of withholding tax for payment.
    • Liaise and follow up with tax consultant on instalment and final taxes and also discussions on tax computations.
    Budgeting and Budget Controls
    • Analysing of historical data for forecasting.
    • Filling in data into budget forms and upload.
    • Analysing and explaining monthly variances to budget.
    • Assisting in monitoring monthly expenditure vs. budget
    • Preparing monthly operating statements for local management.
    Significant External Relations
    • Provide the lead role during audits.
    • Assist auditors with year-end financial audit and preparation of company’s annual report.
    • Provide required financial information as necessary
    • Maintain an active communication with Clearing agents on commercial and logistics matters, bonds; Tax consultants for updates on tax changes; KRA and EPZ on statutory and operational matters; and the Bank contacts for forex deals, guarantees
    • Liaise and consult with the financial system support and local team for required support, upgrades, new releases and training needs as necessary
    Qualifications, Skills and Experience
    • Strong knowledge of EPZ operations, Tax requirements for EPZ operators and enterprise, commercial, corporate treasury functions and financial reporting
    • Robust analytical and interpersonal skills projecting a positive attitude and be a team leader and player.
    • Strong organisation and time management skills with a proven ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment
    • Undergraduate Degree in finance/accounting or Bsc Accounting.
    • CPA or ACCA
    • Mean Grade KCSE B+.
    • Minimum of 3 years of corporate treasury and financial accounting experience in a manufacturing multinational.
    • Conversant with standard costing system.
    • Proficiency in use of SAP ERP.
    Remuneration: An attractive salary is on offer dependent on skills, qualifications and experience.

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    Brasserie Manager - Private Members Club


    Job Responsibilities
    • Coordinate the entire brasserie operation, including front-of-house and back-of-house operations.
    • Deliver superior guest services and ensure absolute customer satisfaction
    • Respond efficiently to customer complaints
    • Greeting, advising customers and ensuring reservations are dealt with efficiently
    • Enforce and offer the best quality of food and beverage as possible by working with the cheffing staff – and brainstorming new and delicious menus.
    • Organise and supervise shifts
    • Prepare and manage in liaison with the events desk an events programme for the venue to include the timely dissemination of publicity.
    • Train, develop and mentor the service personnel
    • Appraise personnel’s performance and provide feedback to keep them upbeat and productive
    • Estimate consumption, forecast requirements and maintain inventory
    • Implement and monitor cost and waste control
    • Successfully promote and publicise the brand
    • Nurture a positive working environment and lead by example as Brasserie Manager
    • Track operations and start corrective actions
    • Ensure that all operations conform in all facets with statutory hygiene, health and safety and personnel legislation
    Person Specification
    • Strong leadership (leading by example) and motivational skills.
    • Needs to be very service and quality oriented – must have an eagle eye for detail
    • Ability to plan, execute, follow up and be positive to change in a very flexible working environment.
    • Ability to innovate and foster creativity.
    • Effective planner and organiser
    • Strong team building abilities.
    • Strong command of the English language combined with good verbal and written skills.
    • Good social skills.
    Qualification and Skills
    • Relevant qualification in food production and hospitality
    • A minimum of 3.5/4 years’ experience in the same capacity
    • A deep understanding of food, beverage and service.
    In addition – important to note…
    You need to be extremely creative when it comes to thinking of ways to draw in younger members to the venue in terms of activities, promotions and events.
    You should have some experience of event management and if not, you will be asked to present some of your ideas at interview. You will definitely be highly organised and well used to working under pressure – and be flexible about working hours.
    You will be a creative thinker with an eye for detail and manage by walking around – not from behind your desk.
    You will be extremely well spoken, well presented and have an excellent command of verbal and written English.
    You will have worked and got on with a myriad of cultures and be able to remember the names of your clients.
    Above all you will be a leader who will take the time to train the service staff to the highest standards – with a cutting edge of building relationships with the members and offering them 5 star service.
    An attractive salary package is on offer dependent on skills and experience
    To apply, send your CV in word format with a recent photograph of yourself embedded in the top right hand corner.
    Attach an application letter demonstrating how your skills, experience and qualifications are transferrable to the role.

    Method of Application

    To apply, send your CV in word format with a recent photograph of yourself embedded in the top right hand corner.
    Attach an application letter demonstrating how your skills, experience and qualifications are transferrable to the role.
    All documentation is to be emailed to info@byappointmentafrica.com , quoting the Job Reference in the subject header of your mail.
    ONLY short listed candidates will be contacted

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