Senior Group Accountant

Senior Group Accountant
Company:

Gap Recruitment Services Limited


Senior Group Accountant

Details of the offer

Industry:
Real Estate, Investment & Insurance
Reports to:
Managing Director
Location:
Nairobi
Salary:
Competitive based on Experience
Responsibilities for the Senior Accountant Job:
• Problem management and resolution and/or escalation within area of responsibility
• Liaise with the MD for all support requirements, support all stakeholders in implementing agreed business strategies
• Spearhead preparation of the yearly budget & quarterly forecasts
• Lead cash flow analysis and monitoring
• Support the MD with monitoring and implementation of pricing and mix changes to achieve
• profitability targets.
• Provide leadership and be a role model to all members of the team
• Provide professional and managerial leadership as delegated by the MD
• Have all financial reporting done in an effective, efficient and timely manner
• Prepare monthly reports as required by the various departments
• Preparation and completion of general ledger and balance sheet reconciliations
• Managing and balancing of inter-company accounts
• Completion of external reporting
• Prepare adequate analysis on current business performance.
• Thorough and detailed expense approval and analysis
• Analysis of actual results to forecast and plan including margin analysis / business analysis
• Developing and maintaining relationships with business customers
• Ensuring maintenance of accurate customer records and billing
• Preparation of aged debtor's reports and reconciliations and resolving outstanding issues
• Ensuring timely collection of all business dues
• Assist in the preparation of business proposals in line with business strategies
• Developing and maintaining relationships with suppliers and budget holders
• Ensuring all payments are carried out accurately and in a timely manner
• Preparation of aged creditor's reports and reconciliations and resolving outstanding issues
• Ensuring all month end costs are accounted for correctly and accruals stated accurately
• Lead the execution of procurement processes and systems to ensure value for money to the company
• Preparation of financial proposals which support the business needs.
• Reviewing business processes to ensure they are relevant and efficient and proposing new processes / out of the box thinking where these are necessary
• Ensuring cost effective acquisition of Company assets, tracking and managing the Company’s assets also ensuring proactive, timely and proper maintenance of the assets
• Monitoring and managing the organization’s Bank relationships and liquidity management
• Daily cash position management
• Prudent Investments management and manage debt facilities and investments
• Currency risk mitigation strategies
• Monitoring and managing the company’s tax obligations and reporting deadlines
• Ensuring all tax liabilities are settled on time as well as proactive tax planning for the business
• Ensure teams operate within budgets
• Developing, training and retaining staff with a focus on high performance individuals.
• Develop a communication and alignment process to ensure all staff are clear of their roles and deliverables.
• Develop and maintain effective team processes for communication, constructive debate, conflict resolution, identifying innovation opportunities and joint problem solving.
• Utilize expert financial knowledge and skills to assist staff working with complex issues.
• Assist staff to resolve ethical and professional issues.
• Establish standards of financial and accounting practice/protocols/policies.
• Participate in the recruitment and selection of staff as required and develop a comprehensive induction plan.
• Co-ordinate timely and effective performance management of staff.
• Ensure Individual Development Plans are developed and implemented for all direct reports.
• Facilitate regular team meetings.
• Ensures organization financial controls are appropriate and operate efficiently
• Payroll processing and Management
• Manages year and Annual report processes, including liaison with external and internal auditors
• Manages all recommendations from auditors and ensure all agreed recommendations are implemented in a timely manner
• Safeguard that processes / procedures are strictly adhered to
• Focuses on harmonization and implementation of processes and procedures
Qualifications for the Senior Accountant Job
• Degree preferably in Business, Accounting, Finance, or Economics.
• A member of ICPAK in good standing
• Minimum Five (5) years’ experience preferably in a similar set up
• Financial planning and analysis
• IFRS Proficiency
• Treasury management.
• Experience in statutory Reporting
• Strong general management capabilities
• Strong relationship management capabilities
• Tax & CRB compliance and a certificate of good conduct
• Keen eye on details
• Sound Commercial and business awareness
• Good communication skills
• Good negotiation skills
How to Apply:
If you are up to the challenge, possess the necessary qualification and experience; please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject (Senior Group Accountant) before
Friday 31st July 2020.
Kindly indicate current/last salary on your CV.
Our client is a Group of Companies based in Kenya, offering quality comprehensive real estate, Investment and Insurance solutions. They seek to hire a Senior Group Accountant who will be tasked with ensuring the development of relevant financial information, timely financial budgeting, planning, Liquidity management and financial reporting for key stakeholders as well as controlling the organization’s financial processes, making the necessary changes to upgrade and improve process, policies or procedures. The role also ensures alignment with the mission, core values, partnership policies and strategies, accountability and compliance with applicable legal, governmental and regulatory requirements.

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