Dorbe-Leit Consulting

Accountant - Nairobi

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Active since 09-06-2017 Job category Administration: Finance
Location Nairobi Level Mid-Senior level
Educational level Bachelor / Graduate Employment type Permanent contract
Hours 0 Salary Kshs.60, 000
Our client is one of the leading producers of FMCG. They produce quality branded tomato sauce, chilli sauce, fruit jam, fruit juice and bottled mineral water. It has an over 30 year’s reputation whose products have been well received locally and internationally within the COMESA markets The quality of their brands that make up the range of high quality products and solutions is unparalled in the region.
Are you a professional seasoned accountant who is confident, ambitious, resourceful and imaginative with the desire to challenge yourself? Are you interested in being part of a team focused towards transforming the FMCG sector in Kenya and beyond the East African region? If so, then this is the job you are looking for.
Our client would like to fill the position of an Accountant who will be reporting to the Operations Manager.

Purpose Statement of the Position
The jobholder will be responsible for providing accurate and reliable financial reports and ensuring the integrity of financial along with maintaining proper records. The Accountant shall be responsible for executing systems, procedures and controls in the entire accounting function covering the accounting policies, procedures and control, manner of record maintenance and reporting requirements.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Developing and determining company’s financial requirements and providing guidelines for the preparation of company budgets.
• Monitor financial transactions to ensure that they are posted correctly.
• Planning and directing financial needs, working capital, cash flow cost management to meet company objectives.
• Preparing financial statements and management accounts.
• Preparing and submitting monthly management and financial reports.
• Evaluating the internal controls and periodically reviewing the controls as per the auditor’s recommendations.
• Preparing and reviewing detailed budgets for approval.
• Preparing and submitting regular reports to the management on income, expenditure and any variations from the budgets.
• Identifying areas of possible cost savings in the business.
• Monitoring monthly performance against budgets, and ensuring that deviations are highlighted on a timely basis for remedial action.
• Ensuring compliance with taxation legislation.
• Produce reliable and timely financial reports for the businesses to aid in decision making.
• Preparing payroll and process statutory deductions of NSSF, NHIF and PAYE and remitting as per the set timelines.
• Reconciling and following-up with external debtors and creditors.

Minimum Requirement

• Professional qualifications in CPA (K) or its equivalent and a Bachelor’s degree will be an added advantage.
• At least 4 years of accounting experience in a busy accounting work environment preferably with an FMCG.
• Proficiency in QuickBooks, Microsoft Excel and any other Accounting packages.

Competencies and Skills required
• High interpersonal skills and ability to interact with people from all walks of life.
• Attention to detail.
• Communication skills
• Numerical acumen and analytical.
• Holding people accountable
• Good planning and organization skills.
• Team player with proven leadership skills.
• Good decision maker.
• Delegation and management skills.
• Strategic Orientation
• Business Focus
• Evaluation & Reporting
• Ethical and holds high integrity


More information
This listing is a full-time job

Job category Administration: Finance
Industry / Industries Fast Moving Consumer Goods
Region Kenya
Keywords AC

Contact information

Name Dorbe Leit