Accounts Assistant – Nairobi, Kenya

Summit Recruitment and Search Africa is a leading Recruitment and Executive Search agency head quartered in Kenya providing outstanding talent to a wide range of companies and NGOs in various business sectors across Africa.

Our client, a multinational security solutions provider in East Africa is seeking to hire an Accounts assistant to be based in Nairobi, Kenya. The successful candidate will be responsible for preparing and posting journal entries, reconciling financial statements, ensuring data accuracy, ensuring financial data is recorded in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards and compliance with tax & local legal requirements. The ideal candidate Must have a bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance, at least CPAK and a minimum of 3 years’ experience in general accounting.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with internal departments to gather, analyze, and interpret financial data.
  • Maintain general and subsidiary ledgers, including chart of accounts management and accurate accounting entries within the correct periods.
  • Implement system controls to ensure financial integrity and compliance with professional and regulatory standards.
  • Review and monitor company expenditures to ensure proper allocation of finances.
  • Respond promptly to accounting inquiries from management and perform analysis on financial data accuracy and compliance.
  • Align general ledger practices to support budgeting, forecasting, and regulatory compliance.
  • Enter financial data monthly, prepare reports, and perform account analysis for journal entries and balance accuracy.
  • Reconcile accounts with the general ledger and maintain proper recordkeeping.
  • Handle taxes and statutory deductions, ensuring accurate calculation, recording, and compliance.
  • Stay updated on regulatory requirements and accounting best practices.
  • Assist in the preparation of forecasts and budgets, analyze variances, and support internal and external audits.

Qualifications:

  • Must have a bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance.
  • Must have at least CPAK.
  • Must have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in general accounting.
  • Proficiency in ERP or a similar accounting system.
  • In-depth knowledge of accounting standards and regulations.
  • Good analytical and reporting skills with excellent attention to detail.
  • High professional integrity and organizational skills.
  • Proficiency in use of MS Office applications, Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.

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Salary: Monthly Gross Salary: Ksh 50,000 – 70,000 (Approx. 437 USD)
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Career Level: Mid Level
Job Type: Full Time
Deadline for applications: 19th April, 2024