NGO Financial Accountant Job in Kenya

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NGO Financial Accountant Job in Kenya

Reference Number: FA190418

Employment Type: Full time

Category: Accountancy and Finance

Job Grade: 8.01

Country: Kenya

Location: Kilifi

JOB PURPOSE:

  • Statutory reporting ,budgeting, managing tax matters, coordinating internal and external audits, , preparation of board reports and liaising with tax authorities on all tax issues and coordinating tax reviews
  • The Financial accountant will also coordinate the accounting of Fixed Assets.
  • Ensuring all accounting transactions comply with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) as well as compliance with donor and Joint Venture owner requirements.

Description:

REPORTING LINES:

  • Reports to Chief Finance Officer/Head of Finance.
  • Supervise Finance staff – Accountants and Assistant Accountants.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements (balance sheets and income statements, cashflows)
  • Organise internal audits
  • Monitor and report on monthly balance sheet reconciliations and identify and solve any accounting discrepancies
  • Analyse financial trends
  • Perform month-end and year-end close processes and coordinate processing of audit adjustments
  • Coordinate external audits, file income tax returns and coordinate with Company secretaries for filing of annual returns.
  • Supervise the management and accounting of the company’s assets
  • Preparation of the monthly and annual board packs
  • Preparation of the statutory financial statements and liaising with auditors to ensure the statutory accounts are correct
  • Liaising with and reporting to the Chief Finance Officer
  • Managing and developing other accountancy staff
  • Assembling data for tax filings where and when required
  • Keeping abreast of some tax related developments

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance and / or relevant field professional qualification (e.g. CPA (K), ACCA etc.
  • At least 5 years relevant experience in a similar role.
  • Proven work experience as a Financial Accountant or similar role
  • Experience in coordinating Internal and external audits
  • Knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards and application thereon
  • Good understanding of month end procedures
  • Knowledge of tax laws and provisions of the Company’s Act 2015. Demonstrated knowledge of Tax filing and calculation of taxable income (if any)
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Excel
  • Strong IT skills

COMPETENCIES:

  • Ability to meet strict deadlines, multitask in a busy office and uphold and develop team spirit
  • Strong supervisory skills
  • Coaching and mentoring skills
  • Analytical and attentive to detail
  • Confidentiality and integrity
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Team working with the ability to work in a multicultural environment.

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