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Kenya: Junior Accountant- national contract

Organization: Fondazione L'Albero della Vita
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 16 Mar 2018

Organizational Profile

Fondazione L’Albero Della Vita Onlus (FADV) is an international development organization headquartered in Milan – Italy. Since 2006, FADV is operating with the primary objective to promote and protect children basic rights along with improving the quality of living conditions of the marginalized people, with special emphasis on children and women.

Job Title:** Junior Accountant, full time – national contract

Supervisor: Finance Officer

Duty station:** Nairobi, FADV office, with field missions if needed in other counties

Starting date:** April 2018

Duration of the assignment:** 12 months, extensible, with 3 months’ probation

Deadline for application: 16th March 2018

Role and Responsibilities:

· Process financial transactions related to office and project expenditures, and maintain an effective filing system for financial transactions and project documents.

· Maintain accurate records of financial transactions in order to monitor financial status of project activities, ensuring all accounting data are updated, reconciled and fully supported.

· Review request for payment to ensure data is reconciled with financial management system.

· Maintain, monitor and record all financial services related to payments, fund transfers, partners and projects including accounts prepaid, payable, receivable, payrolls, accrual properly following FADV’s policies and procedures.

· Maintain all payment vouchers, accounting logbooks and supporting documents.

· Ensure accuracy of accounting entries and adequacy of supporting documents.

· Prepare the monthly payroll and generate the payroll and payroll by-products (deductions) reports.

· Ensure compliance on submission of statutory deductions (NHIF, NSSF, PAYE, HELB etc.)

· Prepare Bank reconciliations and submit for review and approval by the 5th day of every month

· Facilitate the procurement requirements of the project office on the basis of the procurement policy guidelines.

· Assist the Finance officer in the preparation of the financial reports for all projects implemented in Kenya by Fondazione L’Albero della Vita.

· Support the preparation and update of the inventories.

· Assist the Finance Officer in the preparation of contracts with suppliers, partners and service providers.

· Participate in the audit process

· Any other duty as required by the line manager commensurate with the post.

Level of studies:

· Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce (Accounting/Finance) or Economics or Certified Public Accountant (CPA) part 3 or any other equivalent and relevant qualification from a recognized institution.

· Evidence of proficiency and knowledge in Computer Applications (Ms office and accounting packages).

Experience:

· At least 2 years of work experience in finance or accounting.

· Good understanding of financial and accounting policies, standards and associated regulatory issues;

· Work experience with community development projects, INGOs and/or AICS (Italian Agency for Development Cooperation, previously Maeci) funded projects would be an advantage.

Skills:

· Good communication skills (both written and oral) in English.

· Working knowledge of accounting software (ability to use English language software).

· Competent in Microsoft Word and Excel.

· Good analytical and organizational skills, attention to detail and determination to meet deadlines.

Other:

· Honesty and strong ethics are required in order to be successful in this position.

· Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

· Demonstrated capacity and willingness to learn – open to learning new ways of doing things.

· Professional attitude towards work.

· Pro-active and results oriented.

· Flexible and adaptable in working with an up-and-coming not-for-profit organization.

· Confidentiality – Employees must sign a confidentiality agreement and may not share organizational materials without the express written permission from a supervisor.

· Respect – FADV aims to always show respect and appreciation for our team members and they ask all staff to show the same respect for FADV staff, board members, Partners and all.

How to apply:

Application (Cover letter and CV with two references) should be submitted to: finance.kenya@alberodellavita.org, CC coordination.kenya@alberodellavita.org specifying in the subject “Application for Junior Accountant Kenya”

Current salary and expected salary should be included in the cover letter.

Do not attach in this phase ID documents, school or university certificates, or any other unrequested document.

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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Microfinance Bank Finance and Strategy Manager

Our client, a renowned church based microfinance bank seeks to hire a talented individual in the position of Finance and Strategy Manager whose job profile is described below.

Vacant Position: Finance & Strategy Manager
 

Reporting: CEO
 

Liaison: Heads of Departments

 

Job Summary: The incumbent will be responsible for Management of the Bank’s financial functions of budgeting, cost management, financial reporting, compliance monitoring, liaison with strategy development and execution monitoring as well as staff performance supervision,
 

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare timely financial statements and reports as required by all pertinent laws and regulations and deemed necessary and demanded from time to time by the Board of Directors.
  • Regulate, supervise and implement a timely, full and accurate set of accounting books of the Bank reflecting all its activities in a manner commensurate with the relevant legislation, regulation and internal guidelines.
  • Coordinate effective treasury management to ensure effective cash flow and cash flow analysis.
  • Prepare, control and monitor the organization’s revenue, capital and expenditure budget in line with the strategic and operation plans of the organization.
  • Create and maintain strong financial discipline by planning, controlling and reporting on the organization’s financial performance to the Board and Senior Management on a monthly, quarterly, half yearly and yearly basis.
  • Liaise with external auditors and regulatory bodies to ensure that all financial transactions are compliant with existing regulatory instruments and accounting standards.
  • Monitor fixed assets register, provision accounts and investment portfolio.
  • Liaise with ICT department in the acquisition of the necessary software for the finance function.
  • Maintain a good working relationship with the financial institutions with the aim of securing funds necessary for the operations of the organization.
  • Alert the Board of Directors regarding any irregularity, lack of compliance, lack of adherence and problems concerning the financial systems, financial plans and financial operations which could have a negative financial implication. 
  • Oversee daily operations of the Accounts and Finance Department.
  • Direct and coordinate company’s financial planning
  • Establish and implement short and long term departmental goals, objectives, policies and operating procedures
  • Supervise and train accounts and finance staff
  • Advise the CEO and the Board of Directors on all financial and accounting matters of the Bank.
  • Monitor and analyse monthly operating results against budget.
  • Manage the Bank’s cash flow position.
  • Ensure compliance with Government requirements in relation to budgetary preparation and approvals.
  • Prepare Corporate Tax returns and ensures that the Bank adheres to all tax laws and other financial statutory requirements.
  • Work with the senior management team and Directors to develop strategic plans and annual business plans for the bank
  • Participate in mobilization of lending resources and sits in various committees of the institution including ALCO, Tender Committee, Senior Management, ICT Steering committee and others that may be established from time to time.
  • Carry out any other duties as assigned from time to time by the CEO

Qualification, Competencies Required

  • University degree in Accounting, Commerce, Economics or Business Management/Administration or related business degree
  • Masters degree  in strategic management will be an added advantage
  • Certified Chartered Accountant/ Certified Public Accountant.
  • Current member of Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) with a valid membership Certificate
  • 5-8 years working experience in busy accounting/finance function preferably in a financial institution. At least 3 years  must be in a management position
Interested and qualified candidates are invited to submit their cover letter and detailed CV to email protected, clearly stating the job you are applying for in the Email subject and current & expected Gross salary.

Closing date for application is 4th January 2018

You can also visit our website on www.postureconsulting.com

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Dairy Industry Chief Financial Accountant

Our client in a dairy industry is urgently looking for a Chief Financial Accountant to join their dedicated team.

Role Purpose: This role supports financial decision-making information by collecting, analyzing, investigating, and reporting financial data.

Key Responsibilities

Key competencies include

  • Advanced analytical skills
  • Ability to think/ plan on a strategic level coupled with advanced presentation skills.
  • Advanced communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent command of both written and spoken English
  • Good influencers with the ability to inspire others.

Experience / Academic Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in commerce or a business related field. Postgraduate degree would be an advantage
  • Cumulative 10 years of working experience in Finance/ Accounting
  • Full professional accounting certification
  • Membership to a relevant professional body (ICPAK, ACCA) is mandatory
  • At least ten years’ progressive experience in Accounting.
  • Demonstrated success in supervising/ mentoring and training of finance teams.
  • 4-5years’ experience at a comparative role. Prior experience in an FMCG setup
If qualified, kindly send your CV to email protected clearly indicating ‘Financial Accountant’ on the subject line by 29th December 2017. 

Kenya: Director of Financial Operations

Organization: Heshima Kenya
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 29 Dec 2017

DIRECTOR OF FINANCIAL OPERATIONS

The Director of Financial Operations will work under the leadership of the Country Director. S/he is responsible for financial analysis, planning, and oversight to support effective financial management and implementation of Heshima Kenya, Kenya Country operational budget and aligned strategies and policies. He or she will oversee all aspects of financial management, including financial controls and systems implementation, budgeting, expenditure tracking, and financial reporting and accounting. The individual will be responsible for the management of funds in such a manner as to maximize operational effectiveness and efficiency while minimizing risk, and ensures that an adequate control structures, policies, procedures and systems are in place over the organization funds. He or she will conduct financial analysis in areas such as forecasting, budgeting, engaging in cost reduction analysis, and reviewing operational performance. The Director of Financial Operations will oversee and work as the internal auditor for Heshima Kenya, while providing guidance to staff, and will provide leadership in financial reporting, annual budget planning, external audit preparations and assessment processes. S/he reports directly to the Country Director and is a member of Heshima Kenya Core Senior Management Team.

KEY ROLES

  1. Form close working relationship with the Country Director, other senior staff and Kenya Board of Directors

  2. Play a role of financial advisor to the Country Director and senior managers as well as the Board of Directors on sound financial management and accounting strategies to optimize Heshima Kenya financial performance and strategic position

  3. Overall control and responsibility for all financial aspects of the Heshima Kenya financial strategy at the same time is expected to be analyzing figures and implement recommendations based on the findings for the best outcomes

  4. Manage and lead a team of Finance Officers and Senior Accountant to smoothly and timely undertaking of month end and year end procedures, annual budgeting and reporting ,Maintain excellent communication and synergy between finance function and staff at all levels within the other functions and help them to plan, set targets, and to create and manage their own budgets

  5. Maintain all financial systems identifying areas that require improvements and implementing necessary changes to support smooth programs implementation

  6. Responsible for HK financial accounting function at the Kenya Country operation

  7. Participate fully to the development of HK strategies across all functions of the organization business challenging assumptions and decision-making as appropriate and business drivers

  8. To ensure robust financial systems that are compliant and support current activities and future financial growth of Heshima Kenya

  9. Provide leadership to the finance team through couching and mentorship cultivating high sense of integrity, responsibility, diligence, honesty and team work

  10. Work closely with HK Head Office Director Finance and Operations and Grants Manager to register all existing grants and new ones, and also monitoring burn rates within Kenya operation and other requirements as stipulated in the various LOAs. Must keep the CD well updated on the same.

  11. Work closely with HK Head Office Director Finance and Operations and Grants Manager to ensure quality and timely submission of all donor reports

  12. Works closely with the CD and Director of programs in ensuring timely annual program planning and budgeting processes, review and approvals by the Kenya Board of Directors**.**

  13. Presents monthly and annual accounts to the CD for review and approval, and submits the same to HK Head Office and the Kenya Board of Directors appropriately.

  14. Responsible for the HK ultimate cash management systems and policies and monitors individual program investment rates( budget burn rates) in conjunction with the Director of programs ultimately advising and supporting programs/project managers to effectively and efficiently provide timely services to HK Persons of Concern

  15. In conjunction with the CD, develop Heshima Kenya Finance Manual and aligned best practices and operationalize the same

  16. Ensures that the regulatory requirements of all statutory bodies are met

  17. Establish high level of credibility and manage strong working relationship with internal ,external customers and partners

  18. Supervise preparations of month end accounts and statutory returns

  19. Ensure the completion of bank and balance sheet reconciliation

  20. Manages the external audit process by liaising with the auditors to ensure all documents and other requirements for smooth audit processes are in place

  21. Ensures both external and project audit recommendations are implemented in a timely manner

  22. Oversee end of month and year financial reports and aligned statutory accounts

  23. Preparation of Heshima Kenya monthly and quarterly cash forecast in consultation with director of programs and program managers with subsequent approval by the CD before submission to the HQ

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

· Minimum of Post-graduate degree in Business Administration, Bachelor degree in accounting or finance, and CPA- K qualifications is a must have,

· Duly registered and active member of an accountancy body or holder of an equivalent qualification.

· Must have at least 5 years’ experience in financial management for large and complex projects in medium and large institutions (preferably in private institutions or INGOs) with strong experience in fund management and ability to monitor fraud and abuse of financial resources

· Highly committed to organizational vision, mission and values

· Demonstrates astute, is articulate and technically strong, dynamic, insightful and influential leader with ability to operate at both strategic and operational levels

· Ability and flexibility to handle high levels of pressure to meet very strict deadlines and critical decision making

· High integrity, unquestionable character and openness coupled with commitment to good governance

· Energetic, highly motivated, with inquiring mind and passion for excellence and innovation in pursuit of business growth and success

· Excellent communicator with both internal and external colleagues at all levels

· Self- drive, efficient and motivated by results

· Ability to analyze and make recommendations alongside the capacity to drive through key business changes

· Strong business acumen and sharp understanding of financial matters

· Must have requisite computer based finance management software skills and experience including Quick Books

· Proficiency in oral and written communication in English and Kiswahili language

· Up to date Certificate of Good Conduct

· Only Kenyan citizens are eligible to apply

How to apply:

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Your application should be send to the address below indicating the position applied in the email subject by close of business Tuesday 29th December 2017. It should include a cover letter & a detailed CV (as one document in PDF format) with your contact details, details of current and expected remuneration, names and contacts of three referees.

Please note that we do not charge fees for receiving or processing job applications. Heshima Kenya is an equal opportunity employer.

NB. All applications should only be send through the email.

Heshima Kenya

P.O Box 63192 – 00619 Nairobi Kenya

Email: hr2016@heshimakenya.org

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Inventory Accountant and Pick Up Driver Jobs

Swissport Accountant Job at JKIA, Kenya

Swissport Kenya Limited is recruiting for the position of Accountant based at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

We are seeking a professional with a proven track record in Accounting and financial reporting in a busy environment. 

This person will be part of a highly dynamic team charged with ensuring the Accounting and financial reporting are in line with Swissport International Standards and in conformity with the Laws of Kenya. 

The successful applicant will be detail oriented, have high energy, results oriented with a “can do” attitude” and possesses excellent communication skills.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Billing and collection from customers
  • Maintaining General Ledger Accounting
  • Processing supplier invoices and initiating payments
  • Process journal entries and posting to the General Ledger
  • Review all cheque/cash payment vouchers and post to General Ledger
  • Check supplier invoices for allocation of expenditure to chart of accounts
  • Reconcile bank statements and pass for review by Finance Manager promptly on monthly basis
  • Prepare accurate and timely monthly management accounts and reports for management.
  • Transmit financial data and reports to Swissport International- Controlling, BI infraport platform.
  • Ensure prompt payment of VAT and all other applicable taxes and file required returns with Authorities.
  • Assist in coordinating budgeting and business planning process
  • Exploit all cost-saving potentials
  • Assist in preparation of annual statutory accounts and supporting schedules ready for audit
  • Liaise with external auditors and cooperate in the audit process

Qualifications

  • Education:  B. Com (Finance & accounting) from a recognized university.
  • Professional Experience:  CPA (K).
  • Experience: At least 1 ½ years finance/accounting experience.
  • Proficiency in accounting softwares.
  • Professional user of MS Office especially Ms Excel.

Application Procedure

Application letter and CV only should be forwarded

to:

The Human Resource Manager
Swissport Kenya Limited
P.O. Box 19177, 00501 

Nairobi.

Swissport as an equal opportunity employer bases its hiring decisions on the business need and the best qualified candidates available, and does not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis of any protected category.  

In case you do not hear from us, please consider your application as unsuccessful.  

Be part of the team that brings Swiss time to African soil!

Closing Date:  December 14, 2017

Heavy Engineering Limited Technical & Administrative Jobs in Kenya

Accountant Job Advert

Job Title: Accountant

Main purpose of the job:

To provide accurate, meaningful and timely financial information, maintenance of the books of accounts and ensuring integrity on all financial transactions processing chain

Among others, key accountabilities will include:-

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • A Bachelors Degree in Accounting/ Finance or a related business field
  • A Certified Public Accountant (CPA(K), / ACCA or equivalent) and be a member of ICPAK
  • At least 4 years relevant working experience
  • A team player with excellent communication skills, Attention to detail, problem solving, analytical and interpersonal skills
  • High standards of ethics and values

Key Competencies

  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Information management
  • Problem analysis and problem solving skills
  • Team member
  • Stress tolerance
  • Sense of urgency
  • Tenacious
  • Customer service skills

Only short listed candidates will be contacted

Export Promotion Council Internal Auditor

Export Promotion Council (EPC) is a State Corporation under the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Co-operatives.

The primary mandate of the Council is to develop and promote export of Kenya’s goods and services.

Exports are the primary driver of our national economy and the Council wishes to strengthen and enhance delivery of this mandate by recruiting a high calibre, results oriented, experienced and skilled professional for the following position:

Internal Auditor

 

Job Ref EPC/2017/016

1 Position
 

EPC Grade 6
 

Terms of Employment: Permanent
 

This will be the entry and training grade for this cadre. An officer at this level will work under direct supervision of a senior officer.
 

Job Description
 

Duties and responsibilities at this level will entail: –

  1. preparing draft audit test procedures, draft notifications and request for information Memos.
  2. carrying out audit tests on internal controls in accounting, administration and operational procedures;
  3. ensuring that the audit working and paper files are complete and well referenced. reviewing prepared audit test procedures, drafts notifications and request for information Memos;
  4. carrying out audit tests on internal controls in accounting, administration and operational procedures;
  5. preparing draft audit reports;
  6. preparing draft risk based audit plans, programmes and schedules; and
  7. examining and evaluating the Council’s internal controls to ascertain their adequacy and make recommendations for improvement

Appointment Specifications
 

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce (Accounting or Finance option) or other relevant and equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution.
  2. Certified Public Accountant Part II or ACCA. Proficiency in Computer applications.
  3. Proficiency in computer applications
  4. Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

How to Apply:

Candidates who qualify are advised to CLICK HERE to download and complete the Candidates’ Profile and Application Form.
The completed Form should be submitted in MS Word Format, through email email protected, so as to reach the EPC by close of business on Wednesday 20th December, 2017.

Only one email will be allowed per applicant.

Candidates must also comply with the provisions of Chapter six of the Kenya Constitution, 2010.

Applicants will be required to attach valid copies of clearance certificates from the following institutions:-

  1. Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
  2. Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)
  3. Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)
  4. Directorate of Criminal Investigations Department (DCI)
  5. Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)

The EPC is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and gender equality.

Women, people living with disabilities and those from marginalised communities are encouraged to apply.

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

DISCLAIMER: The EPC does NOT require applicants to pay any fee at whatever stage of the recruitment, selection and employment process.

Hoggers Limited / Steers Accounts Intern

We at Hoggers Limited are seeking to recruit a highly motivated and self-driven individual to fill the position of Accounts Intern reporting to the Senior Accountant. 

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

The functions of the Job Holder will include:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or any related field
  • Customer service oriented – customer service experience will an added advantage
  • A minimum of CPA (II) qualification
  • Must have a background of accounting experience
  • Project a positive attitude and be a team player

How to Apply

Interested candidates are requested to forward their updated CVs to email protected with the subject Accounts Intern stating their current and expected remuneration, daytime telephone contacts and addresses of three referees by 9th December 2017. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.