Job career for Mid-Level Accountant in Nairobi, Kenya 2013

Job Title: Mid-Level Accountant
Job Code: MLA/IPS/131001
Number of Positions Open: 1
Reports To: Finance Manager
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Closing Date: Open Until Filled


Our client is a group of companies created to provide venture capital, technical assistance and management support to encourage and expand private enterprise in countries of sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.

Job Objective:

  • To assist the firm in implementation of the consolidation software
  • Preparation and loading of consolidated historical data for the previous two years (2011 & 2012)
  • Succession planning for future consolidation processes and
  • Review of the audited financial statements to ensure completeness and accuracy
  • Any other duties as may be allocated from time to time.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • To assist in preparation of the required data, the financial statements and facilitate the delivery of any reports needed to the project team in preparation of commencement of the project
  • Involvement in data cleansing process
  • To validate the submitted data generated from different sources in preparation for the project
  • Respond to requests for additional details from the project implementation team
  • Review and advise the management on the approval of  invoices related to the project
  • Review and advise on the timeline taken for the project against budgeted timelines
  • Assist in investigation of project variances and submit variance reports to the FM/GMF
  • Report to management regarding cost over-runs in relation to the project
  • Participate in test runs on data loaded in the new system and correction of the same in order to achieve desired results
  • Close out project upon project completion
  • Involvement in future quarterly consolidations for the group
Skills and Certification:
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, business or related field with detailed knowledge of financial reporting.
  • Must have excellent communication and writing skills
  • CPA/ACCA qualification at least Part II
  • SAP Implementation/user experience mandatory
  • Financial reporting skills: Budgeting , cost management and Financial statements preparation
  • Knowledge of accounting and financial systems
  • Communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Technological skills with ERP and Microsoft Office
  • Analytical skills
  • Project management
  • At least two years of experience in a senior accounting role including preparation of financial statements.
  • Minimum of 3 years working experience in a busy accounting environment.
How to Apply:

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