Accountant

Location
Rest of Kenya
Salary
15,001 - 30,000
Posted
06 May 2019
Closes
11 Jun 2019
Job role
Accountant
Shall perform financial functions of the company in relation to accurate recording, analysis and presentation of reports on the company's expenditures, revenues and other financial operations to the management.
  • Minimum Qualification: Diploma
  • Experience Level: Entry level
  • Experience Length: 2 years


Job Description

Advantage Crops Limited (ACL) is a Kenyan seed company that is involved in crop variety development and marketing of certified seed of selected crop varieties (forage grasses, legumes and vegetables) in eastern, central and southern Africa regions. We are looking for a skilled Accountant to perform variety of accounting, bookkeeping and financial tasks .

Job Summary Accountant:

Shall perform financial functions of the company in relation to accurate recording, analysis and presentation of reports on the company's expenditures, revenues and other financial operations to the management. The accountant's administrative roles within a company's operations shall include but not limited to financial data collection, entry and report generation. He/She shall perform an advisory role as a financial interpreter, and might be called upon to present the company's financial data to interested parties within and outside of the business. He/She shall be expected to effectively and efficiently deal with third parties, such as vendors, customers and financial institutions

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Reconcile invoices and identify discrepancies
  • Create and update expense reports
  • Process payments and requisitions.
  • Enter financial transactions into internal databases
  • Check spreadsheets for accuracy
  • Maintain digital and physical financial records
  • Issue invoices to customers and external partners, as needed
  • Review and file payroll documents
  • Promptly bring to account, under the proper headings of the Budget and accounts, all monies collected;
  • to charge promptly in his/her accounts under the proper heading and sub-heading all disbursements of ACL money in accordance with the current budget
  • Ensure proper provision is made for the safe-keeping of ACL money, stamps, official receipts, requisitions, cheque books, Local Purchase Order Books, and all other accountable documents, and assets under his/her charge;
  • Supervise all officers under his/her authority entrusted with the receipt and expenditure of ACL money. Take precautions through maintenance of efficient and regular checks against the occurrence of misappropriation or negligence
  • Ensure that all books of account, registers, records etc, are maintained in accordance with Accounting Instructions and Financial Regulations and are posted and kept up-to-date and when not in use, are kept in safe custody
  • Prepare and submit any financial statements required by ACL management
  • Reply promptly and fully to all financial and other queries raised by management, giving the particulars or information required
  • Provide support with the preparation of capital and operating budgets;


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • Minimum Qualification: Higher National Diploma in accounting or a financial discipline from a reputable Institution. A Bachelors degree in Accounting, Finance or relevant field will be an advantage
  • Experience: At least two years hands on experience in a commercial business environment
  • Knowledge working with ERP System
  • Knowledge of mid level bookkeeping procedures
  • Familiarity with finance regulations
  • Good math skills and the ability to spot numerical errors
  • Proficiency with computers, especially MS Office. Hands-on experience with MS Excel and accounting software (e.g. QuickBooks)
  • Planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to handle sensitive, confidential information
  • Multitasking skills
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • The capacity to work without supervision and under pressure
  • The ability to work well in teams and independently
  • Attention to details and ability to follow procedures is essential
  • Highly developed sense of discretion and confidentiality


Job application procedure

ACL is an equal opportunity employer and any canvassing will lead to direct disqualification. All qualified and interested candidates should submit their applications, current detailed curriculum vitae, testimonials and a current list of three (3) references (include names, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers). Screening will start on 25/5/2019 and continue until a suitable candidate is identified.