Assistant Accountant

Location
Nairobi, Kenya
Salary
15,001 - 30,000
Posted
08 May 2019
Closes
11 Jun 2019
Supporting the senior accountant and completing daily, monthly, and quarterly financial reports on a regular basis and providing information to the management
  • Minimum Qualification: Diploma
  • Experience Level: Entry level
  • Experience Length: 2 years


Job Description

REPORTING TO: Company Accountant

POSITION LOCATION: Nairobi

SALARY RANGE: Net Ksh 25,000- Ksh 35,000

KEY SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:
  • Background in Accounting
  • Results oriented
  • High energy Level
  • Creative and Adaptable


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  1. Supporting the senior accountant
  2. Processing payments and invoices accurately and within expected time periods
  3. Verifying financial statements, ledgers and accounts and making corrections where appropriate
  4. Preparing financial documents such as invoices, bills, and accounts payable and receivable
  5. Completing purchase orders
  6. Completing daily, monthly, and quarterly financial reports on a regular basis and providing information to the management
  7. Entering financial information into appropriate software programs
  8. Managing company ledgers
  9. Processing business expenses
  10. Verifying balances in account books and rectifying discrepancies
  11. Verifying bank deposits
  12. Managing day-to-day transactions
  13. Recording office expenditures and ensuring these expenses are within the set budget
  14. Posting daily receipts
  15. Reporting on debtors and creditors
  16. Handling accruals and prepayments
  17. Encoding accounting entries for data processing
  18. Sorting financial documents and posting them to the proper accounts
  19. Resolving errors in financial reports and correcting faulty reporting methods
  20. Taking minutes in meetings and other administrative duties


ADDITIONAL SKILLS AND BEHAVIOR TRAITS:
  • Flexible and ready to work in other rolls as well
  • Good communication, presentation, and prospecting skills
  • Ability to work within strict deadlines
  • Able to practice confidentiality
  • Must have high integrity
  • Must be disciplined and capable of taking instruction


QUALIFICATIONS
  • CPA IV.
  • Computer literacy especially in relevant accounting programs.
  • 2-4 years' experience in Finance or Accounts section in a busy organization;
  • Bachelors degree in any Business Course will be an added advantage