Accountant's tools of trade

We are looking to recruit an Accountant for our Finance Department. Below are details of the job.

The Job

The job will require entail the following:

  • Confirming and verifying that all cash and cheques are duly receipted;
  • Verifying the accuracy of invoices and other accounting documents or records;
  • Ensuring that accounting journals, ledgers and other records detailing financial business transactions (e.g., disbursements, expense vouchers, receipts, accounts payable, cash books, etc) are accurate and duly maintained;
  • Confirming that Monthly Bank reconciliations statements are correct and have been submitted to the managementĀ on or before the 10th day of the following month;
  • Verifying that the Monthly Payroll, including PAYE, NHIF, NSSF, etc, are done correctly and all statutory deductions have been duly submitted to avoid penalties;
  • Preparation and filing income tax returns on due dates;
  • Updating, maintaining and confirming (where appropriate) that all trade and other licenses to ensure full compliance with City Council, Ministries, Kenya Bureau of Standards and other regulatory bodies that have a bearing on the organization;
  • Checking and ensuring proper maintenance of petty cash management and control system;
  • Confirming that the asset registers are maintained and updated;
  • Undertaking any other relevant verification and internal auditing duties to ensure that financial reports needed by management are accurate and available;
  • Verifying that there is an accurate register of all outstanding debtors and creditors;
  • Ensuring that a proper debt and credit management system are in place and they are effectively in operation;
  • Preparing monthly reports to management of creditors and debtors;
  • Preparing engagement contracts for various service providers whom we will use for a period of 6 months or more e.g. caterer, bloggers, influencers, photography services, etc;
  • Preparing budgets and forecasts for different events and activities carried out by BAKE throughout the year i.e. trainings and networking events.

Qualifications, experience and skills required

  • Either CPA III qualification or a degree in Finance, Accounting or Business Administration from a recognized University.
  • Knowledge and experience with Quickbooks accounting software. Experience with payroll systems and Quickbooks online will be an added advantage.
  • At least one (1) year experience as an accountant.
  • Ability to work in a team with minimal supervision.
  • Above average oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate confidently and clearly with a variety of people from varying backgrounds.
  • Experience working in the non-profit sector in Kenya will be an added advantage.

To apply for this position, kindly email jobs(AT) by 26th August 2016 with the following:

  • Current CV with two (2) referees.
  • One (1) reference letter from a previous employer.
  • Cover letter (which should be in the body of the email).
  • Include remuneration expectations.

EmailĀ jobs(AT) or call 0704 090471 for any clarification regarding this job.