Frozen Foods Company Accountant Vacancy in Nairobi, Kenya

Jul 13, 2017

Duma Works is hiring an Accountant With Prospect to grow as a Business Development Associate. 

The hiring company is a supplier of frozen Viennoseries, Breads and Pastries to the hotel and catering industry in East Africa.

Job Brief: We are a leading Frozen Foods Company based in Nairobi. We are looking for a trustworthy Accountant to help us build our business activities. 

 
The successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining company accounts and report to the company director. 

The accounting aspect of the role is expected to take 50% of the individual’s time with the remainder time to be focused on sales. 

The goal is to meet and surpass the company’s expectations to drive rapid and sustainable growth. 

The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic with great people skills and strong in persuading and negotiating.
 
Job Responsibilities
  • Send monthly client statements & follow up on cheque payments
  • Knowledge and able user of Quickbooks and Tally
  • Required to liaise with international suppliers and manage import process, including IDF, payments, customs duty / vat, etc
  • Ensure timely payment of all statutory returns such as PAYE, VAT etc
  • Oversee preparation of the monthly payroll, relevant statutory returns and explain any variations in payroll from one month to the other
  • Liaise with the Directors to determine accurately the company’s gross profit performance (cost analysis) for each site
  • Receive supplier’s invoices, assign correct codes, batch them and post them into the system after they are reviewed by the Director
  • Posting of LPOs on the accounting software
  • Record all transfers received by the company through the bank
  • Accurately update the cash book and prepare bank and general ledger reconciliations
  • File finance related documents and accounting records to ensure easy tracing
  • Follow up on suppliers to provide invoices and monthly statements
  • Review and query petty cash payments
  • Check petty cash vouchers for proper authorization and acknowledgment of cash by recipients and ensure proper posting of the same
  • Ensure filing of copies of all documents supporting payments into relevant files
  • Promptly obtain new tax guidelines for each year from the Income Tax Department or whenever tax changes are announced to ensure that deductions are correct and are paid in a timely manner at all times
  • Oversee proper recording of debtors and creditors and ensure the reconciliation of their balances
  • Provide necessary information/documents required by auditors from time to time
  • To perform any other duties that may be assigned by the management from time to time
Requirements
  • Proven experience as an accountant or relevant role
  • Understanding& Background of the Food and Beverage industry, ideally with an established network
  • Proficiency in English
  • Excellent knowledge in MS Office
  • Understanding of KRA systems with regards to VAT payments, etc
  • Self-motivated and results-driven approach
  • High school Degree
  • Ability to network
  • Attention to detail
Apply
Send your Cover Letter and detailed CV to apply@jobs.dumaworks.com marking the subject as “2928”, Your Full name & Phone number e.g. 2928 Barack Obama, +2547xxxxxxxx. If you don’t follow these instructions, your application will not go through.

Deadline for receiving applications: Friday, 21 July 2017

N.B.* You will receive a confirmation email and an alert to take a basic screening test over SMS or online. The email with the test may not arrive immediately. Please be patient. The email/SMS test will typically be 5-8 questions to help us understand your background. Regular SMS rates apply to the test.

If you apply and don’t meet these minimum qualifications, we won’t be able to forward your application to the employer.





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