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Oct 5, 2017

Unique Packaging Limited Chief Accountant Job in Ruiru, Kenya

Unique Packaging (Ke) Limited is a printing company. We are passionate about delighting our customers in fulfilling their printing requirements. We are located in Ruiru, off Ruiru / Kamiti Road.

Position we are advertising: Chief Accountant
 
Main Purpose of the Job: The Chief Accountant will manage a set of accounting activities that ensure compliance with generally accepted accounting principles, corporate policies and external audits.
 
 
This person will manage the accounts receivable (debtor), accounts payable (creditor), payroll, Fixed Assets monthly closing of accounts and preparation of reports in support of the financial statements.
 
The Chief Accountant will report to and work closely with the Finance Manager and others in the organization in analysis and reconciliation of accounts and in development and implementation of accounting policies, procedures and controls.
 
The ideal candidate possesses leadership capabilities, solid operational and technical accounting background and works proactively to drive results. 

This person is a self-starter, flexible, has a high level of integrity and is action and goal-oriented in a fast- paced, team-oriented, collaborative environment.

Main Responsibilities / Key Result Areas (Main activities undertaken by the jobholder and reflective of the most important features of the job)
  • Manage the credit control function, by vetting customers, evaluating their credit worthiness, establishing and monitoring credit limits and terms, approving invoices prior to shipment, reconciling customer statements and mailing them to customers
  • Manage vendor payments process i.e. matches invoices to good receive note (GRN), vouchers invoices, reconciling vendor statements and processing payment by preparing checks and or through the Banks online system as inputter
  • Manage cash flow, by monitoring bank balances daily, preparing weekly cash forecasts, reconciling the bank transactions on a daily basis, ensuring timely collection of funds and timely payments to vendor as per agreed terms
  • Manage the monthly financial close process, including ensuring all costs incurred are properly recorded, preparing journal entries, account balance reconciliations and report preparation
  • Participate in the on-going development/establishment of accounting policies and procedures and ensuring compliance with internal control policies.
  • Collaborate with external auditors to ensure successful audit results and compliance
  • Interacts at all levels and with budget owners or other stakeholders to produce timely, efficient and accurate month-end close and all internal management and financial reporting through annual report
  • Responsible for hierarchy and scalability in chart of accounts and accuracy in the general ledger and financial statements and has ultimate authority over classification and booking of all transactions
  • Analyse the effect of statutory accounting practices and studies regulations and guidance to ensure correct application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  • Make recommendations for changes as needed and ensure that company policies and procedures are followed and establishes the proper techniques to discover and prevent fraud
  • Prepare detailed journal entries and account analyses
  • Assist with compilation of information for preparation of tax returns
  • Work with Audit, Tax and Treasury Manager to ensure overall coordination of all financial accounting activities through annual report
  • Prepare summary feedback of financial statements variances to budget
  • Actively review and advise on financial/accounting processes
Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills (To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactory. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.)
 
Education and/or Experience:
  • Bachelors of Commerce-Accounting option, CPA required, MBA a plus
  • Five or more years of progressively responsible experience in financial accounting
  • Big 4 Experience a plus
  • Exhibit the continuing desire for personnel growth, development of leadership and managerial abilities; good communication skills
Language Skills:
  • Ability to read and comprehend basic instructions, short correspondence, and memos
  • Ability to effectively communicate with other employees of the organization
Reasoning Ability:
  • Employee must have strong problem-solving, decision-making, and organizational skills
  • Must have the ability to prioritize effectively in scheduling work through the department
Other Skills and Abilities:
  • Ability to supervise and train employees
  • Microsoft Office applications, Outlook, Power point, MS Word, MS Excel,
  • ERP experience – MS Dynamics Navision preferred
  • Experience in manufacturing required
  • The employee must have a tolerance for stress and pressure.
How to Apply

Email your CV and application to [email protected] .com by15th October 2017

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