Primary Roles & responsibilities
Maintain accounts for the company and any subsidiaries or countries we operate as per international financial reporting standards (IFRS and IAS).
Petty cash and administration management
Perform month-end close activities, including preparation of journal entries and reconciliations for various balance sheet and income statement accounts
Perform financial statement analysis and document meaningful explanations for fluctuations
Performing risk management by analyzing the organization’s liabilities and investments
Ensure all accounting processes are streamlined and in accordance with the respective jurisdiction.
Liaise with external auditors to facilitate annual audits.
Forecast monthly and quarterly cash requirements for the business and prepare periodic budgets for the different departments and any company activities or projects
Provide strategic decision making based on accounting reporting to always ensure cost management and revenue optimization strategies
Collaborate with finance team for investor reporting, covenant compliance, budget variation, financial statements analysis
Reconcile transactions on the dashboard, mobile money statements and other statements and liaise with the Tech team to resolve any irregularities.
Design, prepare and present monthly financial statement analysis suitable for Board-level or management presentations
Liaise with all other business units to challenge the status quo, implement new ideas, investigate and implement more efficient solutions and treasury processes
Your skills and experience
At least 2 years of relevant accounting experience, with at least 2 years with a high growth startup/company.
Lateral experiences within a corporate finance, investments & transactions, or comparable role will be favored.
Excellent communication and presentation skills.
Advanced knowledge of online QuickBooks or other related accounting software or tools
Sound analytical skills and advanced skills using Microsoft Excel.
Strong understanding of IFRS
Good understanding of local taxation in KE / prior experience dealing with KRA Audits/Requests
Professional qualification: CPA or ACCA or CFA certified or an equivalent certified
Added advantage: experience in Fintech or East African Banking industry
Added Advantage: Financial Advisory (Financial Institutions) at KPMG, PWC or EY
How To Apply
Please send a single pdf file containing a brief and bullet-pointed cover letter and your CV on the subsequent page(s) with “Ref: 2022-Junior Accountant” as the subject of your email
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