Operations Accountant – FMCG – Nairobi

Key Role
They will build and lead the Finance & Accounting function to support the establishment of the enterprise in Kenya and East Africa. Reporting to the Accounting Director in South Africa with a dotted line to the Africa Commercial Director, they will establish and maintain best practice financial controls and compliance in line with local GAAP and IFRS standards while adhering to the set policies & procedures; with an impact on the day to day operations.

Responsibilities
Executes day to day accounting activities in accordance with the organization’s accounting policies and procedures.
Ensure accurate and timely recording of all retail & trade spending, Advertising and Promotion, Research
Hands-on operation function to ensure smooth business process, liaising with suppliers, financial institutions, government agencies, etc.
Coordinate with Commercial Team to get documented approvals and backup for accruals
Ensuring timely payment of local suppliers, international and intercompany payments
Timely collection of receivables, credit control, and bad debt
Adherence with local Kenya regulations in terms of cross border payments and receipts – ensuring all contracts are valid
Analysis of cash and banking facilities
Efficient and agile close process – work day 3 close
Balance Sheet Reconciliation with a detailed review of aging receivables, payables and fixed assets with regular reporting – Monthly, Quarterly & Year End
Extensive knowledge on budgeting, cash flow projections, sources of financing
Coordinate with the External Audit Team
Timely submissions of tax, statutory payments in line with local law and corporate governance

Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Commerce, Finance, Economics or equivalent qualification
5-8 years’ experience in technical finance and/or accounting roles, with a demonstrated track record optimizing company operations
Must have prior experience in FMCG industry
Registration with a professional body – ACCA, CPAK, ICPAK, CIFA
Must have a valid passport and driving license
Strong leadership skills and ability to influence decisions at an executive level.
Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with people at all levels and who represent a variety of diverse backgrounds.
Demonstrated professional competence and administrative capability as reflected in work performance and results
Highly self-motivated individual with the capacity to get things done, with a lean team.
Integrity and superior communication skills
Demonstrated ability to manage change for oneself and for others.
Familiarity with US GAAP and IFRS reporting, ideally work experience with exposure to international business, FMCG, Manufacturing, etc

How to Apply
If you are up to the challenge, possess the necessary qualification and experience; please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject (Operations Accountant – FMCG) to jobs@corporatestaffing.co.ke before 17th June 2019

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