You will lead the accounting department at WeTu, driving full visibility and accuracy of all our financial information to help inform key decisions in our fast-growing, ambitious and innovative business.
You will manage and build a small but strong accounting team to ensure that all financial procedures are adhered to in all our hubs and that we are fully compliant at all times.
Success in this role will mean smooth and efficient internal financial, stock, reporting and accounting processes to enable each team member to excel in their work towards business growth.
Our ideal candidates has a track record of providing accurate and effective work in a busy sales-driven organization and a passion for improving rural lives.
Location of employment is Kisumu with regular travel across the lake region
Overall management of the accounting department by ensuring timely reporting and efficient delivery of service.
Strengthen the department overall by contributing to review of policies and procedures and making and implementing suggestions for improvements.
Manage, train and develop the accounts assistant and interns as the team grows over time.
Prepare, review and report on budgets for business expansion projections, new initiatives or donor projects.
Ensure documentation of all financial transactions in the company by handling and later supervising the posting and entering of transactions into the accounting system.
Oversee tracking and reporting of all sales revenue
Liaise with hub teams daily and ensure revenues are correctly tracked and posted
Ensure sales and VAT are recorded correctly is in each hub and ETRs are issued as required to prepare for correct and smooth VAT filing each month
Carry out bank reconciliations to ensure sales reports tally moneys received
Conduct physical checks on accounting and stock keeping at all hubs (regular & spot checks).
Inventory management : Liaise with the hub operators and field agents regularly to monitor lanterns inventory. Handle any insurance claims for breakages, faults or losses.
Ensure integrity of all accounting ledgers by regular analysis of the trial balance. Monitor and review accounting and related system reports for accuracy and completeness regularly.
Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports for donor funded projects.
Prepare and process payroll, ensuring accuracy and correct statutory remittances.
Petty cash management : Review petty cash payments as per the finance policy and ensure all petty cash is accounted for, liaising with the various petty cash folders ensuring a smooth process for everyone.
Manage supplier payments in line with policy and ensuring tax compliance and correct documentation.
Ensure that manual filing systems are maintained
Lead the annual audit by preparing the final accounts and audit schedules and responding to audit queries. Lead other external audits such as statutory audits.
Required education : Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience : 3 years
Required languages : English (Spoken : fluent Written : fluent)