Senior Accountant
Potential Staffing Limited
Nairobi, Kenya
6d ago
source : BrighterMonday

Job Summary

We are looking for an experienced Senior Accountant to oversee general accounting operations by controlling and verifying our financial transactions.

A successful Senior Accountant combines excellent analytical skills with a thorough knowledge of accounting principles to analyze financial reports and forecasts.

The ideal candidate has also experience collaborating and / or managing a team of Accountants and Junior Accountant

  • Minimum Qualification : Bachelor
  • Experience Level : Mid level
  • Experience Length : 3 years
  • Job Description

    Senior Accountant duties include

    Responsibilities

  • Verify, allocate, post and reconcile accounts payable and receivable
  • Produce error-free accounting reports and present their results
  • Analyze financial information and summarize financial status
  • Spot errors and suggest ways to improve efficiency and spending
  • Provide technical support and advice to Management / Finance director.
  • Review and recommend modifications to accounting systems and procedures
  • Manage accounting assistants and bookkeepers
  • Participate in financial standards setting and in forecast process
  • Provide input into department’s goal setting process
  • Prepare financial statements and produce budget according to schedule
  • Assist with tax audits and tax returns
  • Direct internal and external audits to ensure compliance
  • Plan, assign and review staff’s work
  • Ensure compliance with GAAP principles
  • Reconciling account balances and bank statements, maintaining general ledger and preparing month-end close procedures
  • Ensuring accuracy and effectiveness in all of our accounting tasks.
  • Liaise with Finance Manager to improve financial procedures
  • Requirements

  • Proven experience as a Financial Controller and Accounting Supervisor chief or senior accountant
  • Thorough knowledge of basic accounting procedures
  • In-depth understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Awareness of business trends
  • Familiarity with financial accounting statements
  • Experience with general ledger functions and the month-end / year-end close process
  • Hands-on experience with accounting software packages that is SAP, QuickBooks and Sage
  • Advanced MS Excel skills including Vlookups and pivot tables
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Aptitude for numbers and quantitative skills
  • BS degree in Accounting, Finance or relevant
  • Relevant certification (e.g. ACCA or CPA) will be preferred
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