Senior Accountant
Potential Staffing Limited
Nairobi, Kenya
2d ago
source : BrighterMonday

Senior Accountant

Potential Staffing Limited

Accounting, Auditing & Finance

Potential Staffing Limited

Accounting, Auditing & Finance

Nairobi Full TimeBanking, Finance & Insurance KSh Confidential 49m

Job Summary

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

  • Minimum Qualification : Bachelor
  • Experience Level : Senior level
  • Experience Length : 5 years
  • Job Description

    SeniorAccountant responsibilities include reconciling account balances and bankstatements, maintaining general ledger and preparing month-end closeprocedures.

    A successful Senior Accountant combines excellent analytical skillswith a thorough knowledge of accounting principles to analyze financial reportsand forecasts.

    The ideal candidate has also experience collaborating and / ormanaging a team of Accountants and Junior Accountants.

    SeniorAccountant duties also include ensuring accuracy and effectiveness in all ofour accounting tasks.


  • Verify, allocate, post and reconcile accounts payable andreceivable
  • 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 on Management Accountant
  • Review and recommend modifications to accounting systems andprocedures
  • Manage accounting assistants and bookkeepers
  • Participate in financial standards setting and in forecastprocess
  • Provide input into department’s goal setting process
  • Prepare financial statements and produce budget according toschedule
  • Assist with tax audits and tax returns
  • Direct internal and external audits to ensure compliance
  • Plan, assign and review staff’s work
  • Support month-end and year-end close process
  • Develop and document business processes and accounting policiesto maintain and strengthen internal controls
  • Ensure compliance with GAAP principles
  • Liaise with our Financial Manager and Accounting Manager to improvefinancial procedures
  • Requirements

  • Proven experience as a Financial Controller, Accounting Supervisor, chief or senioraccountant
  • Thorough knowledge of basic accounting procedures
  • In-depth understanding of Generally Accepted AccountingPrinciples (GAAP)
  • Awareness of business trends
  • Familiarity with financial accounting statements
  • Experience with general ledger functions and themonth-end / year-end close process
  • Hands-on experience with accounting software packages, SAP,SAGE andQuickBooks
  • 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. CMA or CPA) will be preferred
  • Qualified Candidate’s are asked to send theirupdated CV

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