LEAD ACCOUNTANT

Company Human Capital Synergies Africa Limited
Reference # 25
Published 28/09/2017
Contract Type Permanent
Location Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
Introduction
Our Client, in the Financial sector who focus on growing successful enterprises in Africa through business acceleration, strategic advice and access to investments are seeking to recruit a Lead Accountant, who will be responsible for the financial integrity of the organization and referring to the Head of Operations in support of the CEO and the Executive Directors.
Job Functions Accounting
Industries Banking / Finance & Investment,Financial Services
Specification
Duties and Responsibilities
1.Develop annual budgets that reflect the strategic decision made by the CEO and executive directors and the supervisory board; quarterly budget adjustments.
2.Periodic cash-flow forecasting; monthly financial reporting to CEO and Executive Directors.
3.All accounting functions and supporting accounts assistants and bookkeepers ensuring skills, discipline and attention to detail is at highest possible levels.
4.Bi-annual appraisal of team members
5.Support head of operations in procurement management and audit of suppliers, including supplier management in Head of Operations absence.
6.Project and programmes budgeting and financial planning with relevant directors and relevant project/ programmes manager.
7.Supervision of project/ programme accounting, including internal audits where necessary.
8.Periodic financial reporting to funding partners, as prescribed by funding agreements.
9.Support grant and proposal writing efforts, with an emphasis on the financial aspects.
10.Development of invoicing, payment collection and reimbursement/ disbursement strategy.
11.Development, maintenance of financial policies, including training on the enforcement of such policies; development and enforcement of other internal controls.
12. Management of audit process for the group, its subsidiaries and holding structures.
13.Management of relations with the group’s banks, auditors, company secretary, lawyers, tax and financial consultants.
14.Assets management, management of intangible assets, warranties and licensing requirements.
15.Development of treasury strategy; management of treasury functions
16.Ensuring that the company’s financial and legal conduct meets the minimum requirements, industry benchmarks or higher if specified by the Supervisory Board; including ensuring the past and the present compliance with all the relevant authorities and government institutions.
17.Be an active part of the leadership group; including being a spokesperson internally for the values, objectives and plans the group is striving towards.
18.Assist in the overall performance monitoring of the group, and proactively contribute to solutions that address performances that could be improved.
Requirements
Skills and Qualifications
1.7+ years of relevant experience of which 2 minimum years heading an accounting department/ finance team with managerial (team) responsibilities
2.Proven track record and experience from both the private and non-governmental sectors
3.Experience in all functions of accounting, including preparing for and leading external audits
4.Excellent leadership skills with the ability to manage a team with limited resources and mentor team members to ensure excellent, stable and disciplined team performance.
5.Demonstrate excellent communication skills (verbal and written) with the ability to present information clearly and succinctly.
6.Resourcefulness and ability to work in high-pressure situations and to meet tight deadlines without losing attention to details and perfection of tasks at hand
7.Willingness to work beyond immediate areas of responsibility and possess a ‘roll up the sleeves and get the job done’’ attitude
8.Fully qualifies as a CPA, with an undergraduate degree e.g. B.Com or BBA.
Job Closing Date 30/11/2017
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