Accounts Officer Job in Kenya

 Job Title: Accounts
Officer

Hiring Organization: Opticom
Location – Locality: Nairobi
Location – Region: Kenya
Industry: Security
Job Type: Full
Time
Salary: KES
Competitive
Date Posted: 01/26/2024

Job
Summary:

The
Accounts Officer is responsible for authentication, allocation and integrity of
financial accounts, schedules, plans and documentations in line with relevant
ad hoc financial objectives.

Key
Responsibilities:


Finance
Operations management:

Manage
company finances including timely monthly reconciliations, monthly reports and
management analysis, VAT returns and the annual financial statements.

Ongoing
management of project accounting processes ensuring these processes maximize
company’s financial outcomes.

Perform
monthly bank reconciliations at month end.

As the
bank agent, coordinate all banking transactions.

Ensure
all intercompany transactions are accurately posted.

Credit
Control – Account Receivables:

Ensure
that debts are paid in a timely manner.

Chase
overdue invoices by telephone, email and letter within agreed timescales.

Regularly
making contact with customers to ensure all relevant debts are managed as
necessary.

Handle
disputed bills and negotiate to bring payment within agreed terms.

Ensure
monthly processing of invoice deadlines are met as required.

Send out
monthly client statements/letters as may be agreed.

Debt
Control Management – Accounts Payable:

Ensure
that purchase orders are correct and accurate in terms of pricing.

Ensure
that creditors accounts are reconciled, and creditors paid in good time.

Budget
Management:

Collaborate
with department heads to develop annual budgets.

Monitor
budget performance and provide variance analysis.

Recommend
adjustments to ensure financial goals are met.

Risk
Management:

Identify
financial risks and implement strategies to mitigate them.

Ensure
compliance with financial regulations and laws.

Develop
and maintain internal controls to safeguard company assets.

Annual
Audit Management:

Maintain
records as appropriate for the audits and compliance as well as day to day use.

Assist in
preparation of annual audits and responding to queries raised by the auditors.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s
degree in finance, Accounting, or a related field.

Relevant
professional certification (e.g., CPA, CFA) is preferred.

Proven
experience of at least 2 years as an accountant in finance & accounts
department.

Strong
knowledge of financial principles, regulations, and reporting standards.

Excellent
analytical, strategic thinking, and problem-solving skills.

Advanced
proficiency in financial management software and Microsoft Excel.

Should
have a good track record of unquestionable integrity.

Effective
communication and interpersonal abilities.

Ability
to work as part of the team and build relationships with others within the
organization.

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