Accounts Payables Specialist Job in Kenya

Job Title: Accounts
Payables Specialist

Hiring Organization: Cellulant
Location – Locality: Nairobi
Location – Region: Kenya
Industry: Financial
Service
Job Type: Full
Time
Salary: KES
Competitive
Date Posted: 02/03/2024

About
Cellulant

Cellulant
is a leading Pan African payments company that provides locally relevant and
alternative payment methods for global, regional and local merchants.
We provide a single API payments platform – Tingg – that enables businesses to
collect payments online and offline while allowing anyone to pay from their
mobile money, local and international cards or directly from their bank.

Our
Story


Founded
in 2003, Cellulant has more than 18 years of experience in providing
locally-relevant payment solutions for businesses and their consumers.
Our evolution over the years, from a digital content business to mobile banking
and now to payments has allowed us to build strong relationships and
partnerships. We’ve taken our years of experience and assets acquired over the
years to provide a payments platform in the continent that focuses on driving
merchant business and digital payments for local, regional and global merchants
in the continent, and digitizing both online and offline payments.
Since 2003, the Cellulant team has learned, adapted and leveraged their
experiences to pivot the business to become the leading payments provider in
the continent.
You can read more about us and our Group leaders and Country Champions.

Job
Summary:

The
Specialist in Controllership, with a focus on Accounts Payables, plays a
critical role in ensuring the accuracy, integrity, and compliance of financial
transactions within the organization. This position requires a seasoned
professional with a strong background in accounts payable processes, financial
analysis, and regulatory compliance. The Specialist will be responsible for
overseeing and optimizing the accounts payable function, contributing to
financial reporting, and collaborating with cross-functional teams to maintain
a robust control environment.

Core
Responsibilities:

Oversee
the end-to-end accounts payable process, including invoice processing, vendor
management, and disbursement activities.

Ensure
accurate and timely recording of payable transactions in accordance with
accounting policies and standards.

Implement
best practices to optimize efficiency and effectiveness in the accounts payable
function.

Develop
and enforce robust internal controls to safeguard company assets and ensure
compliance with regulatory requirements.

Perform
regular reviews and audits of accounts payable processes to identify and
mitigate potential risks.

Collaborate
with internal and external auditors to support

Identify
opportunities for process improvements in accounts payable workflows,
automation, and systems.

Implement
changes to enhance efficiency, reduce costs, and mitigate risks in the accounts
payable function.

Contribute
to the preparation of financial reports related to accounts payable for
internal and external stakeholders.

Provide
analysis and insights into accounts payable trends, variances, and key
performance indicators.

Cash Flow
management.

Qualifications
& Experience:

In-depth
knowledge of accounting principles, financial regulations, and internal
controls.

Strong
analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to interpret financial
data.

Excellent
communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate
effectively with cross-functional teams.

Experience
with ERP systems and proficiency in relevant software applications.

Standards
(IFRS): Strong understanding of accounting standards to ensure accurate
financial reporting.

Experience
that will count in your favor:

Experience
in managing accounts payables.

Proven
track record in successfully managing and supporting audits enhances the
candidate’s profile.

Familiarity
with complex financial structures and operations in a global context is
advantageous.

Nice To
Have Experience:

Willingness
and ability to share knowledge and contribute to the professional development
of the team.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s
degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field; professional certification
(e.g., CPA) is a plus.

Proven
experience 4 years in accounts payable, financial analysis, or controllership
roles.

Skills:

Mastery
of tools such as Excel, SAP, or other ERP systems is necessary.

Effective
communication with cross-functional teams and external stakeholders.

Personal
attributes:

Strategic
thinker with the ability to see the big picture.

Results-driven
and able to work effectively in a fast-paced environment.

Adaptable
and proactive in addressing challenges.

High
level of integrity and ethical standards.

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