Chief Accountant job at G4S
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Vacancy title:
Chief Accountant

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security , Category: Accounting ]

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Deadline of this Job:
21 September 2022  

Duty Station:
Within Kenya , Nairobi , East Africa

Date Posted: Wednesday, September 14, 2022 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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Financial Accounting and Reporting

• Maintain the general ledger in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs) for all transactions
• Prepare balance sheet and profit and loss reconciliations covering the entire general ledger
• Produce accounting reports and financial statements within the deadlines set by the Group and the various legal bodies
• Plan and prepare annual audit of financial statements and management reports within specified timelines
• Ensure optimal and smooth operation of the company’s accounting systems by continuously reviewing their operation and/or recommending additional functionalities, where appropriate

Financial Controls and Risk Management
• Continuously check and ensure that the Group's accounting policies, procedures and principles are correctly applied in close cooperation with the controlling department
• Ensure adherence to all company internal controls, financial policies and procedures
• Oversee the maintenance of a proper and functional data registry and filing system
• Oversee the maintenance of fixed assets and other company registers

Tax Compliance

• Supervise and check the release of end-of-year statutory financial statements, tax and legal statements
• Ensure reliability of accounting and tax information by implementing appropriate procedures, checks and performance indicators
• Ensure familiarity with accounting and tax regulations
• Oversee the preparation of company’s tax returns and other periodic statutory deductions

People Management
• Establish and monitor key staff performance and development goals, assign accountabilities, set objectives, establish priorities, and conduct annual performance appraisals
• Develop key staff using a supportive and collaborative approach: assign accountabilities; set objectives; establish priorities; and monitor and evaluate results
• Promote a high performance and continuous improvement culture that values learning and a commitment to quality
• Undertake any other duties as appropriate or as assigned from time to time
• Ensure that the level of technical ability in the team is high
• Propose and implement all initiatives that aim to improve productivity in the process of providing accounting information at both the financial information system level and the information flow level

Ideal candidate:
Knowledge and Qualifications

• Degree in Finance and Accounting from a recognized University
• Registered Member of ICPAK (CPA (K)) or internationally recognized professional accountancy body


• Minimum 5 years’ relevant experience in financial & management accounting
• Relevant experience in audit in a large / international audit firm will be an added advantage
• An understanding Kenya Companies Act, 2015; International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs) and the International Accounting Standards (IASs)
• Working experience with ERP systems will be an added advantage

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 60

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree

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Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Kenya
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: 21 September 2022  
Duty Station: Nairobi
Posted: 14-09-2022
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 14-09-2022
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 14-09-2065
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