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Vacancy title:
Finance Operations Accountant

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Computers , Category: Accounting & Finance ]

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Deadline of this Job:
27 February 2023  

Duty Station:
Within Kenya , Nairobi , East Africa

Date Posted: Monday, February 13, 2023 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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Finance Operations Accountant

Role purpose
The Finance Operations Accountant is a role within the BA finance function based in Kenya reporting to the finance operations lead. The role is a one (1) year contract with a possibility of three (3) months extension. The purpose of the role includes:
• Review transaction recording and reporting accuracy through the month
• Ensure all control activities are performed in a timely and accurate manner
• Participate in the month-end procedures within the area of influence and any other allocated tasks
• Support the function in annual audit process and any other scheduled or adhoc reviews

• End to end responsibility in accounting area; preparing all group reporting, local statutory (up until IFRS hand-off) and tax reporting. Assuring accuracy, timely submission, and proper substantiation of financial reporting submissions in line with the Syngenta Financial Reporting requirements, local statutory reporting regulations and local tax requirements
• Ensure timely and accurate recording of all business transactions in ERP system according to the IFRS rules for group reporting and local GAAP rules for statutory reporting
• Sustain high standards on verification of assets and liabilities in the balance sheet. Perform balance sheet reconciliation in line with corporate IFRS and statutory reporting requirements.
• Provide efficient support to new business model implementation and mergers/integrations, ensuring adherence to the applicable corporate frameworks
• Drive the effective and efficient delivery of end-to-end Finance Operations activities and collaborate effectively with other country peers to share best practice.
• Accountable to facilitate internal /external audits and drive sustainable and timely remediation of outstanding audit issues in close corporation conjunction with the wider Finance organization.
• Coordinate the work of junior colleagues in the teams and help developing them
• Support a high level of financial compliance capability in the team and promote compliance culture through training and other relevant initiatives. effective and sustainable implementation of Internal Control Frameworks (ICF) and segregation of duty (SoD) risk management frameworks
• Ensure accuracy of cash-flow forecasting and effective cash-flow management.
• Support the business function in any other activities that may be assigned.

Critical knowledge

• A strong academic report with a undergratuate degree in commerce, accounting or finance or its equivalent and a relevant professional qualification i.e. CPA, ACCA, CIMA,
• Excellent knowledge of Iscala, SAP and Ms Office (Word, Excel, Power point)
• Excellent knowledge of relevant local/ regional tax legislations.
• Excellent understanding of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs) and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
• Good understanding of business end to end processes and internal controls
• Good understanding of statutory, tax, and statistical reporting requirements
• Ability to effectively work in a cross-functional matrix organization

Critical experience

• 5+ years of professional experience in financial operations perferably in a multinational environment
• Ability to manage self, work independently, to take informed decisions and determine priorities
• Time management skills with high proactive behaviour to take initiatives
• Good interaction with functional leadership and external customers
• Ability to effectively work in a cross-functional matrix organization

Education Requirement: No Requirements

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 60

Job application procedure
Interested and qualified? Go to Syngenta on to apply

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Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Kenya
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: 27 February 2023
Duty Station: Nairobi
Posted: 14-02-2023
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 14-02-2023
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 14-02-2065
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