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International Logistics Company Job Kenyan – Accountant

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Posted: Jul 16, 2013

International Logistics Company Job Kenyan – Accountant

International Logistics Company Chief Accountant Job in Kenya

Job Vacancy: Chief Accountant 
Our Client is an international logistics company which manages and serves some of the most advanced supply chains in the world in a diverse range of industries and is part of the Maersk A.P. Moller Group.Job Profile

The Chief Accountant will be responsible for ensuring that financial activities meet global requirements and local regulations at all times.
You will also optimize working capital within scope and develop a financial organization capable of delivering targets.

Key Responsibilities
  • Manage the accounting section with the aim of achieving finance department objectives as stipulated by the Finance Manager
  • Monitor general ledger postings, ensuring that accounting records are accurate and established standards, both local and GAP, are adhered to. This specifically includes (but is not limited to):checking subsidiary ledgers and supporting documentation, reviewing reconciliation entries and making accurate and appropriate accruals
  • Develop financial and accounting policies, standard operation procedures and guidelines within area of responsibility including accounting and other major areas.
  • Oversee the preparation of statutory reporting in direct liaison with company auditors. Co-ordinates auditing of company accounts with external auditors in accordance with guidelines stipulated by the CFO.
  • Continuous development of own knowledge to ensure full awareness of the budgeting and reporting section as well as a solid background in finance and terminal business in general.
  • Maintain and enhance relationships between departments.
Qualification and experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting of related field and ACCA / CPA qualified, with at least 7 years senior accounting experience.
  • Knowledge of accounting ledgers and their inter-relationships
  • Knowledge of SAP/ FACT and database tables
  • Excellent MS excel knowledge including the ability to work with complex functions in MS Excel.
Essential Skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both in written and presentations, meeting the needs of those with varying levels of financial literacy/expertise
  • Excellent organizational and problem solving skills
  • Ability to train users in using and setting up reports
  • Excellent negotiating and planning skills
  • The ability to work without management direction. Use initiative and possess a positive attitude towards teamwork is critical.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage well through ambiguity and complexity
  • The ability to lead a team
  • The ability to maintain a high degree of sensitivity and confidentiality.
Desired Skills
  • Logistics industry experience.
  • Ability to map the flow of financial information within an organization
  • Project management skills
  • Capacity to develop and format procedures and work flow systems which accurately reflect the department’s operations.
  • The capacity to train and coach other members of the department is an expected element of this post
  • Ability to execute and follow-through to completion
How to apply: 
Send your application including a cover letter indicating your desire to work with our client; a detailed CV highlighting relevant experience, details of current and expected salary, a daytime phone contact, email address, and the names of three professional referees by Close of Business Wednesday 24th July 2013Adept Systems
Management Consultants
P O Box 6416, Nairobi, GPO 00100
Email: [email protected]

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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