Title: Junior Accountant,
Location: Ukunda, Mombasa,
Our client is Christian based Primary and Junior High School based in Ukunda, Mombasa. They seek to hire a Junior Accountant who will be responsible for providing financial, administrative and clerical support to the organization.
Maintain accounts for the school and any subsidiaries
Petty cash and administration management
Perform month-end close activities, including preparation of journal entries and reconciliations for various balance sheet and income statement accounts
Perform financial statement analysis and document meaningful explanations for fluctuations
Performing risk management by analysing the school’s liabilities and investments
Ensure all accounting processes are streamlined and in accordance with the respective jurisdiction.
Liaise with external auditors to facilitate annual audits.
Forecast monthly and quarterly cash requirements for the business and prepare periodic budgets for the different departments and any company activities or projects
Provide strategic decision making based on accounting reporting to always ensure cost management and revenue optimization strategies
Collaborate with finance team for investor reporting, covenant compliance, budget variation, financial statements analysis
Reconcile transactions on the dashboard, mobile money statements and other statements and liaise with the Tech team to resolve any irregularities.
Design, prepare and present monthly financial statement analysis suitable for Board-level or management presentations
Liaise with all other business units to challenge the status quo, implement new ideas, investigate and implement more efficient solutions and treasury processes
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance.
Certified Public Accountant – CPA (K) is desired.
Minimum of 3 years’ experience.
Should be hands-on with Quickbooks, Sage & iTax.
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power point is required.
Should be familiar with costings, taxation, and cost analysis.
Excellent communication skills both verbal and written, interpersonal skills, problem-solving skills, and a strong team player.
Strong attention to detail, excellent organizational skills, and ability to effectively prioritize work to meet deadlines.
Critical, analytical, and creative thinking to identify and solve problems.
Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team and have a strong understanding of the theoretical and practical components of the position apart from just being familiar with performing assigned tasks.
Must be familiar with the institutions’ working procedures in order to be able to multitask when necessary.
Should also always have an open ear for the students and serve as a role model.