Accountant at Uthabiti Africa

  • Full Time
  • Nairobi

Uthabiti Africa

Key Responsibilities:

Transactional processing:

  • Ensure that all financial transactions are processed accurately, in a timely manner, and in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, organizational policies, procedures and other relevant provisions.
  • Implement, and maintain processes and controls that are current best practices related to transaction processing.
  • Support management, oversight, processing and backup for processing all of the following transactions: payroll, accounts payable, revenue and expense, fixed assets, cash, bank reconciliations and allocations.
  • Perform month-end closing procedures, including overhead allocations, bank account reconciliations and updating schedules.
  • Maintain an orderly, efficient and effective accounting filing system.

Reporting Responsibilities:

  • Assist in issuing timely, accurate, and complete financial statements for all levels, including Board of Directors, funders, and management.
  • Assist in coordinating the preparation of the draft audited financial statements and all tax returns.
  • Assist with preparing financial information for the annual report.
  • Recommend and report upon benchmarks against which to measure organizational performance.
  • Calculate and issue financial and operating metrics.
  • Assist in production of cash flow reports, annual budget, and forecasts.
  • Calculate variances from the budget and report significant issues to management.
  • Provide a system of management cost reports. assist with financial analyses and models as needed, in particular for capital investments, pricing decisions, and contract negotiations.

Operational Responsibilities:

  • Assist in fundraising efforts for the organization
  • Ensure organizational assets and equipment are maintained as per policies and procedures in place
  • Assist with development of long-term investment and other financial planning.
  • Assist with preparation and revision of finance and operation guidelines to respond to emerging needs and requirements.
  • Assist with legal, compliance and regulatory issues
  • Assist the organization on safe and efficient operations
  • Assist in payroll administration including compliance with relevant/applicable laws e.g. taxation andtimely remittance of statutory deductions.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Accounting, Business Management, Bsuienss Administration, Business Information Systems
  • Professional Accounting qualification (CPA, ACCA)
  • Proficiency in accounting software applications; experience with Microsoft Dynamics 365 ERP is an added advantage.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint etc)
  • Upto date membership with relevant professional body e.g. ICPAK.
  • Experience with social enterprises is an added advantage
  • Experience with fundraising is an added advantage.
  • High level of integrity and discretion when handling confidential information.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build effective working relationships at all levels of the organization.
  • Strong problem-solving and conflict resolution abilities

Method of Application

Interested candidates should send in their CV to recruitment@uthabitiafrica.org by 20th June 2024.

To apply for this job email your details to recruitment@uthabitiafrica.org