Accountant Job Opportunity at African Heritage Design in Kenya Today 2013


African Heritage Design
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Providing and interpreting financial information;
  • Monitoring and interpreting cash flows and predicting future trends;
  • Analyzing change and advising accordingly;
  • Researching and reporting on factors influencing business performance;
  • Developing financial management mechanisms that minimize financial risk;
  • Conducting reviews and evaluations for cost-reduction opportunities;
  • Managing the company’s financial accounting, monitoring and reporting systems;
  • Liaising with auditors to ensure annual monitoring is carried out;
  • Developing external relationships with appropriate contacts i.e. auditors, bankers and statutory organizations such as KRA;
  • Producing accurate financial reports to specific deadlines;
  • Managing budgets;
  • Arranging new sources of finance for the company’s debt facilities;
  • Supervising departmental staff;
  • Keeping abreast of changes in financial regulations and legislation.
  • Generate and manage payroll administration, implementation of internal controls.
  • Make regular reports to senior management on income, expenditure and any variations from budgets.
  • Act as cheque signatory for and authorize expenditure up to limits as agreed by the board of directors
  • Identify and implement plans with the assistance of the human resource manager for department training and development needs.
  • Review collection reports to determine the status of collections and the amounts of outstanding balances.
Knowledge and Skills:
  • Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
  • Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning and resource allocation.
  • Knowledge of the law and government regulations.
  • Knowledge of capital raising strategies that support a firm’s expansion.
  • Monitor cash flows and trends.
  • Knowledge of the training requirements in the financial department that assist in creation of a training programme.
  • Keenness of detail that allows for easy detection of errors or problems resulting in quick rectification.
  • Ability to assess individual as well as team performance.
Work Abilities:
  • Ensure continual teamwork within the department.
  • Ensure integrity and honesty when performing duties at all times.
  • Ability to take on responsibilities and challenges.
  • Ensure team motivation is maintained while offering direction and guidance.
  • Delegate work to other individuals within the team.
  • ACCA and/or CPA qualified
  • Bachelors degree in Accounting/Business/Commerce or Economics
  • Masters degree in any of the above would be an added advantage
  • 5 years’ experience in a mid-sized corporate entity
  • Experience in the implementation of ERP/Accounting systems and in performing internal audit services
  • Experience in formulating and executing debt collection strategies industry will be an added advantage
Remuneration: Negotiable.
All applicants should send their resumes and cover letters quoting the exact job position to

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