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Accounts Assistants - 2 Positions


Optiven - Nairobi  

Published On: 17th, April 2023

Closes on: 23rd, April 2023

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Job Description

We are seeking a highly competent and an outstanding individual who is dynamic and passionate about delivering results to join our finance and accounts team.

 S/he will be responsible for the general accounting function including preparing journal entries, maintaining balance sheet schedules and ledgers and account and bank reconciliations. Assisting with monthly closings and account analysis and supporting the senior accountant in carrying out the responsibilities of the accounting department.


    • Giving daily and weekly updates aimed at improving financial records.
    • Updating and maintaining accounting journals, ledgers and other records detailing financial business transactions.
    • Preparation of monthly closings and preparation of monthly financial statements.
    • Reconciling and maintaining balance sheet accounts.
    • Preparing tax computations and returns as well as assist in preparing budgets and forecasts.
    • Preparing payrolls and submitting PAYE, VAT, NSSF and NHIF.
    • Drawing up monthly financial reports i.e. expense reports.
    • Administering accounts receivable and accounts payable.
    • Maintaining accurate debtors and creditor’s record and liaise with sales team to ensure prompt debt collection and prompt creditor’s payment.
    • Posting all transactions to the accounting software on a daily basis, i.e. disbursements, payments made out and cash received.
    • Monitoring and resolving bank issues including fee anomalies and check differences.
    • Ensuring up to date payment of utilities
    • Performing regular reconciliations of the general ledger.
    • Maintaining accurate and up to date records of all financial transactions.
    • Assisting with year-end closings.
    • Assisting with preparation and coordination of the audit process.
    • Assisting with implementing and maintaining internal financial controls and procedures.
    • Carrying out other related tasks as might be required from time to time.


    • Bachelor of Commerce in Finance and/or CPA K
    • Member of a professional body i.e. ICPAK is an added advantage
    • At least 2 years’ experience in a busy and fast paced environment.
    • Must be very proficient in accounting software i.e. quick books.
    • Conversant with filling statutory returns.
    • Knowledge of accounting principles and best practices i.e. GAAP
    • Knowledge of financial reporting.
    • Knowledge of local and international laws regarding accounting, finances and taxation.

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