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1 Sep 2014

Finance Officer-Temporary (8 Months) Career Opportunity

Our client is a leading premier investment bank focused on Russia, the CIS, Central & Eastern Europe and Africa and other high-opportunity emerging markets. They offer its clients access to these markets through the financial centers of London and New York.

They a team of invigorated researchers and analysts who undertake an in depth research and study of the various economies and advise on the best financial products to invest in with good returns. Are you interested in cracking and working with numbers in a fast paced work environment? If yes, then this is the job you are looking for.

Our client would like to fill the position of a Finance Officer who will report to the Finance Manager.

Job Purpose/Summary

The job holder manages book keeping and tax accounting processes, preparation of financial statements, accounting and tax reports and ensuring compliance with Kenya legislation.

Duties and Responsibilities
Accounting

  • Coordinating and controlling accounting processes for Kenyan entity in accordance with local standards of accounting and reporting, internal policies and procedures
  • Organizing and controlling all operations book keeping, including business expenses reporting; business trips expenses; payroll control, bills payable and receivable.
  • Ensuring that taxes (VAT, profit tax, Withholding tax) are calculated and all tax reporting is done correctly and in time.
  • Participating in annual audit process with accordance to local legislation requirements and checking the auditors’ reports.

Compliance

  • Controls that all operations are registered correctly in Kenya entity balances, ensuring that they are consistent with primary documents, controlling economical feasibility of expenses taking for tax purposes.
  • Ensuring that Capital Markets Authority financial requirements for investment banks remain in compliance.

Reporting

  • Preparing accounting reports for the regulated entities and for reporting to Capital Markets Authority at the end of every quarter.
  • Preparing daily reports for management reflecting compliance of accounts with Capital Market Authority (CMA) regulatory requirements.

Planning

  • Forecasting and planning funding and regulatory capital requirements; reporting daily regulatory ratio

Minimum Qualifications

  • A minimum of a degree in a business related field from a recognized institution
  • Working knowledge in International Accounting Standards.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in accounting preferably in the financial industry.
  • Work exposure in a medium sized organization.
  • Knowledge of East African Accounting processes.
  • Working experience and knowledge of the Kenyan and Sub Saharan Africa financial capital markets is desirable.
  • Knowledge of basic taxation laws in East Africa.

Required skills and key competencies

  • Excellent command and articulation of the English language.
  • High interpersonal skills and ability to interact with people from all walks of life.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Numerical acumen.
  • Good planning and organization skills.
  • Team player with proven leadership skills.
  • Good decision maker.
  • Result oriented.

Salary Budget: Kshs.300-350,000 Gross

How to apply: 
If you are interested in the position and have the skills and talents our client is looking for, we would like to hear from you.

Please forward a copy of your updated resume, your current salary and benefits package to info@dorbe-leit.co.ke before close of business 5th September 2014.

Only successful candidates will be contacted.

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