Management Accountant and Sales Manager at Oxford University Press (OUP)

On Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Oxford University Press (OUP), the largest University Press in the world, is a department of the University of Oxford. 

It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. 
OUP East Africa Ltd (OUPEA) furthers the university’s mission in research, scholarship and education by publishing quality educational materials for Kenya. 
OUPEA is seeking to recruit a high calibre, results-oriented, experienced and highly skilled professional for the position of Management Accountant.

Key Responsibilities / Duties

  • Preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual Management Accounts with variance analysis and commentaries.
  • Produce the budget and quarterly forecasts for approval by Senior Management through the Finance & Operations Director
  • Monitoring budget and ensure that expenditure is within budget and report on variance
  • Monitor and evaluate financial information systems and propose improvements where needed
  • Implement compliance related procedures, risk management and internal controls
  • Assist with audit preparation work to allow for timely completion of the annual financial statements and corporation tax returns.
  • Provide support to the Compliance Officer on all compliance related project plan activities: 
  • Maintain records and tracking progress as directed
  • Support the business on project work as required

Academic Qualifications
  • Fully qualified Accountant – CMA, or CPA, or ACCA or similar qualification
  • Bachelor degree: Bcom, Bsc or similar academic qualification from recognized university
  • At least three years’ experience financial transactions processing in SAP
  • Experience in managing own time and ability to juggle priorities
Skills & Competencies
  • SAP planning,
  • Budgeting & forecasting,
  • Audit preparation, 
  • Management accounting, 
  • Asset management, 
  • Report writing and presentation skills,
  • MS Excel, word, 
  • Financial accounting
  • SAP experience desired
Behavioural
  • Must demonstrate a spirit of competitiveness, 
  • Display highly ethical behavior, 
  • Support teamwork,
  • Excellent analytical ability, innovate and learn
  • Ability to lead, motivate and build effective teams
  • Ability to facilitate change and promote health organizational culture
If you have the above qualities and you are a results-oriented team leader with the stated qualifications then you can forward your cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of three referee names with their contact email & Telephone numbers. 
Please state your current/past and expected salary and copies of certificates/testimonials to 

HR and Administration Manager, 
Oxford University Press EA Ltd, 
The Oxford Place, 
Elgon Road Upper Hill
PO Box 72532-00200 
Nairobi.
Applications should be received on or before 20th September, 2013
OUP East Africa Ltd (OUPEA) furthers the university’s mission ¡n research, scholarship and education by publishing quality educational materials for Kenya. OUPEA is seeking to recruit a high calibre, results-oriented, experienced and highly skilled professional for the position of Sales Manager.
 

Summary of the Position

This is a senior position responsible for development and execution of sales strategies to grow sales of all product lines and market share. The Sales Manager will provide leadership to a team of highly skilled Educational Business Advisors in growing the company business and increase consumer awareness of OUP products while ensuring excellent brand image.

Key Responsibilities
The Sales Manager will provide leadership in developing the overall sales strategy and maximize sales of OUPEA’s high quality educational teaching and learning materials to appropriate markets.
While leading the team is sales planning and execution, the Sales Manager will monitor market trends and steer activities to expand adoptions of front list and backlist titles; and maintain existing adoptions in schools.
The Sales Manager will build strong relationships with key stakeholders in the education sector and customers; providing innovative solutions to acquire profitable business relationships and maximize OUPEA market share.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
The position requires an appropriate Bachelor’s degree in Sales, Marketing or Education with ten (10) or more years in sales management and a proven track record of consistent high performance. 
In addition, the individual must demonstrate a thorough understanding and knowledge of the dynamics of the educational market and system in East Africa.
The appropriate candidate will demonstrate knowledge, skill and experience in sales team management, marketing theory, market research, relationship-building, educational publishing industry, education and teaching, budget monitoring and control, project planning and management.
If you are a results-oriented team leader with the stated qualifications and are passionate to provide high quality educational solutions to the ever-changing customer needs in a fast-paced organization, then you can forward your application, curriculum vitae and copies of testimonials to or send to: 

HR and Administration Manager, 
Oxford University Press EA Ltd, 
The Oxford Place, Elgon Road Upper Hill
PO Box 72532-00200 Nairobi.
Applications should be received on or before 20th September, 2013
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