Accountant, Sports Officer at Impala Club

On Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Impala Club is a private members club located on Ngong Road and has been in existence since 1946. It boasts a diverse membership in excess of 2000.  

It provides a host of various sports facilities including Rugby, Squash, Tennis, Swimming, Soccer, Hockey, Cricket, a fully equipped modern gymnasium for its membership, as well as have the capability to host private events for up to thousands of people in its expansive fields among other hospitality services.

Club Accountant

Applicants are sought for the position of Club Accountant who will lead and manage all the financial affairs of the club and provide strategic guidance to help achieve the Club’s vision over the next 5 years and beyond. Details of the job role are provided here below.

Job Purpose

Reporting to the Club General Manager, the Club Accountant will be responsible for overall supervision of financial administration in the club in accordance to the mandate from the Management Committee and the management team. 

The job holder will supervise all staff in Accounts Department.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership in the development for the continuous evaluation of short and long-term strategic financial objectives of the club.
  • Ensure credibility of Finance by providing timely and accurate analysis of budgets, financial trends and forecasts.
  • Sustains corporate organizational goals and objectives as guided by the IFRS,USALI and GAAP guidelines
  • Monitor and control of all internal audit issues by ensuring compliance of existing policies and constant review of the same to ensure all processes and procedures are efficient and effective.
  • Take hands-on lead position of developing, implementing, and maintaining a comprehensive job cost system.
  • Provide executive management with advice on the financial implications of business activities to mitigate against enterprise wide and operational risk.
  • Manage processes for financial forecasting, budgets and consolidation in line with the Club’s strategic objectives
  • Provide recommendations to strategically enhance financial performance and business opportunities.
  • Ensure compliance with applicable federal, state and local regulatory laws and rules for financial and tax reporting.
  • Monitor and manage all  accounts receivables and payments to ensure tight compliance to set policy standards to ensure seamless provision of services to the club membership and from suppliers 
  • Manage all payroll matters and activities to ensure all staff are promptly remunerated to ensure seamless services to club members
Educational requirements and experience

Suitable candidates must possess a University Degree from a recognized University and hold a valid Certified Public Accountant qualification or equivalent. 

She/he must have at least 4 years’ experience in end to end finance operations in a dynamic accounting environment. 
Experience in the hospitality industry with proficiency in hospitality operating software will be an added advantage.

Sports Officer

Applicants are sought for the position of Sports Officer, who will be responsible for overseeing the management of sports facilities and activities, people management, maintenance and improvement. 

The position holder will be seeking to increase revenue by building loyalty and increasing the number of members and their use of the facilities.

Job Purpose

To ensure that equipment, grounds and other sports facilities are well-maintained and working, to ensure increased utilization of sports facilities by members daily.  

The candidate will also be responsible for ensuring a well-planned working schedule for staff to ensure maximum efficiency, continuous improvement of Impala sports facilities and activities and increased revenue generation by sports sections and their academies.  
The candidate must be able to prepare periodic reports on the performance of the Impala management committee on all sports related activities and facilities.

Key responsibilities

  • Assist and Compile section budgets, annual plans and activities for smooth running of all sections and academies.
  • Ensure all sections and their academies are running professionally and adhering to the sports code of conduct.
  • Ensure that all sports grounds, facilities and equipment are properly maintained in accordance with Sections agreed maintenance standards and advice on all upgrades and replacements.
  • carrying out health and safety checks on the equipment and site;
  • advertising and promoting the club or centre to increase usage, which may include commissioning and considering market research;
  • Undertake all administrative responsibilities for sports including interviewing, assessing and selecting coaches and sports staff, developing job descriptions, developing player contracts and advising the Management Committee through the sports Convenor on catering, transport, medical and insurance requirements of Club Teams.
  • maintaining high levels of customer care, often with a particular focus on avoiding loss of existing users;
  • handling and recording complaints and incidents, e.g. accidents and emergencies, theft escalated to him from members, staff etc and escalating where necessary.
  • Manage all sports staff and ensure all sports staff(including coaches) have the required professional qualifications and experience to perform their duties
  • Ensure sports facilities are utilised by i.e. members, registered section members, registered academy members and contracted institutions.
  • writing monthly or weekly reports to be issued to the sports convenor and preparing cash projections for all section (including academies).
  • Build and maintain sporting links within the surrounding communities (schools, community clubs, associations etc.)
Educational requirements and experience

Suitable candidates must possess a relevant University Degree in sports management or a related field with a professional qualification in sports.  

She/he must have at least 4 years’ experience in a reputable sports institution or organisation, with a minimum of 2 years at managerial level. 
Knowledge of MS Office and good interpersonal skills, excellent communication and analytical skills are a must.

Applicants for the position are requested to send their CVs to [email protected] noting to clearly mark the subject head to read either “Application for Club Accountant” or “Application for Sports Officer” to be received not later than 28th October 2013.  
All CVs MUST be sent electronically and no physical applications will be accepted. 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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