Senior Accountant, Senior Research Executive at Ipsos Kenya

On Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014
Can you deliver a first class service?

A promising and exciting career awaits you to join the winning team…

Ipsos is a world-leading research company operating in more than 80 countries. It has revenues in excess of €1Bn and employs 16,000 staff worldwide. 

Ipsos provides research services and strategic insight to the world’s largest corporations and many public sector organizations.

Ipsos is organized in each country of operation across its global business lines and its functions, in a matrix organization that is designed to achieve operational excellence, functional expertise and client satisfaction. 

The global business lines are research services that fall into the categories of marketing, advertising, loyalty, media, communications and technology and public affairs.

In Kenya, Ipsos is especially active in the media, communications and technology, public affairs and marketing research areas.

Senior Accountant

Roles and Responsibilities

  • To ensure that company transactions are analyzed properly, recorded correctly and in time to ensure completeness, accuracy, timeliness, relevance and reliability
  • Ensure compliance with statutory provisions i.e. Taxation
  • Support the preparation of monthly and final statutory accounts to balance sheet and cash flow statements
  • To ensure that weekly management reports, notably, aged debtors and creditors lists, bank and cash balances are produced and submitted in time
  • Support the production of monthly management reports i.e. balance sheet, profit and loss account, cash flow, variance analysis and any reports as directed by your senior
  • Ensure that there is accurate and reliable information on the bank and cash balances at any particular time
  • Ensure timely dispatch of invoices
  • Monitoring the movement in bank balances and to advice management accordingly
  • To ensure that Creditors balances are constantly reconciled and that payments are made as per the company creditor’s ledger and not as per the creditor’s statements. Any differences must be reconciled before any payments are made
  • Liaising with external auditors to ensure that Annual Statutory Audits are done in time. Prepare the audit working papers
  • Implement Auditor’s recommendations ensuring proper financial controls
  • To ensure that procedures on cheque payments are properly followed in making of cheque payments i.e. cheque payment voucher, authorization etc
  • To ensure that the fixed Assets register is maintained and updated regularly
  • To ensure effective debt collection hence health cash flow position
  • To effect authorized and approved payments. Ensure that all cheque disbursements must be recorded and the person collecting the cheque must authenticate
  • Ensure that cheques and any cash are kept under lock and key
  • To ensure that company records whatever the nature that are in your custody, are properly filed
  • Assisting in preparation of Annual budgets. Establish and maintain an effective budgetary planning system and ensure that all companies adhere strictly to the approved budgets
  • To perform other duties as may be prescribed by management from time to time
The Person
To be successful in this role you will have:
  • University Degree
  • Qualified Accountant (CPA, ACCA, ACA, ACMA) or in the process of qualifying
  • Business experience (3-5 years)
  • Comprehensive financial management knowledge
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and manage expectations
  • Willingness to work long hours
  • Good planning and communication skills
  • High computer usage and presentation skills
  • Well developed analytical skills
  • Adaptability and flexibility in service delivery
  • Knowledge and understanding of ERP based system will be an added advantage
This is a challenging opportunity for a dedicated and highly motivated professional, with a strong commitment to Ipsos values.

If you believe you are the candidate we are looking for, please submit your application and CV in detailing your experience for the post and include daytime telephone contacts to: [email protected]

Applications will not be considered if covering letter is not attached. Include “Senior Accountant – Ipsos Kenya” in the cover letter and email subject header.


Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Deadline for application: Wednesday, 2nd April 2014, 5pm

For more information on Ipsos please visit: www.ipsos.com

You will have a keen understanding of what it takes to excel in a client-facing role and place the interest of clients at the heart of everything that you do.
Ipsos Senior Research Executive 

Key Responsibilities

Delivering large and complex Research project engagements, both on and off client sites in Sub-Saharan Africa. 

Your work on a typical assignment will include gathering primary and secondary data, analyzing this information with a logic check, putting your findings, conclusion and recommendations into a well-written English language report for the client.

You will liaise with our colleagues in other business areas and assist in agreeing scope, being responsible for certain project deliverables and quality and client satisfaction in your immediate area of responsibility.

Preparation of robust and rigorous working papers and deliverables in line with Ipsos Business Consulting standards and methodologies.

Helping develop strong, long term client relationships.

Involvement in supporting sales activities including assisting on proposals, identifying opportunities during the course of engagements.

The Person

To be successful in this role you will have:
  • A relevant University Degree with upper second class honours, preferably in Commerce, Economics or International business
  • A broad interest in business and commerce, including international business, strategy, marketing and economic issues
  • A minimum of 3 years continuous experience in similar role and knowledge on industry issues
  • At least 2 years’ experience in market research would be an added advantage
  • An ability to absorb and analyze information quickly
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and oral) and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent reporting and presentation skills
  • Ability to develop strong client relationships
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to deliver work within tight time scales, to budget and to a high quality.
  • Strong team player but able to work on own initiative.
  • Ability to work in locations around Kenya as well as undertaking work in other Sub-Saharan countries
This is a challenging opportunity for a dedicated and highly motivated professional, with a strong commitment to Ipsos values.

If you believe you are the candidate we are looking for, please submit your application and CV in detailing your experience for the post and include daytime telephone contacts to: [email protected]

Applications will not be considered if covering letter is not attached. Include “Senior Research Executive – Ipsos Business Consulting, Sub-Saharan Africa” in the cover letter and email subject header.


Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Deadline for application: Thursday, 3rd April 2014, 5pm

For more information on Ipsos please visit: www.ipsos.com

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