Payables Accountant at Wrigley

On Wednesday, February 25th, 2015
Summary: Our client Wrigley is a recognized leader in confections with a wide range of product offerings including gum, mints, hard and chewy candies, and lollipops. 
Wrigley’s world-famous brands – including EXTRA®, ORBIT®, DOUBLEMINT®, JUICY FRUIT®, and 5™ chewing gums, as well as confectionery brands SKITTLES®– create simple pleasures for consumers every day. 
It is a subsidiary of the MARS Incorporated Company, a global leader in the chocolate and pet-food categories and one of the largest privately owned businesses.

As a result of our continued growth,we are seeking to recruit a Payables Accountant. This position will report to the Finance Manager- East Africa.

Job Purpose: The Accountant is responsible for providing financial and administrative support through processing of accounts payables transactions in order to ensure effective, efficient and accurate financial and administrative operations.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Responsible for capturing vendor invoices in the SAP system
  • Filing of VAT returns to Kenya Revenue Authority as per the due dates
  • Responsible for reconciliation and clearing of vendor accounts
  • Maintenance of general ledger reconciliation for payroll accounts
  • Closely monitor advance payments to vendors and clearing of the same.
  • Closely monitor one time vendors and advice Finance Manager on the periodic status.
  • Prepare the hedge reports on a quarterly basis and also book hedges on a quarterly basis as per the IFCO
  • Update weekly cash flow on share point every Monday as per the global deadline
  • Help finance manager forecast year end AP balances and accruals, on a periodic basis
  • Perform any other duty as directed by the Manager
  • A Bachelor’s degree in commerce (preferable)
  • Have at least two years experience in a FMCG company.
  • Have excellent communication skills, verbal and written
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • A proactive and results oriented individual
  • Good computer knowledge on Ms Excel, word, office among others
  • Ability to follow up issues through and high level of confidentiality
How to Apply:
Send your application including a cover letter indicating your desire to work with our client; a detailed CV highlighting relevant experience, details of current and expected salary, a daytime phone contact, email address, and the names of three professional referees by end of day Friday 6th March 2015 to:

Adept Systems
Management Consultants
P O Box 6416, Nairobi, GPO 00100

Email: [email protected]

Only short listed candidates will be contacted. 

Please note that we do not charge fees for receiving or processing job applications. 
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