Accountant at Nyanza Club

On Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
Nyanza Club is a private members club in Kisumu offering Sports, Accommodation, Bar & Restaurant facilities and amenities to its members.

The club wishes to fill the following vacant position with a results oriented, dynamic and self-driven person:

Job Purpose:
Responsible for overall success of the clubs finances by efficiently managing, directing, and coordinating activities for the club’s accounting practices, maintenance of its fiscal records, preparation, promotion and interpretation of financial reports for management and external groups. 
The accountant will direct and have overall responsibility for internal controls, forecast, financial reporting, and budgetary controls.

Key Responsibilities will include the following;
  • Generating timely and accurate financial and management reports on a consistent basis: weekly, monthly and quarterly.
  • Interprets operating results as they affect the financial aspects of the club and makes specific recommendations for cost reduction and/or profit improvement.
  • Manages payroll and other human resource activities for the club.
  • Assist in due diligence and post-acquisition integration for add-on investments
  • Develop and maintain accounting policies, practices and procedures to comply with generally accepted accounting principles, tax requirements, and management reporting requirements.
  • Exercises accounting control to ensure that budgeted expenditures do not exceed amounts authorized without proper approval.
  • Assumes responsibility for accounting classifications of all expenditures and documents.
  • Establishes formal internal control policies and procedures.
  • To supervise staff and is responsible for managing the team to ensure that work is properly allocated and completed in a timely and accurate manner.
  • To observe tight deadlines and multitude of accounting activities including general ledger preparation, financial reporting, and yearend audit preparation.
  • Supports budget and forecasting activities
Other:
  • Advise management about issues such as resource utilization, tax strategies, and the assumptions underlying budget forecasts
  • Survey operations to ascertain accounting needs and to recommend, develop, and maintain solutions to business and financial problems.
  • Appraise, evaluate, and inventory real property and equipment, recording information such as the property’s description, value, and location by ensuring that asset register is reconciled and balanced on a monthly basis.
  • Document policies, procedures and workflow for assigned areas of responsibility
Education
An undergraduate degree in accounting, finance, and/or business administration is required. 
A minimum of six years continues accounting and financial experience is required. 
Excellent skills are required in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, MS Project and PowerPoint), and written/verbal communication skills are critical.
 
Requirements include:
  • CPA K and or ACCA
  • Basic working knowledge of cost accounting
  • MBA a plus, not required
  • Entrepreneurial business experience a plus, not a requirement
  • QuickBooks financial software experience a plus
Personal Qualities and Experience Required
The ideal candidate is a CPA K/ACCA with confidence and leadership skills who is focused on adding value to the Club, not simply focused on historical results. 
Candidates should have excellent organizational skills and process/project management abilities, with a strong attention to detail. 
The position will require effective communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with management, Members, the Board of Directors, Customers, Vendors and Staff.
Computer proficiency is essential, including advanced experience with Microsoft Excel.
Skilled in budgeting and planning and responsible for the annual budget process.
Strong interpersonal skills required in dealing effectively with human resource issues, outside auditors, bankers, and board of directors and regulators.
Hands-on individual with a strong work ethic.

Competencies

  • Self Management
  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Problem Solving
  • Decision Making
  • Flexibility
  • Influencing Skills
  • IT knowledge
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Ability to work under pressure
Compensation: Competitive annual base salary supplemented by a performance oriented annual incentive plan including bonus.
How to Apply

Application letters with detailed CV, daytime telephone contact number and the names and addresses of three referees should be sent/delivered to the 

Honorable Secretary, 
Nyanza Club, Aput lane, 
P.O. Box 29 
Kisumu 
so as to reach the honorable secretary on or before the 25th May 2015 at 5.00 P.M.

Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted. 
Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification.
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