Vacancy Announcement

JOB TITLE: Accountant - Finance and Administration Officer

JOB TYPE: Full-time on contract employment

LOCATION: Nairobi, Kenya, at Biofarms Limited office.

SUPERVISOR/MANAGER: Managing Director or designated Authority.


BACKGROUND

Biofarms Limited is a horticultural production and marketing company. Working with

outsourced growers (70% production) and company production (30%), Biofarms

prides itself on quality and reliability, positioning as a supplier of choice in the

horticulture export sector. Please refer to our website www.biofarms.co.ke for further

information.


PURPOSE OF JOB / POSITION

To the purpose of the position is to provide financial management and administration in

line with company policies. The position ensures full compliance with financial

management promoting good practice on financial accounting, administration and

analytical reporting for informed management decisions.


MAIN DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Financial and Administration Officer / Accountant is overall responsible for the

overall financial management of the company in line with company financial

procedures and policies. She/he will ensure a prudent and sound financial

management of the company. Specifically, s/he will undertake the following roles and

responsibilities:


1.      Ensure prompt review of payment vouchers raised before payments are made to

suppliers, farmers, and all other creditors, ensuring accuracy and appropriate support documentation before recommending approval and payment;

2.       As budget control focal point, ensure budget availability before creating obligations (POs and awards) and before recommending payments approval;

3.      Regular undertake petty cash reconciliation as a financial monitoring function and before approval for replenishment;

4.      Ensure timely and fully compliance with determination and settlement of all statutory deductions;

5.      Ensure timely filing and following up on VAT returns and claims.

6.      Overall in charge of general budget controls to ensure compliance with the approved budget;

7.      Function as the control for debt management, ensuring prudent management of cash flows for smooth operations and creditors payments;

8.      Undertake financial forecasting and cash flow management, analysis and advisory to the management and accounts committee.

9.      Ensures transactions are promptly posted in the accounting system (Sage or other systems as may be adopted from time to time), ideally on a daily basis unless otherwise agreed on an exceptional basis;

10.  Undertake monthly bank reconciliation, ensuring all journals, ledgers and trial balance are accurate and updated;

11.  Function as the principle focal point in annual in budgeting, quarterly budget reviews, cash flow forecasts;

12.  Responsible for the timely preparation of final annual financial accounts and management accounts.

13.  Ensure timely and prompt financial analysis and reporting for the overall company accounts and specific projects accounts as may be required from time to time;

14.  Overview of accounting records, statements and bank reconciliation for subsidiary companies;

15.  Provide support and oversight on procurement and administration in line with company policies;

16.  Responsible for the overall financial management of the company, including supervision of accounts staff (Associates/Assistant) responsible for the accounts receivables, payables and petty cash;

17.  Undertake review responsibilities in other companies in the group;

18.  Any other related duties and responsibilities assigned by the supervisor or Managing Director.

 


SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

Academic Qualifications:

ü  Professional accounts certification, CPA (K);

ü  Bachelor degree in Commerce, Business Administration-Accounting, Finance

ü  option or a related discipline is an added advantage.


Work Experience:

ü  At least 3 years’ previous experience in similar/related functions in Accounts

and Finance,

ü  Good working knowledge of the accounting system is required (experience in sage,

is a distinct advantage);

ü  Good computer skills with advanced Microsoft Office skills (Word and Excel)



Core values and required skills:

ü  Good planning skills

ü  Strong interpersonal management skills

ü  Organized and able to meet tight deadlines

ü  Highly reliable, dependable and trustworthy personality,

ü  Client-oriented, demonstrating proactive communication

ü  Team player and good team management skills



PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT

Performance appraisal shall be done annually by the end of the calendar year based on

the company performance management framework. A mid-term Performance review

shall be held by mid-year to review progress.


Application

Interested and qualified candidates are invited to submit a one-page application

cover letter and updated curriculum vitae with 3 professional referees (not more than

3 pages) to hr@biofarms.co.ke on or before midnight 21st January 2020. Please do not

attach certificate and reference letters at this stage.

Posted

6 months ago

Contacts

+254 723 078 250 | info@biofarms.co.ke | © 2020 biofarms.co.ke

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