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Junior Accountant Internship at ABC EXPAT

ABC EXPAT offers professional services in the field of international mobility and business development. We assist companies and individuals with their first steps in Kenya and Uganda. We assist international companies willing to operate in Kenya and Uganda in order to ensure their compliance, facilitate their access to the market and increase their competitiveness. ABC EXPAT provides a strategic insight of the Kenyan business environment and offers tailor-made solutions such as staff outsourcing, payroll management, office space search, company car leasing, etc.

Description

We are looking for a Junior Accountant to improve our internal financial procedures, ensure compliance with Kenyan administrations and support the company’s growth through error free accounting reports. The successful candidate will play a key role in assisting the Finance Manager with strategic orientations and defining financial and accounting policy for the company. It is an autonomous position in a fast-growing company and therefore a fast-paced environment.

Responsibilities

  • Assist in Verify, allocate, post and reconcile accounts payable and receivable
  • Produce error-free accounting reports and present their results
  • Spot errors and suggest ways to improve internal checking systems
  • Produce a monthly feedback on resources allocation and cost effectiveness
  • Participate in financial standards setting and in forecast process
  • Assist with tax audits and tax returns
  • Assist in Direct internal and external audits to ensure compliance
  • Support month-end and year-end close process
  • Ensure compliance with KRA and Kenyan regulations
  • Any other mission requested by the Finance Manager and Managing Director

Profile

  • Good knowledge of accounting procedures, WHT returns, VAT returns, P9, ETR Receipts and Payroll management of PIN, NHIF, NSSF
  • In-depth understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Awareness of accounting and financial regulations in Kenya
  • Familiarity with financial accounting statements
  • Experience with iTax system and the month-end/year-end close process
  • Assist in Preparation of documents required in end of financial year audit
  • Assist in Creating and maintaining records for the company’s annual budget
  • Hands-on experience with accounting software package, like QUICKBOOKS
  • Advanced MS Excel skills including Vlookups and pivot tables
  • Accuracy and strong attention to detail
  • Aptitude for numbers and quantitative skills
  • BS degree in Accounting, Finance or relevant
  • Relevant certification (e.g. CMA or CPA) will be preferred

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