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Senior Accountant at Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric is the global specialist in energy management and automation. With revenues of €26.6 billion in FY2015, our 185,000 employees serve customers in over 100 countries, helping them to manage their energy and process in ways that are safe, reliable, efficient and sustainable. From the simplest of switches to complex operational systems, our technology, software and services improve the way our customers manage and automate their operations. Our connected technologies will reshape industries, transform cities and enrich lives. At Schneider Electric, we call this Life Is On.

An opening has risen within the East Africa finance team for a Senior Accountant.. The position holder will be based out of Nairobi office and will support all the East African countries

Responsibilities

  • Verify, allocate, post and reconcile accounts payable and receivable
  • Produce error-free accounting reports and present their results
  • Analyze financial information and summarize financial status
  • Spot errors and suggest ways to improve efficiency and spending
  • Review and recommend modifications to accounting systems and procedures
  • Participate in financial standards setting and in forecast process
  • Provide input into department’s goal setting process
  • Summarizes financial status by collecting information and preparing balance sheet, profit and loss, and other statements.
  • Assist with tax audits and tax returns
  • Completes external audit by analyzing and scheduling general ledger accounts and providing information for auditors.
  • Plan, assign and review staff’s work
  • Support month-end/year-end close process & Group reporting.
  • Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls
  • Ensure compliance with GAAP principles
  • Liaise with our Financial Managerand CFO to improve financial procedures

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting; finance or related
  • 8-10 years’ experience in accounting/finance
  • Must have an audit background
  • SAP, Navision proficient
  • Prior working experience in a multinational environment is highly desired
  • Experience in working with multiple legal entities under different legal umbrellas
  • Experience with financial reporting requirements
  • Solid Accounting Knowledge.
  • Solid Knowledge in Taxation and legal framework.

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