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Position: Chief Accountant

Industry: Retail

Reporting to: Country finance manager/District finance manager

 Our client is seeking to recruit a Chief Accountant who will be responsible for establishing a reliable financial reporting system in compliance with internal guidelines and procedures which monitors the achievements of the store objectives and provides stakeholders with relevant financial data for the decision-making process.

Responsibilities

 Budget and Cost Control

  • Assist in monitoring allocated budget for the store to ensure compliance and highlight possible issues
  • Provide inputs on the preparation of budget when necessary
  • Provide inputs on cost reduction measures for the store

Risk Management and Insurance Coverage

  • Ensure proper and adequate insurance coverage
  • Ensure that financial aspects of the contracts are adhered to and are renewed in a timely manner

Internal Control and Audit

  • Ensure alignment of procedures with developed by the Finance function
  • Guarantee that the fixed asset register is properly maintained
  • Ensure that payroll is processed accurately and timely
  • Control suppliers’ payment terms and consequences
  • Monitor stock-check, sleeping stock, receiving controls and analyse shrinkage result
  • Perform audits on CCO to minimize cash flow risks, prepare corrective actions and proposals for improvement
  • Ensure the strict implementation of Internal Audit recommendations
  • Review, develop and implement the finance strategy that supports the company’s corporate and business strategies

Reporting

  • Oversee the preparation of store performance analysis by Department/Section
  • Prepare business presentations and reports for stakeholders periodically and ad hoc basis when required
  • Provide summary of asset information to the management regularly
  • Responsible for business analysis and modelling including:
    • Monthly financial closing (budgetary control, P&L, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow)
    • Monthly forecast
    • Annual budget
    • Store turnover
    • Cash flow

Human Capital Responsibilities

  • Assist in implementation of the performance management process by setting objectives, monitoring performance, and provide constructive feedback and provide inputs to senior management
  • Provide mentorship for the purpose of developing a continuous talent pipeline for key roles
  • Provide inputs on training needs and coordinate with the HC department to ensure facilitation of training requirements
  • Develop and implement on the job-training for the team
  • Provide inputs for the development of annual manpower plan
  • Ensure the implementation of company Retail’s corporate policies and relevant procedures

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in finance, Business Administration or Commerce
  • CPA K
  • ICPAK Membership
  • A minimum of 5 years in a similar role, of which 2+ years in retail business
  • Strong analytical and technical skills in financial analysis and reporting
  • Good project management skills
  • Knowledge of MS Office, particularly modelling in Excel
  • Presentation skills
  • Accounting concepts and knowledge of IFRS
  • Investment appraisal process and capital budgeting

How to Apply

To apply send your CV to: recruit@flexi-personnel.com latest by 29th November 2021. Indicate Chief Accountant on the email subject for easier retrieval and placement.

NB: Flexi Personnel does not charge candidates for job placement

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