Chief Accountant Job in Nairobi Kenya (250K)

Job Title: Chief Accountant 

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Salary: 250,000ksh

Job Summary: The Chief Accountant is responsible for all areas relating to financial reporting, developing and maintaining accounting principles, practices and procedures to ensure accurate and timely financial statements.
Job Description

  • Oversees the overall financial operations of the hospital including accounting, budgetary, audits, and other financial planning activities
  • Develops and implements policies and procedures
  • Contributes financial expertise in the planning of new services that generate additional sources of profitable revenue
  • Obtains and maintains a thorough understanding of the financial reporting and general ledger structure
  • Carry out the daily requirements.
  • Analyzes areas in planning, promoting and conducting organization-wide performance improvement activities
  • Good knowledge of principles and practices of financial management
  • Implements appropriate changes in accounting systems and procedures
  • Contributes to the achievement of continuous quality improvement in the delivery of services to customers
  • Develops and implements policies and procedures with emphasis on internal controls
  • Monitors and analyzes department work to develop more efficient procedures and use of resources while maintaining a high level of accuracy.
  • Assists in development and implementation of new procedures and features to enhance the workflow of the department.
  • Provides leadership to the assigned section
  • Prepares and implements budgets and special revisions
  • Monitors the division’s budgets and expenditures
  • Ensures that operational and capital expenditure are appropriate
  • Supervises and reviewing the billing, revenue capture and expenditure functions
  • Ensures a smooth closedown of accounts for month-end and year-end in liaison with other Departments
  • Participates in reviewing accounting systems and procedures to increase efficiency and comply with any new guidelines issued through statutory, internal and external audit reports
  • Supervises the compilation of monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports.
  • Participates in regular stock takes, following up on resolution of variances and taking corrective action
  • Business degree
  • CPA (K)
  • Good knowledge of English both oral and written
  • Competent user of MS packages and other relevant software
  • IT Literate and proficiency in accounting software applications
  • Six (6) years progressive working experience in accounting, three (3) of which must be at a supervisory level
  • Expert knowledge of accounting, auditing and financial and management reporting
  • Effective leadership skills
  • Competent user of MS packages and other relevant software
  • Principles and practices of hospital and healthcare budgeting and financial management
  • Accounting principles, theories, concepts and their practical applications to hospital operations in general and to cost accounting and cost recovery in specific
  • Financial modeling
  • Business savvy