Payables Accountant Job in Nairobi, Kenya (50K)

Job Title: Payables Accountant 

Based in: 
Salary: 50,000ksh

Job Description
  • Reconciles processed work by verifying entries and comparing system reports to balances.
  • Charges expenses to accounts and cost centers by analyzing invoice/expense reports; recording entries.
  • Pays vendors by monitoring discount opportunities; verifying federal id numbers; scheduling and preparing checks; resolving purchase order, contract, invoice, or payment discrepancies and documentation; insuring credit is received for outstanding memos; issuing stop-payments or purchase order amendments.
  • Pays employees by receiving and verifying expense reports and requests for advances; preparing checks.
  • Maintains accounting ledgers by verifying and posting account transactions.
  • Verifies vendor accounts by reconciling monthly statements and related transactions.
  • Maintains historical records by microfilming and filing documents.
  • Disburses petty cash by recording entry; verifying documentation.
  • Reports sales taxes by calculating requirements on paid invoices.
  • Protects organization's value by keeping information confidential.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities.
  • Accomplishes accounting and organization mission by completing related results as needed.
Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelors Degree in Accounting and an Accounting Professional Qualification (Such. ACCA, CIMA or CPA);
  • At least 2 years of relevant work experience in a fast paced finance department;
  • Working knowledge of US GAAP, local reporting requirements (IFRS), ERP or systems (e.g. Oracle, Navision) and finance operation processes and controls
  • Competencies
  • Possess integrity, positive attitude and be self-motivated to succeed;
  • Resourceful, open-minded and embraces change and various challenges;
  • Strong performance, people oriented demonstrate team skills and should have potential to lead;
  • Good communication and facilitation skills;
  • Ability to work in a cross functional or business and global team;
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.