Essilor Jobs in Kenya : Accountant


Accountant in an Optical Supplies Distribution Organisation

We seek to recruit a dynamic and results oriented individual to fill the position of an Accountant, for a leading optical establishment. The position is based in Nairobi, Kenya.


To oversee overall Management of financial and accounting systems, controls standards, policies and practices of the Company
Main Responsibilities

  • Execution of continuous business transactions
  • Oversees the continuous preparation of timely financial management reports for the decision making and drawing attention to matters affecting or likely to affect the various areas of the business.
  • Establishes, review and implement existing financial management policies and procedures and ensure full implementation and compliance by all staff
  • Directs and ensures maintenance and accuracy of general and subsidiary ledgers, accounts receivable, revenue distribution, receipts and expenditures, depreciation, cost, property, and operating expenses.
  • Ensures effective cash flow management for the Company.
  • Ensures timely preparation of books of accounts for statutory Audit and liaises with the external auditors
  • Continuously designs and maintains comprehensive internal controls to ensure best practice and compliance within applicable laws and rules for financial and tax reporting.
  • Ensures all statutory compliance with the relevant authorities such as NSSF, NHIF, PAYE, VAT, instalment & Corporation Taxes and the management of other statutory commitments.
  • Ensures scheduling of stock take exercises reviews stock valuation reports.
  • Preparation of Payroll and Filing & payment of Payroll related Taxes

Key Deliverables of this position

  • Cash flow management and comprehensive working capital management
  • Timely and accurate financial reporting
  • Functional Internal control system
  • Adherence to all statutory compliance and reporting requirements.

Key Interfaces

Divisional Head
Group Managers

Government offices
External Auditors & Internal Audit

Academic Qualifications

– Relevant B-Com Degree or CPA (K)

Professional Skills

-Excellent Presentation skills & Communication skills

Job / Functional Skills

-Attention to detail

-Apt computer use

-Statutory compliance

-Audit Exposure

Competencies (Behaviours)

Integrity, Innovation, Resilience, Apt people skills, Operational excellence & Cost consciousness

Relevant Experience

-5 years in a similar position

How to Apply

How to Apply
Applications should be sent not later than 30th September 2015 COB to [email protected] Applicants are also requested to state their current and expected salary in their applications.