Accountant | APM Terminals B.V- Mombasa, Kenya

Job Details:
Key Responsibilities
Budgeting & Reporting
• Assist in the preparation of the annual budget plan and consolidate the input received from various profit/cost centres.
• Assist in the preparation of the annual budget presentation file and submit to senior management / Board for the approval.
• Implement a system in order to automate the budgeting process and encourage involvement of other departments in the process.
• Ensure that the approved budgets are adhered to at all levels of management and any cost over-runs are promptly brought up to management’s attention.
• Improve the process of cost control by reducing time-consuming steps without compromising integrity of the process and segregation of authorities.
• Be the custodian of terminal financial model and prepare variance analysis on annual basis to identify any major deviations.
• Assists in coordination of year end audit and preparation of schedules and documents for independent auditors.
General Ledger
• Maintains the general ledger and all related accounts with proper documentation and records of all company transactions.
• Reviews entries to the general and subsidiary ledgers to assure accuracy and compliance with the company's and established accounting principles
• Preparation of journal entries.
• Responsible for maintaining computerized accounting system, backup control, assisting other accounting staff with questions and printing of computer generated reports and statements.
• Prepares interim, year-end and comparative financial reports.
• Prepares monthly bank reconciliation for all accounts; verifies accuracy of bank statements and resolve questions or problems.
• Maintains fixed asset records and control; determines depreciation terms/rates to apply to capitalized items; prepares property tax returns for review.
• Liaise with Payables section to process the payments when they are due.
• The key impact of this incumbent will be for the provision of timely & accurate accounting & reporting support within the department to maintain day to day efficiencies in the office.
Who we are looking for
• Requires a college degree with a specialization in business and accounting.
• Requires at two years of general accounting experience.
• Requires a sound understanding of accounting principles and transactions.
• Requires a good understanding of cash transactions.
• Requires sufficient understanding of various accounting concepts in order to review and interpret accounting data.
• Requires a good understanding of general office procedures and established policies relating to the position.
• Must be able to use financial database software for data entry.
• Must be able to compile and extract data.
• Must be detail oriented, and with good skills in numbers and general mathematics.
• Must be organized and be able to keep records and files neatly.
• Requires effective interpersonal skills.
• Must be able to use a desktop computer with experience using MS Office, especially Excel software.
• Must have basic organizational and planning skills, so that work flow is managed efficiently and accurately.
• Must be able to handle matters of company business with confidentiality and integrity.
>Last application date: 28 December 2015...
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