The Swedish Trade Council is a
diplomatic body and resource available to all Swedish companies who wants to do
international business. The Swedish Trade Council is jointly owned by the
Swedish government and Swedish enterprise sector. Working for the Swedish Trade
Council is similar to working for a business management consulting
Some of the Swedish companies in East Africa are Ericsson, Volvo, Scania, Tetra
Pak, Sandvik, Atlas Copco, SAAB, ABB, Alfa Laval, Assa Abloy, Oriflame, SKF,
Josab, among others.
Our services aim to support Swedish companies to establish their products,
services and concepts and further develop their business on new markets. We
have extensive experience of international business development with
approximately 500 employees in more than 60 countries worldwide.
What do we expect from you as a Finance officer in East
You will be responsible for bookkeeping and other accounting functions required
in the Nairobi Office including but not limited to: accounts payable, bank
reconciliations of local A/C’s, management of petty cash, Pay As You Earn
(PAYE) tax, preparing financial statements (income and balance sheets),
purchasing, processing supplier invoices, issuing cheques for all accounts due,
ensuring that proper documentation and financial files and records are in
obedience with the Swedish Trade Council’s Internal Procedures, assisting in
internal and external audit functions and preparing monthly expenditure
In addition, you will be working in our consulting operation, alongside other
colleagues, to provide support to our clients in their international business
development and sales. You will work independently and in groups, and it will
be your clear objective to manage projects yourself within the shortest
possible time. You will be working on market analysis and strategic issues, as
well as more specific tasks such as arranging business meetings with local
clients and/or partners. Another important aspect of your work will be
initiation of sales to Swedish enterprises that are our clients
You will also be responsible for our Business Support Office, hosting Swedish
companies doing business in Africa
Who are we looking for?
You have an academic degree in accounting or business administration and you
are a Certified Accountant with 2 years or more experience.
Probably you have a background as consultant within management consulting.
Strong language skills in English, both oral and written, are required. As a
person you are business focused, detailed, result oriented and analytical.
Social and team-working skills are highly valued as well as passion for and
ability to handle new challenges.
Does this describe you?
Please send your application together with a personal cover letter with a
detailed CV, including names, addresses and phone contacts of 4 professional
references, although to arrive no later than September 8, 2011.