We are pleased to announce the following vacancy within the Finance Division.

In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for a person who meets the criteria indicated below:

Senior Accountant - Accounts Payable Local


Reporting to the Manager – AP Local, the job holder will be responsible for executing relevant tasks required to ensure the accuracy and completeness of all the transactions imported and posted from the Oracle Subsidiary ledgers to the General Ledger.

The job holder’s key responsibilities will be to:
  • Implement procedure in the business to ensure all invoices received are delivered to Accounts Payable upon receipt in the company and maintain an updated register to track movement of all the invoices received in the business until paid and filed;
  • Extract and submit scheduled supplier payments information seamlessly from the Oracle financials for preparation of the cash forecast;
  • Ensure that suppliers’ accounts are properly reconciled in preparation for payments every month by ensuring availability of all relevant documents;
  • Ensure reconciling items appearing in the reconciliations are cleared each month;
  • Prepare monthly reconciliation of creditor accounts and reconcile the creditor subsidiary ledgers to the creditors control account in the General ledger on a monthly basis;
  • Prepare a monthly management reports on all expenditure done outside the Purchasing system
  • Prepare monthly accrual schedules for the purposes of monthly reporting in line with IAS;
  • Ensure reconciliation of creditor and prepayment accounts;
  • Participate in the monthly physical stock take as instructed by the business;
  • Preparation of Account Payables schedules for internal, interim and annual audits and timely resolution of matters raised from the audit;
  • Manage the performance of staff assigned.
Minimum Job Requirements:
  • Qualified Accountant CPA (K)/CIMA/ACCA/ACA or equivalent with honors degree from a recognized university;
  • At least 4-5 years accounting experience in a well run company of which 2 years should be in a supervisory level position;
  • Computer proficiency and ability to operate integrated accounting software and Oracle Financials;
  • Understanding and use of a well run purchasing and Accounts payable process;
  • Understanding of the International Financial Reporting Standards and their application;
  • Understanding of the tax requirements for payments made;
  • Ability to relate well with both internal and external customers and work in teams;
  • High resilience and have impeccable character with good communication skills;
  • Have a positive approach to ensuring complete customer satisfaction;
  • Highly innovative, with excellent analytical skills and ability to meet stringent deadlines.
If you are up to the challenge and possess the necessary qualification and experience, please send your resume and application letter indicating why you are the most suitable candidate for the role clearly quoting the job title and Ref No to the address below by Tuesday, 13th September 2011.

Senior Manager-Talent Acquisition,
Safaricom Limited,
Via email to: hr@safaricom.co.ke

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Job Titles: Senior Curriculum Specialists, Curriculum Specialists and Associate Curriculum Specialists

Employer:  Bridge International

We are seeking to hire Curriculum Specialists for multiple positions of Senior Curriculum Specialists, Curriculum Specialists and Associate Curriculum Specialists (Salary Range- Ksh50 000 to 90 000).

You will be responsible for developing and researching curricular materials, including schemes of work, detailed lesson plans, Direct Instruction scripts, student exercises and student assessments.

Description About Bridge International Academies

Bridge International Academies is a startup revolutionizing education across Africa with a truly unique business model and instructional program. The company has launched a large-scale, franchise-like network of ultra low-cost, for-profit private primary schools in Kenya, and will expand across Africa.

Our schools profitably deliver high-quality education for less than $4 per child per month. Local school managers are able to operate their school businesses profitably, while creating a highly successful business at the central level. This ensures that the school is not dependent on the vagaries of donor funding, but will rather continue to serve the communities as long as parents value the educational service we provide.

To ensure the delivery of high quality education, Bridge International writes its own curriculum using Direct Instruction methodology. We also train and support our own teachers.

We have already launched the first 12 schools in our network in the slums of Nairobi with tremendous success, and plan to rapidly scale the company to serve more than 1 million families in Africa.

About this job

Bridge International has developed Version 1.0 of an extremely detailed and rigorous instructional approach to enable a broad universe of teachers from local slum neighborhoods to be extremely effective in the classroom, overseen and managed by a school manager implementing a specialized support and oversight system, monitored and audited by a field-based operations team from headquarters.

Critical elements of the Bridge International instructional approach include:
  • a Direct Instruction or scripted curriculum (word for word, action-by-action scripts for every lesson in the classroom) based on the national syllabus
  • a continuous assessment program integrated with the curriculum, using specialized assessment recording forms and easy to follow rules for when teachers should continue on to new material or remediate on previous lessons
  • an integrated tutoring and enrichment program to ensure that students don’t fall behind, and those who are ahead of the curve are constantly engaged.
Due to the standardization and systematizing, our overall operational approach is most similar to that of other well-run, large-scale chains of service businesses, such as those in retail and food services. The critical difference being that our service is world-class quality but ultra-affordable primary education.

We are seeking to hire Curriculum Specialists- for multiple positions of Senior Curriculum Specialists, Curriculum Specialists and Associate Curriculum Specialists-to create the curriculum elements of our “School in a Box” model.

You will be responsible for developing and researching curricular materials, including schemes of work , detailed lesson plans, Direct Instruction scripts, student exercises, and student assessments. You will be responsible for ensuring that the curriculum that Bridge International uses delivers a high-quality education—a world-class education—to children in slum and other impoverished environments.

About You
  • You are an excellent writer, especially in English.
  • You enjoy receiving feedback and making continuous revisions to ensure the best possible product.
  • You meet every deadline without fail.
  • You have 3-5 years of experience as a primary school teacher. (Preferred)
  • You have 3-5 years of experience writing curriculum/instructional materials. (preferred)
  • You function well in a fast-paced informal environment where constant change is the norm and the bar for quality is set high.
  • Bachelors or Masters degree
Our team has a passionate belief that basic primary education is critical to the development of every child, family, community and nation.

We believe that it is possible to address this critical need for poor families through new and innovative approaches leveraging the private sector, and that by providing low-cost but high-quality primary education, we will give millions of children the opportunity to accomplish their dreams.

We are looking for people who want to join us in this rewarding task.

Apply at www.bridgeinternationalacademies.com

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Job Title: Sales Representative

Reporting to: Country Representative

About the Company: Josab East Africa is a subsidiary of Josab International AB, Sweden.

The company is manufacturer & supplier of chemical free(Echo friendly) water purification systems for both portable emergency & stationary containerized systems.

We are interested in recruiting qualified, professional sales representatives to join out East Africa team, with field experience.

Suitable candidates must have at least a diploma or Degree in: sales & marketing, electrical or mechanical engineering, at least 2 years sales experience in Fast Moving Consumer Goods. Previous experience in water purification systems & accessories (Filter Media, Swimming pools, & pumps ) will highly be desired.

You will represent different brands with a global reputation for high standards and exclusivity.

You will represent a company, known for the highest degree of professionalism, ethics and efficiency.

You need to know (or have the interest and drive) in the pursuit of knowledge and discovering new cuisine.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Maintaining of good relationship with new and existing clients.
  • Pro-actively following up with clients on sales and after sales services and on cross-selling opportunities.
  • Meeting or exceeding targets set by the company.
  • Prepare and implement sales strategy to achieve target
  • Identify new business opportunities
  • Co-ordinate local sales activities
  • Create brand awareness
  • Be actively involved in the marketing of products and services.
Job Requirements:
  • Able to generate cold calls to enquiry and enquiry to sale.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills.
  • Able to work independently or with a team and able to work under pressure.
  • Fresh graduates are encouraged to apply.
  • Able to commence work immediately.
  • Diploma or Degree holder in Engineering from reputable collage/university or Sale & Marketing.
  • Should be self-motivated, result oriented, organized, self starter with ability to multi-tasks.
  • Willing to travel locally & regionally.
  • Positive Attitudes, responsible & hardworking.
  • Customer service experience a plus.
  • Problem analysis and solving skills, good sales negotiation skills.
  • Full Time, Regular.
  • Forecasting and planning.
  • Able to attend weekly production meetings
  • Preparing evaluation and reports to the Country Representative.
You need to be an all-rounder, working with the various teams in the company to ensure strong product sell through.

You need to be good with numbers, and be able to perform product trainings to customers.

You have to be street-smart and business savvy to manage our relationships with key clients (with support from the Country Representative) discovering and attending to their needs.

You must possess excellent written / verbal communication skill in English, Kiswahili Language and be competent with MS-Office Excel & PowerPoint.

Only shortlisted applicant will receive a reply.

Interested applicants submit a cover letter, your curriculum vitae and a recent photograph to Email: f.otieno@josab.com before closing date on 20th Sept 2011

Salary: 15,000 plus Commissions

Note: Ladies are encouraged to apply.

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Job Title: Accountant
Location: Juja, Kenya

Employment Type: Full Time

Job Salary: Kshs 15,000

About the Company

A retail / wholesale hardware shop based in Juja & Thika is looking for a dedicated, honest and experienced accountant.

Job Description

An Accountant with at least CPA Part II book-keeping with industry and experience with accounting software (specifically Quickbooks) on data entry, closing day procedures, preparing financial statements. The main duties will include data entry and stocks management.

Job Responsibilities
  • Capture transactions into accounting software, specifically Quickbooks
  • Ability to analyze and interpret financial statements
  • Stocks management
  • Excellent MS office Skills with emphasis on excel
  • Knowledge of Accounting and Book-Keeping
  • Should have at least 3 years of experience in bookkeeping
  • B.com – Accounting option Degree holders have an added advantage
Job Requirements
  • Qualified accountant (ACCA, CPA, ACA) or at least CPA Part II book-keeping
  • At least 3 years of book-keeping experience (do not apply if you do not have this experience)
  • Knowledge of Kenyan taxes such as PAYE, NHIF and other statutory deductions
  • Knowledge of Quickbooks is essential
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English and Kiswahili
  • Team player, with the ability to multi-task, be flexible and work under pressure
  • Socially confident with good diplomacy and organisation skills
  • Self starter with good analytical skills and a proactive approach to problem solving
  • Dedicated and hard-working
  • Reside near Juja/Thika
  • Should have extensive working knowledge of modern computer accounting software packages as well as MS Office
  • An additional qualification in ICT will be advantageous
  • Should be able to handle any other accounting task that may present itself
How to apply for the Job

Send your application to: info.topchoice@africaonline.co.ke

Your application should include a cover letter indicating your desire to work with us, a detailed CV highlighting relevant experience, details of current salary, a daytime phone contact, email address, and the names of three professional referees by close of business Friday 16th September 2011.

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