Accounts Assistant at Schneider Electric

  • An exciting opportunity has arisen within our finance team, and we are looking to recruit an Accounts Assistant based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Essential Responsibilities:

The successful candidates will be responsible for the following:

  • Verify, allocate, post and reconcile accounts payable and receivable.
  • Produce error-free accounting reports and present their results.
  • Analyze financial information and summarize financial status.
  • Spot errors and suggest ways to improve efficiency and spending.
  • Review and recommend modifications to accounting systems and procedures.
  • Manage accounting assistants and bookkeepers.
  • Participate in financial standards setting and in the forecast process.
  • Provide input into the department’s goal-setting process.
  • Summarizes financial status by collecting information and preparing balance sheets, profit and loss, and other statements.
  • Assist with tax audits and tax returns.
  • Completes external audit by analyzing and scheduling general ledger accounts and providing information for auditors
  • Support month-end/year-end close process & Group reporting.
  • Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls.
  • Ensure compliance with GAAP principles.

Qualifications

Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance
  • 1-year experience in accounting/finance
  • Audit background
  • Experience working for a global company is an added advantage
  • Experience in working with multiple legal entities under different legal umbrellas
  • Experience with financial reporting requirements

Skills requirement

  • Analytical Skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Deadline-oriented
  • Confidentiality
  • Thoroughness
  • Corporate finance
  • Financial Software
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Communication & presentation skills