Assistant Financial Controller

  • Villa Rosa Kempinski
  • Nairobi County, Kenya
  • Nov 14, 2017 - Nov 30, 2017
Full time Accounting

Job Description

Main Responsibilities
  • Responsible for following and understanding all Kempinski Policies & Procedures
  • Responsible for behaving in a professional and harmonious manner and following the Kempinski code of conduct.
  • Responsible for understanding and having a working knowledge of all areas in accounting and being able to assist or cover a position if needed.
  • Responsible for ensuring that local legislation and procedures are followed.
  • Responsible for preparing journal entries and balance sheet reconciliations during month-end closing.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all journal entries are accurate and have been signed off before posting.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all balance sheet accounts are in good order and up to date.
  • Responsible for preparing or overseeing the preparation of all tax returns.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all fees are calculated accurately and comply with the Management Agreements.
  • Responsible for assisting the Controller with forecasting and budgeting.
  • Responsible for performing any controller tasks during his absence.
  • Responsible for hiring, motivating, counseling, coaching, evaluating, scheduling, etc, of the Accounting staff.
  • Responsible for assisting department heads with making relevant and accurate decisions on financial matters.
  • Responsible for continuously looking for improvements and ways to enhance efficiencies.
  • Responsible for performing any additional duties assigned by the controller and assisting in all areas of Finance as needed.
  • Responsible for communicating with the controller on any discrepancies or other potential problems.
  • Additional responsibilities and tasks can be added at any time according to the needs of the business and of the hotel.
  • Degree in Finance/ Accounting or Business Administration.
  • Certified Public Accountant or Chartered Accountant
  • Member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK)
  • 5+ years in an accounting management position
  • 2+ years as assistant financial controller
  • Experience in accounting software is a plus
  • Good knowledge of the 11th Edition USALI, IFRS, GAAP, PCI DSS and local regulations
  • Experience in reporting, forecasting and budgeting
  • Proficiency in Excel and Word
  • Applies a professional, confidential and ethical approach at all times
  • Experience in a similar role and proven track record may be considered in lieu of specialized education
  • Strong people leadership skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Fluent speech skill; Knowledge of the English language is mandatory
  • Sound, checkable previous employment references
  • Able to work in a fast paced environment and can multitask 
  • Ability to remain calm and composed under pressure