Accounts Receivables Officer – Unlock Your Finance Career with Us!

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Nairobi

Accounts Receivables Officer – Unlock Your Finance Career with Us!

Job Overview

Date Posted: November 13, 2023
Location: Nairobi
Expiration Date: December 7, 2023
Experience: 3 Years
Qualification: Bachelor Degree
Career Level: Others

Job Description

Are you a skilled finance professional looking for a challenging role? We’re seeking an experienced Accounts Receivables Officer to join our dynamic team. This pivotal position involves recording transactions, processing invoices, and ensuring seamless financial operations. Dive into a rewarding career where your expertise will shine.

Key Responsibilities

1. Basic Accounting Mastery

  • Client Invoicing: Generate and share client invoices promptly.
  • Ledger Updates: Keep ledger accounts accurate and up-to-date.
  • Bank Reconciliations: Perform weekly bank reconciliations for precise financial tracking.

2. External Collaboration

  • Audit Liaison: Act as a liaison between the company and external auditors.
  • Audit Queries Handling: Address audit queries from both external auditors and KRA effectively.

3. Debt Management

  • Debtor Reports: Produce weekly debtor accounts reports.
  • Debt Collection: Efficiently manage debt collection and monthly statements.

4. Financial Reports

  • Trial Balances: Generate quarterly trial balances, including income, expenses, and balance sheets.
  • Management Reports: Prepare and present financial reports for debtors.

5. Statutory Compliance

  • Statutory Certificates: Application, generation, and follow-up of statutory compliance certificates.
  • Document Preparation: Prepare required documents for statutory audits.

6. Budgeting Expertise

  • Project Accounts: Oversee projects’ accounts and attend internal project meetings.
  • Credit Control: Manage credit control and maintain strong customer/supplier relationships.
  • Budget Implementation: Implement commission payment policy and track project progress.

7. Tender Management

  • Tender Documentation: Oversee tender documentation and related calculations.
  • Customer File Management: Open customer files for new projects and generate project statements.

8. Financial Planning

  • Annual Stock Taking: Conduct annual stocktaking and asset valuation.
  • Payment Processing: Prepare payment vouchers, approve project item deliveries, and issue credit notes.

9. Relationship Management

  • Client Interaction: Act as a crucial link between the company and clients/customers.
  • Ad-Hoc Responsibilities: Undertake any other tasks or duties as assigned.

Key Relationships

Internal: Operations Director, Sales Director, Finance & Admin Director, Inventory Officer, Other Team Members
External: Banks, Customers/Clients, Government Agencies

Skill & Experience

  • Experience: 2-3 years in a relevant role
  • Qualifications: CPA (K), Bachelor’s Degree in Accounts/Finance/Business (an added advantage)
  • Skills: Strong logical thinking, analytical, communication, numeracy, budgetary, leadership, planning, and organizing skills.

How to Apply

If you are ready to take on this challenge, possess the necessary qualifications and experience, kindly send your detailed CV to vacancies@jantakenya.com. Quote the job title “Accounts Receivables Officer” on the email subject, indicating your preferred region.

Expert Tips To Be A Successful Applicant

1. Tailor Your CV

Ensure your CV reflects your accounting expertise, emphasizing relevant experience and skills. Customization is key to standing out.

2. Showcase Problem-Solving Skills

Highlight instances where you’ve demonstrated strong problem-solving abilities, showcasing your value to potential employers.

3. Demonstrate Communication Skills

In the finance sector, effective communication is vital. Provide examples of successful communication in previous roles.

4. Stay Updated on Industry Trends

Demonstrate your commitment to professional growth by staying informed about the latest trends and updates in finance and accounting.

5. Highlight Leadership Experience

If applicable, detail instances where you’ve demonstrated leadership skills, whether through project management or team collaboration.

6. Showcase Software Proficiency

Given the technological aspects of finance, emphasize your proficiency in accounting software and other relevant tools.

7. Quantify Achievements

Where possible, quantify your achievements in previous roles, providing concrete evidence of your impact on the company’s success.

8. Be Detail-Oriented

In finance, attention to detail is crucial. Highlight instances where your meticulousness contributed to accurate financial reporting.

9. Emphasize Continuous Learning

Illustrate your commitment to professional development by showcasing any certifications, courses, or workshops you’ve completed.

10. Network Effectively

Build a strong professional network by attending industry events, joining online forums, and connecting with professionals in your field.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What qualifications are required for this role?

To excel as an Accounts Receivables Officer, candidates should possess a CPA (K) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounts/Finance/Business.

2. Can I apply if I have less than 3 years of experience?

While 3 years of experience is preferred, we encourage all qualified candidates to apply, as we value a diverse range of skills and backgrounds.

3. How do I address audit queries from external auditors?

As an Accounts Receivables Officer, you’ll act as a liaison between the company and external auditors, handling queries effectively and ensuring a smooth audit process.

4. What software tools are required for the role?

Candidates must have advanced computer skills and an advanced working knowledge of an accounting system.

5. Is the position open to candidates outside Nairobi?

Yes, the position is open to candidates nationwide. Please indicate your preferred region in your application.

6. What is the application deadline?

The deadline for applications is December 7, 2023.

7. Can I apply without a Bachelor’s Degree?

While a Bachelor’s Degree is preferred, candidates with relevant experience and a CPA (K) will also be considered.

8. What does the role involve in terms of financial planning?

The role includes budgeting, financial planning, and overseeing project accounts to ensure optimal financial control.

9. How can I stand out during the application process?

Tailor your CV, showcase problem-solving and communication skills, and highlight leadership experience to stand out as a top candidate.

10. What growth opportunities are available for the successful candidate?

The successful candidate will have opportunities for career growth within the finance department and the chance to contribute to the company’s ongoing success.

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