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Accounts Assistant

  • Nairobi, Kenya
  • Accounting / Management control

Job description

Job Title: Accounts Assistant

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Category: Finance

Job Type: Full-time

Who are we and what do we stand for?

Schneider Electric is leading the Digital Transformation of Energy Management and Automation in Homes, Buildings, Data Centres, Infrastructure, and Industries. With a global presence in over 100 countries, Schneider is the undisputed leader in Power Management – Medium Voltage, Low Voltage and Secure Power, and Automation Systems. We provide integrated efficiency solutions, combining energy, automation, and software.

In our global Ecosystem, we collaborate with the largest Partner, Integrator, and Developer Community on our Open Platform to deliver real-time control and operational efficiency.

We believe that great people and partners make Schneider a great company and that our commitment to Innovation, Diversity, and Sustainability ensures that Life Is On everywhere, for everyone, and at every moment.

Your Mission

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.

Desired profile

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

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