Experienced and dedicated Financial Accountant, bringing forth several years of valuable industry experience and a commitment to providing a variety of financial and analytical review service to company departments and clients. Adept in ensuring compliance with accounting principles and state regulations.
KEY SKILLS AND COMPETENCES
High proficiency in accounting software’s. i.e. Sage and Oracles JD Edwards on booking of entries.
Strong background in bookkeeping, General Ledger, Accounts Payable/Receivable, Financial accounts and reporting.
High proficiency in Microsoft excel, and application of different functions and usage of pivot tables.
Thorough knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and International Accounting Standards (IAS)
Well-developed analytical skills in processing accounting data, keeping records and tabulation.
Interact professionally with all levels of staff and maintain the highest level of confidentiality.
Majid Al Futtaim Hypermarkets Ltd – Carrefour Kenya July 2019 - Present
Preparing and disseminating timely and accurate financial information to allow efficient use and control over financial resources of a business unit, project or service.
Prepare asset, liability and capital account entries by compiling and analyzing account information.
Preparing and maintaining of asset report and physical verification of fixed assets and computation of accumulated depreciation.
Determine and calculate assets retirement obligations for AROs fixed assets, preparation of Fixed Assets Movements and other relevant ledger for both internal and external audit.
Plan, assign and review junior staff’s work as well as working with the senior team to set departmental goals and improve procedures Support month-end and year-end close process.
Accurate processing of Intercompany transactions and ensuring all intercompany accounts are reconciled and agreed and settled with counter-parties on a monthly basis.
Verification, allocation, posting and reconciliation of accounts payable and receivable.
Processing Withholding on VAT and on professional services charged on Invoices and ensure correct booking in Oracle JD Edwards.
Liaise with Tax Department to ensure all assets entries are created correctly to their right equipment class for ease wear and tear computation.
Analyze Intercompany debit notes to identify those with professional services to ensure correct bookings before subjecting them to non-resident withholding tax hence computation of reverse vat.
Preparing and verification of financial reports according to IFRS.
Liaise with Tax Manager in Preparation of taxes and statutory deduction managements which includes; withholding vat, Rental income, Reverse VAT, VAT, PAYE, NHIF, NSSF, NITA, KEBS and Tourism levy.
Assist Treasury Manger Monitor Cash Balances and determine cash requirements to cover losses and Payments and Bank reconciliation.
Majid Al Futtaim Hypermarkets Ltd – Carrefour Kenya Feb 2018 - June 2019
Fixed Assets & General Ledger Accountant
Creation of assets and capitalization from WIP to Fixed Asset Register (FAR).
Perform accounting analysis for cash accruals, account payables, account receivables, reconciliations and foreign exchange
Reconcile general ledger accounts and revenue accounts and review financial reports to identify and explain variances.
Journal entries management and proper general ledger coding for monthly closing.
Preparation of LPO, issue to the supplier and maintain a proper tracking system for approval process.
Maintain general ledger accounts and prepare journal entries for accruals and variances.
Representing the PPE Section in both Internal and External Audits.
Tracking and tagging of fixed assets. Involving on regular inventory stock takes to ensure the company property, plant and equipment’s are maintained properly by involved departments.
Uniglobe Business Solutions
Jan 2017 – Feb 2018
Execute audit assistant functions to check the accuracy and efficiency of our clients accounting systems and procedures.
Preparing audit reports and statements for the company managers.
Resolving client's audit queries eﬃciently.
Supporting the senior accounting and audit team in their daily functions.
Plan and draft financial statement, prepare budgets and direct auditing. Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI)
Sept 2016 - Jan 2017
Accounts Intern – Attachè
Receiving invoices and forwarding them for authorization.
Preparation, Examination and verification of payments vouchers and financial documents.
Assisting payroll preparation.
Maintaining accounting records, preparation of financial report i.e Petty Cash management report, Petty cash Over and short report.
Cashbook reconciliation according to respective accounts and partial preparation of final accounts.
Issuing of petty cash.
Custodian of Petty Cash.
Maintaining accounting records, preparation of financial report i.e Petty Cash management report, Petty cash Over and short report. Vote Book
Administering budgetary control on recurrent and Development votes.
Ensuring only spending that are approved are undertaken.
Assisting the management on budget reports writing.
Assisting in preparing actual versus budget variance report. EDUCATION BACKGROUND
Pioneer International University
Bachelors of Commerce- Finance option
Second class Honours- Upper Division
Ruthimitu High School
Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education
Certified Public Accountant CPA
Computer skills and Proficiency
Sky Computer College
Excellent proficiency in Microsoft word, Use of pivot tables, v-lookup and other advanced excel formulas to manipulate and analyze huge volumes of data transactions, creation of financial models and templates in excel.
Proficiency in Oracle JDE Edwards ERP, BO SAP ERP, QuickBooks accounting software and Tally ERP system
INTERESTS AND HOBBIES
Photography, volunteering at Non-profit organization, reading Financial Journals and writing and active in sporting activities, cycling and Hiking. REFEREES
Country Chief Accountant
Majid Al Futtaim Hypermarkets Ltd -Carrefour"
Jacqueline Muteti Mbithe
Accounts Payable Manager
Majid Al Futtaim Hypermarkets Ltd Carrefour"