Accountant Job in Nairobi 2020
Career Employment Kenya: Accountant Job in Nairobi 2020
Job Description: Today Work Kenya

Our client, a retail and distribution
company, is looking for a competent 
Inventory and Cost
Accountant
 to join their team.


Location: Ngong road, Nairobi
Job Profile: This position is responsible for accounting and
reconciliation of inventory, timely identification and resolution of inventory
discrepancies as well as performing physical inventories.

Key Responsibilities & Duties

·        
Devise ways to optimize inventory
control policies
·        
Enforce compliance with company’s
inventory policies and operational guidelines
·        
Conduct inventory control audits,
variance analysis, store returns and physical inventory count reconciliations
·        
Ensure product stock is adequate for
all distribution channels
·        
Record daily deliveries and shipments
to reconcile inventory
·        
Partner with management to place
orders to replenish stock avoiding insufficiencies or excessive surplus
·        
Collaborate with warehouse employees
and other staff to ensure business goals are met
·        
Report to management on stock levels,
issues etc.
·        
Evaluate performance using key
metrics and address issues to improve it
·        
Develop exit strategies for
unsuccessful products
Data & Financial Analysis
·        
Reconcile inventory accounts to the
general ledger
·        
Regulary develop inventory analysis
reports and analyze variances
·        
Monitor purchase cost to determine
price and desired profit margins
·        
Diagnose the cause of inventory
discrepancies/variances
·        
Analyze data to anticipate future
needs
·        
Undertake sound financial management
to ensure the company is profitable and stays within budget
·        
Report to senior executives on
progress and issues
·        
Identify customer preferences and
forecast consumer trends

·        
Assist upper management in buying
decisions
·        
Negotiate terms of agreements to
achieve the best deal for the company
·        
Monitor stock levels and make plans
for buying within budget
·        
Create reports on sales and budgets
and adjust strategies accordingly
·        
Make forecasts for product demand to
ensure the sustainability of inventory
·        
Enforce compliance with company’s
inventory policies and operational guidelines
·        
Forge and maintain trust
relationships with vendors to promote fair dealing
·        
Place appropriate orders to ensure
product availability that meets consumer demands
·        
Liaise with marketing teams to
determine competitive pricing and promotional activities of a product category
·        
Minimum of 4 years experience as a
Cost Accountant, Cost Analyst, Inventory Manager or similar role
·        
Understanding of GAAP in relation to
inventory
·        
Excellent knowledge of data analysis
and forecasting methods
·        
Ability to accurately track inventory
and create reports
·        
Strong business acumen with a
strategic orientation
·        
Knowledge of inventory performance
evaluation metrics and principles
·        
Up to speed with purchasing best
practices
·        
Demonstrable aptitude in effective
negotiating
·        
An analytical mind with strong math
skills
·        
Excellent organizational and planning
skills
·        
Proficient in MS Office; working
knowledge of Sage is an advantage
·        
Exceptional communication and
interpersonal abilities
·        
Reliable and trustworthy
Deadline: Interested parties should send their online applications
on or before 3rd June 2020
Applications not meeting minimum
requirements will not be considered.

Only shortlisted candidates will be
contacted.

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