Job Openings Accounts Assistant

About the job Accounts Assistant

Who we are:

Tushop is a dynamic organization comprising a team of highly motivated individuals driven by the desire to create substantial value for Kenyans and Africans. We are driven by the desire to lower the cost of living, together. We currently do this by leveraging our platform that builds direct relationships between consumers and suppliers, benefitting all parties.

Tushop finds itself in a pivotal stage of growth, fortified by the support of eminent investors who recognize the significance of our work. Every moment spent in our organization holds the promise of contributing to a world where access to affordable and convenient food is possible.

Tushop nurtures an environment where our employees are given the freedom to pursue personal growth and professional development. We strive to create a space where individuals can immerse themselves in their passions, acquire knowledge in their desired areas, actualize their innovative ideas, and evolve into the best versions of themselves, all while receiving competitive compensation for achieving Tushops purpose.

Your role:

Reports to: Accountant

The Accounts Assistant will have a key role in supporting the Finance and Accounting department's day-to-day functions. Their responsibilities encompass analyzing daily price data to maintain accuracy, assisting with accounts payable processes to guarantee timely vendor payments, and managing the reconciliation of accounts for financial integrity. Additionally, the role holder will contribute to tax return preparation, support internal and external audits, and act as a liaison for both internal and external stakeholders, providing them with relevant financial information. The ideal candidate pays great attention to detail, thrives in fast-paced environments, and possesses prior experience in finance or accounting.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collect and compile market pricing data from both offline and online sources on a regular basis
  • Using internal tools and systems, effectively and efficiently analyze market data and related information
  • Collaborate with the Procurement and Logistics teams on pricing data collection, to ensure the relevance and usability of data collected"
  • Prepare and present market price analysis findings to the Finance, Procurement and product teams.
  • Work with the Accountant to perform market price analysis, identify changes and trends on similar products and services
  • Validate the category of market prices to determine if they are one-offs, promotional setups or prevailing prices
  • Weekly compiling of gross margins, analysis and presentation
  • Monthly petty cash reconciliation
  • Assist in monthly random audits and annual audits
  • Insights that guide the procurement and product teams in improving our product offering
  • Stay up-to-date with new products/services and pricing in the market
  • Daily Invoicing and matching of Accounts Receivables reconciliation
  • Validation of Invoices and Credit Notes via TIMS system

The profile we're likely to hire:

  • BCom Finance or Accounting from an accredited institution.
  • Possession of a relevant professional accounting qualification (i.e CPA I or II) is a plus.
  • Minimum of 1 years of hands-on experience in finance or accounting, preferably within the E-Commerce, Tech or FMCG sector.
  • Prior experience with price scanning is a plus.
  • Prior experience in a startup environment is highly desirable, demonstrating adaptability in a fast-paced and dynamic setting.
  • Strong teamwork and collaboration skills to effectively support the team by taking initiative on tasks that contribute to departmental goals.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform tasks with meticulous accuracy.
  • Experience reconciling accounts to maintain financial integrity.
  • Strong analytical skills to interpret and utilize daily price data for accurate record-keeping
  • Excellent communication skills to act as a liaison for both internal and external stakeholders, providing clear and concise financial information.
  • An individual who exemplifies integrity and honesty

Why Tushop?

If you've ever been curious to see the initial days of a company and be part of that story, then this is your chance. Since we are at an early stage, you will be able to see and feel the direct impact of your work. You will have ownership of your tasks and you will not be micromanaged. You will make things happen. Lastly, you will work with a fun, fast-moving, customer-centric, reliable, and supportive team.

Why not Tushop?

  • We experiment a lot. If you like dotting all your is and crossing all your ts before making a move, then you might not enjoy working with us.
  • We are low-ego individuals. If you need praise, need to always be right, or need someone else to fail to feel self-worth, this role is not for you.
  • We believe that fieldwork makes the dreamwork. We dont hide behind laptops every day; we instead thrive by engaging with customers, suppliers, partners, and teammates on the phone and in the streets. (We find it invigorating - and hope you'd find it that way too!)

If this sounds like a place where you are looking to work, then come join us. If not, then please share this JD with someone who might be a great fit (and become our customer!)