Job Openings Accountant

About the job Accountant

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: Head of Finance

The Accountant will play a key role in supporting the day-to-day functions of the Finance and Accounting department. The role holder is responsible for handling the accounts receivable function for Tushop. They will ensure end-to-end payment integrity, reportability, and compliance with established financial management policies. The ideal candidate is a results-driven, certified accountant with at least four years of experience handling accounts receivable in a busy finance department, within the FMCG sector. They should possess strong problem-solving and analytical skills, a keen eye for detail, and a thorough understanding of accounting standards and regulations.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage the Accounts Receivables function, including daily reconciliation and monthly update of ageing report and matching revenue to payment points for the various product revenue categories
  • Ensure timely and accurate recording of all financial transactions in compliance with accounting standards and regulations
  • Conducting monthly reconciliation of bank and MPESA accounts on a timely basis
  • Update weekly and monthly inflows and outflows records and provide updates
  • Prepare and file tax returns and statutory deductions and payments
  • Assist in the preparation of financial statements, including balance sheets, income statements, cash flow statements and Management reports
  • Maintain a monthly fixed asset registry and perform impairment, and pass journals for the same
  • Conduct monthly and annual financial analysis, including budget variance analysis, trend analysis, and forecasting
  • Participate in internal and external audits and provide support to external auditors
  • Initiate and supervise stock-checks and reconciliation with the Warehouse Manager
  • Participate in financial standards setting and in quarterly and annual budget forecast process and provide input into departments goal setting process

The profile we're likely to hire:

  • BCom Finance or Accounting from an accredited institution.
  • Professional Accounting Qualification (CPA (K) or ACCA)
  • At least 4 years of experience in Finance/Accounting, with at least 2 years of handling accounts receivables within the FMCG sector.
  • Prior experience in a startup environment is highly desirable, demonstrating adaptability in a fast-paced and dynamic setting
  • Experience using QuickBooks and other Accounting software, and a good understanding of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and their applications
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to identify and prioritize key initiatives and opportunities
  • Able to demonstrate initiative and ownership of assignments and adapt quickly in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build relationships and influence others
  • High level of organization, attention to detail, and ability to effectively and efficiently handle a variety of responsibilities
  • 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 youd 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!)