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Sunday, December 29, 2013

Cost Accountant, Quality Assurance Manager and Quality Checkers Jobs in Kenya

A Manufacturing Company based at Kitengela is looking for a high caliber and motivated persons to fill the posts of Cost Accountant, Quality Assurance Manager, and Quality Checkers. 

The following are the requirements for each of the positions;

Position:- Cost Accountant

Ref HC/Cost Acc/AD/1

Location:- Kitengela
Reporting to:- The Managing Director

Position Summary:

Functions as a business support person to the plant and financial management team. 

Responsible for plant level costs and control including cost accounting, bill of material audits, and cost analysis.

Supports month-end close and special projects as requested. 

Works closely with manufacturing to understand issues and how they impact the financial results as well as educate/inform department(s) on cost drivers and variances. Also act as liaison with corporate financial staff, as required.

Main Duties:
  • Prepare, analyze and report weekly, monthly, quarterly gross margin analysis by brand by customer type
  • Assist in month-end closing, prepare journal entries as necessary, analyze inventory evaluation, inventory roll forward
  • Prepare collateral reporting
  • Coordinate with IT department for system issues, maintenance and development such as production, purchasing, import/export, accounts payable, accounts receivable, import/export IT, receiving, shipping, and other.
  • Analyze cost accounting data and assist with cycle count/physical inventories
  • Maintain internal control documentation and test internal controls
  • Prepare detailed account analysis and reconcile sales, cost and inventory, liability accounts by customer type by division
  • Review and analyze inventory and margin reports, conduct research and perform analytical studies in regards to cost analyses and profitability
  • Work in special projects as required
  • Support and assist internal department reporting requirements such as audit schedules, tax schedules and others
  • Ensure timely submission, accuracy and validity of inventory, gross margin schedules to management
  • Planning, Studying, and collecting data to determine costs of business activity such as raw material purchases, inventory and labor.
  • Analyzing data collected and recording results
  • Analyzing changes in product design, raw materials, manufacturing methods or services provided, to determine effects on cost
  • Analyzing actual manufacturing costs and preparing periodic reports comparing standard costs to actual production costs
  • Recording cost information for use in controlling expenditures
  • Analyzing audits of costs and preparing reports
  • Making estimates of new and proposed product costs
  • Providing management with reports specifying and comparing factors affecting prices and profitability of products or services.
  • Maintaining Cost Accounting System
  • Assisting in Month end close of the General Ledger
  • Conducts physical inventories and monitors cycle count program
  • Reconciles finished goods inventories
  • Analyze actual labor, material, and overhead cost against Standard/Budget.
  • Development of new labor and overhead rates, budget, and forecasts.
  • Perform ad hoc product/plant cost analysis to support the operations.
  • Additional responsibilities per management.
The right Cost Accountant/Cost Analyst will have the following qualifications and personal specifications:
  • Minimum of 2 solid years of Cost Accounting in a Manufacturing Environment and some tax knowledge desirable
  • Bachelors Degree in Accounting/Finance or relevant degree with CPA part II(section 4), or CPA (K) / ACCA
  • Must have a strong Cost systems background and have excellent analytical skills; sound understanding of accounting principles.
  • Computer Literate – Strong Excel skills and the ability to use Outlook, Word and accounting packages
  • Experience working with engineering and manufacturing personnel on development and analysis of cost standards
  • Good written, verbal communication and collaborative skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Experience with implementation or development of new or existing ERP systems.
  • Excellent eye for detail, diligent knowledge of accounting regulations
  • Capabilities to supervise, manage and lead staff
  • Excellent commercial flair and industry experience
  • Drive, commitment and ability to work independently under minimal supervision
  • Able to enthuse and motivate staff
Quality Assurance Manager


Job Summary: Assures consistent quality of production by developing and enforcing good automated manufacturing practice (GAMP) systems; validating processes; providing documentation and managing staff.
Main Duties:
  • Promoting quality achievement and performance improvement throughout the organization.
  • Develop, implement, communicate and maintain a quality plan to bring the Company’s Quality Systems and Policies into compliance with quality system requirements.
  • Effectively interact with Production and Development teams to maintain product supply and help introduce new products
  • Working with purchasing staff to establish quality requirements from external suppliers.
  • Ensuring compliance with national (KEBS, County, etc) and international standards (ISO Certification) and legislation.
  • Considering the application of environmental and health and safety standards.
  • Agreeing standards and establishing clearly defined quality methods for staff to apply.
  • Defining quality procedures in conjunction with operating staff.
  • Setting up and maintaining controls and documentation procedures.
  • Liaising with customers’ auditors and ensuring the execution of corrective action and compliance with customers’ specifications.
  • Establishing standards of service for customers or clients.
  • Preparing clear explanatory documents such as customers’ charters.
  • Monitoring performance by gathering relevant data and producing statistical reports.
  • Organize and manage quality assurance function in close co-operation with the customers and with the Company’s Management team (Member of Management Team).
  • Identifying relevant quality-related training needs and delivering training.
  • Collating and analyzing performance data and charts against defined parameters.
  • Ensuring tests and procedures are properly understood, carried out and evaluated and that product modifications are investigated if necessary.
  • Supervising technical staff in carrying out tests and checks.
  • Writing technical and management systems reports.
  • Bringing together staff of different disciplines and driving the group to plan, formulate and agree comprehensive quality procedures.
  • Persuading reluctant staff to change their way of working to incorporate quality methods.
  • Manage and maintain the Company’s quality inspection and product release programs for incoming and in-process materials and components, processes and finished goods.
  • Formulate and manage the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, procedures and systems pertaining to the QA/QC.
  • Setting compliance objectives and ensuring that targets are achieved.
  • Maintaining awareness of the business context and company profitability, including budgetary control issues.
  • Assessing the product specifications of the company and its suppliers, and comparing with customer requirements.
The right Quality Assurance Manager will have the following qualifications and personal specifications:
  • At least three years of experience in a Manufacturing environment in Quality Assurance department in supervisory level.
  • Exposure to ISO Certification environment
  • Engineering diploma or degree
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent eye for detail, diligent knowledge of accounting regulations
  • Capabilities to supervise, manage and lead staff
  • Excellent commercial flair and industry experience
  • Drive, commitment and ability to work independently under minimal supervision
  • Able to enthuse and motivate staff
Quality Checkers

Ref HC/QCs/AD/3

Persons who have worked as Quality Checkers and have at least one year of experience in a manufacturing environment.

Diploma in Engineering and certification in Quality Assurance is highly recommended

If you believe you have what it takes to join the Company, please send your covering letter and must indicate current and expected salary, availability, attach CV, scanned copies of your certificates and testimonials to the following address specifying the post applied for not later than 8th January 2014 ;

The Group Human Capital and Administration Manager
Email address:

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