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Data & Analytics Specialist

Responsibilities and Accountabilities

Area 1: Data Administration

  • Participate in policy review, work flow processes under the guidance of Enterprise Application manager and Head of ICT.
  • Work with business units to understand their data needs and develop appropriate solutions.
  • Design, implement, and maintain data warehouses, models, and cubes.
  • Extract, transform, and load data from multiple sources into the data warehouses.
  • Monitor data quality and take corrective action when necessary.
  • Deliver trusted data accurately and securely.

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Area 2: Data Analysis

  • Analyzing data to identify patterns, trends, and insights that help managers make better business decisions.
  • Developing and maintaining models to predict future performance based on historical data.
  • Creating reports that present findings in a clear and concise manner.
  • Governing complex data ecosystems and supporting mission-critical analytics.
  • Implementing self-service analytics and simplifying complex IT operations.
  • Delivering insights in real time and supporting the growth of company wide Data Cultures.
  • Using statistical software to analyze large data sets and identify trends.
  • Build value and reduce costs with actionable insights from an AI-driven, enterprise-ready analytics platform.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for data analytics and reporting.
  • Write SQL queries to support data analysis and reporting.
  • Develop reports and dashboards using business Intelligence tools.
  • Conduct ad-hoc analysis to answer specific business questions.
  • Perform root cause analysis to identify issues and recommend solutions.
  • Stay up-to-date on new features and capabilities of Business Intelligence tools.
  • Train users on how to use Business Intelligence tools.
  • Provide Tier 3 support for Business Intelligence applications.
  • Increase organizational agility with scalable data analytics.

Area 3: Data Governance

  • Collaborate with company management , IT teams and business stakeholders to develop a data strategy that meets corporate needs and industry requirements.
  • Evaluate current data management technologies and additional tools are needed.
  • Determine upgrades and improvements to current data architectures.
  • Design, document, build, and implement database architectures and applications.
  • Develop and enforce database development standards.
  • Identifying problems that are occurring in operations and proposing solutions to management.
  • Recommending data changes to improve efficiency or quality of services.

Attributes/ Competencies

  • Minimum five (5) years relevant experience in medium to large data architecture in ERP implementations.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft products, including Windows Server 2016 – 2019, Windows operating systems, Linux, Unix in medium to large networks.
  • Practical experience in database management, use of MS packages and ERP systems.
  • Proven experience in applications development and related project management.
  • Experience of on premise/Cloud storage concepts, hosted applications and hosted servers.
  • Strong analytical and report writing skills.
  • Excellent problem solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Strong understanding of business processes and computer networks.
  • Conversant with latest ICT technology standards and data compliance requirement/privacy regulations.
  • Ability to provide business analytics support through standard query scripting/programming/report generation.
  • Conversant with latest ICT technology and trends. 
  • Good customer service orientation.
  • Attention to detail and well organized.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • High level of integrity & Confidentiality.
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Able to work independently with little supervision.

Minimum Requirements 

  • A Bachelor of Science in Data Science, Information System Technology or Computer Science or closely related field.
  • Professional qualification in ICT such as Certified Software Development Professional (CSDP), Programming certification (Java, Python, PHP, Microsoft .NET, Visual Basic) and Excel, SharePoint, SQL and HTML or equivalent.
  • Minimum five (5) years relevant experience in managing a large enterprise planning system in a large organization.
  • Must have experience in the implementation, design & support of ERP systems databases.
  • An understanding of statistical programming languages to analyze data and create visualizations.
  • Must have experience in report writing using QLIK sense, Power BI, Tableau, Crystal Reports and other software to create graphs, charts and other visuals to help others understand the data.
  • In-depth understanding of SQL database and security environment.
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Preferred Skills and Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Data science, computer science, mathematics, statistics, or related field will be an added advantage.
  • In-depth understanding of SYSPRO and SAP ERP system will be an added advantage.
  • Experience with big data platforms, such as Hadoop, Spark, or NoSQL databases.
  • Deep understanding of data visualization tools, such as Power BI, Tableau or QlikView.
  • Advanced programming skills in SAS, R, PHP, Python, or Java.

Payables Accountant

Responsibilities and Accountabilities

Area 1: Suppliers payment processing

  • Coordinate with procurement department and other user departments to maintain and update supplier list with required bank/payment details and contact details as outlined in the policies and procedures manual.
  • Check and oversee the distribution of all supplier statements as they are received and resolve all discrepancies directly with suppliers to ensure accurate and updated ledger balances.
  • Verify that all invoices are supported by duly approved purchase orders and correct authorization procedures were followed prior to processing the invoices on the accounts payable system.
  • Ensure timely processing of all accounts payable payments and prepare and update accounts payable reports for management review.
  • Liaise and follow up with suppliers to request for invoices for payment for goods/services consumed with aim of ensuring accounting for expenses in the period they are incurred.
  • Review journals resulting from matching in the system all invoices, credit notes received, generate payment vouchers and forward the prepared payment for settlement. 
  • Ensure vendor liabilities are accurately provided for in the company’s records, payments made timely and all accounts appropriately reconciled.

Area 2: Financial Reporting & Auditing

  • Provide supporting documentation and facilitate audits with regard to the Suppliers/Accounts Payables Accounts.
  • Produce monthly aging Reports for all Suppliers to and provide recommendations for addressing issues arising from accounts payable.

Area 3: Petty Cash Management

  • Responsible for petty cash and imprest management including maintenance of petty cash records and completion of cash reconciliation at each month end.

Area 4: Team management

  • Support the head of department in managing the human capital in the section through day to day supervision, performance management, training needs assessment and overall staff motivation.

Minimum Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance and other related field.
  • Professional qualification in Finance or accounting such as CFA, CPA or ACCA
  • At least three (3) years’ experience in a similar role within a medium to large organization.
  • Practical experience in use of MS packages and ERP systems.
  • FMCG industry

Technical Competencies

  • A good understanding the management of account payables and their impact on the overall business performance.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Results orientation and ability to deliver within strict deadlines. 
  • Accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • High level of integrity.

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