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Advantage Crops Limited (ACL) is a Kenyan seed company that is involved in crop variety development and marketing of certified seed of selected crop varieties (forage grasses, legumes and vegetables) in eastern, central and southern Africa regions. We are looking for a skilled Accountant to perform variety of accounting, bookkeeping and financial tasks.

Job Summary

The accountant shall perform financial functions of the company in relation to accurate recording, analysis and presentation of reports on the company’s expenditures, revenues and other financial operations to the management. The accountant’s administrative roles within a company’s operations shall include but not limited to financial data collection, entry and report generation. He/She shall perform an advisory role as a financial interpreter, and might be called upon to present the company’s financial data to interested parties within and outside of the business. He/She shall be expected to effectively and efficiently deal with third parties, such as vendors, customers and financial institutions

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Reconcile invoices and identify discrepancies
  • Create and update expense reports
  • Process payments and requisitions. Ensure that no payment is made without proper authority being obtained and where applicable, quoted on the payment voucher
  • Prepare bank deposits/reconciliation
  • Enter financial transactions into internal databases
  • Check spreadsheets for accuracy
  • Maintain digital and physical financial records
  • Issue invoices to customers and external partners, as needed
  • Review and file payroll documents
  • Promptly bring to account, under the proper headings of the Budget and accounts, all monies collected;
  • To charge promptly in his/her accounts under the proper heading and sub-heading all disbursements of ACL money in accordance with the current budget
  • Ensure proper provision is made for the safe-keeping of ACL money, stamps, official receipts, requisitions, cheque books, Local Purchase Order Books, and all other accountable documents, and assets under his/her charge;
  • Supervise all officers under his/her authority entrusted with the receipt and expenditure of ACL money. Take precautions through maintenance of efficient and regular checks against the occurrence of misappropriation or negligence
  • Ensure that all books of account, registers, records etc, are maintained in accordance with Accounting Instructions and Financial Regulations and are posted and kept up-to-date and when not in use, are kept in safe custody
  • Prepare and submit any financial statements required by ACL management
  • Reply promptly and fully to all financial and other queries raised by management, giving the particulars or information required
  • Provide support with the preparation of capital and operating budgets;

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum Qualification: Higher National Diploma in accounting or a financial discipline from a reputable Institution. A Bachelors degree in Accounting, Finance or relevant field will be an advantage
  • Experience: At leasts two years hands on experience in a commercial business environment
  • Knowledge working with ERP System
  • Knowledge of mid level bookkeeping procedures
  • Familiarity with finance regulations
  • Good math skills and the ability to spot numerical errors
  • Proficiency with computers, especially MS Office. Hands-on experience with MS Excel and accounting software (e.g. QuickBooks)
  • Planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to handle sensitive, confidential information
  • Multitasking skills
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • The capacity to work without supervision and under pressure
  • The ability to work well in teams and independently
  • Attention to details and ability to follow procedures is essential
  • Highly developed sense of discretion and confidentiality

Job application procedure

ACL is an equal opportunity employer and any canvassing wil lead to direct disqualification. All qualified and interested candidates should send their applications, current detailed curriculum vitae, testimonials and a current list of three (3) references (include names, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers) to acljobs782@gmail.com. Interested candidates are encouraged to immediately file their applications. Screening to identify suitable persons for the position will continue until 30/05/2019. Ladies are especially encouraged to apply.

Advantage Crops Limited (ACL) is a Kenyan seed company involved in crop variety development and marketing of certified seed of selected crop varieties (forage grasses, legumes and vegetables) in eastern, central and southern Africa regions. We are looking for a skilled Technical Marketing Agronomist to perform a variety of seed marketing and sales functions in order to increase revenue growth for the company.

Job Summary

The Technical Marketing Agronomist will develop sales leads in a given region in order to increase sales revenue on behalf of the company. Shall be ACL’s frontline sales representative with regional monthly sales volume target; build technical capacity of the distributors as well as the farmers by carrying out on farm training sessions. He/She shall work closely with the teams in Research and Product Development and Marketing and Operations to ensure quality delivery of service to the customers.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Resell and sell company products and services to potential clients
  • Establish new customer base and maintain existing clientele
  • Keeping detailed records regarding fields, customers, crops, and samples.
  • Increase demand for products by training/increasing capacity of clients on: planting; protection against pests and diseases; crop management and utilization
  • Generating reports and presenting findings to management, clients, or other interested
  • Make educational presentations to promote products and suitable production and utilization techniques among farmer clients.
  • Promoting good agricultural practices among farmers that enable them to maximize productivity and quality
  • Respond to and follow up sales inquiries using appropriate methods.
  • Gather feedback from clients on product performance and relay to product development team for further product improvement
  • Develop and maintain current product knowledge.
  • Identify and resolve client concerns.
  • Organize and participate in marketing events.
  • Support in the preparation of proposals to customers, maintain the proposal register and make follow ups as needed
  • Sell personalized consultation services to clients.
  • Mobilize and recruit farmers as and when required

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelors degree in in Agronomy, Agriculture, or related field from reputable Institution. Diploma or cerificate of agriculture holders with suitable experience profile will also be considered. Certificate in marketing shall be advantageous.
  • Experience: Three years working as technical sales agronomist in agribusiness value chain environment.
  • Passion for marketing and interaction with different people from all walks of life. Sales and presentation skills are also a major plus.
  • Knowledgeable in agricultural products value chains
  • Awareness of industry trends, technology, and developments
  • Strong communication and negotiating skills. Able to communicate effectively with technical and nontechnical audiences
  • Self-motivated and able to work with little or no supervision.
  • Attentive to detail, ability to follow procedures
  • Work collaboratively with team members.
  • Proficiency with computers, especially MS Office
  • Valid driver’s license and willingness to travel within Kenya.
  • Ability to work outside, stand, walk, kneel, and stoop for extended periods.
  • Analytical with excellent listening, and problem-solving skills.

Job application procedure

ACL is an equal opportunity employer and any canvassing wil lead to direct disqualification. All qualified and interested candidates should send their applications, current detailed curriculum vitae, testimonials and a current list of three (3) references (include names, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers) to acljobs782@gmail.com. Interested candidates are encouraged to immediately file their applications. Screening to identify suitable persons for the position will continue until 30/05/2019.