Thursday, 19 April 2012

Lawyer, Accountant and Secretary Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya

Our client a Law Firm in Nairobi is looking to fill the following positions:


Lawyer


Key Areas of Responsibilities:


    Attending court to file litigation documents and represent the firm as may be required from time to time
    Handling correspondences on legal aspects and recommending appropriate legal actions
    Participate in drawing and vetting commercial contracts, leases and other legal instruments.
    Support investigations and maintain active liaison with security agencies to conclude investigations
    Document legal activities and maintain an up-to-date legal actions and issues database for quick reference and guide to management
    Other legal and related tasks as may be assigned from time to time 


Required qualifications, skills and attributes:


    LLB degree from a recognized institution
    Advocate of the High Court of Kenya in active practice
    At least two years experience in litigation
    Knowledge of conveyancing will be added advantage
    Works well in an environment with firm deadlines; results oriented
    Perform multiple tasks effectively
    Able to work both independently and as part of a team
    Strong analytical skills required
    Capable of making timely, independent decisions while consulting as appropriate
    Confident, courageous and persuasive in court and during negotiations
    Maintains strict confidentiality in all matters
    Possess advanced skills in customer service as they relate to legal concepts and provides effective solutions
    Must be well organized, detail-oriented and personable with a professional demeanour
    Excellent communication skills necessary to interact with other lawyers and clients by both telephone and written correspondence


Accountant


Key Areas of Responsibilities:


    Assist in the preparation of the firm’s monthly financial statements.
    Prepare monthly work papers on all essential balance sheet and income statement accounts
    Respond to various ad hoc requests, such as general ledger summary and detail reports
    Prepare appropriate journal entries for depreciation, transfers, etc.
    Assist in payroll, Statutory procedures and deductions
    Any other duties that may be assigned from time to time


Required qualifications, skills and attributes:


    Minimum CPA Part 2
    At least 2 years experience
    With Tally accounting software experience.
    Knowledge in statutory procedures and deductions.
    Must be a person of integrity
    Must have the ability to work independently and as part of a team
    Maintains strict confidentiality in all matters 


Secretary


Key Areas of Responsibilities:


    Provide support to a variety of staff members and departments
    Prepare correspondence
    Assist lawyers or paralegals with legal research
    Any other duties that may be assigned from time to time


Required qualifications, skills and attributes:


    Mature & Responsible
    Must have excellent communication skills
    Have attention to detail
    Must have speed on dictation
    Excellent typing skills
    Maintains strict confidentiality in all matters
    Experience in front desk is an added advantage


Interested candidates should send their application indicating current/last salary and expected salary with a copy of their CV to info@echelonhc.com before 23rd April 2012.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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