Accountant Job in Nairobi, Kenya (100K)

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Job Title:  Senior Accountant

Nature of Job:  Full Time

Industry:  Manufacturing

Salary:  KShs 70,000 – 100,000

Job Location:  Nairobi

Job Summary:  Our client a manufacturing company along Mombasa road is looking to fill the role of a Senior Accountant with good accounting experience in a busy manufacturing company.

The jobholder will report to the general manager and manage the busy accounting department.

Duties and Responsibilities

·          Prepare and record asset, liability, revenue, and expenses entries by compiling and analyzing account information.

·          Maintain and balance subsidiary accounts by verifying, allocating, posting, reconciling transactions; resolving discrepancies.

·          Maintain general ledger by transferring subsidiary accounts; preparing a trial balance; reconciling entries.

·          Summarize financial status by collecting information; preparing balance sheet, profit and loss, and other statements like management accounts monthly

·          Avoid legal challenges by complying with legal requirements.

·          Provide leadership in the Accounts department

·          Protect organization’s value by keeping information confidential.

·          Produce error-free accounting reports and present their results

·          Analyze financial information and summarize financial status

·          Review and suggest ways to improve overall efficiency and spending of the company

·          Review and recommend modifications to accounting systems and procedures

·          Spearhead debt collection and ensure the debt level are well managed

·          Balance the debt and credit levels of the company and ensure smooth operation

·          Prepare the company annual budget and manage monthly departmental budgets

·          Participate in financial standards setting and in forecast process

·          Provide input into department’s goal setting process

·          Prepare financial statements and produce budgets according to schedule

·          Oversee tax audits and tax returns

·          Direct internal and external audits to ensure compliance

·          Support month-end and year-end close process

·          Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls

·          Liaise with the management to improve financial procedures

·          Any other duties which may be given to you from time to time


·          CPA (K) graduate

·          Degree in Finance /Accounting or strategic management shall be an added advantage

·          A minimum of 5 years’ experience in Accounting in FMCG Environment – At least 1 year in a senior role

·          Female candidates are encouraged to apply for diversity in the department

·          Knowledge of Quick books ,Sage, Pastel accounting packages or ERP system

·          Strong analytical, communication and leadership skills

·          Competent accounting and control skills related to project entities

·          Proven administrative, leadership and management ability in the areas of strategic planning and organizational development

·          Ability to develop, monitor and maintain management information systems and procedures

·          Experience of financial responsibility for a budget

·          Ability to work on own initiative and under pressure

How to Apply:

Qualified candidates are encouraged to send CVs quoting relevant skills, qualifications and experience to [email protected]

Interviews will be done on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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