By John Kimani in News

Aug 19, 2019


We are seeking to recruit an experienced senior Accountant to oversee general accounting operations by controlling and verifying our financial transactions. 

Department: Finance

Accountable to: Chief Accountant


Accountable for:

 General ledger accountability, and financial reporting, as well as financial profitability analysis and other special projects as assigned.



  • Verify, allocate, post and reconcile accounts payable and receivable

  • Produce error-free accounting reports and present their results

  • Analyze financial information and summarize financial status

  • Spot errors and suggest ways to improve efficiency and spending

  • Review and recommend modifications to accounting systems and procedures

  • Manage accounting assistants and bookkeepers

  • Participate in financial standards setting and in forecast process

  • Provide input into department’s goal setting process

  • Prepare financial statements and produce budget according to schedule

  • Assist with audits and tax returns

  • Direct internal and external audits to ensure compliance

  • Plan, assign and review staff’s work

  • 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 Finance Director and  Chief Accountant to improve financial procedures


  • Thorough knowledge of basic accounting procedures

  • Awareness of business trends

  • Familiarity with financial accounting statements

  • Experience with general ledger functions and the month-end/year-end close process

  • Hands-on experience with accounting software packages

  • Excel skills including Vlookups and pivot tables

  • Accuracy and attention to detail

  • Aptitude for numbers and quantitative skills

  • BS degree in Accounting, Finance or relevant

  • Relevant certification (e.g. CMA or CPA) will be preferred

  • Ability to demonstrate excellent analytical skills with a thorough knowledge of accounting principles to analyze financial reports and forecasts.

  • The ideal candidate has also experience collaborating and/or managing a team of accountants and junior accountants

  • Minimum 5 years work experience

  • Organizational Skills

Interested candidates should submit their application to not later than 23 August 2019.

NB: Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.