Construction Industry Accountant Job Vacancy in Nairobi, Kenya

Career Opportunity: Accountant

Industry: Construction

Location: Nairobi


  • Manage ERP system attributes used to control Construction & Development Lifecycle reports
  • Develop, implement, and maintain construction management systems, including setting up projects (jobs), budgets, job costs, cost codes, contracts, change orders, purchase orders, and various construction progress reports.
  • Review and analyze capitalization of costs. Ensure compliance with policy.
  • Manage process for proper coding of construction invoices (payment applications) and lien releases for contractor and vendor invoices. Maintain contract documents including records of lien releases in appropriate files.
  • Analyze and review construction status with Project/Construction Managers.
  • Direct and participate in cost analyses.
  • Prepare/gather materials related to construction and cost accounting matters for internal and external auditors.
  • File statutory returns in a timely manner as per the norms of KRA. (VAT/PAYE/NSSF/NHIF/P9)
  • Prepare monthly financial statements, reports and records by collecting, analyzing and summarizing account information
  • Recording and maintaining the accounting transactions
  • Maintain and reconcile bank accounts on a regular basis.
  • Generate invoices and make timely follow ups on accounts receivable
  • Research and reconcile all discrepancies.
  • Petty Cash Management.
  • Payroll Management
  • Manage accounts payable


  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret relevant corporate policies management agreements, customer service contracts, and general contracts for terms.
  • Ability to read and interpret construction contracts, lien releases, and other pertinent construction documents.
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries and/or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, members of the business community, peer professionals, and management.

Qualifications & Skills

  • Accounting or Finance degree
  • CPA (K)
  • Minimum of 8 years’ real estate construction/job cost accounting experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge of construction cost accounting and general accounting.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret accounting data and perform quantitative analyses.
  • Appropriate skills with MS Office, specifically the ability to structure and apply Microsoft Excel solutions that require pivot and look up features as well as charts and graphs.

How to Apply

Interested candidates are invited to strictly email their cover letter and CV, to before end of day 30th March 2022.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted