Chief Accountant Job Vacancy in Nairobi, Kenya

Position Title: Chief Accountant

Location: Nairobi

We are one of the leading Human Resource Companies in Africa providing talent solutions across the region with diverse experience working with cross cultural teams and organizations.

We are looking for a Chief Accountant to join our great team in Nairobi.

Job Purpose: As the chief Accountant you will oversee the accounting department, developing financial strategies, preparing management accounts, helping company leadership with strategic planning, and making sure the company complies with financial regulations.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform financial analysis and generate reports for Board and Management review as needed.
  • Comply with KRA, and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions
  • Assist in the development and implementation of goals, policies, priorities, and procedures relating to financial management, budget, accounting, and/or payroll.
  • Draft and present annual budgets to the management and the board. Implement annual budget, monitor, and develop course corrections where material deficits are noted with management approval.
  • Establishes system controls for new financial systems and develops procedures to improve existing systems.
  • Perform month-end accounting activities such as reconciliations and journal entries.
  • Managing the affairs of intercompany transactions and ensuring they are tax compliant on a timely basis.
  • Coordinate with the finance team to complete assigned accounting tasks within deadlines.
  • Evaluate computerized accounting systems and provide recommendations to the IT team for performance improvements.
  • Analyze financial discrepancies and recommend to the management effective resolutions.
  • Monitor expenditures, analyze revenues and determine budget variances and report the same to the management.
  • To create and operate a healthy process for annual financial planning for the organization that is also updated frequently enough to stay relevant.
  • Respond to accounting inquiries from management in a timely manner.
  • Provide guidance to other Accountants as and when needed.
  • Assist in budget preparation and expense management activities for assigned accounts and other departments.
  • Assist in auditing activities by providing necessary information and preparing requested documentations.
  • Monitor and record financial transactions according to company policies and regulations.
  • Review and recommend changes to existing accounting procedures.
  • Ensures the credibility of the accounts of the company in accordance with the standards determined by management.
  • Prepares statements and reports of estimated future costs and revenues.
  • Ensure tax returns are filed on a timely basis
  • Support, mentor to grow the finance team in their respective roles.
  • Maintain customer confidence and protects operations by keeping financial information confidential

Minimum Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance or Business Management or relevant field.
  • Must have a Certified Public Accountant (CPAK) license in good standing.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in management
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience as a CPA in a corporate setting
  • Exceptional computer skills, including Microsoft Office and databases
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Awareness of the commercial trends and developments within the industry
  • Corporate and personal tax experience
  • Expertise working with QuickBooks and Sage or any other software.
  • Able to motivate the team and lead by example
  • Ability to identify, mentor and grow the leaders among your team members.
  • Ability to thrive in a deadline-driven environment

Skills and Competencies

  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Consistent, accurate, and thorough with an eye for details.
  • Outstanding phone and email etiquette
  • Time management-must adheres to strict deadlines for reporting, filing, and auditing financial report.
  • Must be professional, Ethical, Honest and Transparent
  • Excellent organizational skills and aptitude for numbers.
  • Able to work well with other team members across cultures.

How to Apply

To apply, send your credentials to by 23rd December 2022 indicating Chief Accountant on the email subject.

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