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Senior Accountant Job in Kenya

Ref: HRD/SA/08/11 

The Nairobi Hospital, a leading health care institution in Eastern Africa, seeks to employ a
 Senior Accountant. 

Reporting to the Financial Controller, the successful candidate will have the overall responsibility of providing comprehensive financial and management accounting services to departments within the allocated division.

Particular Responsibilities Include:
  • Assisting the budget holders with the preparation of business plans and capital investment appraisals.

  • Preparing, implementing and monitoring the division’s budgets, special revisions and expenditure.
  • Ensuring that operational and capital expenditure are appropriate by reviewing and comparing costs with industry standards.
  • Supervising and reviewing the billing, revenue capture and expenditure function of the divisions.
  • Evaluating profitability improvement, cost reduction programmes and savings targets.
  • Ensuring a smooth closedown of accounts at month-end and year-end in liaison with other Senior Accountants and the ICT Department.
  • Supervising the compilation of monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports for the divisions.
  • Participating in regular stock takes, following up on resolution of variances and taking corrective action.
  • Reviewing systems and procedures within the division to increase efficiency and to comply with any new guidelines proposed by internal and external audit reports.
  • Developing and conducting on the job training for finance staff in the division.
Qualifications and Experience: 
  • CPA (K) and a Bachelor of Commerce degree majoring in accounting or its equivalent.
  • IT literacy and proficiency in accounting software applications.
  • Six (6) years progressive working experience in accounting with at least three of these at a senior level.
  • Expert knowledge of accounting, auditing and financial and management reporting.
  • Considerable ability to establish solid working relationships with departmental managers and direct reports.
  • Ability to work to meet strict deadlines.
  • Experience in working with ERP systems.
If your background, experience, competence match the above specifications, please send your application and a detailed C.V. quoting the reference on the application letter. Include your current remuneration, testimonials and full contact details of 3 referees including day time telephone number to: 

The Human Resources Manager
The Nairobi Hospital
P.O. Box 30026
Nairobi - 00100

Or e-mail:

To be received not later than Monday 22nd August 2011.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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