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Chief Accountant Job in Kenya

A fast growing medium sized company in the consumer durables industry in Kenya is looking for a Chief Accountant.

Key responsibilities for this role will include:

  • Oversee the accounts, finance and tax functions while ensuring statutory compliance with statutory regulations
  • Ensure adherence to general acceptable accounting standards and principles and IFRS
  • Maintain proper financial records and ensure that there are clear audit trails
  • Participate in the preparation of budgets and forecasts and report in a clear and timely manner on the attainment of these forecasts and budgets
  • Plan, manage and coordinate end of month and end of year closing process and procedures
  • Participate in the formulation of internal controls and ensure that these controls are implemented fully
  • Prepare clear and concise periodic financial statements and reports as required
  • Document and audit company assets as required
  • Monitor the company’s cash flows and provide regular cash flow position reports as required as well a general treasury management
  • Preparation of annual financial statements for auditing

The person

The Chief Accountant needs to meet the following basic requirements:

  • Be a qualified accountant with ACCA or CPA(K) professional qualifications. A university degree will confer added advantage
  • Have at least 7 years’ experience preferably in a busy trading environment
  • Have excellent communication, analytical and reporting skills
  • Have very good Microsoft Excel and ERP management skills
  • Be mature and able to work under pressure

Interested candidates who meet the requirements above should send their CVs with 3 referees to on or before 2nd December 2012. 

Candidates should include their current remuneration and benefits in the application

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