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Finance Officer Job in Kenya

Vivo Activewear is looking for an ambitious and talented individual with technical financial / accounting skills and an interest in strategic financial management to join the team as a Finance Officer.

  • University degree in Finance, Accounting or Business related field 
  • Professional qualifications: CPA K, ACCA or equivalent 
  • 2 to 3 years of experience in Finance or Accounting (Corporate Finance experience is an added advantage) 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Word and Excel 
  • Experience with computerised accounting systems
Desirable Skills and Characteristics 
  • Driven and ambitious 
  • Organised and able to prioritise tasks 
  • Dependable and a high level of integrity 
  • Strategic thinker 
  • Accounting skills 
  • Strong numerical, analytical and problem-solving skills 
  • Proactive with the ability to work on his/her own with minimal supervision 
  • Desire and ability to succeed in a team environment
  • Good command of English (writing, speaking, reading) and the ability to communicate effectively
Job Description/ Responsibilities
  • Ensure business decisions are grounded in sound financial analysis
  • Assist management with financial projections and scenario planning 
  • Perform all accounting aspects, including daily, weekly and monthly entries and reconciliations
  • Prepare accurate and timely financial statements and supporting financial information 
  • Process payroll, record payroll and payroll month-end accruals 
  • Calculate VAT and assist in meeting tax compliance including, annual corporate tax filings and monthly tax filings 
  • Reconcile and review all general ledger reconciliations
  • Assist in the development, implementation and maintenance of accounting systems and controls 
  • Make payments for annual licenses and permits 
  • Record and maintain monthly lease schedules and preparation of lease payments 
  • Mail payments to vendors, establish and maintain effective working relationships with local authorities, contractors, businesses, landlords and service providers 
  • Identify and negotiate where possible, short or long term financing options (overdraft, short-term loans etc.) 
  • Prepare regular management reports e.g. monthly and quarterly
  • Assist with the annual audit 
  • Monitor expenses against projected budget

Kindly indicate your salary expectation on your cover letter.
Application: If you believe you are the right candidate for the position and can clearly demonstrate your ability to meet the requirements, kindly submit a detailed CV and cover letter to

The subject of your email should read “Finance Officer”.

Deadline: The submission deadline is 26th September 2014. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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