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Chief Accountant Job in Kenya

Our Client is a mid size IT company and is currently looking to recruit a Chief Accountant

This role is responsible for all statutory compliance and driving financial stewardship of the company through adherence and compliance to statutory and accounting policies and standards.

Key Accountabilities

1. Statutory Accounts

  • Ensuring timely completion of the annual statutory accounts for the company and , its branches
  • Smooth running of the annual external audit process, ensuring minimal issues and disruptions
  • Ensure timely filing of the accounts with all relevant  authorities
2. Direct & Indirect Tax Compliance
  • Ensuring timely completion of the annual Corporate Income Tax return and quarterly payments
  • Manage monthly and annual processes for payroll taxes reporting/filings
  • Ensure timely & accurate filing of VAT returns and resolution of VAT and duty queries
3. Financial Operations
  • Review of balance sheet accounts
  • Review of Fixed Assets
  • Review of Employee reimbursement processes
  • Ensure that any changes in tax laws are reflected in the business processes where necessary
  • Review of Monthly Cash flow forecasting and ensure optimum funds are available at all times
  • Financial statements prepared and submitted with clean auditor’s opinion
  • Balance sheet kept fully reconciled and any old items cleared on regular basis
4. People Management
  • Manage the team of accounting and administration staff
  • Full accountability of commitment setting, performance management, review of team members
  • Maximize the team results by properly managing roles and responsibilities are assigned and executed on in the most efficient manner
Knowledge, Skills and Experience

Essential Education / Experience
  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Proven experience within a financial accounting/auditing role
  • CPA/ACCA qualification and registered with the relevant bodies
  • Atleast 3-5 years experience in a similar role
  • Working experience with Navision
  • Team management responsibility
Personal Attributes / Interpersonal Skills
  • Good analytical skills with an eye for details
  • Exceptional communication, cross group collaboration and interpersonal skills
  • Highly developed analytical and organizational skills
  • Ability to maintain independence, autonomy and confidentiality
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Pro-active self starter
If you feel you fit the above role ,please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject to

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Only candidates short-listed for interview will be contacted.

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