Chief Accountant Job in Kenya

Suraya Property Group Limited - one of the leading and fast growing Real Estate Development Companies in Kenya - is undertaking and plans to undertake major development projects ranging from master planning, scheme design, detail design, supervision, services designs and other construction related activities in projects spread in a number of counties and cities in Kenya.

Suraya is searching for qualified professional individual in various fields of training to manage both the ongoing and future projects to be involved in the planning and implementation processes for effective and efficient delivery to the expectant and esteemed customers.

In order for the above objectives in development to be realized, Suraya is encouraging the interested and qualified applicant to express their individual interest for the position listed herein below for consideration:

Position Title:
 Chief Accountant
Division: Finance & Administration
Department: Finance
Reporting Structure
  • Direct Supervisor: Head of Finance and Administration
  • Direct Reports: Accountants
Job Purpose: To prepare and manage business financial information for regulators and stakeholders by providing financial reports for compliance, decision making and strategic reviews.

Principal Accountabilities
  • Monitor and report cash retention ratio and liquidity ratio maintenance for business decisions.
  • Organize and lead departmental managers on financial information and tax matters for use in day to day business performance improvement.
  • Prepare monitor and evaluate CAPEX, capital and operating budgets in line with company objectives.
  • Prepare financial information to enable them sound funding, investment project appraisals and ICT systems improvements in line statutory requirements and strategic initiatives.
  • Participate in the debt management committee deliberations by providing analysis and interpretations of the provisions model and date.
  • Assist the Finance Manager with performance review of the subsidiary company.
Management Job Content
  • Planning; Monthly, Quarterly and Annually
  • Organizing; External and Internal auditors, Financial Regulators
  • Directing and Supervising; Staff, departmental managers
  • Monitoring and Controlling; Reports, company CAPEX budget
Working Relationships
  • Internal; Departmental Managers, Accountants
  • External; Regulators and auditors
Expected Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting/Finance Option) degree
  • CPA (K), ACCA Finals, CFA
  • 5 years in a Finance Environment with 2 years’ experience at management level.
Technical Competencies
  • Extensive knowledge of accepted standard accounting principles and their applications.
  • Knowledge of industry, regulatory and legislative developments for financial reporting to analyses of accounting, finance management and revenue projections.
  • General knowledge of the Business policies and procedures.
  • Numerical and analytical reasoning for translation of business reports and financials.
  • Knowledge of SAP accounting system will be an added advantage.
General Competencies
  • Good leadership and management skills
  • Business acumen and entrepreneurial skills
  • Have a global mindset
  • Ability to communicate and present clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Good planning and organizing skills
  • Good negotiation and influencing skills.

Note: Applicant must be registered, active and practicing member of respective professional body recognized in Kenya.

Please send your application details to

The deadline for submission/expression of interest is 18th March 2015