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Chief Financial Accountant Job in Kenya

Chief Financial Accountant
Our client in a dairy Industry is urgently looking for a Chief Financial Accountant to join their dedicated team.
Role Purpose
This role supports financial decision-making information by collecting, analyzing, investigating, and reporting financial data.


·         Prepare detailed monthly accounts to the agreed standards and guidelines
·         Preparation and submission of all statutory returns
·         Managing the receipts and deposits of cash and bank transactions, including foreign transfers
·         Maintaining the fixed assets register.
·         Assisting with the preparation of year-end accounts and providing information for external auditors.
·         Assisting with the preparation of the annual budget and quarterly forecasts.
·         Suggesting updates to the accounting manual and procedures as appropriate.
·         Advising and updating the Head of Finance on any irregularities or concerns about invoices or any other financial matters.
·         Liaising with the bank and daily online checking of the bank accounts.
·         Liaising with the finance team to provide financial analysis on all aspects of project budgets.
·         Assisting the projects team to monitor and evaluate project quarterly accounts
·         Monitoring currency exchange rates.
·         Assist with the preparation of monthly management accounts, to be distributed to management on a timely basis. These reports include Profit and Loss Statements, Balance Sheets and Debtors Reports.
·         Assist with the analytical review of month end results for discussion with the Head of Finance
·         Preparation of monthly Business Activity Statements and Tax statements
·         Continuously review the systems to ensure they are meeting the needs of the organization and to exploit the benefit of the software.
·         Manage and protect the financial information and records of the group as relevant to their task.
·         Ad-hoc assistance to the Head of Finance.
Key competencies include
·         Advanced analytical skills
·         Ability to think/ plan on a strategic level coupled with advanced presentation skills.
·         Advanced communication and interpersonal skills.
·         Excellent command of both written and spoken English
·         Good influencers with the ability to inspire others.


·         Bachelor’s degree in commerce or a business related field. Postgraduate degree would be an advantage
·         Cumulative 10 years of working experience in Finance/ Accounting
·         Full professional accounting certification
·         Membership to a relevant professional body (ICPAK, ACCA) is mandatory
·         At least ten years’ progressive experience in Accounting.
·         Demonstrated success in supervising/ mentoring and training of finance teams.
·         4-5 years’ experience at a comparative role. Prior experience in an FMCG setup
How to Apply
If qualified, kindly send your CV to clearly indicating ‘Chief Financial Accountant’ on the subject line by 29th December 2017.

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