Accounting Manager Job in Kenya

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Accounting Manager Job in Kenya

Accounting Manager


  • Manage the day to day operations of the accounting department including overseeing, coaching and training of a high performance accounting team
  • Build and maintain adequate and effective processes to improve the month close and reporting cycles to ensure timely and accurate reporting
  • Lead on tax optimization, tax impact of corporate strategies and manage tax audits
  • Perform comprehensive reviews of stand-alone and consolidated Income Statement, Balance Sheet and Cashflow in compliance with US GAAP & IFRS
  • Create, update, and present monthly, quarterly, and annual financials for management and board discussion and ensure financial statements and reconciliations are prepared in a timely manner
  • Review payroll ensure statutory compliance with external financial reporting and taxes
  • Oversee annual statutory audit process – Support Head of Finance in preparation for and attending audit meetings as required (e.g. Entry, Exit, Status etc.)
  • Oversee supplier, cash and bank reconciliations
  • Establish consistent and effective accounting policies, structures, processes, systems and strong internal controls to safeguard the company assets, revenue and other resources
  • Work with external advisers/consultants to ensure full compliance with all accounting, tax, and other statutory requirements
  • Support with any other tasks as assigned by the management/leadership team


  • University degree in Accounting, Finance, Commerce, or related field (MBA or CPA preferred)
  • High/Unquestionable integrity and Exceptional work ethic
  • 4+ years experience in the accounting and finance sector
  • Audit experience – Big 4 preferred
  • High level/general understanding of tax (corporate, personal, VAT, and withholding tax) reporting requirements in Kenya
  • Knowledge & experience working with IFRS /U.S. GAAP reporting
  • Knowledge of financial controls and how to implement them
  • Strong leadership and good team management skills
  • Experience working with reporting software, Xero, Quick books, Pastel, Sage, Oracle
  • Highly analytical with high proficiency in Ms. Excel
  • Possess exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Self-motivated, creative, and a self-initiator, highly organized and results-focused
  • Conscientious about the timeliness of assignments and quality of work product.
  • Able to handle multiple tasks and maintain control and order over the same.
  • Comfortable with start-up environment; ambiguity, aggressive goals and targets, open company culture, flat company structure, and strong team spirit.

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