Financial Accountant Job in Kenya

Financial Accountant

Reporting to: Head of Finance,
Location: Kiambu Rd,
Gross Salary: Ksh 90k – 100k

Our client is a distributor of alcoholic beverages looking to hire a Financial Accountant who will be responsible for ensuring timely, efficient, and effective processing of accounting and financial management transactions.


A. Cash/Bank

Daily, weekly, and monthly bank reconciliations

Follow up on outstanding issues with the bank

Initiating bank transfer instructions for sign-off.

B. Assets/Stock:

Fixed Asset Register – putting new purchases, custody of register, and updating of depreciation

Stock Asset account – Adhoc stock take. Reconcile physical stock in warehouse and vans against the financial system

GIT account – monitoring the stock in transit. Making the relevant entries on receipt of invoices and payment on purchase, clearing, and receipt of goods to the warehouse. Closing GIT on the arrival of stock to the warehouse

Monitoring actual cost vs budget and making adjustments in the books on receipt of full consignment to warehouse

Manage GIT supplier accounts ie Product suppliers, clearing and forwarding agents, and external warehousing.

C. Procurement/Accounts Payable:

Ensuring duties and taxes are paid and that demurrage costs are not incurred as a result of payment delays.

Timely payment of Heineken supplier to avoid disruption of supply and minimize complaints

Reconcile monthly suppliers’ statements.

Observe the credit periods / limits

Payment when the bills fall due.

Accurate payment to the suppliers

Controlled costs

Adherence to SLA

Ensure procurement procedures are followed – check when paying

Ensure budgets / limits are adhered to.

Assist in Monitoring monthly usage of the supplies and advise accordingly

Keep an inventory records for the motor vehicle spare parts and reconcile on monthly basis.

Monitor costs as stipulated in the supplier’s contract.

Review the renewal period of the contracts.

Check Purchase Orders prepared by the payable accountant to ensure they are accurate and ensure they are approved by the Supply Chain Manager

Issuing Purchase Orders on approved quotations for major suppliers

D. Accounts Receivable:

Confirm details, reconcile and post Salesmen and Agents daily reports

Daily balance VAT and ETR machines and exception report

Accounts receivable report for weekly sales meeting

Account receivable reconciliation and follow up for overdue accounts to be regularized.

Issuing credit memos which should be approved by the Financial Accountant

Issuing statements to customers

Monthly sales ledger reconciliation with output VAT

Audit and spot check on open invoices from field visits periodically

Ensure timely Collection of outstanding debts

E. Production of Financial Reports & Management Accounts


Balance Sheet

Receivables ageing Analysis

Payables ageing analysis

Sales by Item analysis

Cash flow statements

Budget Vs Actual statements

Management accounts etc

F. Payroll & Wages Reports

Prepare monthly Payroll by 11th of every month

Wages summary and payment.

Bank agent for collection of cash, statements and any other correspondence.

Back up of Finance ERPs.

Participate in Internal and External Audit.

Ensure all statutory are filed on time.

Produce weekly Bounced cheque report for the staff meetings.

Any other assignment by the management.


University Degree (Finance/Accounting Options).

CPA K is a MUST.

Minimum 3 years’ experience in a similar position.



Attention to Detail.

Positive attitude.

Strategic focus.

Personal Credibility & High Integrity


How to Apply

If you are up to the challenge and possess the necessary qualification and experience; please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject (Financial Accountant – Distribution) to before 27th Oct 2023.