Accounts & Tax Assistant Job in Kenya

Location: Nairobi

An established accounting firm based in Kilimani, Nairobi is currently recruiting a qualified, experienced and self-driven Accounts & Tax assistant. This position requires one to have deep knowledge and a good understanding of IASs, IFRSs, the Kenyan tax code & tax legislationHe/ she will anticipate and identify technical accounting & tax issues and provide appropriate solutions to clients.

Job Requirements

  • Thorough knowledge of IASs, IFRSs, the Kenyan tax code & tax legislation plus an awareness of constantly emerging issues.
  • A high level of ICT proficiency, especially in the Ms. Office Suite.
  • A high level of proficiency in KRA’s iTax platform.
  • A high level of proficiency in at least one accounting package.
  • Assist in maintaining accurate financial records for clients, including recording transactions, reconciling accounts, and preparing financial statements.
  • Support the preparation of monthly financial reports and analysis for clients.
  • Ensuring all taxation filing and payment deadlines are met and transactions are applied accurately and consistently across the accounting system(s) for both the firm and its clients.

  • Conducting regular client tax audits, especially for VAT.
  • Prompt response to clients’ inquiries on their tax issues, including visits.
  • Regular presentations to clients on pertinent accounting & tax matters.
  • Cross-selling of the firm’s products and services.
  • Organizing and managing all accounting and tax reports, statements and documents relating to clients through a comprehensive filing system.
  • Strict confidentiality on client accounting & tax matters.
  • Regular correspondences with KRA on client tax matters.

Behavioural Competencies

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Excellent organizational and prioritization skills. The candidate must be able to work in a systematic and organized manner.
  • Working with a high level of accuracy and a keen attention to detail.
  • Willingness to learn and accept guidance from others for personal improvement.
  • A high ethical and professional standing.
  • Excellent relationship-building skills and an ability to sell the firm’s products and services.
  • Pro-activeness and a strong focus on the delivery of set targets.
  • Ability to be creative and bring new ideas to the role and function.
  • A positive attitude and passion to excel.
  • Ability to work in a team.
  • Ability to coach junior staff members.

Education & Experience Requirements

  • Minimum CPA-K Qualification. A business undergraduate degree will be an added advantage.
  • 1-2 years’ work experience in Accounting & Tax, preferably in an accounting firm.

How To Apply

If you feel that this challenging, yet rewarding opportunity is a perfect opportunity for you, send us a cover letter explaining why you are the right candidate for the position plus a CV, indicating the names of 3 referees plus your current and expected salary to  latest by close of business on Tuesday, 12th March 2024.