Chief Accountant Job in Kenya

Interview Location –: Nairobi

Job Location – Tanzania
Industry: Agriculture
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: KES 100k
Benefit: Accommodation provided

Job Summary

Our client is an exporter and distributor of fresh vegetables, fruits, and horticultural crops from Kenya. They seek to hire a Chief Accountant to manage and coordinate the Company’s accounting function ensuring compliance with finance and accounting policies, business controls, and procedures.

Key Responsibilities

Ensure that consolidated management reports are submitted in a timely manner

Prepare and analyze monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements

Provide insights into financial performance, including variance analysis and trend identification

Gather information and input for budgeting purposes in a timely and efficient manner

Analyze historical financial data and trends to develop accurate and realistic budget projections

Ensure that budgets are comprehensive, covering all relevant income and expense categories

Develop and maintain financial forecasting models to project future financial performance

Regularly update forecasts to reflect changes in business conditions, market dynamics, and internal factors

Prepare reports on future revenue and expenditure expectations as required

Maintain and reconcile the general ledger accounts

Ensure the accuracy and completeness of financial records

Validate transactions in the Accounting System

Monitor cash flows and prepare cash flow forecasts

Manage working capital and optimize cash utilization

Support group audits and consolidation processes

Ensure compliance with accounting principles and regulations

Maintaining the company – wide control environment, monitor and report compliance gaps and drive improvement

Collaborate with external auditors during annual audits

Develop and update company finance policies, procedures and processes manual

Research on technical accounting and tax matters and ensure compliance at group level

Prepare and file tax returns, ensuring compliance with local and federal tax laws

Stay updated on changes in tax regulations

Lead the month-end and year-end closing processes

Ensure timely and accurate financial reporting

Utilize accounting software and systems to streamline financial processes

Identify opportunities for process improvements and automation

Provide guidance and support to junior accounting staff and local finance teams as required

Foster a culture of learning and development within the team

Drive discussions with the senior management team in formulating the company’s future direction with strategic and tactical initiatives.

Strategically steer the financial ship of the company in regard to current and future financial status

Develop and continuously maintain a credible financial plan (budget, forecasting) that supports the organization’s strategic objectives, including long-term stability

Will act as the ‘moral compass,’ assisting in guiding the business to profitability and beyond and supporting the business strategic plan

Support in organisational fundraising


Bachelor’s Degree in a business-related field

CPA (K) finalist or ACCA

MBA is an added advantage

At least 7 years experience and 3 years experience in management in a fast-paced Finance department with an all-round knowledge of all finance processes in a group setting

Experience in horticulture or agribusiness will be an added advantage

Excellent understanding of accounting and reporting standards and procedures.

High attention to detail and accuracy.

Good leadership skills with the ability to direct and supervise

Preparation of consolidated financial statements

Proficiency in ERP

Advanced Excel skills

Multi-cultural work background

Outstanding verbal and written communication skills

Excellent Interpersonal skills

High integrity

How to Apply

If you are up to the challenge and possess the necessary qualifications and experience; please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject (Chief Accountant-Tanzania) to by 26th March 2024.