Accountant Job in Kenya

Job Title: Accountant

Hiring Organization: Hello Mart Ltd
Location – Locality: Nairobi
Location – Region: Kenya
Industry: Retail
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: KES
Date Posted: 04/30/2024

We are currently seeking a detail-oriented and experienced individual to join our team as an accountant. The accountant will be responsible for overseeing financial operations, maintaining accurate records, and providing insights to support informed decision-making.


Financial Reporting:

  • Prepare and analyze financial statements, including income statements, balance sheets, and cash flow statements, regularly to assess the financial health of the supermarket and identify trends or areas of concern.
  • Generate and distribute financial reports to management, providing insights and recommendations for improving financial performance and achieving business objectives.

Budgeting and Forecasting:

  • Develop annual budgets and financial forecasts in collaboration with management, incorporating input from various departments to ensure alignment with strategic goals and objectives.
  • Monitor budgetary performance throughout the fiscal year, tracking actual results against budgeted targets and investigating variances to identify root causes and recommend corrective actions.

Accounts Payable and Receivable:

  • Manage accounts payable processes, including invoice verification, payment processing, and vendor reconciliation, to ensure timely and accurate payments while optimizing cash flow management.
  • Oversee accounts receivable functions, including invoicing, collections, and customer account reconciliation, to minimize delinquencies and improve cash flow efficiency.

Inventory Control:

  • Coordinate with operations and procurement teams to establish and maintain accurate inventory records, performing regular reconciliations and adjustments as necessary to ensure proper valuation and reporting of inventory assets.
  • Analyze inventory turnover ratios, aging reports, and shrinkage trends to identify opportunities for cost savings, process improvements, and inventory optimization.

Compliance and Audit Support:

  • Ensure compliance with accounting principles, industry regulations, and internal policies and procedures, maintaining proper documentation and supporting schedules for audits and regulatory filings.
  • Assist with internal and external audits by providing requested documentation, answering inquiries, and implementing audit recommendations to strengthen internal controls and mitigate risks.


  • Diploma or degree in accounting, finance, or related field
  • CPA certification
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in accounting preferably in the retail industry.
  • Proficiency in accounting software and Microsoft Excel; experience with QuickBooks or similar programs is a plus.
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail, with the ability to interpret financial data and identify trends, anomalies, and opportunities.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with teams and communicate financial information to non-financial stakeholders.

How To Apply

Submit your CV and a cover letter outlining your relevant experience and why you are interested in joining our team as an accountant. The documents should be sent to by 5 pm on Friday 3rd May 2024.

Hello Mart is an equal-opportunity employer and does not discriminate on any basis. We do not ask for payment at any phase of the recruitment process. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.