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Accounts Assistant: Homegrown Jobs in Kenya

About the Company

Homegrown is a market leader in the production and processing of flowers and
vegetables for export and as part of the larger Flamingo Group their added value
products supply markets in the UK, Europe and USA.

Flamingo is part of Finlays, one of the largest agricultural organizations in East Africa and a wholly owned subsidiary of the Swire Group, the largest privately owned company in the UK.

The Job

As part of the team of accounting professionals in our Accounts Department in Mt. Kenya Region (Near Nanyuki, - Laikipia), the Accounts Assistant will be responsible for carrying out a variety of accounting transactions and duties as follows:

  • Recording, classifying, and summarizing accounting transactions;
  • Compiling various documents, verifying their accuracy and ensuring proper authorization of payments in accordance with established procedures;
  • Assembling documents for computer input, verifying accuracy of itemized charges, account numbers, and total costs;
  • Maintaining records through filing, retrieval, retention, storage, compilation, coding and updating;
  • Responding to inquiries and checking accounting transactions to locate and resolve variances;
  • Providing accounting support to staff and liaising with external customers such as government agencies and banks;
  • Uses various software applications, such as spreadsheets, relational databases, statistical and graphics packages to assemble and generate data and reports.

The Person

The ideal candidate must be a team player, able to work to tight deadlines and have:

  • at least one years’ work experience carrying out similar duties;
  • CPA Part 2 and a university degree in commerce/business from a recognized institution;
  • excellent interpersonal and communication skills in English and Kiswahili; and
  • well developed skills in MS-Excel, Ms-word, and Accounting packages.

If you fulfill the above requirements and wish to be considered, please send your detailed CV and copies of certificates and testimonials together with a daytime telephone contact to reach the undersigned not later than 5 March 2010.

Human Resources Director
Homegrown (K) Limited
Nairobi Business Park, Unit B
P. O box 10222-00400, Nairobi
careers.homegrown @

Those who will not have heard from us by 1st April 2010 should consider their applications unsuccessful.

Finlays - Homegrown (K) Ltd is an equal opportunity employer

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