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Project Accountant Job Vacancy in Kenya

Our client is a reputable multi-national company dedicated to promoting private sector entrepreneurship and building economically sound enterprises in the developing world.

They invest in projects within East Africa across a wide range of sectors, including: Food and Agro Processing, Printing and Packaging, Textiles, Leather processing, Pharmaceuticals, Power and Telecommunications.

Our Client is looking for an energetic, self-driven, intelligent and experienced Project Accountant.

Job Purpose: Responsible to assist in implementation of the consolidation software and in the preparation and loading of consolidated historical data for the previous two years (2011 & 2012).

S/he will be key in the succession planning for future consolidation processes and review of the audited financial statements to ensure completeness and accuracy.

Key Responsibilities

  • To assist in preparation of the required data, the financial statements and facilitate the delivery of any reports needed to the project team in preparation of commencement of the project
  • Involvement in data cleansing process
  • To validate the submitted data generated from different sources in preparation for the project
  • Respond to requests for additional details from the project implementation team
  • Review and advise the management on the approval of invoices related to the project
  • Review and advise on the timeline taken for the project against budgeted timelines
  • Assist in investigation of project variances and submit variance reports to the FM/GMF
  • Report to management regarding cost over-runs in relation to the project
  • Participate in test runs on data loaded in the new system and correction of the same in order to achieve desired results
  • Close out project upon project completion
  • Involvement in future quarterly consolidations for the group

Qualification and Experience
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, business or related field with detailed knowledge of financial reporting.
  • Must have excellent communication and writing skills
  • Three (3) years’ working experience with Two (2) years’ of experience in a senior accounting role including preparation of financial statements.
  • CPA/ACCA qualification at least Part II

Knowledge and Skills
  • Financial reporting skills: Budgeting, cost management and Financial statements preparation
  • Knowledge of accounting and financial systems
  • Excellent communication and Interpersonal skills
  • Technological skills with ERP and Microsoft Office
  • Strong analytical and Project management
  • SAP knowledge will be an added advantage

How to Apply:

If you are interested in the position and have the skills and talents our client is looking for, we would like to hear from you.

Please forward a copy of your updated resume, and your current salary and benefits package indicating the JOB TITLE as the email subject, to info@dorbe-leit.co.ke before close of business 7th July, 2014.


Only successful candidates will be contacted.

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