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Chief Accountant Job in Kenya

Role Profile: Chief Accountant
Reporting to: Group Finance Manager
Location: Naivasha
Job Summary: Our client operating in the hospitality industry is looking for a chief accountant to plan, design and coordinate the implementation of a sound accounting, financial management and control system and procedures for a large hotel with different room types – hotel rooms, villas & chalets. 

The hotel has a golf course and a major conference centre.

  • Supervise an accounting team to ensure the accurate and timely reporting of financial information in line with groups accounting standards and procedures;
  • Provide timely and accurate information to the management company and Board of Directors of Company on financial performance;
  • To initiate plan and control for the process of business planning forecasting and strategy formulation;
  • Provide heads of department and other relevant managers with appropriate financial information for decision making and tracking expenditure;
  • Provide guidance, monitor and advice to relevant managers on the effective and efficient use of financial resources (Company budgets);
  • Oversee the Company payroll in line with government and internal requirements to deliver an accurate and timely payment of salaries and taxes;
  • Provide leadership to financial team and undertake the necessary activities to support the development and performance of the team;
  • Develop and implement the necessary financial controls and systems for compliance to external and internal requirements;
  • Manage unit’s cash flow to ensure that all are within the approved parameters. Where this is note ensure approval is sought before these are incurred.
  • Review banking reconciliation’s and daily banking;
  • Ensure all excess funds are reported and appropriately invested;
  • Ensure all statutory deductions are made and handle tax matters.
Education and Qualifications Required:
  • The candidate should hold a degree from a recognised University, preferably Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting).
  • In addition, the candidate should possess professional Accounting qualification such as Certified Public Accountant CPA (K) or ACCA.
  • A master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) would be an added advantage.
Skills and Experience Required:
  • Possess at least three years experience in a similar position and proficient in various computerized accounting packages.
  • Knowledge of Sun Accounting System and Fidelio Front Office System will be an added advantage.
  • The ideal candidate should possess excellent analytical skills and interpersonal skills. In addition to this the incumbent should be decisive, evaluative, possess a good sense of judgment, initiative, resilience and strategic outlook.
Application Procedure:
Applicants should email their cover letter and CV with names of three referees who can provide confidential assessment of their capabilities. 

Indicate on your CV your current and expected salary.

All communication relating to application for these positions should be addressed to:

On the subject matter of the email, ensure you indicate the position you are applying for.

Applications should be received by 9th April 2015.

Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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