Chief Accountant Job in Kenya

Our client, a Business Strategy Consultancy is in need of a Chief Accountant.

Reporting to:
 General Manager

Job Purpose:
 To prepare and manage business financial information for regulators and stakeholders by providing financial reports for compliance, decision making and strategic reviews.
Duties & Responsibilities: The incumbent will be responsible for the overall function of the accounts function under the direction of the General Manager 

Key Responsibilities 
  • Participate in and support the timely and accurate preparation of budgets and constantly monitor expenditure. 
  • Prepare monthly and annual financial statements and reports in an accurate and timely manner and prepare all the documents that are required to support the annual auditing exercise. 
  • Prepare cash flows statements and Bank reconciliation 
  • Ensure that all accounting transactions comply with set financial systems and controls and initiate remedial action where this is not the case. 
  • Prepare budgets in consultation with the General Manager, ensure budgetary controls are in place, monitor and report on variances. 
  • Prepare and continually review the age analysis and the payment to sales turnover ratios and advise the management team on the credit worthiness of individual accounts.
  • Ensure the timely settlement of company liabilities, in line with the company’s set policies. 
  • Compile tax reports/statutory returns, ensuring that these are submitted in a timely manner to the relevant authorities and consult with tax advisors as and when necessary. 
  • Liaise with the external auditors during interim and annual audit and follow-up recommendations of internal audit findings 
  • Manage and evaluate departmental staff so as to ensure the department meets company’s requirements.
Qualifications and Experience 
  • Bachelors Degree in a business related discipline 
  • Fully qualified accountant e.g. CPA (K) / ACCA /etc.
  • MBA shall be an added advantage o Minimum 3 years’ experience as a Chief Accountant in a large organization. 
  • Experience in direct involvement of working with ERP systems 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills 
  • Analytical, technical and logical approach to problem solving 
  • Self motivated and quick to take initiative 
  • Ability to work as part of a team 

If you believe you qualify for this position, please send your CV and details of your current and expected remuneration to, please note failure to provide the above information will disqualify you from the application process.

Only qualified applicants will be contacted.