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Financial Controller Job in Kenya

Join Our Team at Duma Works!

Are you a finance whiz that loves making sure the accounting and financial systems at a company are up to date and running smoothly? 

Are you partially self-taught and love learning new things about your field? 

Do you have experience with financial controls and accounting? 

Does the thought of following up with clients on accounts receivable excite you? 

Then you might be the right person for us!

As a
 financial controller at Duma Works you’ll be working with the management team to come up with the best way to monitor, budget, and predict our finances. 

Our startup is investor-backed and growing quickly and will use your models and budgets to inform all financial decisions.

If you love the thought of building the financial arm of Duma Works, working with an incredible team, and getting things done while seeing your work bear fruits immediately, this is an amazing job for you.
Desired Skills & Experience

If you start at Duma Works, you will:

  • Ability to communicate financial concepts to members of the team with diverse backgrounds
  • Maintain a documented system of accounting policies and procedures
  • Manage and pay suppliers in a timely and respectful manner
  • Process payroll in a timely manner
  • Ensure accounts payable are paid in a timely manner
  • Try to get the best discounts for accounts payable
  • Manage and coordinate petty cash, mobile money, and online banking records and payments
  • Invoice clients in a timely and respectful manner
  • Ensure accounts receivable are followed up and collected promptly
  • Ensure periodic bank reconciliations are completed properly
  • Work with accounting software (Quickbooks online) to maintain the chart of accounts
  • Maintain an orderly accounting system
  • Maintain a system of controls over the accounting system
  • Coordinate preparation of annual and monthly reports
  • Recommend benchmarks and milestones to track and measure performance of company operations
  • Work with company financial model to make predictions and goals for operations and sales
  • Manage production of annual budget and report variances to management
  • Create a system to manage cost reports
  • Provide financial analyses as needed, in particular for capital investments, pricing decisions, and contract negotiations
  • Coordinate and manage external auditors for annual audit
  • Coordinate and process periodic statutory tax payments in a timely manner
Additional Accountabilities
  • We are a growing startup and need you to wear a wear a few hats, and do some additional things including
  • Manage and coordinate any suppliers, deliveries, and external contractors for office work
  • Create and maintain filing system for all company documents
You will need:
  • People should describe you as “smart and gets stuff done”
It will definitely be useful if you have:
  • Experience working in a startup environment
  • A great sense of humor
  • Knowledge of US tax systems preferred but not a deal breaker
Company Description: DUMA Works is a leading job placement and professional development company, specialising in short term, entry level, and middle management jobs in Kenya. 

Since 2012, hundreds of employers all over Kenya have used DUMA Works to save time and money when identifying qualified job candidates. We currently have over 35,000 job seekers in our database and have matched over 3,000 of them to jobs.

Our vision is to create an empowered society where no job opportunities are lost. Our mission stands to be the developing world’s job reference system, and to enrich and empower a global workforce.

The team at DUMA Works includes 12 full-time employees. We work within a mutually supportive, casual environment that still supports hard work, challenges, and personal and professional growth.

How to apply

If you have any questions regarding this job or if you would like to apply, please don’t hesitate to contact Arielle Sandor on

Applications letters and detailed CV are to be sent by email to marking the subject as “Financial Controller 1841”, Your Full name & Phone number. If you don’t follow these instructions, your application will not go through.

 When applying to any job through Duma Works, you can expect that after you apply, you will receive a confirmation email, and then an SMS alert asking you to take a basic screening test over SMS. The SMS with the test may not arrive immediately. Please be patient. The SMS test will typically be 5-8 questions to help us understand your background. Regular SMS rates apply to the test, and if you ever have any issues with the process, please reach out to 0702093793.

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