Accountant Job in Kenya


The Accountant reports directly to the CEO of the Company or other designee as noted. The position is full time. Progress is based primarily on tasks completed. The main purpose of this position is to, perform professional accounting duties related to financial record keeping functions of the Company; perform accounting and analysis of financial records; prepare financial reports and statements; compile data and information for the annual budget or other special financial reports; and perform related work as assigned. The tasks for this position fall into the following key result areas.

The role is situated on a startup commercial agricultural enterprise in Gwa Kungu, Nyahururu, Kenya.
Company’s Vision and Mission
  • Commit to perform duties in a manner that further the mission and overall strategic direction of Farm.
Accounting and Financial Management
  • Manage all accounting transactions including petty cash management, preparation of payment requests and invoicing.
  • Develop proper financial and accounting systems.
  • Prepare budget forecasts
  • Publish financial statements in time
  • Handle monthly, quarterly and annual closings
  • Reconcile accounts payable and receivable
  • Ensure timely bank payments
  • Compute taxes and prepare tax returns
  • Manage balance sheets and profit/loss statements
  • Report on the company’s financial health and liquidity
  • Audit financial transactions and documents
  • Reinforce financial data confidentiality and conduct database backups when necessary
Compliance and Internal Control
  • Administer and maintain accounting records according to legal and statutory requirements.
  • Ensure compliance with laws, policies and procedures for recording and controlling financial transactions of assigned program budgets and/or accounts.
  • Communicate with CEO and other managers, regarding accounting and reporting requirements and problems.
Events and Special Projects
  • Complete special projects by organizing and coordinating information and requirements; planning, arranging, and meeting schedules; monitoring results.
  • Manage external clients and/or customers involved in delivery of special projects as designated by project leads.
Other Duties
  • Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  •  Other duties and assignments as delegated by the CEO of the Company or other designee as noted.
  • Certification and qualification in financial and managerial accounting.
  • Strong technical skills, including proficiency with MS Office applications and accounting/financial management software packages.
  • Cross-functional office administration and management experience in operations and financial management.
  • Sound understanding of agricultural accounting practices will be an added benefit.
  • Extensive knowledge of office practice requirements for small businesses in Kenya.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills,
  • Professional maturity and ability to operate in a fast paced, competitive work environment
  • Ability to analyze and articulate a situation and analyze complex details quickly
  •  Adapt easily to changing situations and exercises subtly in dealing with delicate situations
  • Exhibit the highest levels of integrity and professionalism
  • Proven client relationship skills
  • High energy and perseverance with tenacity
  •  Enjoy problem solving and creating effective strategies to achieve defined goals
  • A self-initiator, versatile, able to make and take decisions
Minimum Desirable Qualifications
  • Professional certification in Accounting (CPA or ACCA)
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office.
  • Working experience with Quickbooks accounting software Bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance, commerce, business administration or related disciplines, Professional certification in accounting (CPA, ACCA)
  • Strong knowledge of various accounting/financial management software packages (Quickbooks)
  • At least 2 years’ experience in accounting and finance At least 5 years’ experience in Administration.
  • Experience in developing and implementing financial management systems a plus.
  • Commitment to entrepreneurship and enterprising activity.
  • Excellent communication skills and capacity to work under stressful conditions, capacity to persevere and proven record of results.
  • The job requires a person of unquestionable integrity and the ability to listen and follow instructions. The jobholder must be comfortable with multitasking, be flexible, open minded and be able to make quick decisions.
Delegation of Authority
The job holder will be delegated adequate authority from the CEO of the Company or other designee as noted in all issues that they require to carry out their responsibilities.
How To Apply
Applicants should send cover letter and CV with references to and clearly indicating current and expected salary by 17th April 2020.