Accountant Job in Kenya




BUDGET: KES 200,000 – 250,000


Our client, a leading poultry producer in Africa’s Southern Hemisphere, are looking to grow their market within the Kenyan space.

As such, they are looking to have a competent and dedicated team to enable them to realize that vision.  They are looking to hire a competent Accountant.



  • The primary role of the accountant is to ensure that all financial reporting KPIs are achieved and aligned with strategic corporate goals. The accountant is responsible for the organization’s financial & statutory reporting and all financial data processing.



Ensures all statutory & mandatory financial reporting is done accurately and timely.

  • Prepares cashbook reconciliations, creditors/debtor’s aging/reconciliations, and all other balance sheet ledger account reconciliations.
  • Prepare management accounts and related reports for review by country CEO.
  • Custodian of the fixed asset register.
  • Investigates reporting variances when needed and escalates when necessary.
  • Oversees payment processes done by the Finance team based on cash flow forecasts.
  • Ensures that external auditors ‘requirements are met.


Ensures company tax reporting is performed accurately & timely.

  • Responsible for preparing/reviewing all tax returns/computation to be submitted to KRA and advising the country CEO.
  • Coordinates Tax audits with KRA.
  • Investigates all tax variances or queries with KRA.
  • Responsible for preparing & submitting Quarterly Tax Estimates to KRA.


Ensure the payroll process is efficient.

  • Ensure all payroll inputs and received on time.
  • Ensure payroll is prepared and sent to the country CEO for review.
  • Keep the accounting system updated with the latest payroll information.
  • Timely reporting and payment of payroll-related government payments.
  • Reconciliation of payroll accounts.


Ensure the budget is uploaded and tracked monthly.

  • Ensure the budget is uploaded in ERP.
  • Tracking of actuals vs budget by cost center with commentary and action plan.


Responsible for fixed assets and stocks.

  • Ensure that the fixed asset register is updated monthly.
  • Ensure daily stock taking is done at shops weekly at farm and hatchery.
  • Manage Quarterly fixed asset verification.
  • Management of monthly stock verification at all sites.
  • Coordinate annual external audit stock counts.
  • Track entries to stock adjustment account.


Responsible for the risk register.

  • Ensure that the risk register is updated monthly for finance.
  • Coordinate with all functions to ensure monthly updates of register.
  • Coordinate development of SOPs for finance.



  • Timely reporting at all times as per the reporting calendar.
  • 100% accuracy of all reports.
  • External audit rating (adverse report items & quantified acceptable level of adjustments – to set).
  • No TRA penalties due to delays.
  • Timely payroll release.
  • Correct info in the accounting system.
  • Correct balance sheet balances.
  • Budget are uploaded in ERP.
  • Budget vs actuals commentary.
  • Monthly Stock verification documents from all sites.
  • Accurate FAR - monthly.
  • Variances in stock adjustments explained.
  • Monthly updated risk register.
  • SOPs in place for finance.



  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance.
  • A master’s degree (completed or ongoing) will be an added advantage.
  • CPA (Part III) or ACCA qualification
  • 5 years of accounting experience with at least 3 years of relevant experience in an Agri-Business set up.
  • Good working knowledge of accounting systems and controls.
  • Prior experience in a start-up company is an added advantage.



  • Planning and time management skills.
  • Computer skills: MS Office (Word and Excel).
  • Communication and interpersonal skills



  • High level of Integrity with strong business acumen.
  • Pro-active/self-starter.
  • Must possess a passion for and share in the organization’s vision.
  • Ability to effectively perform and deliver tasks that have competing deadlines.
  • Ownership of and Accountability for own work.
  • Should be able to work well both in teams and alone with minimal supervision.
  • Should be able to excel at operating in a start-up environment.
  • Driven by a very strong client service orientation.
  • Effective communication skills (both written and verbal).
  • Eye for detail and a high level of numerical accuracy.
  • Should be willing to work extended hours (as and when required).


To apply, kindly submit your application on our Applicant Tracking System (ATS) at by 3rd OCTOBER 2023 under the ACCOUNTANT job posting.

All applicants are advised to adhere to application guidelines for consideration. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

NB: Flexi Personnel does not charge candidates for job placement.