Chief Accountant Job in Kenya

 Job Title: Chief Accountant

Hiring Organization: Corporate Staffing
Location – Locality: Nairobi
Location – Region: Kenya
Industry: Agriculture
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: KES 120K-150K
Date Posted: 03/12/2024

Net Salary: 120-150K,

Reports To: General Manager,

Our client is an exporter and distributor of fresh vegetables, fruits and horticultural crops of from Kenya. They seek to hire a Chief Accountant who will be managing and coordinating the Company’s accounting function ensuring compliance with finance and accounting policies, business controls and procedures.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure that consolidated management reports are submitted in a timely manner
  • Prepare and analyze monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements
  • Provide insights into financial performance, including variance analysis and trend identification
  • Gather information and input for budgeting purposes in a timely and efficient manner
  • Analyze historical financial data and trends to develop accurate and realistic budget projections
  • Ensure that budgets are comprehensive, covering all relevant income and expense categories
  • Develop and maintain financial forecasting models to project future financial performance
  • Regularly update forecasts to reflect changes in business conditions, market dynamics, and internal factors
  • Prepare reports on future revenue and expenditure expectations as required
  • Maintain and reconcile the general ledger accounts
  • Ensure the accuracy and completeness of financial records
  • Validate transactions in the Accounting System
  • Monitor cash flows and prepare cash flow forecasts
  • Manage working capital and optimize cash utilization
  • Support group audits and consolidation processes
  • Ensure compliance with accounting principles and regulations
  • Maintaining the company – wide control environment, monitor and report compliance gaps and drive improvement
  • Collaborate with external auditors during annual audits
  • Develop and update company finance policies, procedures and processes manual
  • Research on technical accounting and tax matters and ensure compliance at group level
  • Prepare and file tax returns, ensuring compliance with local and federal tax laws
  • Stay updated on changes in tax regulations
  • Lead the month-end and year-end closing processes
  • Ensure timely and accurate financial reporting
  • Utilize accounting software and systems to streamline financial processes
  • Identify opportunities for process improvements and automation
  • Provide guidance and support to junior accounting staff and local finance teams as required
  • Foster a culture of learning and development within the team
  • Drive discussions with the senior management team in formulating the future direction of the company with both strategic and tactical initiatives.
  • Strategically steer the financial ship of the company in regards to current and future financial status
  • Develop and continuously maintain a credible financial plan (budget, forecasting) that supports the organisation’s strategic objectives, including long-term stability
  • Will act as the ‘moral compass,’ assisting in guiding the business to profitability and beyond and support on the business strategic plan
  • Support in organisational fund raising


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a business related field
  • CPA (K) finalist or ACCA
  • MBA is an added advantage
  • At least 7 years’ experience and 3 years’ experience in management in a fast-paced Finance department with an all-round knowledge of all finance processes in a group setting
  • Experience in horticulture or agribusiness will be an added advantage
  • Excellent understanding of accounting and reporting standards and procedures.
  • High attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Good leadership skills with the ability to direct and supervise
  • Preparation of consolidated financial statements
  • Proficiency in ERP
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Multi-cultural work background
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent Interpersonal skills
  • High integrity

How to Apply

If you are up to the challenge, possess the necessary qualification and experience; please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject (Chief Accountant-Horticulture) to by 18th March 2024.