Accountant Job in Kenya

Job Title: Accountant

Hiring Organization: Burhani Engineers
Location – Locality: Nairobi
Location – Region: Kenya
Industry: Engineering
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: KES
Date Posted: 05/22/2024

Company Description

Burhani Engineers is Burhani Engineers is one of the best engineering companies headquarted in Nairobi, Kenya, with offices in Tanzania and Rwanda.. We are committed to excellence and have been a cornerstone of innovation and reliability in the engineering industry for many years.

Our team of highly skilled and experienced professionals is dedicated to delivering top-notch solutions to various sectors. Our expertise spans across electrical, mechanical, and civil engineering, as well as instrumentation, allowing us to cater to a wide array of projects.

Job Purpose:

To drive accurate financial reporting, regulatory compliance, and decision-making through expert management of accounting operations and financial management functions.

Accounting Operations

Reviewing financial statements and general ledger entries to ensure completeness, accuracy and adherence to accounting standards.

Posting monthly journal entries and intercompany transactions

Making payments to suppliers

Review the debtor balances and lead the collection process.

Prepare bank reconciliations

Filing tax returns

Investigating and resolving KRA queries

Ensure timely day to day operations of the accounts’ functions.

Liaising with ERP system team – Accounts configurations, process flows, suggest and implement improvements to system processes where applicable

Financial Management and Reporting

Create Monthly and quarterly budgets for the Group.

Prepare and analyze financial statements; income statements, balance sheets, and cash flow statements.

Prepare consolidated accounts of the group.

Monitor financial performance, identify trends, and provide financial analysis to support decision-making on cost saving and revenue enhancement.

Responding to management queries on matters Finance of the Group and individual companies.

Develop and implement financial policies, procedures, and internal controls to ensure compliance with regulations and best practices.

Ensure compliance with accounting standards, company policies and relevant regulations like IFRS, Kenya tax laws, etc.

Compliance and Audit

Quarterly and Annual internal audit reviews.

Liaising and facilitating auditors during the review period.

Preparing and sharing financial analysis – TB with comments.

Investigating and resolving audit findings, discrepancies, and issues of non-compliance

Ensure compliance with relevant accounting standards, tax regulations, and financial reporting requirements

Stay up-to-date with changes in accounting regulations and assess their impact on the organization

Strategic Planning and decision support

Provide financial analysis and recommendations to support strategic planning, investment decisions, and business growth initiatives.

Participate in financial forecasting, long-term financial planning, and risk management activities

Evaluate financial performance and key performance indicators (KPIs) to identify areas for improvement and cost-saving opportunities

Team Leadership and Management

Create a positive work environment

Collaborate with other subsidiaries so as to ensure smooth financial operations and accurate financial reporting.


Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field.

Professional certification such as ACCA, CPA, or CIMA is preferred.

A minimum of five years’ experience in private or public accounting

Proven experience in project accounting and financial management, preferably within construction industry.

Proven experience in project management

Strong knowledge of accounting principles, financial analysis, and project budgeting.

Proficiency in project management methodologies and tools.

Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail.

Ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams and stakeholders.

Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

Proficient in financial accounting software

Ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

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