Chief Accountant Job in Kenya

Job Title: Chief Accountant

Hiring Organization: Accor
Location – Locality: Nairobi
Location – Region: Kenya
Industry: Service
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: KES
Date Posted: 06/01/2024

Company Description

“Why work for Accor?

We are far more than a worldwide leader. We welcome you as you are and you can find a job and brand that matches your personality. We support you to grow and learn every day, making sure that work brings purpose to your life, so that during your journey with us, you can continue to explore Accor’s limitless possibilities.
By joining Accor, every chapter of your story is yours to write and together we can imagine tomorrow’s hospitality. Do what you love, care for the world, dare to challenge the status quo!

Job Purpose

This position is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day accounting operation, reporting, and compliance, and assisting the Director of Finance to ensure the hotel’s financial strategy is implemented per the Hotel’s policy & procedures.

Primary Responsibilities

To supervise daily accounting operations, supervising, controlling, mentoring staff, ensuring teamwork and efficient and effective operation.

To verify daily bank balances through review of bank statements, prepare bank reconciliation and credit card reconciliation for Director of Finance approval.

To verify the accuracy of the General Cashier report and that revenue are daily deposited into the bank by the General Cashier.

To perform month-end accounts reconciliation of all general ledger balances before issuing monthly financial statements. Report any gaps or variances to the Director of Finance.

To review monthly reports like F&B reports, Cost Controller’s reports, etc. as per hotel policy

To ensure all tax payments and filing are respected timely, and variances are resolved.

To prepare various monthly reports as required by Management.

To assist the Director of Finance in reviewing CAPEX, application of accounting policy, budgeting, financial analysis, and Ad hoc duties.

To ensure proper filing of accounting records, including contracts, and easy retrievals.

To keep updated with new regulations and Accor policies.

Team Management

Interview, select, recruit direct report, and perform induction program.

Conduct performance review and manages performance issues that arise.

Develop and conduct staff training for team members focusing on their development.

Continuously monitor team workload and propose changes where necessary.

Other Responsibilities

Be aware of the hotel fire & life safety/emergency procedures.

Attend all briefings, meetings and trainings as assigned by management.

Always maintain a high standard of Ethics, Personal Appearance and Hygiene.

Participate in hotel initiatives on Environment and Community development.

Perform other reasonable duties assigned by the assigned by the Management.

Knowledge and Experience

Diploma/Degree in Accounting / Finance

Minimum 5 years of experience in a similar capacity

Good reading, writing and oral proficiency in English language

Proficient in MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint and relevant hotel Finance and non-finance systems

Proficient in Indonesian and International Accounting Standard, and Taxation.


Possess skills of leadership, developing, strategic thinking, problem solver

Excellent communication

Results and service oriented with an eye for details

Ability to multi-task, work well in stressful & high-pressure situations

A team player & builder

A motivator & self-starter

Well-presented and professionally groomed at all times

Additional Information

Possess skills of leadership, developing, strategic thinking, problem solver.

Excellent communication.

Results and service oriented with an eye for details.

Ability to multi-task, work well in stressful & high-pressure situations.

A team player & builder.

A motivator & self-starter.

Well-presented and always professionally groomed.

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