Chief Accountant Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya

Chief Accountant Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya

Our client runs a group of growth stage companies and is looking to hire a highly skilled and experienced person for the role of Chief Accountant.

The role is based in Nairobi and reports directly to the Managing Director.


  • Setting up, executing, monitoring and reporting on group-wide audit systems
  • Prepare monthly management accounts and other relevant reports
  • Prepare the year-end financial accounts.
  • Liaising with external auditors, guiding and ensuring the companies go through the entire audit process successfully.
  • Manage the company’s working capital and other financial operations
  • Ensuring efficient and effective financial control systems, reporting mechanisms and training of staff on processes.
  • Setting up and monitoring performance targets and other performance metrics in liaison with relevant unit managers
  • Ensure the overall smooth running of the organization’s internal financial administration processes.
  • Manage the accounts personnel recruitment and appraisal procedures
  • Ensure effective policies and procedures implementation within the organization.
  • Secures financial information by completing database backups
  • Maintains financial security by adhering to internal controls, and protecting the organization’s value by keeping information confidential.
  • Meeting financial standards by providing accounting department annual budget information; monitoring expenditures; identifying variances and implementing corrective actions
  • Conducting reviews and evaluations for cost reduction opportunities
  • Be an advisor to the MD on sound business processes that ensure business growth and profitability.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance/Business Administration or a related field.
  • Must be a CPA (K) or ACCA
  • 5 – 8 years’ experience in accounting, finance and administration from a reputable organization
  • Experience working with startups will be an advantage
  • Experience working with a group of companies and consolidation will be a plus.
  • Experience working with and/or reporting to the directors will be desirable
  • Demonstrate impeccable leadership skills.
  • Ability to galvanize and work with different business heads
  • Strong Analytical skills

    How to Apply:
  • Qualified candidates who possess requisite skills should send their applications to clearly quoting “Chief Accountant” on the email subject line.
  • Applications closes on 20th September 2019.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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