Chief Accountant Job in Nairobi Kenya

Chief Accountant

Location: Nairobi with a possibility of being moved to Mombasa

Reporting to the Group Financial Controller
Our client a group of companies in the manufacturing sector with Interests across different sectors of the economy is seeking to fill the vacancy of a Chief Accountant.


The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for financial operations and management of the finance office, ensuring compliance with accounting, procurement, reporting as well as industry requirements.

S/he will work hand in hand with the other team members in the accounting department to ensure the institution works towards achieving its vision.

Key Responsibilities

  • Supervise cash management processes and ensure funds are reconciled and replenished in a timely manner.
  • Take a lead role in preparation and review of budgets while monitoring to ensure that financial reports are prepared accurately and in a timely manner.
  • S/he will also be responsible for sub-office payroll management, ensuring compliance with tax regulations as well provide technical assistance where it is of necessity.
  • Develop finance talent and pipeline plans, coach teams.
  • Functional forecasting and strategic planning through medium term plan.
Desired Qualifications, Skills and Abilities
  • A qualified Accountant with Minimum CPAK, FCCA 
  • Bachelor’s degree in a respective field such as Accounting, Finance, Financial Management.
  • Five to ten years significant accounting experience in a related field
  • Experience with SAP Business accounting systems required.
  • Working experience in an Import/Export Environment
  • Strong computer skills, particularly Excel, Word and Access.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated strengths in financial management with a strong client service focus; able to work with diverse groups of people and team oriented environment.
  • Problem analysis and problem resolution at both a strategic and functional level.
  • Able to express technical ideas and concerns in a non-technical environment.
  • Maturity and discretion, able to work with, and maintain confidential information.
  • Preferred age is 40 years and above
Qualified candidates are required to send their cover letters and Resumes to by 20th July 2011.

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