GrowthAfrica Accountant Job in Nairobi Kenya

Vacancy: Accountant

About us: GrowthAfrica is the continent’s leading impact accelerator and we are looking for new talent to join our quest to grow the continent’s promising startups and impact enterprises into prosperous and successful members of our societies, creating much needed job opportunities, economic wealth and social transformation.

We drive investment- and market-readiness through cohort-based programmes and tailored support services. 

We work hard to ensure that local and international enterprises increase their rate and scope of success, be it during the start-up or market entry phase; or the growth or expansion stage.

Through access to capital, markets, technology or knowhow we have since 2002 supported over 1,700 businesses flourish. Our unique methodology and professional delivery allowed 87% of our clients to experience and sustain growth.

Headquartered in Nairobi, we currently run projects across the region. You will join a youthful, international and ambitious team. 

We are now 15 and growing.

About the role:

We are looking for an accountant who will work with the Financial Administration Manager in maintaining our accounting operations. 
You will be responsible in ensuring that records are accurate and that taxes are paid properly and on time.
Overall financial activities:
  • Assisting the Finance and Administration Manager with accounting and administrative duties as may be required
  • Verifying the accuracy of invoices and other accounting documents or records
  • Performing general accounting tasks such as book keeping, filing statutory payments and preparing compliance reports
  • Assisting as assigned, in preparing audit schedules, financial statements, or other reports.
  • Assist in computing taxes owed and prepare tax returns, ensuring compliance with payment, reporting and other tax requirements.
  • Reconciling records with internal company employees and management of external vendors.
  • Assisting in investigating questionable accounting data
  • Advising staff on procedures, policies, and systems relating to projects costs and reimbursements
  • Assist in collecting financial data and writing reports for funders and clients
  • Assist the Finance and Administration Manager in creating budgets feeding into funding proposals
  • Support the team in creating new revenue generating activities
Contribute to general running of the company:
  • Participate in driving company culture internally
  • Support our programmes, events and activities whenever required
Who we are looking for:
  • You are a CPA K holder  (up to level 6)
  • You have a minimum of one year full-time work experience in accounting
  • You know QuickBooks in and out
  • You are familiar with KRA iTax system, especially PAYE and VAT filing
  • You organize your own working time well and have proven ability to work with minimum supervision
  • You are analytical and have keen attention to detail
  • Your colleagues speak of you as a good team player
  • Experience in working across cultures is an added advantage
You have the cultural fit to work in GrowthAfrica if:
  • You think of social issues and innovative approaches
  • You are passionate about seeing Africa’s growth through business
  • You feel comfortable working in fast growing  environments and flexible to adapt to changes
  • You are willing to work when and where the work needs doing (this occasionally includes  weekends)
  • You are business-minded and street-savvy
Why work with us?
  • Purpose-driven organization and role
  • Get exposed to startup’s realities. You will walk in the shoes of the entrepreneurs. Their success is our success
  • Our international team is highly committed
  • You get to work with the investment community across Africa
  • We offer a good base salary with performance-based incentives
This opportunity is based in Nairobi.   
Start date is as soon as possible, June/July ’16.

Want to apply?
Send your CV of max 2 pages in PDF format to  with the subject line “GrowthAfrica Accountant”
Fill out the application form under – make sure to clearly outline your motivation for the role and your salary expectation.
The first step of the screening process will include a phone interview and a psychometric test.
Candidates proceeding to the 2nd round of the selection process will participate in a case study and be interviewed by the CEO.
We will still accept and review applications on a rolling base after the deadline. 

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