IT Company Accountant Job in Kisumu, Kenya

Duma Works is recruiting an Accountant for one of our esteemed clients.
Location: Kisumu
Department: Finance Office
Description of the department: A regional IT distribution company supplying both computer hardware and software to various organizations including local NGOs, private learning institutions, universities and county government ministries among others.

The Finance department is responsible for ensuring a sound management of the financial resources entrusted with the company and to ensure that there are effective procedures in place to facilitate internal controls and accountability of funds to all stakeholders including tax authorities. 


The Finance function is crucial and vital for successful business operations and attainment of overall business purpose and goal.

Main Purpose of Role: The Accountant has operational responsibility for finance functions both for the company and the other associated companies. 

The Accountant works in close collaboration with the Chief Executive Officer, Head of Technical Services, the Head of Finance, Head of Procurements, and the Sales Department Staff to achieve the strategic and operational goals of the company. 
The Position reports to the Head Finance and will operate on a full time basis. 
The Job description will alternate from time to time with the finance responsibilities in the job description of the Head of Finance whenever the latter is absent.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:


  • Processing the daily financial needs of the company, i.e. preparing daily bank positions; payment vouchers and cash/cheques deposits.
  • Preparing monthly petty cash and bank reconciliation statements for ALL banks and submitting a copy to both the CEO and HOF, by the 5th. Day of each month, and notifying both whenever bank balances run low.
  • Preparing and reconciling the debtors and creditors monthly for action by top management.
  • Preparing monthly and quarterly financial reports and ensuring that expenditure is incurred within the budget limits and following financial procedures.
  • Ensuring that transactions are fully supported, approved and properly filed.
  • Ensuring that payment requests are in line with the finance procedures and that the procedures are used to guide the financial operations in the office.
  • Assist with the preparation of the audit schedules and to support the internal and external audit processes.
  • Assist the Head of Finance in the preparation of financial reports as needed
  • Maintains current knowledge of Kenya government requirements related to financial matters
  • Liaise with the Head of Finance, and the Chief Executive Officer to maintain and regularly update an accurate fixed assets register.
  • Payroll preparation and statutory deductions processing as delegated by the Head of Finance.
  • Facilitate funds transfer to staff on field assignments based on approved requisitions prepared by the Head of Technical Services and approved by the Chief Executive Officer.
  • Carry out any other tasks assigned commensurate with this job description.
Expected Outputs
  • Data entry of financial data on the accounting system on a daily basis.
  • Monthly reports to the Head of Finance and the Chief Executive Officer.
  • Monthly staff payroll by 25th. of each month forwarded to the Head of Finance and subsequent payment of the payroll statutory deductions within the same month.
  • A well-managed petty cash system.
Essential Requirements:   
  • A Bachelor degree in (Accounting or Business Administration) from a recognised University with strong finance and management background.
  • First level accountancy qualification (CPA I or AACC I)
  • A minimum of 3 years in a busy finance department preferably from a trading or manufacturing company.
  • Hands on experience in office administration packages i.e., QuickBooks, Pastel, and Tall ERP., 
  • Excellent excel skills, knowledge of budgeting process, financial reporting and audit procedures.
  • Good communication skills and strong supervisory and leadership competencies.

Cover letter (maximum 2 pages) and detailed CV are to be sent by email to marking the subject as “2256”, Your Full name & Phone number e.g. 2256, Barack Obama, 07xxxxxxxxx. 

If you don’t follow these instructions, your application will not go through

Deadline for receiving applications: 17th June 2016

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