Qualified Accountant Job in Kenya

Job Title: ACCA / CIMA / CA / ACA / Qualified Accountant
Job Summary: The job holder shall play a central role of ensuring the integrity of accounting information by researching Finance issues for compliance and by establishing quality control over financial transactions and financial reporting.

Main Duties

The following duties and responsibilities are attributed to this position:
  • Verifying, allocating, posting and reconciling transactions
  • Producing error-free accounting reports and presenting their results
  • Analyzing financial information and summarizing financial status
  • Providing technical support in Finance aspects
  • Reviewing and recommending modifications to accounting systems and procedures
  • Participating in financial standards setting and in forecast process
  • Providing input into department’s goal setting process
  • Assisting in preparing financial statements and producing budgets according to schedules
  • Assisting in directing internal and external audits to ensure compliance
  • Supporting month-end and year-end close process
  • Assisting in developing and documenting business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls
  • Preparing and recording asset, liability, revenue, and expenses entries by compiling and analyzing account information
  • Maintaining and balancing subsidiary accounts by verifying, allocating, posting, reconciling transactions; resolving discrepancies
  • Maintaining general ledger by transferring subsidiary accounts; preparing trial balances; reconciling entries
  • Summarizing financial status by collecting information; preparing balance sheet, profit and loss, and other statements
  • Assisting in completing external audit by analyzing and scheduling general ledger accounts; providing information for auditors
  • Avoiding legal challenges by complying with legal requirements
  • Securing financial information by completing database backups
  • Maintaining confidentiality on Financial matters
  • Updating job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
  • Any other duties as may be allocated from time to time
Academic & Professional Qualifications 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance/Business or equivalent
  • Full ACCA/CIMA/ CA/ACA/equivalent qualification
  • Membership to recognized professional accounting body
  • Skills & Work Experience 
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant work experience, ideally from both accounting firm and industry
  • Working knowledge of information systems / accounting software (ideally ERP)
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite of Packages (Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.)
  • Knowledge of financial control and cost accounting practices, including preparation of management accounts, budgets, reconciliations
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and team working skills
Personal Qualities & Behavioral Traits 
  • Integrity
  • Strong ethical values
  • High initiative
  • Excellent communication skills (written and spoken English)
  • Attentive to detail
  • Informed
  • Proactive
  • Trustworthy
  • Flexible
  • Resilient
  • Fluent written and spoken English and Kiswahili
  • Stress tolerance, adaptability and able to work additional hours during peak periods in order to meet deadlines and commitments
  • Meticulous planning and organizing skills
  • Demonstrated problem-solving and analysis skills
  • Strong interpersonal, problem-solving, negotiation, planning and administration skills
  • No-nonsense approach to work, common sense and logical thinking
  • Excellent presentation, organizational and multi-tasking skills
  • High levels of discretion when handling confidential information
Please note that applications shall be processed on a first-come-first-served basis.
Interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to click on the following link to apply:

Application for Accountant Position in Nairobi

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