Finance and Accounts Officer Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Our client, a film production company, is hiring a Finance & Accounts Officer to join their team.

Location: State House, Nairobi

Job purpose summary: Responsible for ensuring that commercially focused information is provided to the management team to aid in timely and sound business decision making by maintaining financial and accounting services.

Core Responsibilities:

Financial interpretation and analysis

  • Prepare monthly analysis of cost of goods sold and operational expenses against prior year and budget, providing explanations and business solutions to help mitigate the risks.
  • Partner with product management in determining financial impact due to product cost reductions, new product rollout etc. and prepare periodic fore casts to update management on projected results.
  • Analyse financial performance against key business metrics and document pertinent financial highlights that will enable management to determine progress against budgets.
  • Presenting and reporting accurate and timely historical financial information of the company to all the company’s stakeholders including shareholders, analysts, creditors, employees and other members of management.
  • Interpret the company’s financial results to management and recommend improvement
  • activities
  • Report to management on variances from the established budget and the reasons for those variances
  • Design and lead the annual budgeting and forecasting activities for the company.
  • Prepares departmental budgets and monitors departmental expenditures.
  • Assist in the determination of project pricing in relation to features offered and competitor
  • pricing
  • Investing the company’s money, taking into consideration risk and liquidity.
  • Ensure compliance in all taxation processes
  • Maintain a documented system of accounting policies and procedures
  • Oversee the capital structure of the company, determining the best mix of debt, equity and internal financing
  • Identify and report what areas of a company are most efficient and how the company can capitalize on this information


  • Establish, maintain and reconcile the general ledger, petty cash and bank accounts
  • Establish and maintain supplier accounts and process supplier invoices
  • Maintain the purchase order systems and financial file record keeping
  • Prepare cheques for all accounts due within the specified timelines.
  • Ensure transactions are properly recorded and entered into the computerized accounting system.
  • Prepare profit & loss accounts, balance sheets, monthly financial statements, monthly reports and report on any variances.
  • Maintain and reconcile the accounts payable and accounts receivable systems in order to ensure complete and accurate records of all monies
  • Prepare accurate journal summaries on a monthly basis
  • Prepares the weekly debtors/creditors report to aid Management in decision – making.
  • Organizes a recovery system and initiates and follows up on collection of all outstanding debt from suppliers.
  • Calculate employee salaries, deductions and contributions and submit remittances of Tax returns, PAYE, NSSF, and NHIF on a timely basis.
  • Prepare, review and file payroll summaries, journals and reports.
  • Order office supplies and manage the filing, storage and security of financial documents.
  • Maintain booking registers, issue payments for work permits and licenses within the specified timelines.

Skills & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, mathematics, economics, business and a CPA (KK)) required. Master’s degree in business administration, finance, or accounting is an added advantage.
  • 3 + years of experience in similar position; experience with operations in a film production company preferred.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to multitask.
  • Experience using financial management software – QuickBooks, Sage, Pastel, preparing financial statements, and managing tax preparation and submission.
  • Have a flare for numbers, work well with people, aggressively anticipate impacts of workload/issues to deadlines and have a very positive work attitude including willing to work some longer hours during peak periods.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook and PowerPoint and advanced Excel skills.
  • Strong organizational, analytical and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Self – motivated to learn new concepts and participate in new projects.  

Compensation: Competitive salary, medical cover

Deadline: Interested parties should send their online applications on or before 15th June 2018

Correspondence: Applications and detailed CV to be submitted online at

Applications not meeting minimum requirements will not be considered.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi County

Accounting and Finance
Updated: June 10, 2018 — 8:10 am