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Job Summary

The Accountant will be responsible for ensuring that the accounting and financial operations of the organization as well as the accounting guidelines are safeguarded. They will be expected to work with the sales team. This role report to the Director.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelors
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 8 years

Job Description/Requirements

• Prepare and submit financial reports including daily, weekly, monthly operating reports, financial statements, inventory and transactional reports.

• To prepare audit reports and liaising with external auditors for annual auditing.

• Preparation of annual budgets and ability to use the budget as a monitoring tool.

• Prepare and monitor financial performance against forecasts and prepared budgets.

• Ensure statutory payments are completed and submitted on time (NHIF, NSSF, PAYE), administering VAT and processing returns.

• Update financial records by reviewing and posting various general ledger journal entries with the recent transactions and changes.

• Review documents and transactions in the organization to ascertain compliance, accuracy, relevance and reasonableness of the transaction.

• Ensure all financial transactions are properly and timely updated and recorded.

• Ensure timely and accurate posting, balancing and reconciliations of the general ledger.

• Ensure monthly reconciliation of bank accounts, cash, sales and all inventories and stock.

• General management of the office for instance ensuring that utility bills are serviced on time, ensure timely supply and adequacy of office supplies e.g., stationery, ink, paper; proper maintenance and safety of organizational assets.

• Assist in monitoring and management of inventory and procurement of the company.

• Creating and managing an efficient stock management plan for the company’s products.

• Proper maintenance of office files to ease retrieval of information.

• Other task that may be assigned by Director of Operations.


Education & Experience

• A Degree in B. Com; Accounting or Finance option  

• CPA (K), ACCA or its equivalent 

• Knowledge of accounting principles and procedures including IFRS and IASs

• Member of ICPAK

• At least 8 years’ relevant experience, with 3 years’ in a senior role

• Proficiency in computerized accounting systems. Sage, QuickBooks

• Experience working in the retail industry e.g. supermarkets, distributors, hardware

• Demonstrated experience with preparing budgets and forecasts

• High level of proficiency in Excel, Word and PowerPoint

• Should have experience in leadership


Key skills & competencies

• Excellent communication skills

• Proactive

• Team-work

• Critical thinking and problem-solving skills

• Planning and co-ordination skills

• Time management

• Attention to detail

• Problem solving & negotiation

• Adaptability

• Stress tolerance

• Ability to work independently 


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