Experienced Audit Senior, Audit Semi-Senior for a Reputable Audit, Tax and Advisory firm

Job Summary

Audit Senior, Audit Semi-Seniors required for a well-known audit, tax, and advisory practice in Kenya.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description/Requirements

The role reports to the Audit Managers and Partners/Directors on various assignments at any one time. The applicant should be ready to lead assignments. The role will provide excellent career progression for the right person.

Responsibilities
Team Leading
  • Planning, leading, managing and supervising execution of external audit and other accounting / advisory engagements
  • Assisting with the setting of budgets, pricing and deadlines and ensuring that audit and other assignments are completed within these limits
  • Reviewing audit / accounting / advisory work and finally signing-off on delivery reports
Communication
  • Regular meetings with clients to obtain updates on their business, discussing issues and presenting audit findings
  • Interacting directly with Partners on matters related to client and engagement management
Staff Supervision
  • Setting objectives (goal-setting) with the audit team, providing support and coaching for more junior staff, and giving them constructive feedback on their performance
  • Training, coaching and developing Staff and Senior accountants for advancement
Quality Control
  • Ensuring quality audit work and client service
Client Relationship
  • Communicating with clients as well as the internal accounting and audit departments of clients to ensure delivery of exceptional client service
  • Establishing client relationships, anticipating client needs, responding their queries, being alert to both commercial concerns and technical accuracy
Portfolio Management
  • Ensuring the set project recovery levels are met, audit fees are billed and collected on time
Business Development
  • Assist with strengthening existing client relationships and developing new business opportunities by participating in sales meetings and working on proposals
 
Requirements
  • Qualified accountant (ACCA, CPA, ACA) with at least 3 years audit experience with a reputable audit firm
  • Must also have an undergraduate degree or higher
  • Strong business awareness and an ability to identify audit issues arising from transactions (audit)
  • Relationship with the revenue authority (tax)
  • Strong leadership and business development skills and integrity within a professional environment
  • Technically good knowledge of modern auditing methodologies, ISAs and IFRSs
  • Good working knowledge of Kenyan tax laws
  • Excellent supervision, communication and ICT skills (especially knowledge of VT, Quickbooks)
  • An additional qualification in ICT will be advantageous
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Team player, with the ability to multi-task, be flexible and work under pressure
  • Socially confident with good diplomacy and organisation skills
  • Self starter with good analytical skills and a proactive approach to problem solving
  • Dedicated and hard-working

How to apply
Interviews on a first come first serve basis.  
Your application should include a cover letter indicating your desire to work with us, a detailed CV highlighting relevant experience, details of current and expected salary, a daytime phone contact, email address, and the names of three professional referees.
Applications that do not contain current salary will not be considered. 

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