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Bachelor’s Degree in a business related field CPA (K) finalist or ACCA

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description/Requirements

Industry: IT

Location: Nairobi

Gross Salary:  Competitive

Our client is a start-up founded by technology enthusiasts with more than 30 years’ experience in the data centre industry across the world. They have recently received their series B funding and are looking at expanding their team. They seek to hire a competent professional Senior Accountant. As a Senior Accountant you will play a key role in managing the company's financial transactions, ensuring compliance with accounting standards and contributing to the financial success of the organization. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in accounting principles, exceptional analytical skills, strong collaborative skills and the ability to lead and mentor junior accounting staff.

Key Responsibilities

   Management Reporting

·         Ensure that consolidated management reports are submitted in a timely manner

   Financial Reporting and Analysis

·        Prepare and analyze monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements

·        Provide insights into financial performance, including variance analysis and trend identification

    Budgeting and forecasting

·        Gather information and input for budgeting purposes in a timely and efficient manner

·        Analyze historical financial data and trends to develop accurate and realistic budget projections

·        Ensure that budgets are comprehensive, covering all relevant income and expense categories

·        Develop and maintain financial forecasting models to project future financial performance

·        Regularly update forecasts to reflect changes in business conditions, market dynamics, and internal factors
 Prepare reports on future revenue and expenditure expectations as required

    General Ledger Management

·        Maintain and reconcile the general ledger accounts

·        Ensure the accuracy and completeness of financial records

·        Validate transactions in the Accounting System

    Treasury, Cash and Working Capital Management

·        Monitor cash flows and prepare cash flow forecasts

·        Manage working capital and optimize cash utilization

    Audit and Compliance

·         Support group audits and consolidation processes

·         Ensure compliance with accounting principles and regulations

·        Maintaining the company - wide control environment, monitor and report compliance gaps and drive improvement of the ICS

·        Collaborate with external auditors during annual audits

·        Develop and update company finance policies, procedures and processes manual


·        Research on technical accounting and tax matters and ensure compliance at group level

·        Prepare and file tax returns, ensuring compliance with local and federal tax laws

·        Stay updated on changes in tax regulations

  Month-end and Year-end Closing

·         Lead the month-end and year-end closing processes

·         Ensure timely and accurate financial reporting

  Financial Systems and Technology

·         Utilize accounting software and systems to streamline financial processes

·        Identify opportunities for process improvements and automation

   Team Leadership and Mentoring

·        Provide guidance and support to junior accounting staff and local finance teams as required

·        Foster a culture of learning and development within the team


·        Bachelor’s Degree in a business related field

·        CPA (K) finalist or ACCA

·        MBA is an added advantage

·        At least 5-years’ experience in a fast-paced Finance department with an all-round knowledge of all finance processes in a group setting

·        Telecoms, IT, Financial Services background will be an added advantage

·        Experience in Big 6 Accounting firms is desired

·        Preparation of consolidated financial statements

·        Proficiency in ERP

·        Advanced Excel skills

·        Multi-cultural work background

·        Outstanding verbal and written communication skills

·        Excellent Interpersonal skills

How to Apply

If you are up to the challenge, possess the necessary qualification and experience; please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject (Senior Accountant -IT) 30th November 2023.




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