Chief Accountant Job 2023

  • Published date: May 30, 2023
  • Category: Accounting, Auditing & Finance
    • Location: Nairobi, Nairobi
  • Jop type:
  • Salary: Ksh Not mentioned
  • Company name: Jobs in Kenya

Job Description


Our Client, in the manufacturing industry seeks to recruit a Chief Accountant to coordinate the preparation of final accounts and statements to present the fair view of financial status/position of the company. She/he will also be responsible for coordinating the administration of statutory accounts to ensure full compliance with laws and regulations, in order to reduce risks from non-compliance.

 Reports to: General Manager

 Job Location: Mlolongo, Mombasa Road 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepares and records asset, liability, revenue, and expense entries by compiling and analyzing account information.

  • Maintains and balances subsidiary accounts by verifying, allocating, posting, and reconciling transactions; resolving discrepancies.

  • Maintains general ledger by transferring subsidiary accounts; preparing a trial balance; reconciling entries.

  • Summarize financial status by collecting information; preparing balance sheet, profit and loss, and other statements like management accounts monthly

  • Avoids legal challenges by complying with legal requirements.

  • Provide leadership in the finance department

  • Protects the organization's value by keeping information confidential.

  • Produce error-free accounting reports and present their results

  • Spearhead monthly stock take

  • Analyze financial information and summarize financial status

  • Review and suggest ways to improve the overall efficiency and spending of the company

  • Review and recommend modifications to accounting systems and procedures

  • Spearhead debt collection and ensure the debt level is well managed

  • Balance the debt and credit levels of the company and ensure smooth operation

  • Prepare the company’s annual budget and manage monthly departmental budgets

  • Participate in financial standards setting and in the forecast process

  • Provide input into the department’s goal-setting process

  • Prepare financial statements and produce budgets according to the schedule

  • Oversee tax audits and tax returns

  • Direct internal and external audits to ensure compliance

  • Support month-end and year-end close process

  • Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls

  • Ensure compliance with GAAP principles

  • Liaise with the management to improve financial procedures

  • Any other duties which may be assigned to you from time to time


  1. Up-to-date financial records i.e., Bank reconciliations, payables, receivables, cash flow etc.

  2. Existence of the annual company budget and strict adherence to it

  3. Existence & full implementation of strong internal financial controls

  4. Timely debt collection

  5. Tracking of the movement of stock

  6. Annual financial audits and timely tax payments

  7. Daily, weekly and monthly reports

Essential Skills, knowledge & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field from a recognized institution.

  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience in a similar role (manufacturing environment)

  • Must be a qualified CPA finalist or with ACCA professional qualifications

  • Excellent understanding of accounting and reporting standards and procedures

  • Good leadership with the ability to direct and supervise.

  • Ability to handle demanding situations and work with minimum supervision

  • Good communication skills

  • Person of unquestionable integrity.

To Apply:

Applicants who meet the requirements stated above should send their updated CV and cover letter with a day –time Telephone number to the email address:  with Chief Accountant-Manufacturing on the Subject line. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Candidates MUST indicate their Current and Expected salaries


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