Hotel Cost Accountant Jobs vacancy in Mombasa Kenya 2019

  • Published date: April 29, 2019
  • Category: Accounting, Auditing & Finance
    • Location: Mombasa, Mombasa
  • Jop type:
  • Salary: Ksh Not mentioned
  • Company name: Jobs in Kenya

Job Description

Hotel Cost Accountant Jobs vacancy in Mombasa Kenya 2019

Career Employment Hotel Cost Accountant Mombasa Kenya May 2019 

Job Summary

Our client runs luxury resort apartments and spa at the Coast Region. They are looking for a Cost Accountant to provide management with detailed reports for use in making business decisions and controlling expenditures. Providing financial analysis to evaluate special projects, programs, products costing.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor

  • Experience Level: Mid level

  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description

Reports to: Finance Team Lead

Key duties & responsibilities: 

  • Establish and maintain customer projects in the accounting system including project (job) estimate, contract and change order information utilizing data from the quote, sales order, purchase orders and finance lead updates

  • Record actual job costs based upon materials supplier invoices, payroll labor reports, service provider billings and field installation expense reports.

  • Analyse hotel overhead cost drivers and develop a methodology for allocating these costs to specific jobs. Monitor actual versus absorbed hotel overhead on a monthly basis and together with the Financial Lead , determine if the allocation methodology should be adjusted.

  • Calculate and monitor standard costs for inventory valuation, project estimating and job costing purposes. Review stock aging for determination of obsolete and/or excess inventory write off.

  • Perform month-end accounting activities labor and outside service costs are recorded, reconciling inventory and related reserve balances to the general ledger, and analysing variances and cost of goods sold. Coordinate these activities with the Finance Lead in support of timely issuance of financial statements.

  • Create and distribute detailed monthly job cost reports to Finance Lead which include actual and estimated costs to-date as well as projections to complete. Communicate project completion rates to the GM to facilitate timely and accurate progress billing to customers.

  • Provide financial support to other functional areas of the Company:

    • Inventory Control – investigates inventory adjustments resulting from periodic cycle counts and annual physical inventory

    • Purchasing - analyses purchase price variances & monitors material price trends to support price negotiations with vendors


  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, accounting, finance, or related field preferred 

  • ACCA OR CPA-K qualification

  • Five (5) or more years of accounting experience – hotel industry preferred 

  • Experience working with generally accepted accounting principles and accounting software 

  • Must have large ERP AP system experience

  • Strong personal computer and business solutions software skills 

  • Strong interpersonal skills for interacting accountants, clients, and upper management 

  • Good communication skills for communicating with support personnel and management 

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills 

  • Good presentation skills for educating internal clients on accounting principles 

  • Good planning and organizational skills to balance and prioritize work

Salary: Ksh. 40,000 – 60,000 gross 

Deadline: 30th April 2019


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