Senior Accountant

Rest of Kenya
90,001 - 105,000
07 May 2019
01 Jun 2019
Job role
We are looking for an experienced senior accountant to oversee general accounting operations by controlling and verifying our financial transactions.
  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description

Senior accountant responsibilities include reconciling account balances and bank statements, maintaining general ledger and preparing month-end close procedures. A successful senior accountant combines excellent analytical skills with a thorough knowledge of accounting principles to analyze financial reports and forecasts. The ideal candidate has also experience collaborating and/or managing a team of accountants and junior accountants.

Senior accountant duties also include ensuring accuracy and effectiveness in all of our accounting tasks.


● Verify, allocate, post and reconcile accounts payable and receivable

● Produce error-free accounting reports and present their results

● Analyze financial information and summarize financial status

● Spot errors and suggest ways to improve efficiency and spending

● Provide technical support and advice on Management accountant

● Review and recommend modifications to accounting systems and procedures

● Manage accounting assistants and bookkeepers

● Participate in financial standards setting and in forecast process

● Provide input into department's goal setting process

● Prepare financial statements and produce budget according to schedule

● Assist with tax audits and tax returns

● Direct internal and external audits to ensure compliance

● Plan, assign and review staff's work

● 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 our Head of Financial improve financial procedures


● Minimum of 3 years' experience in a similar role.

● Thorough knowledge of basic accounting procedures

● In-depth understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)

● Awareness of business trends

● Familiarity with financial accounting statements

● Experience with general ledger functions and the month-end/year-end close process

● Hands-on experience with accounting software packages,

● Accuracy and attention to detail

● Aptitude for numbers and quantitative skills

● BS degree in Accounting, Finance or relevant. Masters will be an added Advantage

● Relevant certification (e.g. ACCA or CPA) will be preferred

● Good communication, interpersonal and leadership skills.

Application Deadline: 31st May 2019