Chief Accountant Kenya
Nairobi, KE
4d ago

Position Overview

Based at Nairobi in Kenya, in order to build our team, we are currently seeking an :

Nairobi, Kenya)

Reporting directly to the Finance Manager, the successful candidate for this key function will manage the accounting & reporting function focusing on :

  • high quality and efficiency of service;
  • respecting Puratos Group accounting policies and reporting rules;
  • ensure compliance with all local accounting, social & tax requirements;
  • manage the financial activities of the company and give strong support to senior management and head of Finance.
  • Key Accountabilities

  • Manage the day to day activities and transactions and lead the monthly closing cycle
  • Organize and manage the accounting department in such a way that an efficient, reliable and timely reporting for all entities can be ensured for local and Group purposes, with respect of all statutory and operational requirements
  • Support the budget & forecasting process
  • Ensure accurate payroll information and follow-up of the outsourced payroll provider
  • Set up systems for monitoring transactional volumes and productivity while continuously improving all processes to gain productivity gains
  • Management and accounting of all treasury activities with external and internal bank
  • Management and motivation of the accounting team and be an active member of the core finance team
  • Having responsibility of tax, e-archive, e-invoice processes and e-ledger obligations
  • Preparing the VAT and tax declarations & following VAT refunds
  • Respect and ensure application of both Finance and internal control procedures, in accordance with Group guidelines, in order to minimize the risks of mistakes and fraud.
  • Successfully pass the external audits on the financial results


  • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, Business Administration, Economics or relevant field
  • Senior finance management, preferably with manufacturing experience
  • 7-10 years of experience
  • Strong people management skills
  • Analytical capabilities
  • Strong technical system knowledge
  • Knowledgeable with local tax and social legislation
  • Knowledge in application of bookkeeping, accounts payable, general ledger, reconciliations and related accounting functions,
  • Detail oriented, accurate, eager to learn, and improve herself / himself
  • English speaking
  • Offer

    Puratos provides a dynamic, entrepreneurial environment that encourages our people to take initiatives and bring ideas that will contribute to the success of the company.

    Of course, Puratos offers a competitive package (salary, group insurance, healthcare, training ) but additionally, offers you a position that you can further develop and shape.

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