PKF firms in Eastern Africa are among the leading firms of accountants and business advisers. PKF in Eastern Africa is represented in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Zambia and Somalia/Somaliland and through its associated firms in Ethiopia and Southern Sudan.
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Senior Financial Accountant

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • Experience
  • LocationNairobi
  • Job FieldFinance / Accounting / Audit 

The firm is currently sourcing for talent to join our robust workforce in the firm’s head office in Nairobi. Our BPO team which specializes in providing outsourced business processes is currently recruiting a Senior Financial Accountant who will be accountable for delivering accurate, high-value and consistent accounting services.

This is a hands-on, operational role, which involves managing a client portfolio and a team of financial accountants. You will be required to have strong organisational, analytical and interpersonal skills. The position will provide dynamic leadership and will contribute to the success of the organisation through; management and development of a high performing and client focused team, the implementation of robust change management controls and enhancement of processes.

You will be professionally qualified with staff management experience and ideally have worked in a high transaction style business.

Key responsibilities include

  • Producing error-free accounting reports and present their results for various clients to a high standard in line with local regulations Spot errors and suggest ways to improve efficiency and spending
  • Provide technical support and advice on Management Accounts for various clients
  • Review and recommend modifications to accounting systems and procedures
  • Prepare financial statements for various clients
  • Direct external audits to ensure compliance
  • Plan, assign and review junior staff’s work as well as working with the senior team to set departmental goals and improve procedures
  • Support month-end and year-end close process for clients
  • Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls for clients
  • Ensure compliance with IFRS principles
  • Completion of the monthly financial accounting cycle for various companies
  • Provide training to the team on various technical and operational matters
  • Ensure client billings and collections are done well on time 

Skills and requirements

  • Qualified accountant (ideally ACA or ACCA) with relevant post-qualification experience
  • Proven experience as an Accounting Supervisor, Chief or Senior Accountant
  • Thorough knowledge of basic accounting procedures
  • In-depth understanding and 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, like Sage Pastel and QuickBooks. Experience on Xero will be an added advantage
  • Advanced MS Excel skills including V-lookups and pivot tables 

Method of Application

To apply, please follow the link below and fill out the form with your details, attaching the appropriate documents as instructed

All applications must be received by 26 February 2021.

Interested and qualified? Go to PKF firms on to apply