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Simply Intuite.


FullTime Kenya, Nairobi Posted 25/09/2023, 2 months ago

Industry: Agri-Business

Role: Accounting

Salary Range: KES 200,000 – 250,000

Closing: 03/10/2023

Client: Confidential



BUDGET: KES 200,000 – 250,000

Our client, a leading poultry producer in Africa’s Southern Hemisphere, are looking to grow their market within the Kenyan space.

As such, they are looking to have a competent and dedicated team to enable them to realize that vision.  They are looking to hire a competent accountant.


  • The primary role of the accountant is to ensure that all financial reporting KPIs are achieved and aligned with strategic corporate goals. The accountant is responsible for organization's financial & statutory reporting and all financial data processing.


Ensures all statutory & mandatory financial reporting is done accurately and timely.

  • Prepares cashbook reconciliations, creditors/debtor’s aging/reconciliations, and all other balance sheet ledger account reconciliations.
  • Prepare management accounts and related reports for review by FE.
  • Custodian of the fixed asset register.
  • Investigates reporting variances when needed and escalates when necessary.
  • Oversees payment processes done by the finance team based on cash flow forecasts.
  • Ensures that external auditors ‘requirements are met.

Ensures company tax reporting is performed accurately & timely.

  • Responsible for preparing/reviewing all tax returns/computation to be submitted to KRA and advising FM.
  • Coordinates Tax audits with KRA.
  • Investigates all tax variances or queries with KRA.
  • Responsible for preparing & submitting Quarterly Tax Estimates to KRA.

Ensure the payroll process is efficient.

  • Ensure all payroll inputs and received on time.
  • Ensure payroll is prepared and sent to the country CEO for review.
  • Keep the accounting system updated with the latest payroll information.
  • Timely reporting and payment of payroll-related government payments.
  • Reconciliation of payroll accounts.

Ensure the budget is uploaded and tracked monthly.

  • Ensure the budget is uploaded in ERP.
  • Tracking of actuals vs budget by cost center with commentary and action plan.

Responsible for fixed assets and stocks.

  • Ensure that the fixed asset register is updated monthly.
  • Ensure daily stock taking is done at shops weekly at farm and hatchery.
  • Manage Quarterly fixed asset verification.
  • Management of monthly stock verification at all sites.
  • Coordinate annual external audit stock counts.
  • Track entries to stock adjustment account.

Responsible for the risk register.

  • Ensure that the risk register is updated monthly for finance.
  • Coordinate with all functions to ensure monthly updates of register.
  • Coordinate development of SOPs for finance.


  • Timely reporting at all times as per the reporting calendar.
  • 100% accuracy of all reports.
  • External audit rating (adverse report items & quantified acceptable level of adjustments – to set).
  • No TRA penalties due to delays.
  • Timely payroll release.
  • Correct info in the accounting system.
  • Correct balance sheet balances.
  • Budgets are uploaded in ERP.
  • Budget vs actuals commentary.
  • Monthly Stock verification documents from all sites.
  • Accurate FAR - monthly.
  • Variances in stock adjustments explained.
  • Monthly updated risk register.
  • SOPs in place for finance.


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance.
  • A master’s degree (completed or ongoing) will be an added advantage.
  • CPA (Part III) or ACCA qualification
  • 5 years of accounting experience with at least 3 years of relevant experience in an Agri-Business set up.
  • Good working knowledge of accounting systems and controls.
  • Prior experience in a start-up company is an added advantage.


  • Planning and time management skills.
  • Computer skills: MS Office (Word and Excel).
  • Communication and interpersonal skills


  • High level of Integrity with strong business acumen.
  • Pro-active/self-starter.
  • Must possess a passion for and share in the organization’s vision.
  • Ability to effectively perform and deliver tasks that have competing deadlines.
  • Ownership of and Accountability for own work.
  • Should be able to work well both in teams and alone with minimal supervision.
  • Should be able to excel at operating in a start-up environment.
  • Driven by a very strong client service orientation.
  • Effective communication skills (both written and verbal).
  • Eye for detail and a high level of numerical accuracy.
  • Should be willing to work extended hours (as and when required).

All applicants are advised to adhere to application guidelines for consideration. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

NB: Flexi Personnel does not charge candidates for job placement.