Chief Accountant – Manufacturing

Our client, a leading global Paint Manufacturing Company is seeking to recruit a Chief Accountant who will be responsible for managing Financial Activities within the Organization. The ideal candidate must have experience working in the Manufacturing sector.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Managing the accounting software and making sure data entry and posting is correctly done.
  • Responsible for Monthly management report generation and making sure reports are received by management in time.
  • Analyzing variances in management accounts.
  • Manage payroll and associated statutory deductions to ensure full and timely compliance with all governmental obligations
  • Ensure accurate costing of all imported raw materials and finished goods in compliance with international financial reporting standards (IFRS).
  • Effective supervision of stock takes exercises, ensuring accurate valuation and reporting to the management for action on any unexplained variances.
  • Carry out internal audit engagement and design appropriate audit tests. Including designing and implementing tailor-made audit work programs for specialized works and finalization of audit reports.
  • Preparation of Draft financial statement and audit file, for statutory audits and liaising with external auditors to ensure timely finalization of the annual statutory audits
  • Liaising with Government tax auditor while conducting a tax audit to ensure finalization and compliance.
  • Working with the procurement department and making sure all procurement procedures are followed before any payment is done for services received.
  • Reviewing and checking cheque requisition payments by ensuring timely posting of all supplier invoices, payments and reconciliation of supplier’s statements with the creditor ledger
  • Maintaining the Fixed Asset register.
  • Checking and ensuring cutoff periods are observed by opening and closing the posting periods.
  • Managing bank reconciliations and availing reconciled bank statements to the Head of Finance and administration for verification every Month.
  • Reconciling all the control accounts and making sure a monthly trial balance and income and expenditure statement per program is generated in time every month.
  • Timely preparation of annual company budgets for presentation to the Head of Finance and administration.


  • Relevant degree in Finance or Accounting.
  • Must be a CPA (K) or ACCA Finalist
  • Must have prior experience in the Automotive sector.
  • Must have SAP software knowledge
  • Extensive relationship management skills in both public and private settings.
  • Good interpersonal & communication skills, including intercultural communication
  • Stress management and the ability to multitask
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • A good team player
  • Self-motivated, pro-active and result-driven
  • Being an open and reliable person with high integrity

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  • Education:Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Job Type:Permanent.
  • Location:Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Career Level:Upper Mid-Level.
  • Salary:Ksh. 200,000 - 300,000/= Gross (Approx. 2,000 – 3,000 USD) depending on experience and qualifications.
  • Deadline:31st August 2019.