Project Accountant – Nairobi, Kenya

Our client, an international company, is looking for a competent Project Accountant. The successful candidate will provide project accounting support to the business in order to facilitate effective and efficient execution of day-to-day project operations and monitor and ensure a controlled project accounting environment for all projects. Experience in the Kenyan power/energy sector is an added advantage.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist with initiation and payment of payroll in a timely manner in line with the companies and KRA procedures and guidelines.
  • Assist with initiation and payment of all taxes in a timely manner to the Kenya Revenue Authority.
  • Ensure none to minimum exposure to tax penalties due to non-payment.
  • Develop/design and implement project financial administration and reporting processes.
  • Assist with initiation and management of all banking and financial related activities across the numerous banking accounts according to lenders protocol.
  • Support the overall project supply chain function and ensure that policies, systems and procedures are legally compliant.
  • Allocate cost codes.
  • Verify project deliverables (scope).
  • Facilitate administration and payments to all project vendors and contracts by ensuring that policies, systems and procedures are legally compliant.
  • Ensure effective stakeholder relationships (internal and external) as well as providing relevant support and services to applicable stakeholders.


  • Bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution, in a relevant field such as B.Com (Accounting) or Finance.
  • Between 3 and 5 years of Finance experience – experience in project management will be an added advantage.
  • Must be a registered member of ICPAK.
  • Additional Certification (CPA etc.) is a plus.
  • Computer literacy (MS Office Suite), strong knowledge of MS Excel skills is required.
  • Familiar with project cost management concepts – s-curves, earned value, cost and schedule performance indices (CPI/SPI).
  • Knowledge and understanding of financial models, loans and maturity rates, tax, VAT and extended liabilities.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage multiple, complex financial governance systems.
  • Understanding of LIBOR rates, loan repayments and schedules, bonds and other insurances.

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  • Education:Bachelor's.
  • Job Type:Permanent.
  • Location:Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Career Level:Lower Mid-Level.
  • Salary:Monthly gross salary: Negotiable depending on skills and experience.
  • Deadline:23rd May 2021.