Chief Accountant Job in Kenya

Position Summary

The Chief Accountant is expected to ensure the
credibility of the accounts of Tangaza University College in accordance with
the standards determined by management, while verifying the work provided by
the accounts team. The Chief Accountant is in charge of financial projections,
analysis, and reporting and will be expected to produce financial reports that
are timely and reliable to achieve the department’s mission.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

In charge of management and tax
operations –ensure proper books of accounts are maintained and statutory
accounts prepared accurately and submitted on time.

Preparation of monthly, quarterly and
yearly management and financial accounts.

Coordinating of annual budgets,
monitoring and evaluation of budget performance on a regular basis and report
exceptions in the quarterly financial reports.


Costing of upcoming programs,
activities and projects and informs the viability of the programs.

Fixed asset and stocks management.

Ensure compliance with finance and
accounting standards and regulations as well as taxation compliance.

Ensure that the postings are done in
the correct ledgers all the time.

Assist receivables accountant in
raising and submitting timely bills for ASEC sponsored students and other
sponsors.

Assist in preparation of the annual
audit.

Monthly Trial balance clean up.

Preparing staff payroll.

Approve all payments, journals and
LPOs.

Enforcing budget controls by matching
expenditure with income and taking caution of the cash flow position.

Management of development and
scholarship funds from donors and submission of appropriate reports to fund
managers on a semi-annual basis or on need basis.

Communicates with and advices
department heads and other departmental staff on expenditure and accounting
issues.

Qualification and Experience

 Bachelor’s Degree in Finance,
Economics, Accounting or any other business-related field from a recognized
institution.

 Master’s Degree in Finance,
Accounts, Tax administration or related field from a recognized Institution
will be an added advantage

 Must be a qualified accountant
with relevant professional qualifications such as Certified Public Accountant
(CPA-K).

 At least 5 years working
experience in a similar position (Experience in an institution of higher
learning is an added advantage)

 Demonstrate Knowledge of Kenyan
legislations matters finance and Tax.

Knowledge,
Skills and Abilities

 Strong knowledge of standards,
procedures, and general accounting policies

 Effective and explicit
communication skills in both oral and written forms

 Ability to analyze and solve
problems relating to finance, accounting and related disciplines 

Excellent Computer skills and
knowledge of accounting software (knowledge in Dynamics 365 business central
ERP will be an added advantage.)

 Possess good interpersonal
skills and high level of integrity and ethics.

 Able to Keep abreast with
regulatory changes and industry standards

How To Apply

Applicants should enclose a Letter of Introduction,
Curriculum Vitae, copies of relevant certification and three (3) reference
letters from recognized persons / institutions by 5th February, 2024 indicating
your daytime contacts to;

The
Human Resource and Administration Manager

 Tangaza University
College

P.O. BOX 15055-00509
NAIROBI

Send your application to vacancies@tangaza.ac.ke

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