SMEP Chief Accountant Job opportunity in Kenya 2013


SMEP Deposit Taking Microfinance Limited, a Christian based MFI regulated by the Central Bank of Kenya, invites applications from interested and suitably qualified candidates to fill the positions of:
Chief Accountant
Reporting to the Head of Finance the successful candidate will supervise and facilitate payment, collection and banking of revenue and overseeing the preparation of all financial documents for annual statutory audit.

The Chief Accountant is also expected to play an integral part in developing long-term goals including writing of proposals for investment that will help in growing business besides implementing financial strategies created by management.

Duties and responsibilities
  • Daily cash flow and treasury management and provide analysis that support management in making short and long term financial decisions.
  • Coordinate budget preparation, monitor and ensure control of the same
  • Manage all aspects of company financial records, assets and liability management, using available software e.g. for purchasing, customer invoicing, credit control & VAT
  • Should be conversant with T24 Banking System
  • Manage all aspects of the company accounting structures and processes, including support to business unit heads, other budget and P&L holders; and including preparation of monthly management accounts
  • In charge of payment and responsible for collection and banking of revenue
  • Responsible for annual statutory audit and writing of proposals for investment
  • Supervise a team of accountants
  • Manage the company ad-hoc expense payments, including petty cash
  • Responsible for Business bank account management, including bank reconciliation
  • Deputize for the Head of Finance at certain times for which delegated authority will be given
  • Undertake any other duties as may be assigned by the management from time to time
Qualifications and competencies
  • Bachelor’s degree in Commerce (Accounting option) or Business Finance/Administration/Economics or related field. Training in microfinance or banking field will be an added advantage
  • Must be a CPA (K) or ACCA finalist in related accounting, finance or audit field.
  • Computer literate in the relevant accounting packages
  • Be aged between 30-40 years
  • Have 5 years’ experience 3 of which in a similar position preferably in a financial/microfinance environment
  • Applicants must be committed Christians
Other Key Skills: Be flexible, self motivated team worker with high attention to detail, possess exceptional accounting competencies and complete understanding of cash flow, P&L and Balance Sheet management

How to Apply

Qualified and interested candidates who meet the above criteria should download the “Job Application Form” at, and send their filled applications to on or before Tuesday, 23rd October, 2013.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.