Job Title: Accounts Assistant
Department: Finance & Accounts
Reports to: Finance & Accounts Manager
Vacancies: 2
Location: Nairobi

Job Summary

We are seeking to hire two highly competent and outstanding individuals who are dynamic and passionate about delivering results to join our finance and accounts team in Nairobi.

 The successful persons will be responsible for the general accounting function including preparing journal entries, maintaining balance sheet schedules and ledgers and account and bank reconciliations. They will also be assisting with monthly closings and account analysis as well as supporting the Finance & Accounts Manager in carrying out the responsibilities of the accounting department.


  • Giving daily and weekly updates aimed at improving financial records.
  • Updating and maintaining accounting journals, ledgers and other records detailing financial business transactions.
  • Preparation of monthly closings and preparation of monthly financial statements.
  • Reconciling and maintaining balance sheet accounts.
  • Preparing tax computations and returns as well as assisting in preparing budgets and forecasts.
  • Preparing payrolls and submitting PAYE, VAT, NSSF and NHIF.
  • Drawing up monthly financial reports i.e. expense reports.
  • Administering accounts receivable and accounts payable.
  • Maintaining accurate debtors’ and creditors’ records and liaising with the sales team to ensure prompt debt collection and prompt creditor payment.
  • Posting all transactions to the accounting software on a daily basis, i.e. disbursements, payments made out, and cash received.
  • Monitoring and resolving bank issues including fee anomalies and check differences.
  • Ensuring up-to-date payment of utilities
  • Performing regular reconciliations of the general ledger.
  • Maintaining accurate and up-to-date records of all financial transactions.
  • Assisting with year-end closings.
  • Assisting with the preparation and coordination of the audit process.
  • Assisting with implementing and maintaining internal financial controls and procedures.
  • Carrying out other related tasks as might be required from time to time.


  • Bachelor of Commerce in Finance and/or CPA K
  • Member of a professional body i.e. ICPAK is an added advantage
  • At least 2 years’ experience in a busy and fast- paced environment.
  • Must be very proficient in accounting software i.e. quick books.
  • Conversant with filling statutory returns.
  • Knowledge of accounting principles and best practices i.e. GAAP
  • Knowledge of financial reporting.
  • Knowledge of local and international laws regarding accounting, finances and taxation.


  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to work independently under minimal supervision.
  • Ability to multi-task and get things done to completion.
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines.
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills.
  • Result oriented and deadline-driven.
  • Good scheduling and monitoring skills.
  • Excellent Communication skills.
  • Problem analysis and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent reporting skills.
  • Team player.
  • Confidentiality.
  • Adaptability.
  • Initiative.
  • Integrity.


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  • We do not charge for job applications and interviews.
  • Last day of application is 31st May 2024.
  • Shortlisting will be done on rolling basis.
  • Salary negotiable during interview.
  • Due to the volume of applications that we receive, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
  • Optiven Group is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
  • Applicants give the company express consent to conduct background checks for employment suitability.