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Chief Accountant at Ngong Veg Limited. Kajiado

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Job Description

To lead the analysis of financial operations and accounting practices and provide insights for sound business decision-making and overall business strategy in line with Company’s objectives.


  • Provide strategic analysis and guidance for the company and all business units.
  • Evaluate business decisions and advise management on best options or alternatives based on risk and return.
  • Ensuring that any decision taken maximizes the value of the company.

Establish Controls, Review, and Implementation:

Ensure the safeguarding of Company assets by:

  • Developing and reviewing internal controls from time to time to ensure they are effective and valid.
  • Ensure that control procedures are followed with constant review to ensure their effectiveness.
  • Ensure that all aspects of accounting have valid policies and procedures that are properly documented and signed off (Fixed assets, inventory, supply chain & supplier payments, cash, etc).

Budgeting and Cost control:

Ensure that the Company has an operations guideline/framework for financial planning/budget and expenditure by:

  • Driving and coordinating the annual budgeting exercise across all departments.
  • Monitoring expenditures, analyzing revenues, determining budget variances, and reporting the same to management weekly and monthly.
  • Preparing project cost forecasts, cost tracking, reviewing, monitoring, and control.
  • Establishing and maintaining systems for cost-sensitivity analysis and early warning of cost overruns.
  • Working consultatively with the respective departments on cost-reduction initiatives.
  • Ensuring that production cost centers are monitored closely to ensure that they are meeting their budgeted targets.

Management accounts reporting

  • Support/ provide management with accurate, timely, and relevant financial and statistical data to aid in decision-making, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and ad-hoc.
  • Review and recommend changes to existing accounting policies & procedures.
  • Review the profitability of the business through cost analysis and profitability reports.
  • Advice management early on any deviations to the budget that will impact profitability on a weekly basis and offer advice on how to mitigate these, e.g., reduced yield and reduced exported volumes.

Treasury management:

  • Ensure optimal management of liquidity by providing oversight in cash flow planning/forecasting, supplier payments, receivables management, stock holding levels, and payroll to ensure optimal working capital for the company.

Statutory Compliance and Tax Planning: 

  • Ensure tax compliance across all aspects of business through a review of all tax computations before timely payments.
  • Oversee annual external and internal audits and respond to the issues raised.

Team Management:

  • Roll out departmental programs to develop, engage and retain talented individuals in the department. The position holder is also expected to co-create an environment where employees can realize their full potential and contribute to the attainment of functional and organizational goals, Training new team members, and succession planning.

Stakeholder Management:

  • Develop external relationships with relevant contacts e.g., suppliers, clients, auditors, solicitors, Lawyers, industry regulators bankers, and statutory organizations such as KRA, etc. for the benefit of the Company.
  • Ensuring that the management is updated with changes in regulatory/ compliance issues.


  • Full professional qualification (CPA-K) with experience in a Horticultural setting.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a business-related field.
  • Eight (5) years relevant experience with 3 being in a senior position.
  • Proficiency in ERP systems & PowerPoint
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