Audit Semi – Senior at JM Associates

  • Full Time
  • Nairobi

JM Associates

  • We are seeking a skilled and experienced Audit Semi-Senior to play a pivotal role in safeguarding the financial integrity of our clients. Collaborating closely with senior auditors and managers, the selected candidate will actively participate in the execution of audit engagements, acquiring valuable expertise in a fast-paced and stimulating environment. The role also presents an exceptional opportunity to contribute to the firm’s growth and advancement.

Key Responsibilities

  • Draft and prepare client accounts/statutory accounts along with Tax computations;
  • Assist and participate in audit assignments at client sites;
  • Draft monthly VAT returns and Corporation Tax returns;
  • Compile Profit and Loss accounts, balance sheets of assets and liabilities and trial balance accounts;
  • Draft reports covering financial statements, client business issues, systems and controls; Preparation of management accounts; and
  • Liaise closely with clients and other stakeholders, keeping the relevant manager/supervisor informed of developments
  • Ability to observe and understand business processes ensuring processes are documented completely and accurately;
  • Strong double entry accounting knowledge and basic bookkeeping skills;
  • Basic Tax knowledge desirable;
  • Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal communication skills are essential;
  •  Experience of statutory and management accounts preparation;
  •  Evidence of being a motivated self-starter with the ability to multitask, work under pressure and complete assignments within time constraints and deadlines;
  • Ability to apply audit standards through practical application;
  • Proactive in researching business best practice concepts in order to apply as appropriate;
  • Solid listening skills and ability to identify gaps in logic – inquisitive;
  • Strong organization and follow up skills including the ability to handle competing priorities and meet all deadlines and commitments;
  • Ability to give and follow instructions accurately and efficiently proactive in asking clarifying questions to ensure work effort is directed wholly toward desired outcome;
  • Ability to recognize when learned theoretical concepts should be applied;
  • Solid understanding and ability to apply risk and control concepts;
  • Ability to identify underlying cause of an issue raise;
  • Good awareness of other departments in the company with risk control and governance responsibilities and what is necessary for successful tactical collaboration and information sharing;
  • Ability to identify sensitive issues and facilitate communications in a proactive manner to avoid surprises;
  • Willingness and ability to adapt to new circumstances information and challenges;
  • Executes effective and thorough application of all internal audit standards within assigned responsibility; and
  • Ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally Demonstrate a positive can-do attitude.

Education and Qualification

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance Technology or the equivalent combination of education training and work experience.
  •  A Minimum of at least 2 years’ experience as Audit Assistant /Semi senior is required as well as one or more relevant professional certifications or perusing completion of this professional courses (i.e. CPA, ACCA)
  • Public accounting firm experience is desirable but not required

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