Junior Accountant Job at Workpay

  • Full Time
  • Nairobi


Job description

Startup Accountant

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Are you keen to help HR and Finance professionals provide a better experience for their employees in Kenya and beyond? Workpay is building the payroll and compliance rails for Africa––developing innovative software to help organizations manage and pay their employees. Whether for remote employees in Morocco or a local team in Mali, Workpay ensures their payrolls, compliance, and benefits arrive on time, without error. With employees at the core of our work, we care deeply about our people and their growth.


Workpay was founded in Kenya in 2019 and is growing rapidly, offering tech products and services to leading brands, startups, and other institutions. Our core product is Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) that enables these organizations to manage employee leave, benefits, payroll and payments.

Role Overview

We are looking for an ambitious Junior Accountant to provide support to the financial department by managing daily accounting tasks. You will be part of a team of professionals working to maintain order and transparency for the company’s finances.

Updating financial statements, filing statutory deductions and reporting will form part of your day to day. The ideal candidate will be well-versed in accounting principles, able to work comfortably with numbers and attention to detail.


  • Post and process journal entries to ensure all business transactions are recorded
  • Update accounts receivable and issue invoices
  • Update accounts payable and perform reconciliations
  • Assist in the processing of balance sheets, income statements and other financial statements according to legal and company accounting and financial guidelines
  • Manage statutory deductions and remittances to authorities (PAYE, NHIF, NSSF, Pension) for Workpay’s employees and clients.
  • Assist with reviewing of expenses, payroll records etc. as assigned
  • Update financial data in databases to ensure that information will be accurate and immediately available when needed
  • Prepare and submit weekly/monthly reports
  • Assist senior accountants in the preparation of monthly/yearly closings
  • Assist with other accounting projects
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure accurate and timely recording of financial transactions.
  • Stay updated on accounting principles, financial regulations, and industry best practices.
  • Assist in making periodic payments and reconciliations of our bank accounts
  • Assist support in checking the status of payments done via our systems and take any necessary action depending on received status

Required Experience & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field
  • CPA certification
  • 2-5 years of experience in full-time accounting or finance roles
  • Experience directly servicing external clients, as well as internal teams
  • Comfort with the fast-paced, growth-oriented, loosely structured startup approach
  • Proven track record managing timely and accurate statutory deductions and remittances for multiple entities at a time
  • Expert proficiency in Quickbooks, Google Sheets, and Microsoft Excel
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and collaborate with teams.

Why Workpay? 

  • Competitive, incentive-based remuneration
  • Working in a flexible, vibrant team environment
  • Constant opportunities for learning and growth
  • Purpose-driven work experience
  • Ownership of your personal development and career advancement
  • Flexible work schedule/work-from-home policy

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