Senior Accountant- Business Performance at Wasoko

  • Full Time
  • Nairobi


Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Prepare comprehensive financial statements, including Profit and Loss (P&L) accounts, cash flow statements, variance analysis, and explanatory commentaries.
  • Evaluate the company’s performance against annual budgets across various countries and departments, providing reports to assist management in making operational decisions.
  • Conduct and review ledger and sub ledger reconciliations for all balance sheet items.
  • Oversee and review inventory and tax reconciliations.
  • Perform audits of financial records to ensure compliance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and legal requirements.
  • Assist in implementing financial controls, including end-of-day and end-of-month procedures, to ensure the integrity of financial data capture and facilitate regular reconciliations.
  • Analyze financial data and identify discrepancies.
  • Provide operational finance support to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with operational teams to monitor performance against the budget, offering guidance on focus areas and recommending corrective actions.


The successful candidate will have:

  • More than 5 years of experience in management reporting or accounting, preferably in the retail sector, either at a company with an annual turnover exceeding $100,000 USD or at a prominent regional or international consulting or accounting firm.
  • Prior work experience in East African markets is preferred.
  • A degree in Finance, Accounting, or Business Administration; an MBA, ACCA, or CPA qualification is desirable.
  • Negotiation skills and the ability to establish strong relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Exceptional accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint.
  • A high level of competence in accounting and administration software, with a preference for SAP.
  • A collaborative and integrity-driven team player, motivated to work in a dynamic, fast-paced startup environment.
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken and the ability to communicate effectively in a professional setting.
  • A data-driven mindset.
  • Prior experience with a high-growth startup is advantageous.

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