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Bookkeeper Nairobi

Nairobi, Kenya

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

Company Description:

Sokowatch is transforming communities across Africa by revolutionizing access to essential goods and services. By connecting small shops to the digital economy, we fix inefficient supply chains and provide services that were previously unavailable. Sokowatch aims to provide everything a retailer needs, no wholesalers or banks necessary.

Thousands of retailers across Kenya, Tanzania, and Rwanda use Sokowatch's mobile ordering and delivery platform to receive the goods they need as quickly and cheaply as possible while also accessing growth financing for the first time. We’re looking to grow our team with highly talented and motivated employees who are excited to work in a fast-paced and dynamic startup environment.

Position: Branch Bookkeeper

We are searching for stellar Bookkeepers to be based in Nairobi branch. Each bookkeeper will undertake all aspects of financial management for one of Sokowatch’s local offices, including maintaining accounts by verifying, allocating and posting transactions.


The successful candidate will possess:
3+ years of bookkeeping experience, preferably in retail, at a company with over $100,000 USD in annual turnover, or at a leading regional or international accounting firm
Degree in Finance, Accounting or Business Administration; CPA a plus but not required
High degree of accuracy and attention to detail
Excellent accounting software user and administration skills, preferably Quickbooks
An enthusiastic team player and strong interpersonal skills.
A collaborative, team player with integrity and a desire to work in a dynamic, fast paced, start-up environment
Fluency in English (both oral and written) and the ability to communicate with sophistication within a business setting.

Duties & Responsibilities:
Balance and maintain accurate ledgers, match purchase orders with invoices, record office expenses
Coordinate bank deposits and vendor payments, tally and record cash receipts, report and record accounts payable/receivable
Auditing and monitoring inventory reports
Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual tax declarations, including payroll, operating and business taxes
Prepare monthly financial statements for reporting to management

Job Requirements

Required education: Diploma, Associate's degree
Required relevant work experience: 3 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: basic | Written: basic)
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