Accounting Associate

  • Andela
  • Nairobi, Kenya
  • Mar 12, 2019
Full Time Finance & Advisory

Job Description

About Andela

Andela is a network of technology leaders dedicated to advancing human potential. We help companies build high-performing distributed engineering teams by investing in Africa’s most talented software developers. Based in NYC, SF, Cairo, Lagos, Nairobi, Kigali and Kampala, Andela is catalyzing the growth of tech ecosystems across the African continent while solving the global technical talent shortage.

About the Role

To ensure timely preparation of monthly accounts, complete and accurate recognition of expenses, processing of purchase orders and filing of statutory returns. You will report to the senior accountant

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Review transactions for completeness, accuracy, proper documentation and approvals prior to processing.
  • Review quotations & and assist the procurement team to process purchase orders.
  • Manage the fixed asset register by ensuring monthly update and reconciliation.
  • Ensure timely posting of both recurring/non-recurring journals and cash book entries into the accounting system.
  • Ensuring timely posting of invoices and processing of payments to suppliers
  • Manage the office petty cash.
  • Assist the senior accountant in timely close of the monthly accounts
  • Work with the senior accountant to ensure statutory returns (WHT, WHVAT, VAT and Income Tax) are filed accurately and before cut off dates.
  • Maintain a proper manual and electronic filing system.
  • Assist in developing reporting processes, procedures and internal controls for maintaining the efficient flow of all financial transactions.
  • Assist during audits both internal and external.
  • Perform other duties as and when required by the senior accountant.


  • University degree with minimum CPA II qualification
  • At least 2 years’ overall experience in a similar role, audit experience will be an advantage
  • Proficiency in ERP software
  • Proficiency in MS Excel and other MS Office tools
  • Ability to communicate clearly
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines
  • Ability to work under pressure

EPIC Values Alignment

Demonstrable commitment to the learning & development of people and technology The ability to learn new things fast enough to amaze your friends and family

Interested? If the above sounds like an exciting role to you, please tell us why you believe you’re a good fit and we’ll be in touch.

Benefits & Compensation

  • Full-time compensation
  • Full medical coverage
  • Breakfast, lunch and snacks provided daily
  • Beautiful working environment
  • Opportunity to work with the brightest minds on the planet
  • Oh, and a chance to change the world!

At Andela, we outcompete through diversity. We know that our strengths lies in the multiplicity of talents, perspectives, backgrounds & orientations resident in our community and we take pride in that. Andela is committed to a work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. Each individual has the right to work in a professional atmosphere that promotes equal employment opportunities and prohibits discriminatory practices. Andela provides equal employment opportunities and workplace to all employees and applicants without regard to factors including but not limited to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy (including breastfeeding), genetic information, HIV/AIDS or any other medical status, family or parental status, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. This commitment applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Our policies expressly prohibit any form of harassment and/or discrimination as stated above.

Andela is home for all, come as you are.