Finance/Business Accountant

Key Roles & Responsibilities


Supports and co-leads on accounting analysis and auditing for assigned area of responsibility
Prepare a variety of complex financial and/or cost activities, statements and/or reports including but not limited to trial balances, balance sheets, financial statements, profit-and-loss statements or statements of sourcing and application of funds. Prepares journal entries for entry into the general ledger or cost accounting system on a monthly basis by collecting necessary data, analyzing and/or allocating costs, and preparing audit train support for the journal entries
Prepares appropriate commentary or explanations relating to report items of particular interest or significance. Conducts any investigations of the accounts involved. Recommends to management the actions to be taken
Responsible for all aspects of accounts receivables – review and approve manual billings, review debtors ageing and determine follow up actions, ensure all sales related activities are reported timely and accurate

Tax and Audit

Ensures that systems and procedures are in compliance with company policies, acceptable accounting practices, and applicable regulations.
Prepare audit documentation and participation in internal and external audits
Identify, recommend and implement solutions in consultation with the management for continuous improvement opportunities in the areas of operation.

Business Partnering and Projects

Align with non-finance local departments as needed, e.g. logistics, HR, marketing, 3rd party as needed (e.g. distributor company)
To provide financial support and data analysis and reports to relevant stakeholders by receiving the request, identifying the required outputs, preparing the data and analysis and presenting / submitting to the relevant party within the agreed deadlines
Customer Service (sales order processing) – working with logistics to ensure delivery of excellent customer service. Supplies or explains data to customers, secures information, or describes data, which could be made available. Provides advice on accounting matters especially when based on well-established principles and practices
Projects: independently and proactively seeks and identifies opportunities for process improvements and efficiencies within the Finance, Procurement and Supply Chain organization. Recommends and implements solutions designed to improve the processes
Supports on Finance transformation topics


Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance. Accounting IAS Certification (i.e. CPA, ACCA etc.) preferred
Proven knowledge of finance and accounting principles and practices GAAP or IFRS and auditing
Knowledge of applications in a computerized environment, including spreadsheets applications, and databases (e.g. Excel, PowerPoint, Word, G-Suite, etc.)
Experience working with one or more SAP Modules (i.e. FCC, FI, CO/PA, MM, and FA) and related technology systems
Proven analytical, and accuracy skills. Requires attention to details
Proactive and accountable for delivering results (follows through to through to execute all tasks).  Ability to perform work with limited direction and guidance.
Ability to prioritize effectively and multitask, adhere to tight and established deadlines, and manage up
Strong interpersonal skills and team player attitude
Effective written and verbal communication skills
Strong presentation and analytical skills


Finance/Accounting experience 3 – 5 years

Prior experience in Pharmaceutical companies is a plus
Prior experience in transition projects is a plus


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About Roche Kenya

Roche is a global pioneer in pharmaceuticals and diagnostics focused on advancing science to improve people’s lives. The combined strengths of pharmaceuticals and diagnostics under one roof have made Roche the leader in personalised healthcare - a strategy that aims to fit the right treatment to each patient in the best way possible. Roche is the world’s largest biotech company, with truly differentiated medicines in oncology, immunology, infectious diseases, ophthalmology and diseases of the central nervous system. Roche is also the world leader in in vitro diagnostics and tissue-based cancer diagnostics, and a frontrunner in diabetes management. Founded in 1896, Roche continues to search for better ways to prevent, diagnose and treat diseases and make a sustainable contribution to society. The company also aims for improving patient access to medical innovations by working with all relevant stakeholders. Twenty-nine medicines developed by Roche are included in the World Health Organization Model Lists of Essential Medicines, among them life-saving antibiotics, antimalarials and cancer medicines. Roche has been recognised as the Group Leader in sustainability within the Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology; Life Sciences Industry eight years in a row by the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI). The Roche Group, headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, is active in over 100 countries and in 2016 employed more than 94,000 people worldwide. In 2016, Roche invested CHF 9.9 billion in R&D and posted sales of CHF 50.6 billion. Genentech, in the United States, is a wholly owned member of the Roche Group. Roche is the majority shareholder in Chugai Pharmaceutical, Japan.