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Landing a job in Accounting is becoming harder because of the competition that exists in this profession.  A good number of Kenyans have Accounting skills and qualifications, which makes the Accounting job market very competitive.

As an accountant seeking to go up the career path therefore, your CV needs to stand out and draw a potential employer to it. It is the first step to unlocking that job you have always been interested in.

How have you tailored your CV to suit the job you are applying for?

Do your previous roles indicated on your CV align with the current job description of the job you’re applying for?

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P.O.BOX 98765-00100, Nairobi

Tel: +254 722 735 216



As an accountant with experience handling all financial processes, I am seeking a position that will see me progress and add gainful skills in my career.

I am excellent at using proven methods to streamline operations and increase productivity. I am now seeking to offer my skills in an environment where I can guarantee efficiency, correctness, and credibility in the accounting department.


Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) – University of XYZ; Ongoing.

Certified Public Accountant (Part 1 Section 1 and 2) – Institute of Professionals; January 2011 to Date.

Certified Public Accountant (Part 2 Section 3 and 4) – Institute of Professionals; January 2011 to Date.

Certified Public Accountant (Part 3 Section 5 and 6) – Institute of Professionals; January 2011 to Date.

Diploma in Human Resource – Training College; September 2008 to August 2009.

Certificate in Computer Application – Computer College; September to December 2008.

Kenya Accounting Technicians Certificate – Institute of Professionals; January 2006 to June 2008.

Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education – ABC High School; January 2000 to November 2004.


Accounting: Skilled in general accounting principles such as reconciliations, petty cash management, and the general ledgers and balancing of accounts, accounts payables and receivables and ensuring proper bookkeeping.

Financial skills: I have gained substantial knowledge on matters of finance such as financial accounting, financial reporting, monitoring expenditures, budget preparation and planning and justifying variances.

Auditing; Knowledgeable in statutory audit; verifying the reliability, authenticity, and integrity of payment vouchers, schedules, and financial data and providing independent assurance to the management on the implementation and effectiveness of the internal control system.

Financial Reporting: I have effectively generated monthly reports: Profit and Loss Account, Balance Sheet, Trial Balance and supporting ledgers

Tax and statutory deductions: Well versed in various taxes (VAT, income tax and withholding) with knowledge in the preparation of statutory payments i.e. PAYE, NSSF, NHIF and payroll management.

Detail Oriented: I value accuracy and ensure that in every duty I undertake, I pay close attention to details and capture all the valuable data in terms of cost monitoring and compilation of detailed financial reports.

ICT/Computer Skills: Proficient in navigating the MS suite and internet savvy. I am also proficient in the use of Quick Books.

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Community Center; 2015 to date

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Preparing multi-currency cash books reconciliation reports, resolving all unreconciled items and maintaining bank correspondence for inter-account transfers/ Monthly bank Reconciliation.
  • Responsible for all taxes and statutory deductions computation, declaration, filing with relevant authorities and ensuring they are paid on time. These include Corporate tax, VAT, Withholding tax, NHIF, PAYE, and NSSF.
  • Coordinating and preparing audit schedules for both external/statutory audit and tax audits and feedback directly to the Director on issues raised and action thereof.
  • Ensuring that all finances are properly administered and monitored especially on projects cash and petty cash payment.
  • Identifying opportunities for financial improvements (e.g. cost savings) and maintaining day to day financial control of the country overheads within.
  • Carrying out budget heads approved by the Executive Committee.
  • Supervised all other finance staff and ensured that they were productive and worked towards the company’s goals.
  • Prepared timely financial reports for audit purposes, & analysis of all accounts payables and receivables.

Cashier/ Till Operator

EFH Limited; September to December 2014

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Received cash from customers.
  • Facilitated data entry and customer care relations.
  • Handled accounts reconciliation.
  • Carried out all other duties assigned to me.


SLC Company; January to August 2014

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Carried out bank reconciliations and filed returns.
  • Handled record keeping and prepare financial statements.
  • Fostered Public relations i.e. the link between the customer and the Company.
  • Ensured well management and utilization of all the organization assets.
  • Supervised administrative services within the organization.


  • Successfully coordinated and prepared audit schedules for both external/statutory audit and tax audits and feedback directly to the Director on issues raised and action thereof.
  • Prospered in ensuring that all finances were properly administered and monitored especially on projects cash and petty cash payment.
  • Supervised administrative services within the organization.


  • Assistant Accountant; Parallel Limited, April 2012 to June 2013- managed the filling system, facilitated data entry, paid casuals, handled reconciliations, maintained discipline and good working conditions, assisted the management in making decisions concerning administration issues.
  • Cashier; Pharmaceuticals Limited, 2009 to February 2011- updated and verified customer accounts, carried out account reconciliations, facilitated petty cash management, procured office items and handled statutory returns.
  • Assistant Clerk; Baking Services, March 2005 to November 2007 – received materials and recording, carried out front office management where I prepared documents for clients, filed documents and carried out customer care and telephone operation.


Pierre John

Director of Studies

Institute of Professionals, Nairobi

Tel: +254 205 160 045



Grace Frascia

ICT Department

VWZ Bank, Nairobi

Tel: +254 718 610 023


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