Sample CV Accounting Jobs in Kenya 2019

By Kibet Tobias

When applying for an accountant job, one need to tailor the CV to accounting fields. The job description is usually a good guide to what exactly the employer is looking for in a candidate. It can help you with some key words to use in your CV. Writing a CV is not an easy task; it call for one to have a good art of presenting yourself in the best light to a potential employer.

Here is a sample CV for an Accountant job vacancy.

Kibet Tobias Jobseeker
P.O Box 0000- 00100, Nairobi.
Tel: 0700 000 000

Personal Details:
o    Date of Birth: …
o    Marital Status: …

Career Summary/ Objective: An accounting/Finance professional with knowledgeable in finance management;maintaining a good financial internal control system, ensuring that financial and procurement procedures are well followed, as well as maintaining a proper budgetary control system by tracking budget balance before any expenditure is committed. Possess excellent numerical & data entry skills along with a comprehensive understanding of commercial, administrative and accounting procedures. Looking for a challenging finance/Accounting position with company where I will be able to continue to increase my work experience & develop my abilities.

Education & Professional Qualification:
o    Certified Public Accountant, KCA University
o    Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education, B (Plain), Name of High School, 2000-2003

Skills & Competencies:
o    Thorough knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles
o    Proficient with word processing, excel spreadsheets, accountancy packages and power point
o    Ability to compile, verify, analyse, interpret and disseminate critical financial data
o    Ability to work well with Computerized Accounting, Quick Books, Sage And Pastel, Ms-Word, Ms-Excel, Ms-Power Point, Ms-Access, Internet
o    Experience of working to tight deadlines with limited resources
o    Highly organized, proactive, hardworking, focused, & have attention to detail

XYZ Bank, January 2010 – Date;
Duties and Responsibilities:
o    Assisting customers with opening new accounts
o    Making loan payments, depositing or cash checks for customers
o    Selling and buying of foreign currencies, M-pesa float to M-pesa agents
o    Facilitating the receiving and sending of both Western Union and Money Gram transactions
o    Making withdrawals for customers, updating information to the customers on new banking products
o    Answering any questions for the customer or refer them to someone who can help answer phones
o    Balance cash drawers, processing night deposits or mail deposits
o    Providing excellent customer service by answering or referring financial questions to correct supervisory staff

Intern-Finance/Accounts Department;
Name of Company, Duration
Duties & Responsibilities:
o    Assisted in establishing and maintaining cash controls, recruited new clients
o    Maintained revenue and expenditure reports, maintained efficient filling systems
o    Received and issued cash, established, maintained and reconciled the general ledger
o    Monitored cash reserves, prepared and reconciled bank statements
o    Issued cheques for all accounts due, assisted in preparing income statements
o    Assisted in preparing balance sheets

Significant Work Experience:
o    Intern-Finance/Accounts Department, Lake Basin Development Authority, 2007

o    Reading, Youth activities & Community Service

Please feel free to contact the under mentioned in regard to my competence, work ethic and performance.

1. Professional Referee

2. Educational

3. Other

Tobias is a Human Resource Consultant/Communication Officer for Jobs Kenya Network. Email: jobsnetworkkenya Website:

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