Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Nairobi

Kenya Airports Authority


Job Title: Airport Accountant
Location: Nairobi

Job Purpose

As the Airport Accountant, your primary responsibility will be to strategically manage financial resources, ensuring efficient utilization and meticulous control within the airport environment.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

i. Payment Processing and Reconciliation You’ll lead the accurate and prompt processing of staff and vendor payments, along with comprehensive reconciliations.

ii. Auditing Coordination Coordinate annual internal and external audits for the department, ensuring rigorous financial scrutiny.

iii. Internal Controls Assurance Ensure that existing internal controls are meticulously maintained and adhered to by all stakeholders.

iv. Tax Compliance and Statutory Deductions Maintain a proactive approach to adhere to tax legislations and statutory deductions enforced in Kenya.

v. Asset Management Supervise the physical verification of non-current assets and work in progress, maintaining an up-to-date and precise asset register.

vi. Process Adherence Oversee the adherence to procedures, policies, and standards concerning non-current assets, taxation, staff payments, and general ledger management.

vii. Tariff Communication Effectively communicate tariff changes and related system adjustments to sales officers, ensuring compliance.

viii. Transaction Processing Ensure accurate and prompt billing and processing of all financial transactions.

Key Qualifications and Experience

i. Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting from a recognized institution

ii. Professional Certifications

  • Professional qualifications in Finance or Accounting, CPA(K) or equivalent qualification
  • Membership in Institute of Certified Public Accountant of Kenya (ICPAK) or related professional body in good standing

iii. Work Experience

  • Minimum of eight (8) years of relevant work experience, with at least three (3) years in a managerial/supervisory position

iv. Technical Proficiency

  • Proficiency in Computer Applications

Skills and Competencies

  • Teamwork: Collaborative mindset to effectively work within cross-functional teams.
  • Communication: Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Ability to connect and interact effectively with colleagues and stakeholders.
  • Supervisory Skills: Proficiency in overseeing and guiding a team.
  • Analytical Skills: Strong problem-solving abilities.

Application Criteria

For detailed job descriptions, appointment requirements, and application instructions, visit our KAA Careers Section at

Shortlisted candidates must submit the following clearance certificates, as per Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010:

  • Police Clearance Certificate from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations
  • Clearance Certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
  • Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
  • Clearance from the Ethics & Anti-corruption Authority (EACC)
  • Report from an approved Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

Clearance certificates should be valid and current.

Applicants must complete the EACC self-declaration Form, indicating the position applied for.

Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted. Shortlisted candidates must provide original National Identity Card, Academic and Professional Certificates during interviews.

Submission of Applications

To apply, send your application to or by hard copy quoting the Job Reference in the Email subject line or on the envelope to:

Managing Director / CEO
Kenya Airports Authority
KAA Head Office, Airport North Road
P. O Box 19001-00501, Nairobi Kenya.

Deadline for applications: Monday, 21st August, 2023, at 5.00pm East African Time.

KAA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage applications from Women, Persons with Disabilities, Minority & Marginalized Groups.

Important Note:

  • Candidates who previously applied for General Manager, Marketing & Business Development positions in July 2021 and September 2021 are encouraged to re-apply.
  • Candidates who previously applied for internally advertised positions on March 8, 2023, are also encouraged to re-apply.
  • All advertisements from July 2021, September 2021, and March 2023 have been voided.

Expert Tips To Be A Successful Applicant

Applying for the Airport Accountant position? Here are some insider tips to enhance your application:

  • Tailor Your Resume: Showcase how your experience aligns with the listed qualifications.
  • Highlight Leadership: Emphasize your supervisory roles and achievements.
  • Demonstrate Technical Skills: Showcase your proficiency in relevant software and applications.
  • Showcase Collaboration: Illustrate instances where you’ve excelled in team-based projects.
  • Address Clearances: Ensure your clearance certificates are up-to-date and well-prepared.
  • Craft a Strong Cover Letter: Express your enthusiasm and elaborate on your skills.
  • Research KAA: Familiarize yourself with KAA’s values and mission.
  • Be Proactive: Follow application instructions closely and meet the deadline.

Join us in shaping the future of airport finance with your expertise!

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