Living Goods Accounting Manager Jobs in Nairobi Kenya 2013

Living Goods Accounting Manager – Kenya
A Business that Changes Lives… Including Yours

What is Living Goods?

Do you have serious business skills and want to use them to make a difference not just make a living?   Are you just looking for a change, or are you looking for the chance to changes millions of lives for the better, including yours? If your answer is ‘yes’, read on.
At Living Goods we believe the poor deserve better health, a better deal, and a chance at a better life.
Living Goods supports networks of ‘Avon-like’ micro entrepreneurs who go door-to-door teaching families how to improve their health and wealth, and selling low-cost, life-changing products like essential medicines, fortified foods, money-saving cook stoves, and solar lights.
Living Goods seeks nothing less than a disruptive reinvention of distribution in the developing world, through networks of franchised micro entrepreneurs who leverage LG’s brand, buying power and powerful mobile marketing tools to deliver vital products, at accessible prices, to the people who need them most.
By combining the best practices from the worlds of micro-enterprise, franchising and public health, Living Goods is creating a fully sustainable system to improve the health and wealth of the world’s poor.
Position Overview
Living Goods is expanding into Kenya in 2013 with the goal of building a national network of high-impact entrepreneurs. We are recruiting a full new team to lead this effort and one of the key positions is Accounting Manager.
The Accounting Manager will oversee all of LG Kenya’s day to day bookkeeping, ensure careful inventory controls, and deliver timely, accurate monthly closes. Success in this role means delivering not only accurate financial statements, but also financial insights to improve the business. Living Goods is a fast-paced, mission-driven and business-minded organization.
This is your chance to join and shape a successful fast growing, multi-national organization at a time of exceptional opportunities for professional growth.
Living Goods has been featured in The New York Times, TIME Magazine, The Economist, and The Huffington Post, read more here:
Accounting Manager Responsibilities
  • Oversee Day to Day Management of LG’s Finances and Financial Reporting. Track and post all financial transactions in Quickbooks, manage payroll, bank account reconciliation, purchases, capital expenditures, daily cash management and other bookkeeping duties.
  • Oversee Inventory Controls across multiple product stores
  • Produce Monthly Financial Statements and Analyses
  • Coordinate Year-End Audit
  • Minimum of 7 years of accounting experience preferably in retail or wholesale of consumer packaged goods. Strong inventory control experience in SKU intensive businesses.
  • Exceptional math and analytical skills. Well versed in MS Excel. Proficient in QuickBooks
The position is based in Nairobi, Kenya and requires in-country travel 10-15% of most months.


  1. A competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience including health, vacation, and bonus opportunity.
  2. The opportunity to be your best while making lives better for others.
Life at Living Goods
Living Goods is aiming to make game-changing, landscape-shifting changes that dramatically improve the lives of the poor. We think big, but we operate small and nimble. At LG, you will have the chance to use your creativity and work with your teammates to conceive and test new ideas every day.
If you work well in a dynamic, highly collaborative culture, if you set high standards for yourself and your colleagues, if you know how to fail fast and learn fast, if you meet challenges with calm determination and a sense of humor, you will be happy at Living Goods.

Living Goods’ head office sits in California, USA where some of the most successful companies in the world were born – including Facebook, Apple, Yahoo, and Google.

Living Goods is financed by some of the most successful business people and investors in world including the founder of eBay – an $11 billion global platform that empowers millions of small businesses around the world.

How to Apply

Please submit a single file with resume/CV and cover letter describing your interest, qualifications, and how you learned of the position to Please type “Kenya Accounting Manager – [Last Name]” in the subject line.

New opportunities at Living Goods get filled quickly.

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