Flare Emergency Response – Junior Accountant

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Rescue.co is a fast-growing tech startup building the emergency response of the future. Our 24-hour rescue.co Dispatch Center provides lifesaving services to millions of Kenyans, and our platform powers emergency response for SOS and EMS applications.

Our vision is that emergency response is only minutes away, no matter where you are or who you are. Over the last five years, we’ve built and deployed a lifesaving platform and assembled the largest network of ambulances and first responders in East Africa. Our platform has reduced response times by over 80% and saved thousands of lives from previously impossible situations. We are expanding our operations and looking for passionate, hardworking, and effective team members to spearhead this next growth phase.

We are 40+ business, finance, & ops specialists, software engineers, and emergency dispatchers based in Nairobi and operating throughout Kenya, with plans to expand rapidly to other countries. We are a goal-driven, results-oriented team that continuously improves our technologies and dispatch operations. We value consistency, community, alignment, and data-driven individuals.

We are looking to hire a Junior Accountant to support our finance team with bookkeeping and day-to-day processes. This role reports to the company’s Head of Finance.

Here is what you will do:

  • Support with the day-to-day accounting of the business to help ensure all financial transactions are recorded accurately, timely, and in compliance with accounting standards
  • Help ensure the books are reconciled and closed out in a timely manner each month
  • Ensure compliance with all financial regulations, including tax and statutory payment requirements in Kenya, as well as potential new markets
  • Support on projects to automate accounting workflows and reduce room for manual error
  • Support with closing out financial year-end and annual audit preparation
  • Contribute to a dynamic team and help support other team members as required


  • BS degree in accounting or equivalent field
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Kenya or abroad
  • At least 2 years of relevant work experience as an accountant, ideally in a technology driven company
  • Detailed understanding of the Kenyan tax and statutory payments requirements (knowledge and/or experience working in additional African markets is a plus)
  • Direct experience working with Quickbooks Online through prior role(s)
  • Highly motivated, adaptable, self-starter who is committed to continuous improvement
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Strong attention to detail and zero tolerance for a lapse in financial controls
  • Team player willing to jump in and support the team when needed


  • Mission-driven team and work – chance to work on a live and action-packed lifesaving platform
  • Fun work environment in our Nairobi office
  • Unlimited vacation days
  • Healthcare coverage for you and your family
  • Ambulance cover and roadside assistance from rescue.co
  • Life insurance
  • Free daily breakfast and lunch in the office
  • Laptop

Please submit a maximum of a 2-page CV. Within the CV, please include relevant experience related to the above. We will only review candidates who meet the requirements and contribute to the company’s values. Please highlight these clearly and demonstrably within the CV.






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