Mawji Sennik & Co.

Certified Public Accountants

The Firm

In a nutshell...

Mawji Sennik & Company is a firm of Certified Public Accountants which provides auditing (both external audit and internal audit), accounting, taxation, consultancy and management services.


In 1979, two best friends, Mr. Ismail Mawji and Mr. Youginder Pall Sennik, both of whom are members of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, established a Partnership that continues to today. The firm’s offices are located in Westlands, Nairobi. The firm, through its associates also provides company secretarial and registrar services, insolvency services, mergers and acquisitions and computer consultancy.


We believe in providing high standards of professional services and expertise and is committed to providing personalized services to clients.

The partners of the firm have sound professional background and experience ranging from public practice to management of industrial and commercial enterprises at senior levels.

To uphold the firm’s professional standards and to keep pace with the rapidly changing commercial world, partners and staff members are required to undergo regular training conducted both in house and through other professionals. There is also regular evaluation and upgrading of staff to ensure that they comply with the firm’s standards.


At Mawji Sennik & Co., our professionals are the driving force behind our success. They continue to demonstrate our culture and values which is integral to the way we conduct business, both internally and externally. As such, our philosophy and values reflect the following:

The People

Putting together the right team of professionals is fundamental in completing an engagement. In addition to selecting a team with the right technical qualifications, any engagement’s success will also largely depend on selecting a team with the “right fit” for your organization. The ideal collaborative relationship calls for a consultant project team who can work closely with your executive, management, staff and key stakeholders alike. We work hard to provide you with the right team, with the right skills, experience and fit for each project.

Click through the pictures below to get to know some of our key people a little better.






Ismail Mawji, Partner & Founder, FCA(UK), CPA(K), CPS(K)

Ismail has been a practicing partner for over 22 years and manages a large portfolio of clients in the hotel and service industry, construction and infrastructure development, tourism and transport, insurance, manufacturing and processing, commercial and health sectors. Mr. Mawji has served in the various committees of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya. Currently, he is also an active member of the Insurance Committee of the Institute with specific insurance companies. He also currently serves as a director of Diamond Trust Bank Kenya.

The Services

We recognize that any engagement is essentially and fundamentally a business relationship. And we believe that picking the right firm to house your financial needs is a critical factor in achieving your business goals.

We recognize that aside from simply having an audit and tax review conducted, business owners and directors are looking to their auditors for a greater level of service. We look forward to being able to deliver on that service and fostering a long-term relationship with you.

We assure you of our highest level of professionalism at all times during the course of any of our engagements and we look forward to working with you and developing a mutually beneficial relationship with you.

An audit is a requirement of all companies in Kenya. But what makes Mawji Sennik different?

Apart from giving you our audit opinion and management letter our audit will include a more continuous stream of business improvement and other ideas to create advantage.

We understand that every business faces their own set of unique challenges and opportunities, and we’d like to help you overcome the challenges and take advantage of the opportunities. Now more than ever, having a clear understanding of the various risks an institution faces is critical in surviving in such a rapidly changing business environment. Our audits are entirely risk-based. We hone in on areas of your business that require attention and help uncover those risks that you might not be aware of so that you can implement changes to mitigate them in future.

In particular, we shall help you in the following ways:

  • To meet the challenges and exploit the opportunities of the volatile business environment.
  • To focus on key risks and business issues that impact your financial, operational and competitive performance.
  • To examine areas of strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities and the process through which you seek to manage them.
  • To assist in seeking solutions customized to your needs if you require.
  • Advice on industry insights and information.
  • To examine and evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of controls.
  • Deliver timely high quality professional services.

To achieve this we shall adopt the following:-

  • We shall work with you to understand your management and shareholders’ needs.
  • To work closely with your people to identify areas of management concern.
  • Extensive partner and manager involvement to ensure professional discipline.
  • Assist in tax planning to minimize taxes.
  • Consult on ideas and recommendations developed during the audit process.

One thing that we constantly remind our clients is that every monetary transaction, whether large or small, has a direct or indirect tax impact. Often, organizational behaviours continue to operate in a tax inefficient manner simply because individuals aren’t aware of the tax consequences of their actions.

For any organization to succeed in today’s world, having a competent and effective tax advisor on board is paramount. In Kenya, the government tax authority, called the Kenya Revenue Authority, is making great strides in both computerizing their systems and becoming more effective at carrying out tax in-depth reviews.

Being able to successfully mediate between the KRA and our clients is one of our strengths. We help our clients out to show that we’re there to support out clients and at the same time, work in partnership with KRA to ensure that tax regulations are complied with and learning lessons are applied.

Our team of tax advisors work with you and your team to ensure two things:

  1. Comply with all the tax laws
  2. Pay the least amount of tax possible

Mawji Sennik provides a full range of business and personal taxation services to a wide range of clients, ranging from large multinationals to small owner-managed businesses and individuals. What clients often tell us about what they like about our services is the individual attention we provide to each of our clients, and the time we take to understand your needs and then help you structure your business to meet your tax goals.

Handling the administrative aspects of a business is an area that is often overlooked and undervalued. But what we’ve experienced is that getting your company set up correctly from the get-go saves you time, energy and stress in the long run. Setting up a company in the right way requires, lawyers, Certified Public Secretaries, and support from the Registrar’s Office. Through our affiliate, Sabre Registrars, we take care of the entire set up for you. From the initial meeting to understand exactly what your requirements are in the company set-up, to giving you a complete package together with everything you need, Sabre Registrars takes all the headache away from you.

Sabre Registrar is a full-fledged secretarial firm that can handle all of the following services:

  • Setting up a Company
  • Winding up a Company
  • Amalgamating companies
  • Filing annual returns
  • Handling share and proxy transactions and all the certificates and agreements that go along with it
  • Developing and maintaining all Company resolutions
  • Maintaining all secretarial records as required by law

To find out more about these and more services that Sabre Registrar offers, please contact us, or send an email directly to

Our range of consultancy services stretch from basic financial services to complex mergers and acquisitions. We don’t believe that any client has needs that can’t be addressed. Where resources are insufficient, Mawji Sennik has partnered with specialists in the field to just get the job done. Some of the services that our clients have recurrently required from us include:

  • Corporate due diligence
  • Restructuring of enterprises through mergers, acquisitions or amalgamations
  • Forensic auditing
  • Internal auditing
  • Bookkeeping and Financial reports
  • Outsourced financial management

If you’d like to meet with us to discuss your business needs over a coffee, please CLICK HERE to get in touch with us.


Looking to join a great firm with personal attention from professionals and partners? Then we’d love to hear from you!

We’re always looking out for people who are interested in expanding their professional network, learning about the public practice profession, as well as getting involved with helping our clients achieve their goals.

Apply for a position:

To successfully apply for a position at Mawji Sennik & Co., please send an email to: and include the following attachments in either word/pdf format:

  1. Your up-to-date resume or CV
  2. A cover letter stating which position you're applying for and why you feel you would be a good fit.
  3. Scanned copies of your certificates

Please note that incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

If we feel you’re the right fit, we’ll certainly get in touch with to set up a time so we can sit and discuss things further!

Contact us

+254 (0)774 136 529

Mawji Sennik & Co.
P.O. Box 66249 - 00800,
Mawji Sennik & Co.
#40 School Lane,
Westlands, Nairobi