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Accountant Job in Kenya

JOB PURPOSE: 

This role is responsible
for ensuring financial resources are disbursed, accounted and reported
efficiently. To manage and co-ordinate the work of assigned staff,
ensure preparation of internal management reports, grant donor
reports and other financial accounting information. 

Description

REPORTS TO: 

  • Senior Accountant.

DIRECT REPORTS:

  • Assistant Accountant.

FINANCIAL
RESPONSIBILITY: 

  • Managing grant expenditure. 

  • Approval of requests of the financial management
    system (FMS). 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • In charge of preparing timely management reports
    internally

  • Ensuring that standard accounting procedures are
    followed in preparing the financial reports & that any SOPS in place
    are followed

  • Verifying that all transactions are properly
    authorized, documented, and ensuring that accounting transactions are
    posted to the correct ledgers/account codes

  • Preparing balance sheet reconciliations monthly to
    be reviewed by the Head of Finance

  • Setting up new grants in the accounting database

  • Supervising weekly cash counts and periodic stock
    takes

  • Preparing Grant Reports for Donors and ensuring
    these go out in accordance with deadlines, and with all the correct
    supplementary backing information required

  • Meeting with PIs and other unit staff to discuss
    finance matters and advise on procedures

  • Check and review coding of transaction before
    posting to accounting system

  • Check and review supplier payments as necessary

  • Prepare bank reconciliations if required

  • Analyze income & costs for specific queries

  • Monthly variance analysis

  • Assist in the preparation of budgets

  • Preparation of the CORE payroll

  • Checking the KWP payroll, Supplement and Locum
    payrolls.

  • Other tasks that may reasonably be required of the
    post holder.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor degree in accounting, Finance or in a
    relevant field; Masters Degree is an added advantage 

  • CPA (K) Qualified accountant and
    registered member of ICPAK. 

  • Minimum four (4) years relevant
    experience; One(1) year supervisory experience an
    added advantage.

DESIRED SKILLS:

  • In-depth knowledge and experience in
    computerized Grants accounting systems; 

  • Knowledge of International Financial Reporting
    Standards and their applicability. 

  • Knowledge of Tax Laws and Company’s Act.

COMPETENCIES:

  • Demonstrate high levels of integrity and
    confidentiality 

  • Excellent interpersonal, written, presentation and
    communication skills 

  • Basic analytical, problem solving and critical
    thinking skills. 

  • Team working and ability to work in diverse
    teams 

  • Flexibility, adaptability, multi-tasking and
    attention to detail.

How
To Apply

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