Accounts Assistant at East African Community (EAC)

The East African Community (EAC) is a regional intergovernmental organisation of 6 Partner States: the Republics of Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, the United Republic of Tanzania, and the Republic of Uganda, with its headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania. The EAC is home to 150 million citizens, of which 22% is urban population. With a land area of 1.82 million square kilometres and a combined Gross Domestic Product of US$ 146 billion (EAC Statistics for 2016), its realisation bears great strategic and geopolitical significance and prospects for the renewed and reinvigorated EAC. The work of the EAC is guided by its Treaty which established the Community. It was signed on 30 November 1999 and entered into force on 7 July 2000 following its ratification by the original three Partner States – Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.

REF: EAC/HR/2020-21/25)

Directorate:                           Finance

Department:                          Finance

Current scale/Grade:           G5

Job reports to:                       Registrar

Main Purpose of the Job:

Facilitate the processing of payment for goods and services and ensure that records and books of accounts are complete, accurate, and up to date.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Accounts Assistant shall perform the following functions :

  1. Initiate preparation of payment vouchers as per the necessary approvals.
  2. Verify payment vouchers.
  3. Maintain ledgers.
  4. Update payment records.
  5. Post payment vouchers into the system.
  6. Reconcile daily, weekly/monthly accounts.
  7. Perform any other duties as may be assigned by management from time to time.

Qualifications and Experience:

  1. Undergraduate Degree in Accounts or finance, Business Administration with CPA II / ACCA II or relevant accounting certification.
  2.  Minimum of 5 years working in an accounting environment.

Skills and Competencies:

  •  Competency in Accounting systems, Microsoft applications including
  • Word, Excel and Outlook. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Attention to detail and ability to multi-task.
  • High level of integrity

Eligibility for applications:

Applicants from all EAC Partner States are eligible to apply for the above position.

Terms and Conditions of Service:

The above position is tenable for a contract of five (5) years renewable.

This position is subject to the application of the Quota System.

Fringe Benefits:

The established posts offer attractive fringe benefits including housing allowance, transport allowance, education allowance, a medical scheme, and insurance cover.

Education Qualifications:

All candidates applying must have qualifications that are recognized by the relevant national accreditation body in their respective Partner State. This condition is applicable for locally and internationally attained qualifications.

All professions that require registration with the specific professional bodies will be expected to do so in compliance with the requirements of their respective Partner States.

Relevant Working Experience:

Internship, training, and apprenticeship will not be considered as relevant work experience.

Equal Opportunity:

The EAC is an equal opportunity employer; therefore, female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply. EAC will only respond to those candidates who strictly meet the set requirements.

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