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Assistant Accountant - Operations: World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) Jobs in Kenya

The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) is supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), generates science-based knowledge about the complex role that trees play in agricultural landscapes, and uses its research to ensure that policies and practices benefit the poor and the environment.

Our vision is an 'agroforestry transformation' in the developing world—a massive increase in the use of trees on landscapes by smallholder rural households to ensure security in food, nutrition, income, health, shelter and energy, and a regenerated environment.

Headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, the World Agroforerestry Centre (ICRAF) conducts research in



23 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

The position

The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) is recruiting for the position of Assistant Accountant - Operations to be based at its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya reporting directly to the Finance Manager - Operations.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Management of staff personal accounts and Payroll control accounts.
  • Management of associated organizations accounts.
  • Invoicing, follow-up, accounts allocation and reconciliation of the hosted institutions accounts on a monthly basis.
  • Payment of non staff such as local and foreign consultants as stipulated in their specific contracts or consultancy agreements and reconciliations thereof.
  • Maintaining and updating the consultancy log.
  • Ensure that all withholding tax on consultancies are remitted to the Government on time
  • Periodic payments relating to trainees and students, contracts of service and reconciliations thereof
  • Preparation of payroll related journals and Charge backs before the end of the month and upload the same in the financial system.
  • Ensure that all ICRAF deposits held by other institutions are supported by confirmation.
  • Prepare all information and data required for the conduct of internal and external auditing of the Centers accounts.
  • Processing medical insurance for staff, preparation of the journal thereof and reconciliation of the Insurance account.
  • Timely processing of house rent payments for all Internationally Recruited Staff in HQ and in the regions.
Minimum qualification and experience required for this position
  • A Bachelors degree in Commerce or equivalent
  • Preference will be given to a CPA 2 holder
  • Minimum of three (3) years experience ideally in an international organization
  • In depth knowledge of accounting software especially Sun Accounting System
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Office (Excel and Access a prerequisite).
  • Experience working in a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary environment.
ICRAF is an equal opportunity employer offering a competitive salary and benefits package, and a collegial working environment.

The contract is for an initial period of two (2) years, renewable subject to a six (6) month probation period, assessment of performance, and availability of resources. 

ICRAF offers a collegial and gender-sensitive working environment, believes that staff diversity promotes excellence, and strongly encourages applications from qualified women.

Applicants are invited to send a cover letter illustrating their suitability for the above position against the listed qualifications/competencies/skills and a detailed curriculum vitae, with names and addresses of three referees (including telephone and fax numbers and email address). 

Applications should indicate “Application for an Assistant Accountant - Operations” on their application letters OR email submissions. 

All correspondence should be addressed to the Human Resources Unit, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), P.O. Box 30677, Nairobi, Kenya OR via email: icrafhru @ cgiar.org. Applications will be considered until 17th March 2010.

Only short listed applicants will be contacted.

We invite you to learn more about ICRAF by accessing our web site: http://www.worldagroforestry.org

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