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Management Accountant Job in Kisumu Kenya

Vacancy No.K33/03/11

Program description:
 This program is collaboration between Kenya Medical Research Institute and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It involves conducting research and program support for activities related to malaria, HIV and other diseases.

There are also a number of third parties that collaborate with KEMRI under specific memorandum of understanding whose activities need to be monitored and reported as per requirements.

 Management Accountant II
Third parties accounting
1 Position
MR 9

Location: Kisumu

Essential Requirements:

  • A business related Bachelors degree from a recognized institution.
  • CPA Part I
  • A minimum of 2 years working experience in a similar position
  • Computer literacy preferably knowledge in Accounting software.
Desirable Qualifications
  • Work experience within a research setting.
  • Familiarity with audit requirements of donor funded projects.
Skills and Abilities
  • Good communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
  • Attention to detail and ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people
  • Excellency in reporting skills and ability to comprehend and analyze data
Job Summary: Reporting to the Head of Finance the job holder will be responsible for the overall accounting of third party projects.

He/She will compile various budgets for third party projects, monitor the expenses and ensure that they are in line with specific third party requirements.

Specific tasks and responsibilities:

The Management Accountant – Third party projects will:
  • Compile and prepare third party project cost for activities scheduled and translate these to an operational budget
  • Perform financial analysis of business costs, forecast future expected costs and ensure they are in line with the agreed operation plan.
  • Ensure complete, accurate and up to date disclosure of expenses incurred by third party projects and distribution of the same to all the branches.
  • Ensure that the financial requirements in the third party agreements with KEMRI are fully met on a timely basis.
  • Perform monthly bank reconciliation and review daily cash reconciliation with regard to the third party projects.
  • Facilitate efficient cash movements between the donors, KEMRI, the program’s main bank account and the Cash Office.
  • Support third party projects in their daily finance matters.
  • Participate in internal audits for third party projects as scheduled and provide auditors with accounting documents and explanations to audit queries as requested.
  • Ensure that regular management information is generated on time, including comparison of results with agreed forecasts and cash flow reports.
  • Participate in third party cross-functional project meetings on a regular basis.
Terms of Employment:

A six 1 year contract, renewable as per KEMRI scheme of service. Probation period for the first 3 months. Salary negotiable within the appropriate grade depending on education, experience and demonstrated competency.

Applications should include the following:
  • Letter of Application (Quote the vacancy number)
  • Current Curriculum Vitae with telephone number and e-mail address
  • Three letters of reference with contact telephone numbers and e-mail addresses
  • Copies of Certificates, Diplomas and Transcripts
  • Day time contact telephone number
Note: Applications must include copies of certificates, Diplomas and Transcripts. Applications without this will be disregarded.

Due no later than 2nd May 2011


Human Resource Manager,
KEMRI/CDC Program,
P.O. Box 1578, Kisumu

or E-mail to

Internal candidates interested in applying for this position are strongly advised to access an internal candidate application form available in the CDC Intranet; print and process it through the project Managers and attach it before forwarding application to HR.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

THE KEMRI/CDC program is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process including, application, interview meeting and processing of offer letter. If asked for a fee, report such a request immediately to: 0701112145

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