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Accountant Job Vacancy - NGO

PeaceNet Kenya, a fast growing network of peace builders in Kenya with strong regional and international linkages is seeking to recruit an Accountant to be stationed at the National Office / Secretariat in Nairobi.

The main function of the position is to apply accounting principles and procedures to analyze financial information, prepare accurate and timely financial reports and statements and ensure appropriate accounting control procedures are adhered to.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Review and certify, requisitions, quotations, purchases orders, petty cash returns, imprest returns, cashbook analysis, payment vouchers, all donor reports in line with donor guidelines, in order to produce timely reports for approval by the Finance Manager.

  • Compile and analyze financial information for preparation of monthly/annual financial statements.
  • Ensure financial records are maintained in compliance with accepted standard/organization policies and procedures.
  • Ensure all financial reporting deadlines are met.
  • Reconcile accounting discrepancies and irregularities
  • Continuously manage and support budgetary and forecast of activities
  • Monitor and support taxation issues and ensure that they are appropriately paid
  • Develop and maintain all donor records
  • Prepare and coordinate the end year financial audit process
  • Ensure that, fixed asset register is properly updated on monthly basis
  • Manage the payroll accurately
  • Review all returns/imprest from the field and ensure it is in line with approved budgets
  • Preparing Financial Statements and other reports, summarizing current and projected financial position ensuring availability of funds to meet obligations.
  • Ensuring that, proper authorization of all payments is strictly followed and supported.
  • Ensuring proper preparation of payment vouchers, cheque books and cash book records as well as financial statements and entries to monthly accounts in accordance with accounting regulations.
  • Prepare monthly bank reconciliations for all bank accounts held by the organization
  • Support Finance Manager in implementation and review of systems of financial controls
  • In the absence of the Financial Manager, undertake day to day responsibilities for managing finance with the support of the Chief Executive Officer.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Ideal candidate will have the following skills;-
  • Proficiency in computerised accounting
  • Knowledge and experience using QuickBooks a MUST
  • Experience managing multiple grants
  • Familiarity with EU/USAID grant accounting
Academic Qualifications and Competence:
  • A Bachelor of Commerce degree, Accounting/finance option, plus CPAII
  • Minimum 2 years work experience in a non-profit environment
  • Availability- Immediately
A competitive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate.

Women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

If you meet the requirements above and are interested, please send a detailed updated CV and copies of relevant certificates and contacts of three referees, two of whom must be professional referees and one other to reach the undersigned by COB 1st June 2011.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and if you don’t hear from us by 3rd June 2011, consider your application unsuccessful.

The Chief Executive Officer
Peace and Development Network Trust (PeaceNet Kenya)
P. O. Box 49806 – 00100
Nairobi, Kenya

Or Email: peacenet@peacenetkenya.or.ke

or by hand to our Offices located on Maalim Juma Road, Off Denise Print Road, Next to Royal Media Services, Nairobi

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