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Accountant Job Vacancy in Nairobi Kenya

Kenya Medical Research Institute


1 Post


Department: Accounts & Finance


Job Type:
 Permanent and Pensionable

Job Description:

The Centre accountant will be reporting to the Centre Director and will be tasked to run the accounts department at centre level, prepare accurate and timely financial reports and statements and ensure appropriate accounting control procedures.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintenance of principal books of accounts and records on income, funds disbursements and expenditure.
  • Preparation of annual centre work plans and budget.
  • Compile and analyse financial information to prepare financial statements including monthly and annual accounts.
  • Ensure financial records are maintained in compliance with accepted policies and procedures.
  • Ensure all financial reporting deadlines are met.
  • Prepare financial management reporting for submission to KEMRI Headquarters.
  • Ensure accurate and appropriate recording and analysis of revenues and expenses.
  • Prepare bank and Ledger reconciliations.
  • Facilitate internal and external audits.
  • Custodian of payment vouchers and other accounting documents.
Preferred Skills: 

Qualifications and Competencies
  • Business degree (Accounts option) from a recognized university and at least CPA II.
  • Minimum of three years experience working in the government and donor funded projects.
  • Must be computer literate, especially in electronic spreadsheet, and other accounting packages.
  • Capacity to work with minimum supervision to meet strict deadlines as well as willingness to work outside normal office working hours .
  • Have knowledge on (a) Banking and (b) Financial Control.
Interested candidates who meet the above criteria should send their applications enclosing a detailed CV, copies of certified certificates, professional qualification, email address, a day time telephone contact and the details and contact information for three referees to the following address not later than 24th of October, 2011

The Director
Kenya Medical Research Institute
P.O. Box 54840 – 00200


 Head of Human Resources

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