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Senior Accountant Job Vacancy in Kenya

The following vacancy has arisen in a government regulatory Public Institution

Senior Accountant

Job Purpose

Responsible for all financial management aspects of the organization operations, provide leadership, direction and coordination on all financial issues.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Timely and accurate preparation of quality management reports that fall under his/her section(s).
  • Planning, directing, coordinating, supervising areas of control; training and development of staff under him/her and setting targets for the section(s).
  • Prepare and produce quarterly and annual financial reports and monthly management and statutory accounts.
  • Certify and verify returns, documents, vouchers, monitor collection of revenue including inspection and responsible for assets, records and custody of Accountable documents under his/her section(s).
  • Ensure compliance with financial and accounting standards and regulations and ensure compliance with legal, tax and other statutory regulations.
  • Participate in internal/external audits as scheduled and provide auditors with accounting documents as requested and provide explanation on audit queries.
  • Oversee and maintain adequate internal controls in line with set policy.
  • Supervise proper filing of all accounting documents.
Minimum Criteria
  • A Bachelors Degree in Commerce (Accounting of Finance Option), Business Administration (Accounting option) from a recognized institution or any other relevant qualification adjudged to be its equivalent from an approved institution and have passed Certified Public Accountants (CPA) examination or its approved equivalent.
  • Over three years post qualification experience in a similar or related position.
  • Proficient in computer applications including accounting systems i.e ERP systems
  • Expert knowledge in accounting policies GAAP,IFRS etc.
Personal Qualities

In addition to the above requirements, an officer must have the following qualities:
  • Ability to get on well with the diverse workforce
  • Good knowledge in the professional field of specialization
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to take instructions
  • Good organizational and supervisory skills
Core Skills
  • Team playing skills
  • Accuracy
  • Care for resources
  • Manual dexterity
  • Execution of instructions
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Analytical skill
  • Records Management skills
Interested applicants should apply to the address below.

DNA 1171
P.O. Box 49010-00100
GPO- Nairobi

Deadline for the applications is Tuesday 6th December 2011

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