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Assistant Accountant Job in Nairobi Kenya

Position: Assistant Accountant 

Responsible to:Programme Accountant
Location: Nairobi 

Closing Date: 5th December, 2012
The Organization

Handicap International is an INGO specialising in the field of disability and development. 

A strong emphasis is placed on empowering people with disabilities through their integration into mainstream development activities and the provision of appropriate health and rehabilitation services to ensure equal opportunities for all.
The Job
Under the supervision of the Programme Accountant the Assistant Accountant is responsible for:-
1. Ensuring the physical implementation of commitment of expenditures
  • By verifying supporting documents before payments
  • By ensuring necessary authorizations are strictly followed
2. Providing primary inputs for accounting transactions
3. Gate keeping the treasury function
  • By processing timely payments (cash/checks)
  • By ensuring bank reconciliations and cash counts
  • By ensuring the presence of sufficient cash in the cash box and in the bank
4. Ensure advances management
5. Ensure the replacement of the Programme Accountant when required
6. Ensure proper filing and storage of accountancy documents.
7. Support in the posting of entries into Navision accounting software
8. Contributing to payroll preparation
Qualifications and skills required:-
The Successful Candidate
You will have to be a holder of at least CPA part 2 with at least 2 years working experience in a busy accounting office, and substantial experience in administration, accountancy and treasury management.
You are computer literate (word and Excel).
You will have strong analytical and organisational skills. 

You will be diplomatic and possess strong communication and interpersonal skills. 

You will be sensitive to the needs of vulnerable groups. 

You will be fluent in English (written and spoken).
A Plus: A university degree with previous experience in an international NGO setting
Interested applicants may send their up to date CV (including 3 referees) and cover letter, mentioning the actual gross salary, through electronic application with the subject line marked “ Application for Assistant Accountant position.”
Only electronic applications will be considered to be sent to:
Only short listed candidates will be contacted
Handicap International is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females and Persons with Disability are encouraged to apply

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