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Financial Accountant Job in Kenya

AMREF Flying Doctors is a not for profit company, wholly owned by AMREF, the largest indigenous health development non governmental organization based in Africa. 

Working with and through African communities, health systems and governments, AMREF aims to close the gap that prevents people from accessing their basic right to health. 

For more information, visit AMREF’s website
Based in Nairobi, AMREF Flying Doctors provides Air Ambulance services locally, regionally and internationally. 

With up to 800 evacuations per year and international accreditation by EURAMI, AMREF Flying Doctors has become the leading Air Ambulance provider in the region, operating at the highest professional level. 

The income generated supports AMREF’s work, in particularly the Outreach Programme and Charity Evacuations. 

For more information, visit the website
We are seeking to fill the following vacancy at AMREF Flying Doctors.
Financial Accountant
Ref: AFD/002/2013

Stationed in Nairobi, the position reports to the Finance Manager. 

With delegated authority, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties;
  • Prepare timely and accurate general ledger reconciled company financial statements on a monthly basis, including commentary on performance
  • Ensure that accurate and complete accounting, reporting and internal controls systems are functioning and that all relevant records are maintained.
  • Ensure that all payments are backed by valid contracts/purchase orders, including coordination with respective user and procurement departments in order to ensure financial discipline and internal controls over all payments
  • Assist in preparation of revenue and functional budgets, monitor and control costs to maintain budget
  • Extend support to all Auditors wherever required, in order to ensure timely and satisfactory completion of all audit and reviews
  • Participates in the development of accounting policies
  • Moderate performance within the group to manage and improve the performance levels
  • Actively support the management in order to assist in managerial decision making
Qualifications & competencies:
The ideal candidate should have a Bachelor’s degree in finance or accounting or business administration or related field and CPA (K) or ACCA. 

S/he should have five years progressive experience in a busy finance and accounting function in a commercial organisation; experience in use of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) e.g. SUN or SAP; proficiency in MS Suite and knowledge of databases e.g. SQL is an added advantage. Should have good knowledge of accounting principles, procedures and standards; possess team leadership skills, have good communication, planning and organizing skills, maintain accountability and be technology savvy.
This is a challenging opportunity and interested candidates should quote reference number in the subject matter and send CV and application letter which should include remuneration requirements and contact details of three work related referees, to Human Resources Officer, AMREF Flying Doctors by email to 

We encourage interested candidates to submit their applications by Friday, 15th March 2013. 

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
AMREF Flying Doctors is an equal opportunity employer and has a non-smoking environment policy.
P.O Box 18617- 00500 Nairobi, 

Tel +254 (0) 20 699 2000 

Fax +254 (0) 20 344 170


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