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Senior Accountant Job in Kenya

Background: Health Strat is a medical and health systems technical support institution seeking a dynamic, driven and competent individual to fill the post of Senior Accountant.

Location: Kenya

Primary Function: The main responsibility will be to oversee and monitor accounting and financial information management system as necessary for budget control, internal, statutory and donor requirements.

Job Summary:

  • Provide leadership in the setting up of a robust financial management system with appropriate monitoring and reporting functions to international standards.
  • Ensuring donor grant reporting and compliance regulations are met through verification of accuracy of transactions and uniform application of policies, procedures and acceptable standards.
  • Implementation of prudent internal financial controls and checks
  • Preparation of quarterly/ annual financial reports.
  • Compliance oversight of the grant awards and related sub-agreements.
  • Interprets USG and other donor regulations for local partners as sub-grantees.
  • Receive, analyze, adjust, and prepares various internal/external financial ledgers, schedules, exhibits and summaries along with any assigned databases utilized for financial reporting.
  • Examines and ensures integrity/reliability of the organizations accounting software.
  • Work with the various Program Directors and other program staff members to identify potential ledger discrepancies between accounting and departmental records, providing statistical information to isolate these areas, recommending new procedures to prevent deviations or undesirable accounting trends.

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Commerce (accounting or finance options) or a Bachelors’ degree in Business Administration.
  • Professional qualification in accounting (ACCA, CPA-K or equivalent).
  • At least 4 years relevant post-qualification experience.
  • In-depth knowledge of computerized accounting and financial software applications
  • Masters’ Degree in Business Administration will be an added advantage
  • Experience with USG/Donor finance and compliance rules and regulations.
  • Knowledge of USG financial rules and regulations.

Please forward a cover letter detailing your suitability and CurriculumVitae to

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