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Accountant Job in Kenya

The Lutheran World Federation / Department for World Service, Kakuma Project hereby invites applications from suitably qualified citizens for the following vacant position:

Job Title:
Accountant – Compound Management

Section: Compound Management

Responsible To:
 The incumbent will administratively report to Compound Management committee and functionally to the Finance Officer

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Payment of incentives and casual wages on a monthly basis.
  • Maintain Petty cash book (daily basis) and mark “Posted” in the voucher after entry in ACCPAC compatible spread sheet.
  • Maintain the Incentive cash book and mark “Posted” in the voucher after entry in ACCPAC compatible spread sheet.
  • Reconciliations of balance sheet account (debtors, creditors and others as decided by team).
  • Proper filling of petty cash & incentives/ mark ‘Paid” after payment. Stick clear identification label on each folder.
  • Writing of cheques and remittance advices, ensuring that all relevant documents are attached and duly approved.
  • Disbursement of cheques and maintain cheque issued register.
  • Custody of cheques and bank payments.
  • Cash withdrawals from the bank.
  • Tracking of multi installments cash payments.
  • Tracking of multi installments bank payments
  • Take back up every day of Excel cash, bank book & JV before close down computer and store out of premise.
  • Initiate to maintain professional look of finance room and filing system. Priorities always to maintain finance room tidy.
  • Update travel expenses & per diem into monitoring report on monthly basis.
  • Under take any other tasks delegated by Finance Officer.
Minimum Qualifications
  • A University degree in Finance or Accounting from a recognized institution plus a professional accounting qualification ( CPA (K), ACCA or equivalent)
  • Good knowledge of computer applications in accounting is essential
  • Work experience: 2 years professional experience preferably in an INGO
  • Understanding of budget development and monitoring
How to Apply

Please email your application letter and attach updated CV with contact emails and phone numbers of 3 professional referees, preferably your current or immediate former employer addressed by close of business on 2nd January 2015, to

The Human Resources Officer
Lutheran World Federation
P.O Box 40870 - 00100
Nairobi, Kenya

or Email to:

LWF is an equal opportunity employer, irrespective of gender, race or religious affiliation. 

Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

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