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Accountant Job in Kenya

Africa Harvest Biotech Foundation International (AHBFI or Africa Harvest) is an International Agricultural Technology Development and Dissemination Foundation incorporated in the United States of America as a non-profit organization. 

It has its headquarters in Kenya and operational regional offices in Johannesburg, South Africa, Toronto Canada and Washington D.C in the U.S.A. 

The vision of Africa Harvest is ‘to be a lead contributor in making Africa free of hunger, poverty and malnutrition’ while the mission is ‘to apply innovative approaches to impact rural communities through sustainable agricultural development’.

The Foundation seeks to empower rural communities in Africa by providing appropriate technologies to boost their food production and income.

Africa Harvest is seeking motivated individuals to fill the following position:-

Accountant

Department:
 Finance and Business Development   

Report To:
 Finance Manager 

Purpose:
 Facilitate payments, book keeping for entrepreneurial ventures and support the Finance Manager in day to day accounting work.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Prepare the payment vouchers;
  • Write cheques for payments to suppliers;
  • Post cheques on the accounting system;
  • Reconcile creditor’s statements before payment;
  • Monitor bills payments to ensure  they  are paid on time;
  • Oversee filing and retrieving of documents for the finance department;
  • Support in preparation of institutional audit schedules;
  • Carry out book keeping for entrepreneurial ventures;
  • Maintain Kenya shilling and dollar petty cash account ; and
  • Prepare and ensure submission of statutory payments to relevant bodies.
  • Preparation of donor reports
Person Specifications

Academic Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Accounting, Business or related field
Professional Qualifications
  • CPA – K / ACCA
Experience:
  • 1 to 3 years experience relevant experience.
Key Competences
  • Good communication and Interpersonal skills,
  • Integrity
  • Analytical skills
  • Proactive and self driven
  • Ability to work in a team
How to Apply

All applications should be sent with current CV, cover letter explaining your suitability for the job, salary and benefits expectations and three names of your referees.

Only electronic applications should be submitted by Thursday, 11 December, 2014 to:

The Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Africa Harvest
Village Market, Nairobi, Kenya.

E mail: jobs@africaharvest.org


Only short listed candidates meeting the required qualifications will be contacted.

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