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Accountant Job in Kenya

The Programme for Agriculture and Livelihoods in Western Communities (PALWECO) is a bilateral five-year-programme covering Busia County, which comprises the Sub-Counties of Busia, Bunyala, Butula, Nambale, Samia, Teso South and Teso North. 

The Programme aims at reducing poverty, improving livelihoods and living standards of the population of Busia County.

The Programme seeks to recruit a qualified and experienced candidate to fill the following vacant position:

Programme Accountant

Responsibilities
  • Preparation of programme accounts
  • Preparation and submission of periodical financial reports
  • Verification of supplier’s invoices for payment, including service providers request for funds, and timely implementation of payment procedures
  • Timely posting of all project accounting vouchers on the accounting software
  • Exercise proper custody of all posted vouchers and other accounting documents
  • Verify finance reports and reconcile returns from sub counties and partner organizations
  • Conduct regular financial monitoring visits to sub counties and partner organizations
  • Facilitate financial audit and implementation support missions
  • Advice the management on accounting matters
  • Perform any other duty assigned by the Supervisor
Qualifications
  • Bachelors degree in accounting and finance from a recognized institution plus a professional accounting qualification ( CPA (K), ACCA or equivalent)
  • At least 5 years practical experience in a programme financial management set up and acquainted with accounting procedres in GoK accounting and financial systems and bilateral financed programmes
  • Good knowledge of computer applications in accounting such as ACCESS , SUN and QUICK BOOKS
  • Good communications and interpersonal skills
  • Used to work under pressure and meet crucial deadlines
  • Fluency (reading, writing and speaking ) in English and in Kiswahili
Location: Busia, Kenya

Reporting to:
 Financial Management and Procurement Specialist

Period:
 Two years with possible extension

How to Apply


Interested and qualified candidates should send letters of applications, CV accompanied with copies of academic and professional certificates, and testimonials.

Applications should be in an envelope that clearly indicates the post applied for and send to the address below
Programme Director
Programme for Agriculture &Livelihoods in Western Communities (PALWECO)
OFF ALUPE ROAD
Off. Tel: +254552322166
P.o Box 306, 50400
Busia,Kenya

OR Send an email to : info@palweco.com
 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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