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Accountant Job in Kenya

Our Client, Global Programs for Research & Training, is an international NGO wholly owned and controlled affiliate of the University of California San Francisco (UCSF).

Global Programs seeks to recruit a highly competent individual for the following position: -

Reporting to: Finance Manager 
Location: Kisumu
Job Purpose: The accountant will be responsible for the effective and efficient processing of financial data. 

The accountant will apply accounting principles and procedures and provide accurate and timely financial information.

Qualifications and Experience Required:
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) finalist
  • Bachelor’s degree will be an added advantage
  • 3-5 years’ experience in accounting. Experience with CDC/NIH funding will be an added advantage.
  • General of US Government rules and regulations related to financial management of grants and cooperative agreements.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and accounting systems/software, QuickBooks preferred.
  • Supervisory experience an added advantage.
Skills and Attributes:
  • Personal integrity and transparency
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong analytical, documentation and presentation skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including report writing
  • Ability to prioritise responsibilities under pressure and be self-motivated
  • Ability to travel to project areas
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team
  • Fluency in both written and spoken English
Roles and Responsibilities
  • Prepare vouchers, invoices, and other payments documents and ensure that all transactions are fully supported with appropriate back-up documentation
  • Manage checks or wire transfer requests based on approved documents and present to approved check signers for review and signature
  • Process supplier invoices in a timely manner
  • Ensure preparation and submissions of all statutory payments are made on time
  • Record cash receipts and make bank deposits
  • Maintain the cashbooks of the main accounts
  • Record bank payment vouchers daily in the bank log book
  • Set-up MPESA for all petty cash transactions by program staff
  • Manage and reconcile MPESA transactions
  • Maintain journal entries of all accounting transactions.
  • Record financial data into the accounting software.
  • Organize and maintain accurate and complete accounting records.
  • Prepare monthly bank reconciliations for the main accounts.
  • Monitoring and reconciliation of accounts payable and receivables
  • Maintain an orderly accounting filing system
  • Maintain the chart of accounts
  • Verification of the petty cash counts
  • Prepare budget status reports for all programs and share with manager and technical leads managing budgets
  • Supervise and oversee the work of the Field Office Accountants
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Finance Manager
How to Apply

To apply, send your CV and cover letter only to before close of business 6th January, 2017. 

Clearly indicate the position applied for on the subject line and expected remuneration.

NB: Flexi Personnel does not charge candidates for job placement

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