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GRADE 11 1 POSITION REF: PU/ADV/01/10/2019

Requirements
This is a middle-level position in the university and appointment is either on permanent and pensionable terms or on a two (2) year renewable performance-based contract depending on age, citizenship and any other reason.
Qualifications

Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce or its equivalent from a recognized university.
In addition, the candidate must:
·         Have CPA (K) or its equivalent
·         Have knowledge of ERP (Enterprises Resource Planning)
·         Be registered with the relevant professional body (e.g. ICPAK)
Experience
The applicants must have a minimum of three (3) years relevant experience in a large or busy organization, at the level of an Accountant (Grade F/10) or its equivalent with proven integrity, honesty and compliance to deadlines.
Responsibilities
·         Participate in preparation of institutional budgets e.g. for divisions, departments, sections and units to ensure proper allocation and utilization of resources
·         Prepare weekly management reports such as cash flows, budget variance reports to inform management of the finance performance of the institution and make decision on what remedies are supposed to be implemented.
·         Develop quarterly work plan for Accounts Assistants; allocate and supervise their working to ensure smooth running of the sections and units.
·         Participate in monthly divisional meetings to review work done and assist in annual development and review of financial policies and procedure to ensure relevance.
·         Prepare monthly management accounts to assist the institution on planning and general making of financial decisions.
·         Prepare process and review payment of vouchers to ensure timely disbursement of funds and setting of institutional financial liabilities.
·         Participate in the preparation of annual financial statement and schedules for the institution to ensure that it meets all the statutory requirements.
·         Participate in the preparation of departmental budget and compiling the budgets of the institution from various departments to ensure adequate and allocation of resources for all the departments.
·         Review the institutions bank reconciliations to ensure accuracy in the bank transactions.

·         Review and reconcile institutional debtors and credit accounts to ensure the balances are correct for proper financial accountability.
·         Any other duty as assigned by the Head of Section/ Department
Skills
The candidate must have:
·         Computer literacy
·         Team building and team work.
·         Interpersonal skills.
·         Good communication skills.
·         Managerial skills
·         Leadership skills
·         Organizational skills
·         Analytical ability
In addition, the applicants should show:
Active involvement in International/Continental/Regional /National/ Local/Community activities
Terms Of Service
Benefits for the above position include a competitive basic salary, house allowance, medical cover for staff and dependants, life Insurance, opportunities for further development and training and other regular allowances.
Interested applicants should send four (4) copies of their application for the position.
Applications and recommendations letters from referees should be addressed to
The Vice Chancellor
Pwani University
P.O Box 195-80108, Kilifi
Applications should include an up to date CV, academic and professional qualifications, work experience, present post and salary, email address, telephone, names and contacts of three referees who are knowledgeable about the competence of the applicant, copies of relevant certificates and testimonials.
Pwani University is an equal opportunity employer, female candidates and persons living with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Persons living with Disabilities should attach a copy of their National Council for Persons with Disabilities (NCPWD) registration Card.
The deadline for submitting applications is Wednesday 23rd October, 2019. Applications received later than this date will not be considered
Please Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

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