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Accountant Job in Kenya

Reference Number: ACC110821

Employment Type: Full time

Category:  Accountancy and Finance

Job Grade: 6.01

Country: Kenya

Location: Kilifi

JOB PURPOSE: 

This role is responsible for ensuring financial resources are disbursed, accounted and reported efficiently. To manage and co-ordinate the work of assigned staff, ensure preparation of internal management reports, grant donor reports and other financial accounting information. 

Description: 

 

REPORTS TO: 

  • Senior Accountant.

DIRECT REPORTS:

  • Assistant Accountant.

Responsibilities

  • Managing grant expenditure. 
  • Approval of requests of the financial management system (FMS). 
  • In charge of preparing timely management reports internally
  • Ensuring that standard accounting procedures are followed in preparing the financial reports & that any SOPS in place are followed
  • Verifying that all transactions are properly authorized, documented, and ensuring that accounting transactions are posted to the correct ledgers/account codes
  • Preparing balance sheet reconciliations monthly to be reviewed by the Head of Finance
  • Setting up new grants in the accounting database
  • Supervising weekly cash counts and periodic stock takes
  • Preparing Grant Reports for Donors and ensuring these go out in accordance with deadlines, and with all the correct supplementary backing information required
  • Meeting with PIs and other unit staff to discuss finance matters and advise on procedures
  • Check and review coding of transaction before posting to accounting system
  • Check and review supplier payments as necessary
  • Prepare bank reconciliations if required
  • Analyze income & costs for specific queries
  • Monthly variance analysis
  • Assist in the preparation of budgets
  • Preparation of the CORE payroll
  • Checking the KWP payroll, Supplement and Locum payrolls.
  • Other tasks that may reasonably be required of the post holder.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree in accounting, Finance or in a relevant field; Masters Degree is an added advantage 
  • CPA (K) Qualified accountant and registered member of ICPAK. 
  • Minimum four (4) years relevant experience; One(1) year supervisory experience an added advantage.

DESIRED SKILLS:

  • In-depth knowledge and experience in computerized Grants accounting systems; 
  • Knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards and their applicability. 
  • Knowledge of Tax Laws and Company’s Act.

COMPETENCIES:

  • Demonstrate high levels of integrity and confidentiality 
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, presentation and communication skills 
  • Basic analytical, problem solving and critical thinking skills. 
  • Team working and ability to work in diverse teams 
  • Flexibility, adaptability, multi-tasking and attention to detail.

How to Apply

To apply for this post you must be a registered user. Log into your account then go to Vacancies, view the post and click on the button: “Apply for this job”.

All applicants are required to state their current/last salary.

Candidates must supply an email and telephone contact that will be used when offering interviews.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Shortlisted candidates shall be required to produce ORIGINALS of their National Identity Card, academic and professional certificates, original transcripts and testimonials, detailed curriculum vitae and valid clearance certificate (certificate of good conduct) during the interviews. 

The application closing date is 25 August, 2021. 

KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme (KWTRP) is an equal opportunity employer. Direct or indirect canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.  KWTRP does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, processing, training or any other fees).

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