Assistant Accountant Job in Kenya



  • Must have an earned Bachelor of Commerce Degree (Accounting/ Finance option) or equivalent.
  • Computer literate (Accounting packages).
  • CPA part Ill/ Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).


  • CPA part Il/ Certified Internal Auditor Il (CIA) or any other relevant equivalent qualification (e.g.
  • Association of Charted Certified Accountants (ACCA), Chartered Institute of Management Accounting (CIMA)
  • Six (6) years’ work experience three (3) of which as Accounts Assistant/ Audit Assistant Grade 5/6 or equivalent.

Key Responsibilities

  • Post all paid payment vouchers to the ledgers to update the creditors’ accounts accordingly.
  • Maintaining the petty cash ledger and the cash in hand ledger and ensuring that it always agrees with the physical cash.
  • Writing of cash books,
  • Posting of entries in various ledgers,
  • Examine revenue and expenditure.
  • Assisting in compilation of financial reports.
  • Maintenance of assets register, creditors and debtors’ ledgers.
  • Assist in preparation of cash flow statements and financial analysis.
  • Preparing cheques and cash relating to the employee’s imprest and disbursing the same.
  • File and ensure that all relevant documentation is stored timely and accurately
  • Receive requests for petty cash and assist in processing,
  • Receipt and collection of revenue from other income generating activities
  • Issue cheques to creditors’ and other providers of goods and services in time.
  • Processing Imprests surrender from staff.
  • Participate in stock taking process
  • Preparing bank reconciliation statements for other income generating areas in the university.
  • Maintain appropriate files, reports, documentation and data.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by a senior officer.

How To Apply

Applicants must:

  • Submit two (2) hard copies of the letter of application, academic certificates, testimonials and updated curriculum vitae to include full details of academic and professional qualifications, experience, publications, supervision of postgraduate students (where applicable), attracted funds, academic programmes developed, membership to professional bodies and evidence of current salary.
  • Update individual google scholar accounts to include all publications (where applicable).
  • Type the required information in the Job Application Form available on the University website, print, sign and attach to the application.
  • Contact three (3) referees and request them to send their recommendations, under sealed envelopes to the provided address, before the advert deadline.
  • Send a soft copy (one running pdf file) of the application to and a copy to
  • Submit the two (2) applications in a sealed envelope indicating the position applied for to:

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor
Administration, Planning and Finance
Machakos University
P. O. BOX 136 – 90100

So as to be received not later than Thursday 9th May, 2024.

N/B: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Machakos University is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and therefore staff of either gender or persons with disability are encouraged to apply.