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Accountant Job in Kenya - International Potato Center (CIP)

International Potato Center (CIP)

(A member of the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research – CGIAR)

The International Potato Center, Sub-Saharan Africa (CIP-SSA) is seeking to recruit an
 Accountant to assist in preparing payments & financial reporting for projects, maintaining financial records by processing and filing of the accounting documentation.

The main tasks of the Accountant are as follows:
  • Receive and review payment requests;

  • Ensure financial transactions are carried out in accordance with the Center’s financial and administrative policies and procedures ;
  • Prepare payments which include cheque payments; transfers; petty cash etc
  • Ensure appropriate supporting documents for transactions including receipts, invoices, contracts are attached
  • Ensure that payment requests are properly approved and that payments are effected in directed turn-around time, from the receipt of the invoice.
  • Record financial transactions following proper classification of accounts and cost centre in CIP Financial System
  • Process on a monthly/Quarterly basis the project reports in the formats provided by donors
  • Maintain a good filing system
  • Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor
The Position: The candidate selected to cover this position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya.

  • A minimum of an accounting degree with CPA part 2,
  • At least 2 years experience of working in the NGO sector/International Organisation,
  • Those with USAID grants experience will have definite advantage ;
  • Good self-organization and an ability to work in a team
Conditions: The employment contract will be for an initial period of 2 years with possibility of renewal.

Applications: Applicants should apply by email, sending a cover letter summarizing their relevance to this position, a full C.V., including salary expectations, and the names and contact information of three referees knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience to

Applications should be received by 11 March, 2011.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The reference name of the position should be clearly marked on the subject line of the email message.

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