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Senior Accountant – East African School of Aviation Job in Kenya

The Authority is seeking to recruit qualified Kenyan citizens to fill the following position:
Senior Accountant – East African School of Aviation
Ref: EASA/FD/01

Department / Section: Finance (EASA)

Reports To: Registrar Finance and Administration

Job Purpose: To handle all accounting activities and to be responsible for the entire Finance functions at the East African School of Aviation
Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) is a State Corporation under the Ministry of Transport.
Our Mission is “to develop, regulate, and manage a safe, efficient and effective Civil Aviation System in Kenya” with a Vision “to be a model of Excellence in Civil Aviation”.
Scope of work / duties / responsibilities
§  Supervise the expenditure process at EASA to ensure that payment is done against goods and/ or services rendered;
§  Maintain security procedures for cash and accountable documents including safe custody of the following records among others;
1.    Payment vouchers for each Financial Year.
2.    Receipt analysis for each Financial Year
3.    Students & Cashier banking slips
4.    All tax monthly & yearly returns documents
5.    All receipt books
§  Coordinate all tax requirements at the School including weekly filling of withholding VAT returns;
§  Reconcile monthly records for EASA Bank Accounts;
§  Undertake Cost-Benefit analysis of all courses including those of collaborating institutions offered at EASA
§  Prepare fee balance statements per student per course for management action;
§  Prepare monthly management reports for EASA;
§  Send students fees reminders periodically;
§  Maintain control accounts and reconcile them to relevant ledger records. Investigate any variances arising out of these reconciliations;
§  Respond to audit, supplier and management queries on matters relating to expenditure and revenue activities at EASA;
§  Coordinate the preparation and revision of annual budget for EASA for incorporation into the Authority Annual Budgets;
§  Ensure that expenditure does not exceed approved budgets-enforce strict budgetary control guided by quarterly budget allocations;
§  Ensure safe custody of cash collected and adequate cash security procedures are in place and that all money collected is banked intact;
§  Supervise the activities of subordinates, plan and implement staff training plans and address skills development and motivation issues relating to subordinates;
§  Authorize all EASA payments;
§  Carry out any other functional duties within your competence assigned by the office of Manager Finance
Qualifications
§  A Bachelors Degree in Commerce (Accounting) or in relevant areas like Economics, or Business Administration from a recognized University.
§  Professional Qualifications: Minimum of CPA (K) or equivalent
Experience
§  At least three years in a busy accounting environment including supervisory functions.
Knowledge and skills
§  Computer literate and practical knowledge of accounting information systems
§  Broad-based accounting and financial knowledge as is required for a generalist accountant (ledger, revenue collection, accounts payables and budget planning)
§  Detail oriented and accurate
§  Communication skills to deal with auditors, suppliers, customers etc
Interested candidates are requested to send: Application letter quoting Job Reference No. on both envelope and application letter, copies of certificates, testimonials and detailed CV indicating current salary and expected salary (except for graduate trainees), day time telephone and full contact details of three professional referees to the address below to be received not later than 22nd September 2011.
Female candidates are encouraged to apply.
The Director General
Kenya Civil Aviation Authority
KAA Complex Building – JKIA
P.O Box 30163 – 00100
Nairobi
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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