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Assistant Accountant Job Vacancy

WWF- The global conservation organization, Kenya Country Office (KCO), is seeking to recruit:

Assistant Accountant

To be based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Under the supervision of the Programme Accountant, the Assistant Accountant will give support in the general ledger reconciliation, bank reconciliation, data entries into Oracle, processing of payables and receivables and the handling of petty cash.

Major duties will include but not limited to: 
  • processing all disbursements emanating from KCO, reviewing requests and writing cheques and dispatch of signed cheques to payee;
  • ensuring that all entries relating to disbursements, receipts or adjustments are posted into relevant ledgers in ORACLE and preparation of monthly financial report;
  • production of monthly bank reconciliation statements;
  • analysis and reconciliation of organization’s telephone accounts and charging accordingly;
  • custody and disbursement of petty cash according to established policy guidelines;
  • checking and coding suppliers’ invoices, preparing vouchers for payment;
  • filing of all the finance related documents and maintaining the filing system in an orderly manner;
  • monthly reconciliation of the core office staff advances;
  • super-user for cash management and accounts receivable modules in ORACLE;
  • accurate and timely capture and processing of project data from the sub-regional office as well as from all project locations;
  • maintaining project standing data such as project, award and budget information and provide relevant information for maintenance of common data such as supplier information.
The incumbent must possess: 
  • at least a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Commerce, Business Administration or related financial field;
  • professional CPA/ACCA qualification at least the second level;
  • minimum of 1 year experience in financial/project administration and management within an international organization, multinational company or government service with a bias to contract preparation and administration, database management, multi-currency financial reporting and multiple donor liaison;
  • good working knowledge of ORACLE;
  • demonstrable skills in the development and implementation of finance and accounting policies, procedures and systems in the context of an international NGO;
  • good knowledge of fund accounting including reporting requirements of major bi-lateral Aid Agencies;
  • hands-on knowledge of ORACLE accounting softwares would be a distinct advantage;
  • exceptionally strong analytical skills with ability to set priorities, complete work with minimal supervision and meet deadlines; advanced computer skills, particularly knowledge of MS Excel software;
  • strong communication and interpersonal skills, with fluency (spoken and written) in English;
  • ability to promote team synergy in a multicultural environment;
  • adherence to WWF’s values, which are: Optimistic, Engaging, Determined and Knowledgeable;
Interested candidates who meet the above requirements should email a cover letter and CV to the Human Resource Manager, WWF-KCO - not later than 15 February 2012. 

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