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Regional Accountant Job in Mombasa Kenya

A USAID contractor is recruiting for a Regional Accountant for a fast-paced program located in Mombasa. 

The candidate must be fluent in written and spoken English and Swahili, and must be willing and able to travel frequently.

Regional Accountant

The Regional Accountant, under the supervision of the Operations and Finance Manager in Nairobi, oversees financial operations, ensures compliance, and performs financial oversight for the Mombasa office.  

Specific duties include  
  • support for payroll functions; 
  • processing payments for operational and program expenditures; 
  • preparing monthly bank reconciliations; 
  • supervising vendor payments; 
  • providing financial analysis and projections; 
  • monitoring and tracking grant and contract expenditures as needed; 
  • providing all information required for regular financial reporting; and 
  • other duties as assigned in an extremely fast-paced environment. 
  • Candidates must possess a BCOM, at least a CPA III, and have at least five years of accounting experience, including three years relevant experience in financial administration and management for USAID or other donor-funded programs. 
  • Candidates are preferred to have experience in Mombasa or elsewhere on the Kenyan Coast, as a demonstrated understanding of local banking conditions is required.  
  • All candidates must demonstrate strong skills in computer applications including Microsoft Word and Excel, as well as accounting software such as QuickBooks or others. 
  • Candidates must also be able to work independently, to prioritize multiple assignments, meet deadlines, and exercise good, professional judgment that reflects positively on the program. 
  • Previous supervisory experience also preferred.
To Apply

Qualified applicants must include a cover letter highlighting relevant experience, a current Curriculum Vitae (CV), maximum 3 pages, and a list of three (3) references with contact information. 

Applicants are requested NOT to attach additional certificates, diplomas, or other supporting documents to their submissions.

Please include “Regional Accountant Position” as the subject of the message. 

Applications that do not adhere to the stated instructions above will not be considered. 

All references and educational credentials for short-listed candidates will be thoroughly checked and verified. 

Only finalists will be contacted.

To Apply: Applications should be sent via email to no later than Wednesday, February 6th, 2013 5:00 p.m.

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