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Accounts Assistant Job in Kisumu Kenya

Title: Accounts Assistant 

Reports To: Finance Manager

Location: Kisumu

Hope for Victoria Children (HOVIC) is seeking to recruit an Accounts Assistant to perform the functions outlined below.

Main Purpose and Scope

Provide supportive function to the finance manager

Main Duties:

  • Preparation of cheque and cash payment vouchers, taking them for authority to pay and   issuing out cheques.
  • Handling all project daily cash transactions and keeping petty cash float.
  • Maintenance of capital (asset) items inventory
  • Post transactions into ledgers
  • Processing of payroll for the staff.
  • Help in the preparation of financial reports
  • Handle payments of statutory and other payroll deductions
  • Undertake banking duties and collecting funds for the organization.
  • Support in the handling insurance matters. 
  • Data entry for bank reconciliation statements in the accounting software.
  • Any other duty allocated by the management from time to time.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

(The knowledge, skills and abilities may be required through a combination of formal schooling, self-education and prior experience or on-the-job-training).

Level of Education: Bachelor’s degree in any of the following areas: Accounting, Finance, Business, or any related field with a minimum of CPA part II

Competencies/Abilities/Skills Required
  • Working knowledge of computerized accounting and other computer application packages
  • High level of integrity to be able to handle assets, cash and cash related transactions.
  • Good interpersonal skills to be able to relate to people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Attention to detail to be able to scrutinize payment supporting documents before effecting payment.
  • Effective communication both oral and written
  • Good organizing skills
  • Relevant Job Experience
  • At least two (2) years’ experience in a busy accounts office (preferably an NGO).

Desirable Characteristics
  • Highest level of honesty and integrity
  • Desire to develop personally/professionally, willingness to learn, develop new skills, and take on more responsibilities.
  • Openness to working in a flexible work environment with fast evolving systems and Procedures
  • High level of initiative in improving the organization’s working environment
  • Results oriented to the point that person is willing to engage hands-on with duties of all variety

Terms & Conditions

Applicants MUST quote current and expected salary.

Availability for interviews in the week of 25th - 30th November, 2013.

One year contract – renewable depending on performance and availability of funds.

To Apply:

Interested candidates should submit application with CV and testimonials to;

Hope for Victoria Children
P.O Box 9350- 40140
Kisumu, Kenya.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted by email for an interview.

Applicants are encouraged to apply early, as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Application deadline is 27 November, 2013.

Email applications should be addressed to and copy the same to

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