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Project Accountant Job in Nairobi Kenya - KEMRI

KEMRI / USAMRU-K “The Walter Reed Project” is a research-based organization that is affiliated to the Kenya Medical Research Institute.

Our mission is to develop and test improved means for predicting, detecting, preventing and treating infectious diseases.

The organization seeks to fill the following position: Project Accountant

Closing Date: 24th January 2014

Duty Station: Nairobi

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Work closely with the Senior Budget Analyst and GEIS Coordinator to ensure checks and balances, internal controls and internal checks in the day to day financial operations of the unit. This includes setting up and implementation of a cash monitoring mechanism at the unit.
  • Work closely with the site accountants in disbursing funds to the projects in Kisumu and Kericho Management of the GEIS local accounts, this involves maintaining spreadsheets for the bank accounts and updating the spread sheets when payments or receipts are made.
  • Management of the GEIS APC accounts; this involves keeping track of all transactions going through the APC and reporting to the Senior Budget Analyst, the GEIS Coordinator and GEIS Principal Investigators
  • Management of the GEIS petty cash by keeping track of all cash payments made for each project.
  • Prepare Bank reconciliation for the local accounts on a monthly basis.
  • Preparing monthly and quarterly reports for the GEIS Coordinator and Principal Investigators.
  • Process travel orders for all GEIS Contracted staff.
  • Monitor and verify payments to vendors and ensure timely posting of transactions in the bank account, MS Dynamics and other relevant systems.
  • Any other duty as allocated by the Senior Budget Analyst or USAMRU-K Comptroller.

Minimum Qualifications/Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Commerce/Business Administration and CPA II, or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in donor fund management.
  • Proven experience with computerized accounting systems.
  • MS excel and PowerPoint proficient.
  • Strong analytical skills, team player and self-driven
  • Terms of Employment:
  • 1 year renewable Contract.
  • Probation period for the first 3 months.

Remuneration: Compensation is negotiable within a relevant grade, based on educational levels, relevant experience and demonstrated competency.

The salary is based on KEMRI salary scale plus supplemental amounts.

Posting: Applicants should submit their application including their Curriculum Vitae and copies of both academic and professional certificates, stating their current position and three (3) professional referees.

Send your application to;

The Human Resource
Walter Reed Project,
P.O. Box 29893- 00202

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N/B: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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