Accountant Job in Kenya

REFERENCE: NYC/SA/5/2019

Qualifications
For appointment to this grade, a candidate must:
·          Have a Bachelors’ degree in Commerce (Accounting/Finance Option), Business Management (Accounting/Finance Option), Economics, or equivalent qualification from a recognized university.
·          Have Master’s degree in the fields above or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution as an added advantage;

·          Have a minimum of four (4) years relevant work experience in the public or private institution
·          Certificate in CPA(K) or its equivalent
·          Be a Member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) or any other recognized professional body in good standing;
·          Certificate in Supervisory Skills not lasting less than two (2) weeks;
·          Have demonstrated professional and administrative competence as reflected in work performance and results;
·          Knowledge in ERP system will be an added advantage;
·          Have proficient in computer application skills:
·          Fulfilll the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.
Key competencies
·          Team player and ability to work in a collaborative manner
·          Communications and reporting skills
·          Managerial skills and ability to lead teams
·          Analytical, Interpersonal and negotiation skills
·          Strong Report writing and presentations skills.
Responsibilities
The duties and responsibilities of the officer will entail:-
Accounts Duties
·          Approving payment vouchers and committal documents in accordance with laid down regulations;
·          Preparing financial reports and analyze income and expenditure against budgets;
·          Preparing monthly bank reconciliation and reconciliation of debtors and creditors ledgers;
·          Ensuring safe custody of financial records, documents, cheque books and assets;
·          Initiating budget proposals and financial plans; and
·          Reviewing petty cash reconciliation and facilitate withdrawal of cash for office use and ensuring safety of the same at all times
Finance Duties
·          Preparing quarterly expenditure forecast
·          Initiating proposals for seeking funds for additional expenditure
·          Monitoring expenditure on projects and programme implementation on a periodic basis
·          Coordinate activities within donor financed projects and monitors the implementation of the projects
·          Coordinate budget preparation
·          analyze budget estimates
·          Analyze programme performance targets
·          Control of budgetary commitments
·          Financial evaluation and processing of major policy changes within the National youth Council
·          Monitoring and review of programmes and implementations and taking corrective measures
How to Apply
Interested and qualified persons are requested to submit their application together with detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies of academic and professional certificates and testimonials.
Applicants MUST attach clearance certificates from the following bodies:
·          Kenya Revenue Authority,
·          Directorate of Criminal Investigation,
·          Higher Education Loans Board
·          Ethics and AntiCorruption Commission
·          Credit Reference Bureau
Applications in a sealed envelope clearly indicating at the top “Application for the position of’ should be Mailed or hand delivered
to:
Chief Executive Officer,
National Youth Council,
Bruce House 8th Floor
Standard Street, P.O. Box 23677-00100 Nairobi
And be received on or before 5th November, 2019
The National Youth Council is an equal opportunity employer. Youth, Women and PWD’s who meet the requirements are encouraged to apply. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. Qualified candidates irrespective of their gender, race, culture, religion or disability are encouraged to apply. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
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