Accountant Job in Kenya

(Ref. ABDP/PCU/2019/02)


Reporting to the Regional Coordinating Officer and technically to the Financial Controller. An officer at this level will work under the guidance and supervision of Financial Controller.
Responsibilities
·          Verification of payments invoices
·          Timely posting of all payment vouchers in the accounting software
·          Exercise proper custody of all posted vouchers and other accounting documents

·          Perform monthly bank reconciliation
·          Manage Regional office cash flow
·          Supervise and direct the accounting and logistical functions, to ensure efficiency at the regional office
·          Authorization of payment vouchers
·          Submission of account printouts by Components to the heads of Components for analysis and comments
·          Give advice to management on accounting and administration matters at the regional office
·          Liaise with the bank
·          Liaising with County Treasuries in the Western Region
·          Preparation of Statement of Expenditures from Counties in the Western Region
·          Any other relevant duties as may be assigned by the Regional Coordinating Officer and the Financial Controller
Qualifications
·          A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and/or Finance from a recognized Institution of higher learning
·          A holder of Certified Public Accountant of Kenya (CPA-K)
·          Knowledge of basic computer application will be an added advantage
Desired Attributes and Experience
·          Practical experience of at least 3 years in a project financial management unit and acquainted with accounting procedures in the public sector or in donor-funded projects

·          Previous experience with IFAD procedures and financial regulations or donor funded projects would be an added advantage
·          Good knowledge of accounting softwares such as Sage Pastel, TOMPRO, SUN Systems would be essential.
·          Knowledge of key Computer Applications
·          Excellent analytical and record management skills
·          Fluent (reading, writing and speaking) in English and in Kiswahili.
·          Can work under pressure and meet crucial deadlines.
·          Good communication – oral and written
·          Excellent interpersonal skills
·          Problem solving skills
Applicants for this post will be required to satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of Kenya Constitution 2010 by attaching copies of the following:
·          Certificate of Good Conduct from the Director of Criminal Investigations;
·          Clearance Certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board;
·          Tax Compliance Certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority;
·          Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission; and
·          Report from an Approved Credit Reference Bureau
How To Apply
Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the above positions.
Each application should be accompanied by a CV and cover letter indicating the Reference Number for the position. Each application in a sealed envelope should be addressed to;
The Principal Secretary
State Department for Fisheries, Aquaculture and the Blue Economy
Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries
P. O Box P. O. Box 58187-00200
Nairobi.
Or
Hand deliver your application to our offices, Maji House 3rd Floor Room 343 on or before 1st November, 2019.
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JOB GROUP ‘F’ SALARY SCALE : KSH.16,890 X 680-17,570X700-18,270X780-19,050X800-19,850X950-20,800 p.m House Allowance:  Ksh.3,000 P.M Commuter Allowance:  Kshs:3,000P.M Leave Entitlement:  30 working days per year. Leave Allowance:  Ksh: 4,000 (Twice yearly)…