Accountant at KIPPRA

  • Company: KIPPRA
  • Location: Kenya
  • State: Nairobi
  • Job type: Full-Time
  • Job category: Accounting Jobs in Kenya

To Ensure the effective financial and accounting affairs of the Institute as set out in various regulatory laws; maintenance of proper books of accounts; keep custody of accountable documents; Preparing periodic management and annual financial accounting reports; undertake cash and bank management activities; project finances management; the account for special funds set up under various statutes; manage accounting information,


  • Preparing proper books of accounts and records;
  • Preparing periodic accounting reports;
  • Maintaining accurate accounting records of project activities;
  • Supporting in preparing annual budget estimates for the Institute;
  • Participating in coordination of internal and external audits;
  • Supervising management of petty Cash;
  • Ensuring maintenance of accurate accounting general ledgers;
  • Processing payment requisitions and process payroll payments;
  • Ensuring accurate posting of accounting transactions in the accounting system;
  • Processing requests for bank transfers;
  • Ensuring receipt of incoming funds;
  • Verify Preparation of payments to statutory accounts such as PAYE, NHIF, NSSF and HELB;
  • Assist in the development and implementation of financial controls and procedures;
  • Participating in preparation of financial statements;
  • Preparing monthly bank reconciliation reports and Ensuring accurate cashbook postings;
  • Participating in preparing investment records and documents;
  • Implementing the financial controls Established by the Institute;
  • Keeping custody of assigned accountable documents;
  • Preparing periodic accounting and financial reports;
  • Undertaking cash and bank management activities;
  • Implementing project and donor finances management activities;
  • Examining and verifying vouchers;
  • Balancing of cash book and advances ledgers; and
  • Receiving and processing invoices and claims and ensuring completeness


For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:

  • Master’s degree in accounting or related field or CPA (K)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting or related field.
  • Active ICPAK membership
  • Knowledge of computerized accounting packages


  • Proven ability to identify and critically assess issues and trends sound knowledge and experience in the application of advanced research methodologies
  • Demonstrated ability to make timely, fundamentally sound and quality decisions
  • Pertinent to research priorities, and identified research outcomes that impact on Kenyan people
  • Confident in networking and engaging with key institutions and relevant stakeholders to minimize research gaps
  • Communications skills
  • Networking skills

How to Apply

All applications to be addressed to:

The Executive Director,

The Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis,

Upper Hill, Bishop Gardens Towers, 2nd Floor Bishop Road,

P.O. Box 56445, Nairobi, 00200 City Square,

Tel: 2719933/4, Fax 2719951

Nairobi, Kenya.

All Email applications to be sent to:

Applications should reach the Institute, not later than close of business on Monday 13TH May 2019 at 17:00 hrs

Late applications will not be accepted, and ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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