Accountant job at Kesho Kenya
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[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Accounting & Finance ]

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Kesho Kenya

Deadline of this Job:
18 January 2023  

Duty Station:
Within Kenya , Nairobi , East Africa

Date Posted: Friday, January 13, 2023 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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Main duties and responsibilities:
Transactions and General Accounting Procedures
• Undertake and oversee as appropriate, all accounting and financial activities ensuring they are timely, accurate and in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and with Kesho’s Financial Timelines Policy.
• Document and maintain complete and accurate supporting information for all financial transactions.
• Prepare and/or oversee the preparation and issuance of cheques including those for the payment of student fees.
• Develop and maintain accounting systems for cash management, accounts payable, accounts receivable, credit control, petty cash and payroll.
• Ensure effective and accurate bookkeeping and orderly filing systems for personnel and financials.
• Conduct and review with the ED the monthly cash flow.
• Undertake reconciliations on required accounts.
• Manage the acquisition of capital assets and ensure that assets are properly recorded, amortized, and disposed of as appropriate.
• Maintain the chart or accounts.

• Comply with local, statutory and legal financial and reporting requirements.
• Coordinate the provision of information to external auditors for the annual audit.

Risk Management
• Monitor legal issues affecting civil society organisations and ensure Kesho complies with all legal and regulatory requirements.
• Report risk issues to the ED and Board.
• Construct and monitor reliable control systems over accounting transactions.
• Maintain appropriate insurance coverage.
• Ensure record keeping meets the requirements of auditors and government agencies.
• Maintain relations with external auditors and investigate their findings and recommendations.

Financial Management and Reporting
• Ensure timely and complete reporting of financial statements, metrics, management accounts, cash flows and other relevant reports to meet the requirements of the ED and Board.
• Calculate variances from the budget and report significant issues to management.
• Timely and accurate external reporting in line with relevant contract agreements with Donors.
• Manage and advise ED on financial investments.
• Ensure access of key financial data and reports to the ED and Board through Dropbox.

Budgeting and Forecasting
• Support the ED in providing the necessary information to establish guidelines for budget and forecast preparation, and to facilitate the preparation of the annual budget.
• Provide assistance to the persons responsible for preparing budgets for funding applications.
• Prepare and monitor cash balances and cash flow forecasts.

Systems, Policies and Procedures
• Develop, strengthen and automate systems for (a) General Accountancy Procedures, (b) Financial Reporting and (c) the Preparation of Management Accounts.
• Develop, strengthen and ensure adherence to all relevant financial policies and procedures including those for minimizing financial risk

• Oversee all payroll functions to ensure that employees are paid in a timely and accurate manner.
• Timely and accurate processing and submission of statutory, insurance and benefits remittances.

• Provide training and supervision to assistants supporting the accounting framework.

• Prepare all supporting information for annual audits and liaise with the Board's Finance Sub Committee and the external auditors as necessary.
• Ensure storage and back-up of all financial information through Kesho’s information storage and back-up system.
• Advise on income generating activities and financial services available to the Organization.
• Contribute to the development and oversee the implementation of a strategic and operational plan for the Financial Department, ensuring it conforms with Kesho’s mission and strategic goals.
• Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Knowledge, Skills , Experience and Personal Attributes
Qualifications & Experience
• Bachelors Degree in Accounting or Finance
• CPA minimum Section 2, CPA K is desirable
• At least 3 years experience in a similar position preferably within the NGO sector.
• ICPAK member desirable

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 36

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree

Job application procedure

Qualified and interested candidates should fill this online form using the link below: and submit a covering letter and current CV addressed to  Please indicate the position applied for in the Subject field of the Email. Applications and interviews will be done on a rolling basis up until 18th January 2023 at 5pm. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Kenya
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: 18 January 2023
Duty Station: Nairobi
Posted: 13-01-2023
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 13-01-2023
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 13-01-2067
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