Accounts Assistant 1 job at KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme (KWTRP)
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Vacancy title:
Accounts Assistant 1

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Research , Category: Accounting & Finance ]

Jobs at:

KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme (KWTRP)

Deadline of this Job:
27 July 2022  

Duty Station:
Within Kenya , Nairobi , East Africa

Date Posted: Thursday, July 14, 2022 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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Job Purpose:

This role is responsible for maintaining petty cash, fixed asset register and store management.

Key Responsibilities
Cash Management

• Initiate and make petty cash payments and ensure all payments are approved before disbursement of cash.
• Organise cash collection from the bank as required and order foreign currency from the bank in good time so that Programme activities are not disrupted
• Manage petty cash, carry out daily reconciliations and generate daily reports for review and approval by the Assistant Accountant, update FMS cash books as necessary.
• Report overs or under daily following daily reconciliations and checks.
• Requisition petty cash and cheque books as needed and replenish the petty cash floats for various floats used by the Cash Office.
• Ensure that all monies for banking are balanced and ready for encashment when required and that they are posted in FMS with relevant coding; all other monies must be always locked in the safe.
• Organise Cash requests for travel and fieldwork when required
• Maintaining the cheque register

Store Management
• Custodian of Nairobi stores
• Ensure that timely issue of store items to various user departments of the organization, based on duly approved internal requisition documents
• Ensure accuracy and no variances are reported during stock checks

Fixed Asset Management
• Maintain, update and keep custody of fixed asset register for the Nairobi Unit
• Keep Custody of the asset transfer forms and disposal forms
• Update the Asset register with additions and disposal.
• Send email on assets lists to be insured.
• Ensuring all new assets are tagged as received.
• Liaising with Kilifi Fixed Asset accountant and ensure the register is aligned.

Staff Accounts
• Ensure that any staff advances are signed at the time of receipt and posted in respective staff accounts
• Carry out staff account reconciliations for Nairobi office and clearance of balances by initiating payments or sending reminders where applicable.
• To process and close Staff Travel Requisitions and travel claims in FMS

• Provide support in procurement and sits in as cover for procurement assistant
• Liaising with procurement assistant on reorder levels and ordering store items.

Accounts payable
• Provide support in processing of Invoices/payments including staff accounts, taxi, utilities, mileage, photocopy etc
• Assists in Supplier reconciliations when required.
• Sits in as cover for Assistant Accountant when required.
• Maintaining the journal voucher listing

Other Accounts and Administrative Duties
• Filing of documents and organising for archiving of files and documents
• Saving all necessary documents online in shared folders sequential as required
• Retrieval of documents for Audit purposes when required
• Maintaining the finance delivery book.
• And any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.

• At least Three years accounting experience
• Data entry and records maintenance skills
• Bookkeeping and accounting skills
• Ability to use accounting packages and MS Excel

• Demonstrate high levels of integrity and confidentiality
• Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
• Strong Organizational, planning and administrative skills
• Strong attention to detail and ability to work with minimal supervision
• Teamwork with the ability to work diverse teams

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 36

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree

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Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Kenya
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: 27 July 2022
Duty Station: Nairobi
Posted: 14-07-2022
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 14-07-2022
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 14-07-2065
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