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  • Posted: Jan 18, 2022
    Deadline: Jan 28, 2022
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  • Kituo Cha Sheria - "KITUO” is the oldest, most experienced legal aid providing and human rights non-governmental organization in Kenya, and perhaps, across the East and Horn of Africa region. It exists to empower the poor and marginalized and to enhance equity and access to justice for all.
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    Accountant

    KITUO seeks to recruit a qualified, energetic, dynamic, result oriented and capable individual to fill the position of an Accountant at the Head Office in Nairobi.

    Reporting to the Coordinator – Finance and Administration, s/he is responsible for: day to day transactions such as receiving and verifying financial instructions to facilitate payments against bills, invoices, salary advances, reimbursement claims and cheque requisitions as well as preparing including cash and cheque payments against approved documents. The holder is also responsible for the monthly payroll preparation. Other key duties include analyzing and reconciling financial information as well as preparing monthly and annual statutory accounting reports, as well as receiving and receipting of all incoming payment collections and ensuring that all funds are accounted for and banked promptly, in accordance with KITUO financial procedures. This position is key to the efficient running of the finance and administration department.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities

    1. Compiling and analysing financial information to prepare entries to accounts, such as cashbooks entry journal and general ledger accounts
    2. Analysing financial information detailing assets, liabilities and capital and preparing balance sheet, surplus and loss statement and other reports to summarise current and projected financial position.
    3. Reconciling all income statements against expenditure to ensure that records of income, creditors and debtors are completed at the end of each month.
    4. Maintaining a fixed assets policy governing cost-effective acquisition, maintenance, valuation, depreciation, capitalisation, replacement and disposal.
    5. Compiling payroll data, calculating statutory and other deductions to be withheld, reconciling errors to maintain accuracy of payroll records as well as ensuring timely payment of salaries.
    6. Preparing periodical reports and statements on financial expenditure and control of costs for the attention of the Coordinator, Finance and Administration.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    Qualifications and Training: Must be in possession of a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce (with Accounting / Finance Major), Economics or Business Administration and must possess a minimum of CPA (K), ACCA or equivalent qualifications.

    Relevant Experience: Must have gained a minimum of 3 years experience in accounting and budgeting from a busy finance department. Preferred candidates shall posses previous experience working in a multi donor environment.

    Skills: Must have good people and communication skills and must be proficient in using word processing, spreadsheet as well as QUICKBOOKS accounting software package. Additional IT skills and ability to prepare management reports may be an added advantage.

    Method of Application

    Interested candidates who meet the requirements should send their applications indicating the job reference number above. Applications should include: Cover Letter, Detailed CV, three referees one of which must be current or most recent employer, Copies of testimonials, email and day telephone contact, and an indication of present and expected remuneration. Address the application to:

    THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, KITUO CHA SHERIA

    (LEGAL ADVICE CENTRE)

    1. O. Box 7483 – 00300, Ronald Ngala, Nairobi

    E-mail: [email protected]  

    The application must reach us on or before 28th January 2022. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

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