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ACCOUNTANT (Ref: KCS/ACCT-NRB/APP)

Kituo Cha Sheria (KITUO) is a Non Governmental Organization (NGO) whose mission is to empower the poor and marginalized people to effectively access justice and realize their human and people’s rights. This is done through advocacy, networking, lobbying, legal aid and education, legal representation and research.

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

Repotting 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

Compiling and analysing financial information to prepare entries to accounts, such as cashbooks entry journal and general ledger accounts
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.
Reconciling all income statements against expenditure to ensure that records of income, creditors and debtors are completed at the end of each month.
Maintaining a fixed assets policy governing cost-effective acquisition, maintenance, valuation, depreciation, capitalisation, replacement and disposal.
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.
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 a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business Administration (with Accounting Major), and must possess a minimum of CPA II or equivalent (ACCA).

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 QUICKBOOKS accounting software package. Additional IT skills and ability to prepare management reports may be an added advantage.

How to Apply: 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)

P.O. Box 7483 – 00300,

Ronald Ngala, Nairobi

E-mail: hr@kituochasheria.or.ke

http://kituochasheria.or.ke/contacts/vacancies/

The application must reach us on or before 5th February 2017. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

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