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Date of issue: 28th October 2019
Deadline for application: 4th November 2019
Job Title: Accountant
Duty Station/Mission: Nairobi, Kenya/ MSF Belgium
Duration: Fixed term (renewable) contract
Medecins Sans Frontieres Belgium is looking to fill the position of an Accountant, based in Nairobi. The successful candidate will be under the direct supervision of the Finance & Accounting Manager.
Objective of the Position:
Controlling the daily cash/check management, supporting the project accounting staff, overseeing and preparing the projects books in accordance with the supervisor’s instructions and MSF protocols, standards and procedures in order to provide accurate, reliable and updated financial information.
Tasks & Responsibilities:
S/he will perform the following main tasks, among others:-
Controlling the daily cash and cheque management and ensuring that all receipts and documentation meet MSF requirements (procedures, deadlines, information, signatures …). Tracking bills/vouchers, invoices and other running costs and analyzing the related information (costs, service contracts …) in order to give reliable and updated information.
Controlling cash advances and cashbook movements for each petty cash box, recording all IN and Out transactions, ensuring that cashbox balances always reflect the actual amount of money kept in the cashboxes and investigating any discrepancy. Ensuring strict compliance with cash control procedures for each cashbox / currency (daily cash control, weekly cash inventory and reconciliations).
Preparing the invoices and organising payments by cheque/bank transfers.
Performing all cash, bank payments and purchase journals entries into Unifield, files, and annotating the supporting documents with the voucher number.
Being responsible for filing accounting documents and their annexes, preparing documents for audits, organizing the scanning of documents and archiving mission financial documents.
Qualifications & Requirements:
Education: Minimum of CPA part 2 or its equivalent.
Experience: Essential, working experience of at least two years in a similar position. MSF experience and knowledge of Unifield software is desirable.
Knowledge: Computer literate (MS Office Suite…)
Skills/ Competences: Behavioural Flexibility; Committed to MSF principles; Result & Quality oriented; Team player; Organized and Attentive to details.
Language: Proficiency in written and oral English & Swahili.
Candidates meeting the above qualifications are requested to ONLY submit a motivation letter and an updated Curriculum Vitae via email (in pdf-format), mentioning on the subject email line “Accountant”, to:
The Human Resource Coordinator
Medecins Sans Frontieres Belgium
Applications must be received by the deadline. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted
MSF is an equal Employer and does not charge any application/ recruitment fee