Embassy of Switzerland Kenya – Accounts Officer (100%).

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For the Operations Management Division, responsible for Finance, Personnel and Administration of the Embassy, we are looking for a fulltime Accounts Officer (Monday to Friday).

The Accounts Officer (AcO) is responsible for the daily entries in the accounting system and the timely/correct payments of the Embassy. He/she follows IPSAS, IFRS, ISA and GAAP, local law and other internal FDFA instructions. He/she assures a correct handling of all global budget contracts in our internal system ESPRIT and works closely with all his/her internal and external counterparts.

He/she also performs administrative tasks and reports directly to the Senior Finance Officer.

Main Tasks:

· Initiates and processes journal entries in the accounting software Vision+;

· Prepares monthly reconciliations of bank accounts, cash checks, general and related sub-ledger accounts and honorary consulate accounts;

· Prepares periodic financial reports including monthly and yearly accounts closure in Vision+;

· Payment of invoices/bills in a timely manner and manages key vendor relationships;

· Reviews invoices for VAT/Excise Duty exemption application;

· Enters and manages contracts in ESPRIT;

· Monitors all active rental contracts.

Academic qualifications / Professional experience:

· Bachelors’ degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field;

· Minimum of 3-year post qualification experience in accounting or financial related field;

· Professional Accountancy Qualification CPA or ACCA;

· Perfectly fluent in English language, written and spoken,

· Knowledge of a Swiss national language an asset;

· Excellent computer skills (MS Office, especially Excel, SAP and other accounting software);

· Working experience in an embassy or an international organizations is an added advantage.

Required skills:

· Highly motivated, committed and able to work in a team;

· Ability to deal effectively and in a diplomatic manner at all levels;

· Ability to work independently and under pressure and with minimal supervision;

· High degree of adaptability and capacity to learn;

· Good communication skills and interpersonal skills;

· Precise, dynamic and high level of integrity and loyalty;

· Strong service and customer orientation.

How to apply

Modalities of employment and application:

· Duty station is Nairobi.

· Application deadline is 15th November 2020.

· Applicants should include a letter of motivation (maximum 1 page), a CV (maximum 3 pages) and 2 references related to previous work experience.

· Applications have to be sent to nairobi.vacancy@eda.admin.ch

· Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

· Start date: as soon as possible

Note: Please be advised that the Embassy of Switzerland does not charge any fees from applicants for any recruitment, nor has it engaged a third party to facilitate this hire. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

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