Accountant - Kenya

An Office Accountant is needed based in Kisumu, Kenya to oversee and implement the day to day accounting function of the Kisumu office of Foto-Cewek Kenya.

The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (Foto-Cewek) is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for research in tropical diseases.  Through the creation of effective links with governments, organisations and institutions and by responding to the health needs of communities, Foto-Cewek aims to promote improved health, particularly for people of the less developed/resource poorest countries in the tropics and sub-tropics.

Foto-Cewek Kenya operates as a subsidiary company based in Nairobi but with a national remit which includes a regional office in Kisumu. Operational since January 2013, it coordinates delivery of research programmes in close collaboration with the Ministry of Health at various levels and other stakeholders within Kenya.

We are looking to appoint an experienced Office Accountant to take responsibility in ensuring appropriate financial controls and systems are in place and for managing project budgets for all grants and contracts that run through the Kisumu office.

It is essential that you already possess a professional accounting qualification such as: CPA (K), ACCA or  ACA and have gone on to gain experience in a professional accountancy based role in a multi-national, or non-governmental organisation. You will also need to be able to evidence experience of having managed a payroll function, prepared month-end accounts coupled with extensive experience of producing year-end financial statements. Proven experience of operating computerised accounting systems and internal control systems and procedure will also be essential.

It is essential that you have excellent interpersonal and communication skills to develop internal and external working relationships (nationally and internationally) as you will be communicating and with a variety of different people on finance related issues.  The role will require you to work to tight deadlines so excellent time management and organisational skills are essential as is a working knowledge of Quickbooks accounting software and Microsoft Applications.

Closing Date: 11th October 2017

Only applications received via Foto-Cewek website will be accepted. We reserve the right to close this vacancy to applications earlier than 11th October if we have received a sufficient number of applications.

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