Accounts Officer

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Sightsavers is an international charity which works with partners to eliminate avoidable blindness and promote equality of opportunity for disabled people in the developing world

Sightsavers vision is of a world where no one is needlessly blind and where people who are blind enjoy the same rights as people with sight.

Each year, Sightsavers improve the lives of millions of people in the poorest parts of the world.

Sightsavers is growing rapidly and offers dedicated people like you a rewarding career environment.

Sightsavers wishes to recruit an Accounts Officer, for the East, Central and Southern Africa Regional Office in Nairobi, Kenya.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide Regional Office support in the accounting processes in order to ensure compliance with Sightsavers' financial policies and procedures

  • Process payments within Sightsavers' policies and procedures

  • Maintenance of accurate books of accounts and assets register

  • Processing payroll within Sightsavers' policies and procedures

  • Ensuring timely remittance of statutory payments and filing of statutory returns

  • Facilitating both Internal & External audits by providing schedules and information as required

  • Holding and administering Regional Office petty cash

  • Prepare regular financial reports as needed

  • Assist in discharging IT functions as per Sightsavers ICT policies and procedures

  • Assist in checking and reviewing Regional Office partner financial returns and processing cash transfer requests

  • Prepare monthly financial returns for submission to Sightsavers head office

  • Provide administrative support in managing the day to day operations of the office

    Qualifications and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate, a Kenyan national

  • Must have at least three years experience in a busy accounting office

  • A degree in Commerce or Business Administration and CPA (II).

  • The candidate must possess a strong understanding of programme financial management and administration, planning, organising and facilitation skills, written and oral communication and information technology (MS Office and Sun Accounts).

  • Adaptability and team building skills are essential for this role.

    Deadline: 25th September 2009

    For more information and application, visit: Accounts Officer Website

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