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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.
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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