School Accountant Job 

Our client is a new co-education boarding institution located in the serene plains of Maasailand in Kajiado District.

It will offer both the Kenyan National Curriculum (the 8-4-4 System) and the British National Curriculum to students aged from 12-18 yrs.

It will strive to provide (high) quality education through a broad and balanced curriculum.

The emphasis on both academic and co-curricular activities will aim at developing young men and women who value the culture of excellence and who are able to achieve their full potential in whatever they undertake.

The school will commence in January.

School Accountant

Reporting to: School Principal

Purpose: To manage the overall institution’s Accounting operations

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Implementing, updating and strengthening the school’s accounting, financial management and administrative procedures and providing constant leadership and coaching to all staff in implementing and maintaining financial controls and procedures.
  • Managing of the school’s moveable and immovable assets
  • Coordinating all issues relating to finance that include payment of suppliers and vendors, staff entitlements, statutory requirements and all recurrent running costs of the school
  • Ensuring the school’s compliance with relevant statutory requirements
  • Updating the general ledger operations and making all journal entries
  • Preparation of monthly income and expenditure and related financial statements and financial forecasts.
  • Carrying out monthly debtors, creditors and bank reconciliations
  • Leading the process of preparation for and coordination of the annual audit
  • In liaison with the school principal prepare and manage budgets.
  • Reconciliation of balance sheets accounts, petty cash payments, and payroll related payables, receivables and deferring of income accounts.
  • Making computerized entries of various financial details
  • Ensuring the match of purchase orders and receipts
  • Ensuring that the checks and drafts are archived and organized in a systematic manner
  • In charge of payroll account keeping

    Skills and Requirements

  • Attention to detail and accuracy in Accounting procedures.
  • A good planner and organizer.
  • Good written and spoken communication skills.
  • Be good in scheduling and monitoring skills.
  • Have initiative and innovative.
  • Be good at problem analysis and problem solving.
  • Ability at team work and relating well with other staff members.
  • Ability to work with high precision in all financial preparations
  • Must have a proven record of integrity
  • Have excellent negotiating skills

    Education and Qualifications

  • A Business/Commerce related degree with an Accounting option, or CPA V
  • Proficiency in use of Accounting software like QuickBooks, Microsoft Excel.
  • Knowledge and proficiency of Finance and Accounting principles.
  • Three years Accounting experience in an educational institution.

    If you meet the above criteria, and would like to be a part of the team, please send an application with a detailed C.V stating your experience, qualifications, current remuneration, list of at least 3 referees, day-time telephone numbers and email address to :- by Friday, September 23rd.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged. Female applicants encouraged to apply

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