HIAS Project Accountant Jobs in Kenya

HIAS Project Accountant Jobs in Kenya

Job Summary

HIAS is an international nonprofit organization with a vision for a world in which refugees, displaced persons and asylum seekers find welcome, safety and freedom.

HIAS operation in Kenya was established in 2002 with the mission to serve the most vulnerable refugees through protection, resilience, economic inclusion and provision of durable solutions.

HIAS seeks to recruit a Project Accountant who will provide accounting and financial services necessary for the continued operations of the organization and will take care of all the important accounting functions of the organization ensuring that transactions are correctly captured in the most efficient manner and that day-to-day accounting is effectively and efficiently carried out to support the various programs.

Main Duties & Responsibilities

  • Posting of cheque/bank transfer payments into the Great Plains Accounting System(GP)
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and mid- year donor financial reports for submission to the Country Director and HIAS Headquarters ensuring that back up of supporting documents are in accordance with HRTK and donor accounting procedures;
  • Prepare and facilitate donor verification exercises assisting in review of financial reports backups and vouching of supporting documents;
  • Assist in the preparation and coordination for audit of books of accounts by internal and external auditors;
  • Participate in budget preparation exercise
  • Assist in preparing and monitoring donor monthly burn rates reports for various programs to ensure that the budget lines are not exceeded or under spent.
  • Prepare bank reconciliation on monthly basis
  • Maintain account payable account on monthly basis
  • Assist in the preparation of annual budgets and budgetary control reports for donors.
  • Assist in development of various accountability vouchers for use in the finance office
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

    Job Specifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Must be a CPA(K) Finalist
  • Master’s Degree in related field would be an added advantage
  • A minimum of 3 years’ working experience

    Skills & Competencies
  • Working knowledge of and experience in the Great Plains Accounting System.
  • Excellent analytical skills and attention to details
  • Solid organizational skills as well as the ability to be flexible and work well under pressure.

    How to Apply
  • Please send a cover letter and curriculum vitae indication your current and expected salary to the email address; recruitment.kenya@hias.org.
  • In addition, indicate Vacancy Notice No. HRTK/KEN/PA/02/19** in the subject line. Applications not bearing the requirements highlighted in this advert will not be considered.
  • Important: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Closing date 28th February 2019 by 5.00pm

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