Kenya BioVax Institute Principal Accountant Jobs

Kenya BioVax Institute Principal Accountant Jobs

Job Purpose:

To coordinate formulation, implementation and review of accounting and internal control system to ensure prudent utilization of resources in the Institute. Lead in maintaining Accounting systems and reports.; and provide financial advice to departments and divisions within the Institute’s overall financial policies and procedures.


  • A minimum period of six (6) years relevant work experience, with at least Two (2) years in a Supervisory position in the public service or in the private sector;

  • Masters degree in any of the following disciplines: - Commerce (Accounts; Management Accounting and Control; Forensic Accounting and Control), Finance, Economics, Business Administration (Finance Option) or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;

  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: -Commerce (Accounting/Finance option), Finance, Economics, Business Administration (Accounting/Finance option), Business Management or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;

  • Demonstrated merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results;

  • Passed Part III of the Certified Public Accountants (CPA) Examination or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;

  • Membership to a relevant professional body such as Institute of Public Accountants (ICPAK) Kenya, Association of Chartered certified accountants (ACCA) or equivalent; and

  • Management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution.

    Key Competencies and skills

  • Organizational skills including planning, budgeting, monitoring and controlling;

  • Ethical, integrity and professionalism;

  • Good analytical skills;

  • Reporting skills;

  • Supervisory skills

  • Managerial skills:

  • Ability to work under pressure;

  • Negotiation and influencing skills;

  • High emotional intelligence;

  • Team player;

  • Accountability;

  • Creativity and innovative;

  • Interpersonal skills; and

  • Result-driven;

    Key Duties & Responsibilities

  • Coordinate formulation, review and implement accounting and internal control systems for the Institute;

  • Review transaction records for revenue and Payments;

  • Coordinate invoicing and Payment activities for the Institute;

  • Lead in timely provision of financial information to other stakeholders as required through provision of reports according to the laid down procedures;

  • Oversee preparation of monthly expenditure reconciliation and address any discrepancies;

  • Prepare periodic financial statements and reports;

  • Implement recommendations from internal and external audit findings and responding to audit queries;

  • Analyze, reconcile and maintain the general ledger accounts;

  • Coordinate the internal and external audit process;

  • Oversee preparation of monthly bank reconciliations in a timely manner;

  • Plans the work of the team and allocate tasks to team members whilst providing appropriate supervision and guidance where necessary

  • Execute only valid payments ensuring there is value for money;

  • Undertakes performance appraisals and other staff management responsibilities in accordance with the Institutes relevant policies and procedures;

  • Maintain supervision of accounts staff in the department;

  • Participate diligently in various committees as shall be appointed or tasked from time to time.

  • Oversee prompt submission of all the Institute’s statutory deductions

  • Ensuring timely submission of annual financial reports

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Kenya BioVax Institute Principal Accountant Jobs

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