Kenya School of Law Principal Accountant Jobs

Kenya School of Law Principal Accountant Jobs

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The Kenya School of Law is a public legal education provider responsible for the provision of professional legal training as an agent of the Government.

The School is run under the auspices of
the Kenya School of Law Act No. 26 of 2012 of the Laws of Kenya. The core functions of the School as currently constituted includes provision of the following services: -

  • Train persons to be advocates under the Advocates Act;
  • Ensure continuing professional development for all cadres of the legal profession;
  • Provide para-legal training;
  • Provide other specialized training in the legal sector;
  • Develop curricular, training manuals, conduct examinations and confer academic awards; and
  • Undertake projects, research and consultancies.
  • In order to effectively meet these expanded functions, the School wishes to recruit committed,dynamic and result oriented persons who will join the existing strong team of staff to help it realize its vision of being “A preferred centre of excellence in legal education and training in the Eastern Africa
    region and beyond”.
  • We are looking for independent, visionary, strategic thinkers who are customer oriented, and would effectively participate in initiating organizational transformation. Specifically, we seek to recruit: -

    Overall purpose of the Job

    Reporting to the Assistant Director, Finance & Accounts the incumbent will be responsible for effective financial management.

    Job Specification

    The duties and responsibilities of the officer will entail: -

  • Preparing and submit financial statements and reports to provide regular updates of the
    institutions financial position;
  • Developing, reviewing and implementing policies, internal controls to ensure completeness and accuracy of accounting transactions and smooth flow of operations;
  • Managing and controlling accounts payables by verification of payments to suppliers and
    contracted professionals to ensure their ledgers are up to date;
  • Ensuring timely responses to both internal and external audit queries so as to get a good audit report;
  • Maintaining and updating fixed assets register to reflect the correct position for informed management decision making and safeguarding the School assets;
  • Continuously monitoring and reviewing management system and recommend changes as
    required;
  • Preparing cash flow forecast;
  • Reviewing the General Ledger reconciliations and balances to ensure correct postings hence timely preparation of the quarterly and annual financial reports;
  • Ensuring timely and accurate statutory reporting;
  • Preparing financial statements and schedules;
  • Completing monthly closing procedures;
  • Analyzing and recording daily revenues and expenses;
  • Undertaking monthly reconciliation of bank and other accounts;
  • Periodically analyzing financial performance;
  • Submitting financial
    and tax reports for audit;
  • Preparing tax returns and other reporting requirements;
  • Monitoring and document internal controls; and
  • Participating in the budgeting process.

    Person Specification

    The successful candidate will have:

  • At least eight (8) years’ relevant work experience in public or private sector, three of which should be in a supervisory role;
  • Bachelor degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration (Finance and Accounting
    option) from a recognized institution;
  • Master degree in Business Administration (Accounting/Finance Option) from a recognized
    institution;
  • CPA (K)/ACCA finalist;
  • Member of ICPAK in good standing;
  • Management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution as an added advantage;
  • Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter six of the Constitution; and
  • Proficiency in Computer Applications and Accounting Packages.

    How to Apply
  • Competitive remuneration package and benefits will be offered to the successful candidates.
  • All Applicants are required to comply with the requirements of Chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be required to provide evidence of clearance by
    the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission, Kenya Revenue Authority, Credit Reference Bureau,
  • Higher Education Loans Board and provide a Certificate of Good Conduct.
  • The Kenya School of Law is committed to implementing the provisions of the Constitution
  • Chapter 232 (1) on fair competition and merit, representation of Kenya’s diverse communities and affording equal employment opportunities to men and women, members of all ethnic groups and persons with disabilities.
  • Therefore Persons With Disabilities, the Marginalized And Minorities Are Highly Encouraged to Apply.
  • All applications should include the job reference number, a reliable email address, and day -time telephone contact and must be accompanied with a detailed curriculum vitae and copies of relevant certificates.
  • Send your application to:-
  • The Director
  • Kenya School of Law
  • P. O. Box 30369-00100
  • Nairobi.
  • Email applications will NOT be considered
  • The application should reach this office on or before 22nd March, 2019.
  • For more information and job application details, see; Kenya School of Law Principal Accountant Jobs


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