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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Accountant Consultancy Job With A Kenyan NGO.

Accountant Consultancy Heshima Kenya NGO.
Closing date: 08 Oct 2010
Location: Kenya – Nairobi

Position Description
Heshima Kenya (HK) is a nonprofit organization headquartered in the US, with NGO status and operations in Nairobi, Kenya. HK is dedicated to identifying, protecting and empowering unaccompanied refugee minors, especially adolescent girls, through our specialized shelter, education and advocacy programs.

The accounting consultant will be responsible for inputting all Kenyan expenses and income on a monthly basis and ensuring the integrity of the organization’s financial policy and procedures.

Primary Responsibilities:
• Weekly input of accounts in internal monthly ledgers and Quick books
• Monthly reconciliation of bank statements
• Oversight of annual field audit preparation
• Ensure updated legal compliance to Kenya accounting laws
• Processing payroll and submitting monthly tax filings to KRA, NSSF, and NHIF
• Review of overall internal accounting controls and maintenance in Kenya
• Review of and adherence to respective financial funding sources grants or letters of agreement and requirements
• Preparation and filing of annual Kenya forms and documentation including, but not limited to, Kenya Revenue Authority and NGO Coordination Board
• Ensure strong communication with organization’s US based accountant about all outstanding issues and queries incurred in Kenya
• Work closely with the Program Associate and Executive Director for Kenyan Operations

• Diploma in Accounting from accredited university
• Proficient in Quick books, specifically QB nonprofit edition.
• Knowledge and experience with NGO accounting legal requirements, guidelines, fiscal responsibility, and reporting in Kenya with specialty in NGO guidelines and compliance.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office, including intermediate skill level in Excel
• Excellent inter-personal skills, can work independently and with teams.
• Must be highly organized
• Knowledge and experience with US government accounting requirements, guidelines, fiscal responsibility and reporting standards
• Must be able to perform all responsibilities on-site, and to conduct review of program assistant work
• Strong attention to detail
• Candidate must be flexible and able to work on weekends when necessary
• Must be a Kenyan citizen and present his her CV, copy of university diploma, identification card, NSSF and NHIF registration and KRA pin Certificate upon request

How to apply
Send your CV and cover letter highlighting experience to
State in subject line: Accountant Consultancy. This position is open to Kenyan citizens only; only qualified applicants will be reviewed.

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