Thursday, 2 February 2012

Handicap International Project Accountant Job in Kitale, Kenya

Vacancy Announcement

Position: Project Accountant

Responsible to:- Field Administrator, Kitale

Location: Kitale

Closing date:- 14th February, 2012

The Organization

Handicap International (HI) is an independent and impartial international aid organisation working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster.

Working alongside persons with disabilities and other vulnerable groups, our action and testimony are focused on responding to their essential needs, improving their living conditions and promoting respect for their dignity and their fundamental rights.

The Position

The Project Accountant is under the supervision of the Field Administrator - Kitale.

This will also involve working closely with the Field Administrator with the support from the Programme Finance Manager.

He/she is to ensure a constant provision of relevant and timely support services to enable smooth project implementation and overall accountability towards internal and external actions

He/she will be responsible for :-
  • Ensuring physical implementation of commitment of expenditures and adherence to the APHIA II grant rules and regulations.
  • Provision of primary inputs for accounting transactions - Book keeping for all cash books
  • Ensuring proper keeping of the treasury transactions
  • Activity advance management by:
  1. Ensuring the approval for activity advances is fully and correctly done
  2. Ensuring proper records of the disbursements and recoveries within appropriate time as specified in the Commitment of Expenditures Procedures
Qualifications and skills required :-

The Successful Candidate
  • Should be a holder of at least CPA part 2 with at least 2 years working experience in a busy accounting office, and substantial experience in accountancy and treasury management.
  • Should be computer literate (word and excel).
  • Should have strong analytical and organisational skills.
  • Possess strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Should be fluent in English (written and spoken).
A Plus: A university degree with previous experience in an international NGO setting

If you feel you are the right candidate for this position, kindly send your application along with an up-to-date CV(including 3 (three) referees with their current contacts) by email to:- on or before 14th February, 2012 5.00 pm.

The email subject line should be marked: “Application for Project Accountant position”

Please do not send your academic and other testimonials they will be requested at a later stage.

Only short listed candidates with the above qualifications and skills will be contacted.

Any kind of lobbying on behalf of applicants or canvassing will lead to immediate disqualification.

Important Notice

It has come to our attention that there are some fraudulent advertisements circulating on behalf of Handicap International. Be fully aware that Handicap International Does Not request for any fees from applicants during the application and/or induction process. Any occurrence of this kind is to be reported without delay to for further action.

Handicap International is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply


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