USIU Principal Accountant (Finance) Job in Kenya

United States International University (USIU) – Africa, situated in Nairobi, Kenya is the most diverse university in East and Central Africa with almost 7000 students from 74 nations, and a global network of more than 17,000 alumni.

In line with USIU – Africa’s commitment to providing quality, affordable education through world-class service delivery platforms, USIU-Africa is seeking to recruit
a suitable candidate for the following position:

Principal Accountant (Finance)

Reporting to the Chief Accountant, the successful candidate will be responsible for management of the Accounts Receivables Section and the Credit Control Office.

Key Responsibilities

  • Oversee the maintenance and updating of students accounts;
  • Billing student accounts with various charges and prepare a debtors aging report every month;
  • Preparation of revenue reconciliation for student fees and other student revenues;
  • Posting and reconciliation of Student Financial Aid accounts;
  • Making credit arrangement sponsors, guardians and student for payment of fees;
  • Responding to students and sponsor queries on account balances;
  • Management of student exchange and other programs e.g. International Student Exchange Programs, KUCCPS, HELB, etc.
  • Financial clearance-to facilitate access to course text and university facilities;
  • Students’ hold management;
  • Ensure robust internal controls and adherence to university policies;
  • Preparation of audit schedules and ensure reconciliation student ledger accounts at the end of the financial year;
  • Supervising accountants to ensure timely reporting;
  • Supervising the Credit Controller to ensure collections are optimized each semester.

Educational Qualifications and Professional Experience

  • A graduate degree in Business in Finance or Accounting from an accredited university;
  • An undergraduate degree in Finance or Accounting from an accredited university;
  • Certified Public Accountant (K) Finalist;
  • Membership of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya ( ICPAK);
  • At least 5 years’ relevant working experience.

Personal Attributes & Competencies

  • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.
  • Confidentiality and Integrity;
  • Proficiency In Computer Applications;
  • Team player with excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Relationship Builder & Effective Negotiator;
  • Good Communication Skills;
  • Self-Motivated;
  • Attention to Detail;
  • Adaptability and Reliability


Application Process

Incumbents will be expected to continue upgrading their knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to keep abreast of regulation/policy changes and trends in higher education.

If you have the requisite qualifications and experience and want to work as a team member in a modern and progressive institution where you can make a difference, please apply.

Interested applicants must provide a cover letter and a current CV, certified copies of educational certificates and transcripts, names and addresses of three referees, current salary and benefits, telephone and e-mail contacts to the following address by: Friday, March 23, 2018.

Director of Administration,
United States International University – Africa
P.O Box 14634-00800, Nairobi,


USIU-Africa is an equal opportunity employer.

NOTE: USIU-Africa has neither appointed any agent(s) to recruit, nor collects any charges/fees on its behalf, for any vacancies it has announced. All University communication to potential candidates is specifically through the following email address:

The applicant should kindly indicate on the subject line (in case of email), whichever position he/she has applied for.

Accounting and Finance
Updated: March 14, 2018 — 3:46 am