School Accountant Job in Nairobi, Kenya (95K)

Vacant Position: School Accountant

Location: Nairobi

Nature of Job: Full time

Salary: 80K – 95K Gross

Summary: Our client a premier private school with international standards is looking to employ an experienced accountant who will report directly to the Finance Manager and perform the below duties.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Accurate day-to-day financial record keeping and reporting
  • Preparation of payment vouchers by following laid down approvals and ensuring attachment of all relevant supporting documents
  • Providing input for cash advance requests or requisitions and help in collection of the supporting documents for these requests
  • Update accounts payable sub-ledgers, ensure accurate posting to correct accounts, periods and perform monthly reconciliations
  • Update accounts receivable and issue invoices for school fees and other incomes
  • Process all vendor payments and reconcile vendor statements
  • Perform monthly cash and bank reconciliations
  • Petty cash management
  • Generating monthly trial balances for the Finance Manager’s review
  • Post and reconcile M-pesa Paybill accounts
  • Update financial data in databases to ensure that information will be accurate and immediately available when needed
  • Be responsible for day-to-day financial procedures including supplier payments, information sharing and filing ensuring that appropriate follow-up actions are taken
  • Ensuring that supplier contractual agreements are correctly in place for all key suppliers
  • Prepare and assist during external and internal audits
  • Participate in annual stock counts
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by school management
  • Ensure that all statutory payments are done in a timely manner

Key Requirements, Qualifications and Skills

  • CPA (K)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) degree or equivalent
  • At least 3 years’ experience in Finance and accounts management
  • Excellent oral and communication skills with the ability to present financial matters to non-financial managers
  • High degree of computer literacy especially Microsoft Office
  • Proficiency in SAGE 300 ERP is a must
  • Ability to manage processes and maintain accurate records
  • Must have good organizational skills so as to handle work in an efficient and timely manner
  • Ability to work independently and maintain flexibility in working hours
  • Ability to coordinate tasks to meet deadlines
  • Must have good interpersonal skills
  • Confident personality with an ability to multitask
  • Well presented
  • Flexible and mature approach with ability to work unsupervised

Benefits Offered

  • An interesting working environment
  • Appropriate salary plus participation in the school’s medical and pension scheme

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Accounting and Finance
Updated: October 14, 2019 — 11:30 am