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Project Accountant

Department: HIAS Kenya
Location: Nairobi, KY


HIAS is an international non-profit organization that stands for a world in which    refugees find welcome, safety, and opportunity. HIASí operation in Kenya was established in 2002 with the mission to serve the most vulnerable refugees through community-based protection including psychosocial support, resilience building and the provision of durable solutions.

Organizationally, HIAS is guided by its Refugee Rights Framework. This right based approach, based on international human rights and humanitarian and refugee law and practice, provides a programming framework for HIASí focus on refugee protection. HIASí programming impact seeks to ensure that forcibly displaced people become contributors to society through the realization of their legal and civil rights and social and economic rights, to include 1) the right to protection from harm, violence, and discrimination, 2) the right to recovery from the shock of displacement, and 3) the right to economic self-sufficiency and inclusion.

HIAS seeks to recruit a Project Accountant who will provide accounting and financial services necessary for the continued operations of the organization and will take care of all the important accounting functions of the organization ensuring that transactions are correctly captured in the most efficient manner and that day-to-day accounting is effectively and efficiently carried out to support the various programs.

Main Duties & Responsibilities

  • Posting of cheque/bank transfer payments into the Great Plains Accounting System(GP)

  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and mid- year donor financial reports for submission to the Country Director and HIAS Headquarters ensuring that back up of supporting documents are in accordance with HRTK and donor accounting procedures;

  • Prepare and facilitate donor verification exercises assisting in review of financial reports backups and vouching of supporting documents;

  • Assist in the preparation and coordination for audit of books of accounts by internal and external auditors;

  • Participate in budget preparation exercise

  • Assist in preparing and monitoring donor monthly burn rates reports for various programs to ensure that the budget lines are not exceeded or under spent.

  • Prepare bank reconciliation on monthly basis

  • Maintain account payable account on monthly basis

  • Carry out training staff on expected accounting documents

  • Assist in the preparation of annual budgets and budgetary control reports for donors.

  • Assist in development of various accountability vouchers for use in the finance office

  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Job Specifications and experience

  • Bachelorís Degree in Accounting or Finance

  • Must be a CPA(K) Finalist

  • Minimum of 3 yearsí of working experience

Skills & Competencies

  • Working knowledge of and experience in the Great Plains Accounting System.

  • Excellent analytical skills and attention to details

  • Solid organizational skills as well as the ability to be flexible and work well under pressure.

How to Apply

The applications (CV and Cover letter) should be submitted through the link internship-opportunities quoting the Position Title: Project Accountant

Closing Date:  22nd September 2021

Important: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

HRTK is an equal opportunity employer, does not charge candidates for recruitment and dissociates itself from any entity defrauding candidates.


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