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AQUACULTURE BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (ABDP)

Accountant

Reporting to the Financial Controller, the Accountant will give advice to management on accounting matters of the programme. He or she will Supervise and direct the accounting and logistical functions, banking, prepare financial reports and Withdrawal Applications. The Account will ensure smooth functioning of the accounting software.

JOB DETAILS

Reporting and Location

The will be reporting to the Financial Controller, the  Accountant will be stationed in Nyeri with intense visits in the country and the Programme target Counties.

Terms of Service:

A one (1) year contract with a six-month probation period renewable every year on continued satisfactory performance.

Remuneration

Competitive

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Verify  supplier’s invoices for payment;
  • Timely post of all Programme accounting vouchers on the accounting software;
  • Exercise proper custody of all posted vouchers and other accounting documents;
  • Verify and check  bank statements and accounting software printouts;
  • Supervise and direct the accounting and logistical functions, to ensure efficiency;
  • Prepare and submit periodical financial reports on deadlines (GOK and IFAD formats);
  • Prepare Withdrawal Applications;
  • Regular spot check of petty cash fund and other reconciliation reports;
  • Timely replenish operational account with Programme bank account;
  • Authorise of payment vouchers;
  • Deputize the Financial Controller;
  • Facilitate financial audits and implementation support missions;
  • Regular follow up for smooth functioning of the accounting software, and make contact with ITC staff and software suppliers;
  • Submit  account printouts by Components to the heads of Components for analysis and comments;
  • Give advice to Management on accounting and administration matters;
  • Liaise with bankers for bank matters;
  • Any other relevant duties as may be assigned by the Financial Controller.

Key Qualifications

  1. A Bachelor`s Degree in Accounting or Finance or equivalent from a recognized university;
  2. A professional Accounting qualification ACCA /CPA(K) or equivalent ,
  3. A Master`s Degree in Finance, Economics, Business Management, Business Administration or related discipline will be an added advantage;
  4. A valid membership with ICPAK or its equivalent;
  5. Practical experience of at least five (5) years in a project financial management unit and acquainted with accounting procedures in the public administration sector in or with internationally financed projects;
  6. Previous experience with IFAD procedures and financial regulations would be an added advantage;
  7. Good knowledge of computer applications in accounting such as Sage Pastel software, TOMPRO, SUN would be essential;
  8. Fluent (reading, writing and speaking) in English and in Kiswahili;
  9. Ability to work under pressure and meet crucial deadlines;

MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS

Applicants will be required to satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of Kenya Constitution 2010 by attaching copies of the following:

  1. Certificate of Good Conduct from the Director of Criminal Investigations;
  2. Clearance Certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board;
  3. Tax Compliance Certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority;
  4. Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission; and
  5. Report from an Approved Credit Reference Bureau.

Candidates should submit their applications including copies of academic and professional certificates, testimonials and updated detailed CV indicating current position, qualifications, working experience, names of at least two (2) professional referees, remuneration and day time telephone.

APPLICATIONS CLEARLY INDICATING JOB APPLIED FOR SHOULD BE EMAILED TO

vacancy.ifad@acal.co.ke

Addressed to

The Director, Recruitment

Alpex Consulting Africa Ltd (ACAL)

Riverside Drive, Victoria Office Suites

Opp. Sameer Investment Ltd

P.O Box 20382-00100

Nairobi, KENYA

Only applications submitted via email will be considered and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Irrigation and IFAD are equal opportunity employers committed to diversity and gender equality. Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS

WED 19 SEPTEMBER 2018 BY 4:00PM

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