Accountant Job in Kenya 2021
Career Employment Kenya: Accountant Job in Kenya 2021
Job Description: Today Work Kenya

The Inter-University
Council for East Africa (IUCEA) is a strategic institution of the East African
Community (EAC) responsible for coordinating the development of human resources
and research in the EAC Higher Education Institutions. The main objectives of
IUCEA are to; facilitate networking among universities in East Africa, and with
universities outside the region;provide a forum for discussion on a wide range
of academic and other matters relating to higher education in East Africa; and
facilitate maintenance of internationally comparable education standards in
East Africa so as to promote the region’s global competitiveness in higher

Applications are invited from
qualified individuals from the EAC Partner States. Candidates from the
Republics of South Sudan, Rwanda, Kenya and Burundi are especially encouraged
to apply since the recruitment will be subjected to the EAC Quota System.

In order to fulfil its
current mandate and to meet all its objectives and planned activities, IUCEA
now wishes to recruit staff at the Secretariat for the posts;

Title: Accountant       

 Unit:  Accounts

Grade:  P1

Job Reports to: Senior

Job Supervises: None

Job Purpose:  The job
holder will provide support to budgeting, accounting and book keeping processes


  • Verifying payment vouchers to ensure they are duly
    signed, coded, with correct amount and properly filed
  • Proper and reliable book keeping and maintenance
    of accounting records
  • Updating of all staff imprest and other payments
    of the institution
  • Processing all taxes due including refund of Value
    Added Tax (VAT)
  • Capturing all payments and receipts into the SUN
    Accounting System
  • Carrying out monthly Bank reconciliations process
  • Supporting monthly reconciliation of General
    Ledger accounts with other modules and summary account listings (Provision
    for gratuity, membership fees, partner states contributions)
  • Maintaining and update IUCEA fixed assets register
    with any addition, disposals and generate depreciation charges as
  • Supporting IUCEA budget preparation processes
    (Capturing Annual Operational Plan – AOP, Costing, Coding)
  • Uploading approved budget from the Budget
    Management System into the SUN Accounting System
  • Confirming budget availability for all expenditure
    requests before approval
  • Assisting in preparation of quarterly budget
    performance report basing on each cost center activities and targets
  • Supporting in the preparation of year-end
    financial statements
  • Performing any other duties that may be assigned
    by the Principal Accountant from time to time

Key Performance Indicators

  • Expenditures and reconciled account statements
  • Verified payment Vouchers
  • Bank reconciliation statements reviewed and
  • Properly kept financial records
  • Budget uploaded in the accounting system


  • Minimum Bachelor Degree in Finance and/ or
    Accounting from a recognized university
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA K/U/T/R, ACCA) or
    its equivalent

Work Experience

  • Minimum Five (5) years in public service or a busy
    private establishment

Key Competencies

  • Must be competent in financial accounting,
  • Ability to operate Finance Information Systems
    such as SUN Systems,
  • Good organizational, interpersonal relationship
    and communication
  • Must be a person of high integrity and proven
    ethical behavior

Application Process

Applicants should not be
more than 55 years as the EAC retirement age is 60 years.

The successful candidate
shall be notified of his/her appointment by the 2nd week of
April to give him/her enough time to also give notice to his/her employer.

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