Grant Accountant

KEMRI Welcome Trust is seeking to hire a Grant Accountant whose role is responsible for ensuring financial resources are disbursed, accounted and reported efficiently.  

Application deadline: 25th August, 2021.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • In charge of preparing timely management reports internally
  • Ensuring that standard accounting procedures are followed in preparing the financial reports & that any SOPS in place are followed
  • Verifying that all transactions are properly authorized, documented, and ensuring that accounting transactions are posted to the correct ledgers/account codes
  • Preparing balance sheet reconciliations monthly to be reviewed by the Head of Finance
  • Setting up new grants in the accounting database
  • Supervising weekly cash counts and periodic stock takes
  • Preparing Grant Reports for Donors and ensuring these go out in accordance with deadlines, and with all the correct supplementary backing information required
  • Meeting with PIs and other unit staff to discuss finance matters and advise on procedures
  • Check and review coding of transaction before posting to accounting system
  • Check and review supplier payments as necessary
  • Prepare bank reconciliations if required
  • Analyze income & costs for specific queries
  • Monthly variance analysis
  • Assist in the preparation of budgets
  • Preparation of the CORE payroll
  • Checking the KWP payroll, Supplement and Locum payrolls.
  • Other tasks that may reasonably be required of the post holder.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor degree in accounting, Finance or in a relevant field; Masters Degree is an added advantage 
  • CPA (K) Qualified accountant and registered member of ICPAK. 
  • Minimum four (4) years relevant experience; One(1) year supervisory experience an added advantage.

DESIRED SKILLS:

  • In-depth knowledge and experience in computerized Grants accounting systems; 
  • Knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards and their applicability. 
  • Knowledge of Tax Laws and Company’s Act.

COMPETENCIES:

  • Demonstrate high levels of integrity and confidentiality 
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, presentation and communication skills 
  • Basic analytical, problem solving and critical thinking skills. 
  • Team working and ability to work in diverse teams 
  • Flexibility, adaptability, multi-tasking and attention to detail.

Reference Number: ACC110821

Employment Type: Full time

Category: Accountancy and FinanceJob Grade: 6.01

Country: Kenya

Location: Kilifi

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

To apply for this post you must be a registered user in the portal below:

https://jobs.kemri-wellcome.org/job-advert/grant-accountant?utm_source

Log into your account then go to Vacancies, view the post and click on the button: “Apply for this job”.

Author: opportunitiesforallkenyans

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