Project Accountant/Administrator M/R 9 - KEMRI

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Location: Nairobi
Reports to: Fiscal and Administration Manager

The selected candidate will be in charge of project accounting and administrative duties at clinical trials site in Nairobi.

  • Prepare and submit timely and accurate financial monthly reports on usage of project funds to multiple donors and sponsors for various studies.
  • Provide support for procurement process in a manner that’s transparent, fair and in accordance with policy.
  • Provide logistic and operations support to the study activities.
  • Effectively manage all service providers and suppliers
  • Ensure all project equipment are well maintained and operating optimally and maintain fixed assets register.
  • Ensure that project cash flows (income and expenditures) are managed in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Monitor budgets utilization and communicate variances on a regular basis to the management and sponsors.
  • Engage with different host institutions on timely submission of accounting reports.
  • Provide administrative, operations and logistics duties for the project as directed by the supervisor.
Education and Experience
  • Bachelors degree in Commerce (Accounting or Finance option), Business Administration (Accounting option) or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution
  • Part II Certified Public Accountants (CPA) Examination or its recognized equivalent
  • Work experience in a research or related projects for at least 2 years.
  • Advanced excel knowledge and experience are required
  • Exposure to QuickBooks accounting package will be an added advantage
Competencies and skills
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Excellent administrative skills
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Strong personal communication
  • Mature and self-motivated
  • High Integrity and confidentiality
  • Experience of accounting and/or bookkeeping
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Good planning and organizing skills
  • Ability to work independently
Terms of Employment
Employment is a one year renewable contract with a probation period for the first 3 months. Salary is negotiable within the appropriate grade depending on education,  experience and demonstrated competency.

How to Apply

All applicants must meet each selection criteria detailed in the minimum requirements.
  • Must include a current CV with names of at least 2 referees.
  • Must include copies of academic and professional certificates.
  • Must include a copy of certificate of good conduct.
  • Must have KRA certificate of Tax compliance.
  • Must have clearance certificate from HELB.
  • Must have credit reference Bureau certificate.
A duly signed application letter indicating the vacancy reference with copies of documents listed above should be sent to: not later than 19th October, 2018.

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