SOS Children’s Villages Jobs Assistant Accountant 2017

SOS Children’s Villages Kenya is an affiliate of SOS CV- International whose mission is to build families for children in need, help them shape their own futures and share in the development of their communities. In Kenya, the organisation runs five Children’s Villages in Nairobi, Mombasa, Eldoret, Meru and Kisumu. SOS Children’s Villages Kenya also runs education and health institutions and works with local communities through Families Strengthening Programs.

We seek to recruit well experience Assistant Accountant who will be based at SOS Family Strengthening Program- Eldoret. S/he is responsible for fulfilling the financial requirements of SOS FS.

Responsibilities for the Assistant Accountant Job

Responsible for banking

  • Daily bank book and statement reconciliations and report and correct anomalies promptly
  • A loving home for every child
  • Ensure all payments are appropriately approved and coded, have calculation strips, proper supporting documents, payment stamps, received in finance stamp and are charged correctly to the respective project number
  • Submit vouchers to the accountant for booking on set dates i.e vouchers submitted should agree with those listed in the e-cash and bank books
  • Ensure bank book and Navison balances are in agreement
  • Plan and request for funds for projects and the Office in good time
  • Maintain bank records

Responsible for Cash

  • Management of office cashbox – payments are made without delay for approved and properly prepared vouchers
  • Daily reconciliation of physical and cash book balances according to the SOS CV KE cash management rules
  • Ensure no new advances to persons with outstanding advances
  • Assist in Project Accounting
  • Arrange and facilitate monthly payments – local and foreign currency related transactions

Other duties/additional tasks

  • Deputize the other accountants
  • Follow up on accounts receivables and payables
  • Maintain the files for finance department confidentially
  • Raise extra ordinary issues with supervisor promptly
  • Assist in any other duties as may be requested by the Head of Team

Assistant Accountant Job Qualifications

  • The ideal candidate should have a minimum KCSE or O-level.
  • Diploma in accounting from a reputable institution, at least CPA II or equivalent
  • Minimally 3 years of professional working experience in a similar position
  • Knowledge of SOS CV instruments and procedures will be an added advantage
  • Good interpersonal communication skills & working knowledge of IT technology (related software, phone, fax, e-mail, the internet) and computer applications (e.g. MS Office)
  • Good command of English and Kiswahili
  • Willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed – corresponding measures are agreed with management

How to Apply

If you believe your experience, competencies and qualifications match the job and role specifications described; send your application(stating current & expected pay) and detailed CV(with details of at least 3 referees one of which must be immediate former employer) addressed to the National Director to reach us on or before 18th January 2017 by email to: [email protected]

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

SOS Children’s Villages Kenya is an equal opportunity employer and its Recruitment Policy addresses itself to the core values of best practice, diversity and equality