USIU Job Vacancy,September 2015 : Project Accountant


Project Accountant Job At USIU
Project Accountant Job Responsibilities

  • Effectively communicate with project managers and university management regarding contract documents, contract modifications and approvals.
  • Maintain project-related records, including contracts and budgets.
  • Communicate and coordinate with project managers and donors on various project-related issues
  • Prepare accurate financial reports in line with the approved budget on a monthly basis to university management and project managers
  • Monitor project funds balances to ensure there is no unauthorized over-expenditure.
  • Provide ad hoc reports as may be required by the project managers or university management
  • Investigate project variances and submit variance reportsto university management and project managers
  • Prepare invoicesfrom various projects for approval by the Chief Accountant
  • Follow up payments from various projects
  • Compile information for internal and external auditors as required.

Qualifications For Project Accountant Job

  • An undergraduate degree in business administration (accounts), commerce or a related field from an accredited university.
  • Certified Public Accountant– Kenya (CPA-K) /Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • At least 2 years’ working experience in a busy accounting office


  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good analytical skills
  • Proficient in use of accounting software and wide exposure to all accounting aspects


  • Knowledge of IAS’s and IFRS’s
  • Ability to work with minimum or no supervision
  • Ability to meet set targets and timely deadlines
  • Flexible to adapt to changing work conditions and assignment

If you have the requisite qualifications and experience and want to work as a team member in a modern and progressive institution where you can make a difference, please apply.

How to Apply

Interested applicants must provide a cover letter and a current CV, certified copies of educational certificates and transcripts, names and addresses of three referees, current salary and benefits, telephone and e-mail contacts to the following address by Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015 Head of Human Resources, United States International University P.O Box 14634-00800, Nairobi, Kenya Email: [email protected] or [email protected]