ACCOUNTS ASSISTANT

DEADLINE: January 17, 2020
OPEN JOB

The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is an international non-profit organization that carries out high quality and policy-relevant research on population, health, education and development issues facing sub-Saharan Africa. The Center seeks to recruit an Accounts Assistant to work within its Finance Unit.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Code and post transactions into the financial system ensuring adherence to financial procedures;
  • Prepare bank reconciliations;
  • Make inquiries on matters pertaining to bank accounts;
  • Ensure payment documents are properly supported and duly approved prior to posting;
  • Provide support for financial transactions for project reporting;
  • Provide financial information for planning, budgets and status on program activities;
  • Maintain the fixed assets register;
  • Make payment for VAT and withholding tax, ensure returns are filed per statutory requirements and process VAT accounts reconciliations; and
  • Ensure proper records management and compliance with both internal and external requirements.

 Qualifications, experience and skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field;
  • Must be a Certified Public Accountant (CPA II) or Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA) equivalent;
  • At least 1 year’s post qualification experience;
  • Strong computer skills and exposure to ERPs;
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • Superior communications skills, verbal and written, including the ability to engage effectively with staff at all levels;
  • Strong organizational, analytical and interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to follow assignments through to completion;
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines;
  • Demonstrated strong moral and ethical foundation; and
  • Must have a high level of initiative and ability to work independently.

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply by email to jobs@aphrc.org with the subject ‘Accounts Assistant’ by January 17, 2020.  Only short listed candidates will be contacted.  Cover letters should be addressed to:

The Human Resources Officer

African Population and Health Research Center, Inc

APHRC Campus, Manga Close, off Kirawa Road, Kitisuru

P.O. Box 10787-GPO, Nairobi

Website: www.aphrc.org

APHRC is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the protection

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