Grade: 5 Job ID: 12-4326
Job Location: Country: KE # of Positions: 1
Center/Office: CLM - General
Project/Program: None Specified
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This position will support all projects of MSH in Kenya through the Country Operations Management Unit (COMU). The Accountant works with the Sr. Accountant to safeguard the assets (financial and physical) of MSH and ultimately the U.S. Government or other donors against fraud, loss or misuse. The Accountant is responsible for ensuring that any money expended in the field is done in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, MSH policy, and any cost principles imposed by the donor agency. The Accountant is aware of, and adheres to, MSH’s procurement integrity standards in all activities.
Prepare payment vouchers.
Properly code all transactions.
Control and enter all expenses from petty cash,
Issue payment for expenses, including salary, purchases, and per diem and transport to participants during activities in the field.
Prepare and control advances.
Ensure that balances of unused portions of advances are deposited into the MSH account.
Prepare deposit slips for cash to be deposited into the bank account.
Reconcile advances, including review of receipts, coding of expenses on the general ledger and entering into QuickBooks.
Maintain accounting files.
Follow up on outstanding advances and ensure timely reconciliation.
Control consumption by project (petrol, electricity, water, telephone, etc)
Participate in the improvement of the accounting system and the system of internal control.
Create all financial reports as requested by supervisor.
Prepare forms for payments of taxes and social security.
Other tasks as requested by supervisor.
University Degree in Accounting or equivalent certification from a Business Technical School
Minimum 3 years experience as an accountant strongly preferred. Experience with U.S. government projects helpful, but not mandatory.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, especially Excel spreadsheets, or comparable software.
Ability to use basic accounting software (i.e. Quickbooks).
Good judgment and sound financial "common sense".
Ability to create and monitor budgets. Understanding of the basic tenets of Cash Control, Asset Management and Bank Reconciliation.
Understanding of the principals of adequate documentation and of audit and performance necessary to ensure audit compliance.
Fluency in written and spoken English required
MSH would like to invite suitably qualified and experienced candidates to join its team based in Kenya on a 5 years Institutional Strengthening Project funded by USAID. The project will seek to strengthen the technical and institutional capacity of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to enable them to be responsive to the health needs and well being of Kenyans. This project will also strengthen the national level Kenyan NGOs, CSOs and / or CSO networks to provide national level advocacy for inclusion of CSOs in policy making and strategy development for increased health service delivery to the communities.
Management Sciences for Health is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental handicap, or status as a disabled or Vietnam Era veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces.
No relocation allowances available for this position
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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