Kenya: ACCOUNTS ASSISTANT

Organization: Community Media Trust
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 15 Jan 2017

Community Media Trust is a media organization that develops community engagement strategies using participatory media and community communication principles, to support implementation of projects and programs. Community Media Trust creates relevant, community-friendly media content (film, radio, digital and print) that inspires, educates and entertains communities to achieve knowledge, behavioral and social impact.

We are excited to be a #DREAMSInnovation winner! Our solution will help create an #AIDSFreeGen for girls & women in #Africa! #EndAIDS2030.

Our solution, “WezeshaDada: Media & ICT Training for Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW)” will seek to impart filmmaking, photography, ICT and entrepreneurship skills to AGYW from 6 communities in Nairobi and Kisumu. They will not only make short films to educate other AGYW on the dangers of HIV infection, but will also promote and demystify entrepreneurship as a strategy for reducing their vulnerability. Additionally, the AGYW will receive “seed equipment” to initiate media and ICT-based income generating activities in their communities.

CoMeT is seeking to recruit an Accounts Assistant for the WezeshaDada project to be based in its regional office in Nairobi.

Position Summary:

The Accounts Assistant will be responsible for overseeing all accounting and finance activities and reporting.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage accounting functions including maintenance of general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable;
  • Implement and maintain systems, procedures and policies, including accounts payable functions to ensure adherence to CoMeT’s guidelines.
  • Manage monthly closing of financial records and posting of month end information; ensuring accuracy of financial statements.
  • Maintain accounting ledgers by verifying and posting account transactions
  • Draft project reports, developing program budgets and cash flows and regularly monitoring expenditure;
  • Preparation of monthly expenditure requests and account for project expenditure in line with CoMeT’s financial procedures;
  • Ensure staff adhere to CoMeT’s financial policies and procedures;
  • Any other duty assigned

Qualifications:

· Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting/ Finance Option)

· CPA Section III

· Knowledge of general bookkeeping procedures

· Knowledge of general accounting principals

· Proficient in relevant computer software

· Knowledge of regulatory standards and compliance requirements

Experience

· Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a similar position (preferably in an NGO set-up or busy working environment)

· In absence of a degree, minimum of 3 years’ experience.

Skills & Knowledge

· A great attitude

· A passion for numbers, accuracy and skills in calculating figures

· Ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritization

· Excellent verbal and written communication skills

· Quick learner / Fast adaptor with high level of flexibility

· Ability to take initiative and work with minimal supervision and a sense of urgency

· Ability to pay attention to detail and meet strict deadlines

How to apply:

How to Apply

Interested individuals should email application letters and CVs (with 3 referees) to jobs@cometkenya.org by 15th January 2017. The email Subject Line must show the job title “Accounts Assistant”.

CoMeT is an equal opportunity employer and women candidates are encouraged to apply

NB: Only shortlisted applicants shall be contacted for interviews.

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