Lutheran World Federation Senior Accountant Job in Kenya

Aug 31, 2016

Lutheran World Federation
Senior Accountant (Re - advertisement)

Lutheran World Federation / Department for World Service Kenya / Djibouti Program is seeking to recruit Kenyan nationals for the above position, to be based in Dadaab Refugee Camp. 

The senior Accountant will be responsible for offering financial services assigned. He/she will work to improve the proper operations, management and functioning of the Finance department. 

The incumbent will report directly to the Finance & Admin Officer, while working closely on a daily basis in collaboration with other sectors of LWF in the performance of his/her duties and responsibilities.
Key Points of Communication: Finance and Admin Officer, Sub-program manager and the Dadaab senior program officers.

Specific duties and responsibilities
  • Writing of cheques and cheque remittance advice, ensuring that all relevant documents are attached and dully approved, e.g. invoices, delivery notes, goods received notes (GRNs), credit notes, purchase order/ contracts, quotation analysis, quotations, demand forms etc.
  • Maintain Cash book (daily basis) and mark “Posted” in the voucher after entry in ACCPAC compatible spread sheet.
  • Monthly preparation of national staff payroll.
  • Monthly preparation of incentive staff payroll
  • Maintaining the cheques register and dispatching of the cheques to vendors or user departments as the case may be.
  • Timely writing of statutory payroll deduction cheques.
  • Verification of the petty cash counts.
  • Preparation of bank reconciliations on receipt of the bank statements, ensuring that all direct debits are recorded and/or investigated with the bank and should be resolved by the following month.
  • Prepare monthly cash request for submission to Nairobi.
  • Cash withdrawals from the banks and coordination of the same.
  • Reconciliation of personal advance accounts and filing of the schedule on a monthly basis.
  • Verification of data entries into ACCPAC. Checking the accuracy, completeness of data, amounts and ACCPAC codes before posting on a monthly basis.
  • Overseeing the annual physical stock counts, writing the report and holding briefings.
  • Proper filing of all documents pertaining to the above tasks ensuring all paid vouchers are stamped ‘Paid’
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Finance & Admin Officer.
Professional Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Commerce degree (accounting option) or related degree/diploma and must possess at least CPA 1 qualification.
  • Or CPA 3 Finalist.
Relevant Experience and skills
  • At least two (2) years working experience in a finance office, NGO experience is an added advantage.
Personal Attributes
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a good team player.
  • High level of integrity, commitment and professional responsibility.
  • Ability to tolerate cultural, educational and religious diversity in the work place.
  • Excellent communication, organization and presentation skills.
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently with guidelines and clear expectations.
How to Apply:

“LWF/DWS is an equal opportunity employer, irrespective of gender, race or religious affiliation. LWF/DWS is a signatory to the Code of Conduct for humanitarian agencies. 

Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect the organization’s commitment to the prevention of abuse and exploitation of beneficiaries.”

Applications, CV with 3 referees, together with the supporting documents to be addressed and submitted to:

Human Resources Officer, Lutheran World Federation, Dadaab

Via email address:

Closing date: 5th September 2016.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted and female candidates are encouraged to apply.


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