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Nov 28, 2017

KNCU Chief Accountant Job in Kenya

The Kenya National Commission for UNESCO is a State Corporation established under the KNATCOM Act of 2013 which aims to advance UNESCO’s agenda in Kenya by contributing to peace and sustainable development through promotion of international standards and best practices in the five fields of UNESCO’s competence namely: Education, Natural Sciences, Social & Human Sciences, Culture and Communication & Information.

To enable it fulfill its mandate, the Commission wishes to recruit a dynamic, result-oriented and self-driven person to fill the following vacant position specifically under the terms and conditions advertised:

Job Title: Chief Accountant

Advert No: KNCU/14/2017
Grade: KNC 6
Reports To: Secretary General / CEO through the DSG, Corporate Affairs
Classification: Middle Management Level
Purpose of the Job: To ensure implementation of the Accounting policies
  • Gross Pay Ksh. 121,000 – 153,000 Pm
  • Leave Allowance – Ksh. 6,000
  • Medical Allowance – As per scheme rules
  • Group Life & Accident Cover– As per scheme rules
Terms: Permanent and Pensionable
Pension Contribution rate (basic salary)
  • Employee - 7.5%
  • Employer - 12.5%

Function of the Accounting Unit: This Division exists to perform the following functions: accounting policies development; managing accounts payable (money out); managing accounts receivable and revenue tracking (money in), handling payments; taxation and cash flow control, revenue collection and receipting; cash security; reconciliation of payments; inventory management; debtors collection; monitoring property accounting; cost analysis; preparation of accounting reports and security of accounts.

Job Profile

Duties and Responsibilities:
The Officer will be responsible to the Finance Manager for the management of the Accounts Division in a results oriented and timely manner to achieve the Corporations’ goals, objectives and agreed performance targets. 

This will entail inter alia:
  1. Coordinate the day to day business of the Accounts Division.
  2. Assist in formulating the accounting policies, strategies, plans, and establish proper internal accounting controls and their evaluation thereof;
  3. Establish effective accounting structures, processes and systems in the Commission
  4. Process approved payments for personal and other merchant claims and receipt of all money due and payable to the Commission
  5. Provide regular communication to the Finance Manager on key accounting matters
  6. Ensure availability and security of cash and accounting records.
  7. Prepare and submit all relevant accounting reports as per the defined timelines to all the relevant organs;
  8. Ensure compliance with all accounting legal and regulatory requirements.
  9. Monitor and implement accounting procedural or policy changes to improve operations and quality service delivery.
  10. Any other tasks as may be assigned by the Secretary General/CEO.
Job Specifications
Academic & Professional Qualifications
  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in any of the following fields namely; Business of Commerce (Accounting or Finance option), Finance or Business Administration (Accounting Option) from a recognized and accredited institution
  • Possess a certificate in Certified Public Accountant (K) or ACCA from a recognized and accredited institution
  • Be registered with the institute of certified Public Accountants ICPAK and/or Registration of Accountants Board 
  • Possess a minimum of ten (10) years continuous experience in the administration or management profession of an Accounting unit of a reputable organization with at least two (2) years’ being at an equivalent or comparable middle management position dealing with leadership and management responsibilities; 
  • Demonstrated good industry knowledge and experience of corporate accounting processes and procedures 
  • Demonstrated good knowledge of existing legislations including ongoing reforms in the Accounting sector; 
  • Demonstrated working experience with budgeting and financial management reporting processes 
  • Possess good knowledge of corporate accounting operation frameworks of an organization
Personal Qualities: Team player, resourceful, flexible, have integrity and commitment to production results, self-motivated, dependable, organized, professional and must satisfy the requirements of chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya on leadership and integrity.

How to Apply
  1. CLICK HERE to Download the KNATCOM 1A form from the website
  2. Complete the form and sign (Do Not attach any documents)
  3. First send a soft copy in word format to [email protected] (Do Not attach any documents)
  4. Secondly, send a hard copy to:
The Secretary General/CEO
Kenya National Commission for UNESCO
P.O. Box 72107-00200
National Bank Building, 14th Floor
Harambee Avenue

Note: Only short listed and successful candidates will be contacted.

Application deadline is 15th December 2017.

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