Accounts Assistant Officer- IPICC Secretariat at Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR)

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Accounts Assistant Officer- IPICC Secretariat (REF: KNCHR/ADM/AA/12/2022)

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support tracking of the accounts and utilization of the IPICC grant and relevant reporting.
  • Prepare suppliers payment vouchers and forward them for approval to prompt timely pay outs on good and services consumed by the commission
  • Maintain an updated creditors’ schedule and supplier database to stay ahead of outstanding debts payable to the commission vendors
  • Key in expenses against the specific budget lines to keep track of fund balances to avoid over expenditure on approved budgets
  • Carry out bank agent duties inclusive of cash withdrawals, negotiation for better exchange rates, request for bank statements and other such assignments to support the commission’s transactions
  • Liaise with regional officers to provide technical support on accounts and finance to mitigate audit queries and mishaps that can interrupt the field office functions
  • Verify the suppliers’ payment documentation for completeness, accuracy and authorization to ascertain payouts at are made to authentic parties and not to fraudulent schemers
  • Process field imprest requests, ensuring that they are paid on time to keep regional office operations fully functional in their execution of the commission’s mandate
  • Invoice approved vouchers in the IFMIS system as a necessary step in accounting using the newly established government finance tracking platform
  • File Accounting documents to keep accurate records as necessitated by the Public Accounting practices
  • Post tax returns in iTax system to meet the current Kenya Revenue Authority tax guideline.

Requirements

  • Higher Diploma in Finance/ Accounts or a related discipline from a recognized institution.
  • Part I of Certified Public Accountant (C.P.A) (K) or Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • 1 year of service in a comparable position from a reputable organization.
  • Knowledge of professional accounting standards including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Knowledge of accounting packages.
  • Meet the requirement of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya.

Method of Application

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If you possess the above qualifications, please only submit three (3) documents: 1. A clear application letter addressing the Commission Secretary, 2. A complete and updated Curriculum Vitae and 3. A copy of national ID electronically through recruitment@knchr.org by 8th December 2022 indicating the correct title and reference number as the subject of the email.

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