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School Accountant

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Location: Nairobi

Nature of Job: Full time

Salary: 80-95K Gross



Our client a premier private school with international standards is looking to employ an experienced accountant who will report directly to the Finance Manager and perform the below duties.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Accurate day-to-day financial record keeping and reporting

  • Preparation of payment vouchers by following laid down approvals and ensuring attachment of all relevant supporting documents

  • Providing input for cash advance requests or requisitions and help in collection of the supporting documents for these requests

  • Update accounts payable sub-ledgers, ensure accurate posting to correct accounts, periods and perform monthly reconciliations

  • Update accounts receivable and issue invoices for school fees and other incomes

  • Process all vendor payments and reconcile vendor statements

  • Perform monthly cash and bank reconciliations

  • Petty cash management

  • Generating monthly trial balances for the Finance Manager’s review

  • Post and reconcile M-pesa Paybill accounts

  • Update financial data in databases to ensure that information will be accurate and immediately available when needed

  • Be responsible for day-to-day financial procedures including supplier payments, information sharing and filing ensuring that appropriate follow-up actions are taken

  • Ensuring that supplier contractual agreements are correctly in place for all key suppliers

  • Prepare and assist during external and internal audits

  • Participate in annual stock counts

  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by school management

  • Ensure that all statutory payments are done in a timely manner


Key Requirements, Qualifications and Skills

  • CPA (K)

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) degree or equivalent

  • At least 3 years’ experience in Finance and accounts management

  • Excellent oral and communication skills with the ability to present financial matters to non-financial managers

  • High degree of computer literacy especially Microsoft Office

  • Proficiency in SAGE 300 ERP is a must

  • Ability to manage processes and maintain accurate records

  • Must have good organizational skills so as to handle work in an efficient and timely manner

  • Ability to work independently and maintain flexibility in working hours

  • Ability to coordinate tasks to meet deadlines

  • Must have good interpersonal skills

  • Confident personality with an ability to multitask 

  • Well presented

  • Flexible and mature approach with ability to work unsupervised 


Benefits Offered

  • An interesting working environment

  • Appropriate salary plus participation in the school’s medical and pension scheme


If qualified send CV stating your experience, skills and qualifications to


Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 






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