Job Description/Requirements JOB DESCRIPTION FOR UMR KENYA ACCOUNTANT
UMR Horn of Africa is a registered nonprofit, nonpartisan, and nonsectarian organization in Kenya. It is affiliated with UMR, headquartered in Washington DC, USA. UMR HA coordinates programs in Kenya, Somalia, and Ethiopia, focusing on vulnerable communities in Northern Kenya, particularly in Wajir and Garissa Counties, to implement various impactful programs.
Reporting directly to the Regional Representative, the Accountant will be responsible for all financial matters within UMR Kenya. This includes maintaining and interpreting financial records, reconciling bank statements, calculating payroll, and ensuring the organization's strong financial standing.
Coordinate and manage staff to ensure timely completion of accounting tasks.
Manage employee payroll, including wage calculation, deduction processing, and check issuance.
Receive and process incoming payments, issue payments to vendors, and maintain financial records.
Manage project files, monitor project status, and prepare summary project reports.
Review financial statements, journals, ledgers, and other records to ensure accuracy.
Calculate taxes owed based on government regulations.
Review financial reports to identify problems or improvement opportunities.
Update accounts receivable, issue invoices, and perform accounts payable reconciliations.
Assist in the preparation of balance sheets, income statements, and other financial statements according to legal and company accounting guidelines.
Assist with reviewing expenses, payroll records, and other assigned tasks.
Update financial data in databases to ensure accuracy and availability.
Prepare and submit weekly/monthly reports.
Assist senior accountants in monthly/yearly closings.
Support other accounting projects as required. Requirements and Skills:
Proven experience as a junior accountant.
Excellent organizational abilities.
Strong attention to detail.
Proficient in numbers, figures, and analytical acumen.
Good understanding of accounting principles and financial reporting practices.
Excellent knowledge of MS Office and familiarity with relevant accounting software (e.g., SAP).
Qualifications such as CPA III are required.
BSc/Ba in accounting, finance, or a relevant field. Education and Experience:
High School diploma or equivalent, with additional college or business school training in bookkeeping or accounting.
Minimum of 2 years of experience with bookkeeping software.
Any equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge and application of bookkeeping principles and practices.
Familiarity with office methods and procedures.
Ability to implement established procedures and make independent judgments.
Proficiency in using standard office equipment and software, including MS Excel.
Ability to work with detailed written or numerical data and perform accurate arithmetical calculations rapidly.
Must pass a criminal history background investigation.
Salary range: 40,000 to 50,000 KES.