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VACANCY RE-ADVERTIZEMENT – ASSISTANT ACCOUNTANT

The African Jesuit AIDS Network (AJAN) is a Faith-Based regional network that supports and coordinates the efforts of Jesuits on HIV prevention and AIDS care across the sub-Saharan region of Africa and Madagascar. The Network was established in June 2002 by the Jesuits Superiors of Africa and Madagascar (JESAM), to coordinate the existing initiatives by the Jesuits working in the AIDS Ministries and to create new projects. AJAN was conceived as a corporate response of the Jesuits in Africa and Madagascar towards the scourge of HIV & AIDS. This response is aimed at developing appropriate ministries that are deeply rooted amongst those who suffer and accompanying those who care for them. The network seeks to prevent HIV and AIDS, care for those living with HIV and mitigate its negative impact amongst the population. AJAN aims at creating an environment favourable for living life full of hope as expressed in the mission.

AJAN is seeking to recruit a highly competent and results oriented individual to fill the position of Assistant Accountant. The Assistant Accountant reports to the Deputy Director.

Job Location: Nairobi

Salary: Negotiable upon meeting required qualifications

Purpose of Position: To ensure the organization’s books are kept in perfect order and furnish management with timely and accurate financial reports.

Responsibility and authority

  • Design and implement an annual action plan under the guidance of his supervisor.
  • Maintain proper, reliable and timely books of account and produce financial statements that comply with International Financial Reporting Standards.
  • Handle donor management issues including timely and accurate reporting and support for fund-raising.
  • Producing accurate and timely monthly management reports to AJAN management and the Board of Governors.
  • Prepare Payroll and remit all statutory deductions by due dates (i.e. PAYE,NSSF,NHIF)
  • Liaise with and support the yearly audit of accounts by the external auditors.
  • Cash-flow management, including reliable cash-flow projections.
  • Prepare annual budgets and monitor budgetary controls.
  • Advice the management on all financial and strategic issues.
  • Be responsible for AJAN House’s smooth running and anticipate needs.
  • Pay bills, liaise with contractors and suppliers.
  • Maintain an update inventory of the assets of AJAN
  • Watch over electronic equipment and services (internet, maintenance), keep computer programmes, equipment and manuals in order.
  • Handle all employment related insurance covers and insurance of AJAN’s assets.
  • Ensure maintenances of effective internal control systems to safeguard AJAN’s assets.
  • Maintain financial records and files including inventory of assets, and other non-library office and personnel files.
  • Monitor the implementation of AJAN’s accounting policies and systems within the network.
  • Collaborate in AJAN trainings

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelors of Commerce or any related degree from  a recognized University
  • Certified Public Accountants qualification of  at least Part two, Section 4
  • At least two (2) years of experience preferred, working with Quick Books accounting software
  • Proficiency and experience in making end of year financial reports and necessary adjustments
  • Aggressive and result oriented.
  • Possession of a valid driving license is an added advantage
  • Fluency in French is also an added advantage

How to Apply

If you are up to the challenge, possess the necessary qualification and experience; please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject, to our consultant This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before 31st January 2018.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.