• Mwikali

Accounts Officer – Vision Africa


Position Title: Accounts Officer


Location: Nairobi, Kenya


Post Holder: TBC


Reports to: CEO


Position Overview: This part time paid position is to ensure proper management of Vision Africa accounts in Kenya. As such the post holder shall have significant responsibilities in reporting on financial matters and is directly accountable to the CEO and indirectly accountable to the UK Board of Trustees for all relevant matters.


Confidentiality of information is key to this role and the post holder must keep confidential all personnel, payroll and financial details of the organisation.


As Vision Africa is a Christian Charity the post holder will be expected to profess the Christian faith which will be evidenced in their moral conduct. They will also be required to be in full sympathy with Vision Africa’s values, aims and objectives.


The position has these principal responsibilities:

  • Handle all book-keeping and accounting matters

  • Prepare monthly reports and account reconciliations

  • Input relevant data to Donor Database

  • Prepare accounts for audit as necessary

  • Monitor all statutory and tax obligations

  • Preparation of payments

  • Preparation of documentation in line with Vision Africa’s financial policies

  • Carry out 1-7 for Vision Africa owned project, Seed of Hope.

Requirements for Applicants

  • CPA Section 2 minimum or equivalent

  • Knowledge of statutory returns

  • Knowledge of accounting software

  • 1 year minimum working experience

  • Self-driven and self-reliant, able to work independently

  • Proactive

  • Innovative

  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills

  • Excellent time and resource management skills.

Closing Date: 6pm–7th October, 2015


Interviews will commence (provisionally) on 12th October. Applications should be submitted to deborah@vision-africa.org and should include a cover letter, and full CV indicating three referees. The recruitment process will be guided by Vision Africa’s Operations Manual.


Vision Africa welcomes applicants who would like to be recruited as a consultant, rather than part time employee.


Any questions throughout the recruitment process should be sent to deborah@vision-africa.org.


*Originally posted on 23rd September 2015.

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