Thursday, January 24, 2013

Nuru International Accounting Job in Kenya

Position: Accounts Clerk at Nuru International Kenya
Location: Isibania, Kuria West District
About The Organization:
Nuru International Kenya is an NGO committed to ending extreme poverty in remote, rural areas by offering locally-led training in agriculture, personal finance, healthcare, and education. 
Nuru focuses on cultivating service-minded leaders and equipping people with tools and knowledge to lead their communities out of extreme poverty. 
Using local income-generating activities, Nuru sustains its work and funds program scaling into neighboring districts – thereby multiplying impact. 
Nuru's vision is to create a world where people living in extreme poverty have the choice to determine their future.  
About The Position:
The Accounts Clerk will report to the Chief Accountant who assigns them duties based on available work load. 
These responsibilities will largely revolve around the day-to-day management of the organisation’s books, accounting and cash/expense management systems.
Responsibilities shall include:
  • To ensure received cash is banked intact
  • To check cash received against official receipt
  • To verify the accuracy of cash received for goods or services received or rendered
  • Preparing the bank reconciliation
  • Keeping and maintaining the cash books
  • To ensure that bank statements and direct credit slips are received from the bank on time
  • Ensure prompt issue of receipts in respect of direct credit slips
  • Follow up returned cheques
  • To ensure proper posting and keeping of books of account
  • Ensure prompt posting of the ledger books
  • To extract monthly trial balance
  • Prepare statement of income and expenditure
  • Prepare monthly reports on the position of the ledger books
  • Deal with all matters emanating from record keeping
  • Any other duties that may be assigned by the Chief Accountant
Candidate Requirements:
  • Passion for Nuru International Kenya’s mission and model
  • At least 2+ years of work experience in accounts, preferably within an NGO
  • CPA II  (Section 3 &4) or equivalent
  • Working knowledge of Quickbooks and Microsoft Excel.
  • Articulate, professional demeanor with strong self-confidence and initiative.
  • Literacy and fluency in English and Ki-Swahili required; fluency in Ki-kurian preferred but not required.
Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience.
Equal Opportunity Employer: Nuru International is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Qualified Individuals, Please Apply:
Interested applicants should submit their testimonials including resume/CVs and cover letter supported by at least two known references. 
Please complete your application in English, include your phone number, and turn it in at our offices / Human Resources Manager in at Nuru’s office in Isibania (see PO Box for mailing information) or email it to 
Please outline how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position.
Interview arrangements:
Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. 
Only shortlisted candidates or proposals will be contacted.
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