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School Accountant

Closing: Jun 6, 2024

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Published: May 28, 2024 (23 days ago)

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School Accountant                                    

  Kilifi County  

Kilifi North Sub County 

Ngerenya Location

About our school                       

Eco Moyo - a private primary school nestled in the serene Dzunguni village of rural Kenya - two hours north of Mombasa. As an independent grassroots project since 2013, we've thrived through individuals’ endless support and amazing collaborations with artists, other organizations and volunteers - all without government funding. While a green school at heart, Eco Moyo has evolved into a hub for various collaborative projects in architecture, engineering, agriculture

and art.

School Accountant Overview:

The primary role and responsibility of the School Accountant is to oversee all financial activity and clerical work at the school. Assess and improve administrative processes and enhance efficiency. . 

Requirements:

  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written

  • Excellent English skills both verbal and written

  • Able to effectively interact with different types of people

  • Have a holistic approach when planning and managing projects/activities

  • Structured, tidy, well organized 

  • Self driven, proactive and able to work independently

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software and QuickBooks

  • CPA (Certified Public Accountants) section 2 or higher

  • Being familiar with Google Drive is an advantage



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Job Advert

School Accountant                                    

  Kilifi County  

Kilifi North Sub County 

Ngerenya Location

About our school                       

Eco Moyo - a private primary school nestled in the serene Dzunguni village of rural Kenya - two hours north of Mombasa. As an independent grassroots project since 2013, we've thrived through individuals’ endless support and amazing collaborations with artists, other organizations and volunteers - all without government funding. While a green school at heart, Eco Moyo has evolved into a hub for various collaborative projects in architecture, engineering, agriculture

and art.

School Accountant Overview:

The primary role and responsibility of the School Accountant is to oversee all financial activity and clerical work at the school. Assess and improve administrative processes and enhance efficiency. . 

Requirements:

  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written

  • Excellent English skills both verbal and written

  • Able to effectively interact with different types of people

  • Have a holistic approach when planning and managing projects/activities

  • Structured, tidy, well organized 

  • Self driven, proactive and able to work independently

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software and QuickBooks

  • CPA (Certified Public Accountants) section 2 or higher

  • Being familiar with Google Drive is an advantage




  • Works to meet the vision, mission and objectives for the school.

  • Ensures adherence to internal policies and procedures.

  • Makes budgets and keeps records for all financial activities for the school.

  • Works closely with the school administration to align financial management to educational goals.

  • Ensures that budget posts are not overrun, and notifies the management immediately when or if this occurs. Taking action early to prevent overspending is a high priority.

  • Signs contracts with all staff members together with the management.

  • Contributes to the school management with initiative and ideas. 

  • Produces expense reports every month. 

  • Sends annual accounting records to the auditor.

  • Oversees petty cash and floats given to staff members.

  • Keeps documents updated in Google Drive.

  • Registers all employees in the payroll system and handles payments to NSSF, NHIF and PAYE.

  • Ensures that all financial activity obeys national tax laws.

  • Registers all daily workers.

  • Shops and keeps learning materials, office stationery and other items needed for the school. 

  • Organizes the making of and purchasing of uniforms for students.

  • Manages work hours for non teaching staff.

  • Keeps and organize all keys for buildings and property that is not a part of the school (dorm, kitchen, visitors area, house, teachers housing)

  • Attends regular meetings with management and provides insights for decision making.

  • Measures water meters regularly and keeps written records of this.

  • Oversees maintenance and renovation projects.

  • Coordinates with vendors and service providers for office supplies, equipment, repairs etc.

  • Coordinates with external auditors during financial audits.

  • Stay updated on financial trends e.g. apps and tools to help efficiency. 



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