Chief Accountant Jobs, Accounting Jobs, USIU Jobs

Job Purpose

The Chief Accountant is in-charge of all accounting activities and is responsible for preparing financial and performance reports, assisting departments with annual budgets and reviews, internal control and cash flow planning.


  • Oversee the finance and accounting department
  • Implement sound internal controls to safeguard the university assets.
  • Manage all sections of the accounting department by ensuring timely reporting and efficient delivery of service.
  • Prepare the department’s annual budget.
  • Monitor implementation of the university’s revenue collection and credit policies.
  • Monitor the student billing system each semester for correctness.
  • Lead the annual audit by preparing the final accounts and audit schedules, and ensuring tax compliance.
  • Lead other external audits e.g. tax audits, NSSF audits etc.
  • Ensure integrity of all accounting ledgers by regular analysis of the trial balance.
  • Assist in preparation of the annual budget by ensuring timelines are adhered, to, departmental budgets are correctly captured and budget forecasts are reasonable.
  • Liaise with students, sponsors/guardian on payment plans
  • Review tuition refunds to ensure correctness
  • Review supplier payments, cheques, RTGS and EFT payments for approvals, USIU’s tax liability and correct documentation.
  • Perform cash planning and ensure a stable cash flow for the university
  • Review payrolls to ensure accuracy and correct statutory remittances
  • Approve petty cash payments as per the finance policy and ensuring the petty cash payments are accounted for.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance/Accounting/Business
  • CPA (K);
  • Relevant Master’s degree;
  • Must be a member, in good standing, of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya ( ICPAK)
  • Proficiency in computer applications;
  • Served as Senior Accountant for a minimum of 6 years;


  • Computer Literacy
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Excellent planning and budgeting
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Organizational skills
  • Good analytical skills
  • Good customer service skills
  • Decision making skills

How To Apply

Interested applicants must provide a cover letter and a current CV, certified copies of educational certificates and transcripts, names and addresses of three referees, current salary and benefits, telephone and e-mail contacts to [email protected] by Wednesday, July 31, 2019.

Director Administration,

United States International University – Africa

P.O. Box 14634-00800, Nairobi, Kenya

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