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Accountant at Presbyterian University of East Africa


Accounting, Auditing & Finance

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2 weeks ago

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Job Description

The Presbyterian University of East Africa (PUEA) is a private university founded in by the Presbyterian Church of East Africa (PCEA). The University is registered with the Commission for University Education (CUE).


About Job

The Accountant at Presbyterian University of East Africa (PUEA) is responsible for managing financial transactions, maintaining accurate records, and providing financial insights to support the university’s financial management in the catering unit. This role requires a detailoriented and analytical professional who can ensure compliance with accounting principles, prepare financial reports, and contribute to budgeting and forecasting activities.

Requirements for Appointment

 Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field. CPA (Certified Public Accountant) qualification is preferred;  Proven experience as an Accountant or in a similar role;  Strong knowledge of accounting principles, practices, and financial reporting.  Proficiency in accounting software and MS Excel;  Attention to detail and accuracy in financial record-keeping;  Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills;  Ability to work independently and meet deadlines;  Strong communication and interpersonal skills;  Knowledge of financial regulations and compliance;  Experience in budgeting and financial forecasting is a plus;  Familiarity with the education or nonprofit sector is an advantage;

Duties and Responsibilities

The Accountant shall be responsible for and perform functions which include but not limited to the following:

 Manage day-to-day accounting activities, including accounts payable/receivable, general ledger entries, and bank reconciliations;  Ensure accurate and timely recording of financial transactions and maintain proper supporting documentation;  Prepare financial statements, reports, and forecasts for management review;  Assist in the development and monitoring of the university’s annual budget and financial plans;  Conduct periodic financial analysis, highlighting variances, trends, and areas of improvement;  Collaborate with internal departments to gather financial data and provide insights for decision-making;  Ensure compliance with accounting principles, regulations, and university policies;  Assist in the preparation of audit schedules and support external auditors during the audit process;  Monitor and reconcile interdepartmental transactions and accounts;  Provide guidance and support to university staff regarding financial procedures, policies, and systems;  Stay updated on changes in accounting standards and best practices;

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