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Accounts Assistant, General Accounts, Finance Division

Aga Khan University (AKU)

Accounting, Auditing & Finance

KSh Confidential
1 month ago

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Job Description/Requirements


Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi (AKUH, N) is a private not-for-profit teaching hospital that provides tertiary and secondary level healthcare services. It is one of the hospitals in East Africa accredited by the Joint Commission International from USA. The University Hospital has been providing high quality care for the people of East Africa and beyond for over 60 years.

The Aga Khan University Hospital also has an Outreach Division, which is a rapidly growing network of about 50 medical centers spread over East Africa. These medical centers feature three to five consulting rooms with a practice that is home to specialists, qualified medical officers, highly experienced nurses and constant reception cover. The clinics offer an on-site pharmacy and laboratory as well as imaging services. There is high expectation for staff to provide high quality professional services.

Applications are invited from qualified candidates for the above position based in Nairobi Kenya. The position holder will report to the Finance Manager, Financial Control Department in Finance Division.

Job role

The Accounts assistant will play a crucial role in the financial management of the organization by performing various tasks related to cash control accounts reconciliations. This role requires meticulous attention to detail, strong analytical skills, and a deep understanding of accounting principles.

Key responsibilities:

·Reconciliation of cashiersâ collection and banking on a daily basis against the cash billings.

·Perform daily, weekly, and monthly reconciliations of cash accounts to ensure accuracy and identify discrepancies.

·Recording of all banking slips into the system

·Make follow-up with cashiers on any variances resulting from the bank slips versus the cash billings and escalating to Treasury coordinator and Finance manager.

·Ensure the systemâs cashier facility wide report is fully accounted for on a monthly basis.

·Ensuring that the outreach cash control account is nil in General Ledger on a monthly basis or any balance is well explained and reconcilable.

·Posting of supplier invoices into the Accounts payable module and allocating costs to the correct cost centers.

·Process replenishment of the spent petty cash amounts to the mobile money payment platform.

·Propose journal vouchers for Finance manager approval as need arises to correct any mis-posting and reallocation of costs.

·Ensure strict adherence of controls as per set policies and Internal audit recommendations for all areas.

·Carry out additional duties allocated by the supervisors from time to time.

Qualifications and skills requirements:

·CPA II or bachelorâs degree in accounting/finance or related field. Added advantage if possessing both.

·Minimum of 1 year of working experience in a similar position

·A team player with good organizational and communication skills

·Attention to details and problem-solving skills.

·Person of high integrity with a positive attitude towards work.

·Computer literacy is mandatory.

·Ability to set priorities and work effectively with minimum supervision.

·Able to work flexible/long hours as and when required.

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