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Accountant at Media Council of Kenya

The Media Council of Kenya is an independent national institution established by the Media Council Act 2013 for purposes of setting of media standards and ensuring compliance with those standards as set out in Article 34(5) of the Constitution and for connected purposes. The Council started as a self-regulating body in 2004 to regulate media industry in Kenya but transited through the Media Act 2007 and adopted co-regulation media regulation approach, where board members and the Secretariat while receiving government funds to support some of its activities, remain very independent in their operations and are not subject to any form of control.

VA/7 (1 Position-Based in Nairobi )

Key responsibilities

  • Confirming the accuracy and completeness of accounts receivables (invoicing, receipting, banking and reconciliations) and reporting on the same as appropriate before payment;
  • Identifying any incidences of non-compliance with laid down financial systems and financial risks facing the Corporation and recommending remedial measures;
  • Preparing management accounts and end of year financial statements as well as timely submission of annual financial statements of accounts;
  • Reviewing and coordinating accounts analysis and reconciliations (including bank reconciliations) on a daily basis;

Monitoring and evaluating the laid down systems and make recommendations for improving the financial systems;

  • Preparation and reconciliation of credit reports Ensuring provision of accurate timely reliable financial information; and Organizing and coordinating responses to audit queries.
  • File all Company taxes correctly and confirm the Company is abiding with all tax laws. •

Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance/Accounting, including fully qualified in either ACCA/CIMA /ACA/CPA;

Relevant Experience

  • Minimum of three (3) years, Finance experience, with at least 2 being in a similar position;
  • Knowledgeable in all aspects of financial institutions and IFRS standards;
  • Be a registered member in good standing with ICPAK or equivalent body;
  • Proficiency in the usage of recognized computer accounting software and common office applications; reliable experience in a versatile ERP system
  • Experience in preparing budgets and forecasts.
  • Proficient in numerical presentation;

Shortlisted candidates for VA/1 must obtain clearance from the following:

  1. Kenya Revenue Authority;
  2. Higher Education Loans Board;
  3. Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission;
  4. Certificate from a reputable Credit Reference Bureau;
  5. Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigation.

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