Accounts Officer

Accounts Officer
June 27, 2024 administrateur
  • Full Time
  • Nairobi


SHOFCO Overview

Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO) is an internationally recognized grassroots organization that unlocks the potential of urban slum dwellers to lead hopeful and fulfilling lives. SHOFCO disrupts survival mode by providing critical services including health care, clean water, education, and economic empowerment; and linking these efforts to a community-led advocacy platform. SHOFCO currently impacts over 2.4 million people across 17 urban slums in Kenya and is the largest employer in Kibera. SHOFCO is a trusted name and service provider in Kibera with a 10-year track record. For more information, please visit /

Job Overview

Reporting to the Accountant, the individual will be responsible for carrying out financial and accounting processes, in compliance with financial policies, procedures and controls systems.


Job Code – SJ/06

Location – Nairobi

Division –Finance and Administration Function

Reports  to Accountant

Travel Required – When advised or necessary

Terms – 2-year contract, renewable on performance

Work Pattern/Hours – As per the Sacco’s HR Policy. Full time

Key Responsibilities / Duties/ Tasks


  • Reconciliation of all bank statements
  • Reconciliations of Mpesa and pay bills transactions.
  • Production of schedules for shares, deposits, and loans
  • Variance analysis and reporting for follow up and actions
  • Weekly and monthly reports to the Accountant/Chief Accountant
  • Performs any other duty assigned by Accountant
  • Posting of refunds, rental income, and journals
  • Maintain files for external member correspondences
  • Posting of Check-offs, and external member Salary receipts
  • Filing of documents statutory deductions such NSSF and NHIF
  • Verifying and reconciling petty cash claims to ensure correct usage, accountability, and accurate reimbursement
  • Processing of payment vouchers and other payments
  • Safe custody of bank statements
  • Posting of external standing orders to members’ personal accounts
  • Maintain standing order register
  • Performs any other duty assigned by Accountant

Job Competencies (Knowledge, Experience and Attributes / Skills).

Essential skills and Key Attributes

  • A person of integrity
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent analytical and reporting skills
  • Excellent problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Attention to details


  • A bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting, or its equivalent.
  • CPA (K) and a registered member of ICPAK in good standing.
  • Minimum 2 years relevant experience and in a similar position
  • A member of a relevant professional body is an added advantage.
  • How to Apply

    We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our organization, all interested applicants should send their applications together with a detailed Cover letter and CV to [email protected] with a clear subject line “Accounts Officer”. Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.   Applications should reach us no later than 8th July 2024. 

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