Thursday, September 29, 2011


The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) is an independent and non-profit applied policy research
organization with a focus on human security in Africa. Its mission is to conceptualize, inform and
enhance the human security debate on the continent.
The ISS has offices in Addis Ababa, Cape Town, Dakar, Nairobi and Pretoria

Nairobi Office
The ISS Nairobi seeks to appoint a Financial Accountant with multitasking skills, who works well under
pressure and with minimal supervision.
The successful candidate will need:-
• Minimum 5 years relevant experience in the field of accounting
• An appropriate Degree in Accounting, CPA/ ACCA is preferable
• Proven competence in MS Office and database experience
• Experience working under pressure in a multi cultural and currency environment
• Experience in ACCPAC and related accounting software

The successful candidate will have overall responsibility of the accounting function and perform
administrative duties to ensure efficient record keeping, as well as the following: –
• Recommends and incorporates cost saving initiatives into budgets and control expenditure within
approved parameters;
• Apply and ensure the application of financial policy and financial and internal control procedures
• Assist with the implementation of statutory legislation and regulations and ensure compliance
• Monitor the maintenance of information, processing and distribution of information according to
financial procedure
• Closing and balancing of financial records at period end according to organization procedure *
Manage the cash flow process
• Maintain efficient and effective translations processes
• Provide support to programme managers
• Prepare financial statements and donor financial reports
• Coordination of the external audit
• Prepare management reports for Head Office
• Supervision of support staff
Closing date: September 29, 2011
Assumption of duties: Flexible November 2011
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Apply with a detailed CV including three references and certified copies of their qualifications to Human
Resources on email at
The ISS is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to achieving employment equity in the

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