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Job Title
Job Description

Position:                        Accountant


Location:                       Nairobi County

Reporting:                    Senior Accountant

About the Institute:

The Kenya BioVax Institute is a State Corporation tasked with the manufacturing, packaging and commercialization of specialized Health Products and Technologies (HPTs) that include vaccines, therapeutics and other biomedical products.


Job Purpose:

To process and record financial transactions in the book of accounts to identify, measure and communicate economic information through preparation of financial reports.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following disciplines: Commerce (Accounting/ Finance option), Finance, Economics, Business Administration, Business Management or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution; and
  • Passed Part II of the Certified Public Accountants (CPA) or Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Examination.

Membership to a relevant professional body such as Institute of Public Accountants (ICPAK) Kenya, Association of Chartered certified accountants (ACCA) or equivalent.

Job Specification

Key Competencies and skills

  • Interpersonal skills;
  • Good analytical skills;
  • Integrity and professionalism;
  • Creativity and innovative;
  • Result-driven; and
  • Excellent listening skills.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Apply Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAPS) including the International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) techniques in accounting for Institute’s finances, assets, revenue, expenditure and costs;
  2. Ensure timely processing of payments and submission of statutory returns;
  3. Execute verification of payment vouchers and committal documents in accordance with laid down financial rules and regulations;
  4. Ensure timely receipting of all revenues of the Institute;
  5. Prepare bank reconciliation statements in a timely manner;
  6. Participate diligently in various committees as shall be appointed or tasked from time to time;
  7. Maintain safe custody of Institute records and assets under his/her jurisdiction;
  8. Prepare quarterly financial reports, annual financial reports and physical verification of assets;
  9. Maintain safe custody of all accountable documents; and
  10. Implement internal and external audit recommendations.


Terms of Service

The successful applicant will be appointed for five (5) year term contract and may be eligible for reappointment as per the Kenya BioVax Human Resource Policy and Procedures Manual.

Applications should include the following:

  1. Letter of Application (Indicate Vacancy Number)
  2. Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae with telephone number and e-mail address
  3. Three letters of professional reference with contact telephone numbers and e-mail addresses
  4. Copies of Academic Certificates and Transcripts
No Sought
Advert Ref
KBI /58/02/2024
February Recruitment 2024