The Kenya High Commission in London Job Vacancy

POSITION: Accounts Assistant –Finance Section


The Accounts Assistant shall under the direction, control and guidance of the financial attaché perform the following duties and responsibilities: –

a) Preparation of payment and receipt vouchers

b) Maintain vote book entries – Recurrent and Agency

c) Issuance and surrender of Imprest

d) Preparations of expenditure returns and Vouchers for agency officers: FRO, Education,  Defence and Commercial attaché

e) Reconciliation of vote books and computer print outs

f) Write cheques for signing by the Head of Mission and finance attaché

g) Prepare mission Payroll schedules on monthly basis

h) Manage local staff payroll system.  

i) Receive Mission revenue collection documents from immigration department.

j) Maintain accounts record and contracts.

k) Extract monthly expenditure returns from the Vote Book.

l) Write miscellaneous receipts.

m) Receive and issue accountable documents in CRB register,

n) Respond to routine customer enquiry on financial matters,

o) Maintain departmental voucher movement register.

p) Filling duties at the finance office,

q) Banking of Mission revenue

r) Perform any other duties as directed by the Head of Mission or any responsible officer.


1) A minimum of KCSE grade C or its equivalent in GCSE

2) KATC Final or its equivalent

3) Diploma in accounting, Book keeping or any other related field

4) Must have knowledge of accounting rules and procedures

5) Computer training in accounting software like excel, quick books, sage and word

6) Experience in bookkeeping

7) Knowledge in accounting terminology

8) Good communication and use of computer skills

9) Must be good and have experience with accounting filing systems

10) Must have good administrative and organisational skills

11) Must have strong analytical skills

12) Must be dynamic in understanding accounting and financial information needs of the Finance section.


This position is for a duration of twenty three (23) months, and the successful applicant(s) will be subject to Kenya High Commission Terms and Conditions of Service, as well as applicable UK laws and regulations.

Applicants should submit letter of application indicating post applied for and attach curriculum vitae, copies of academic and professional certificates, proof of residency and permission to undertake employment in United Kingdom and any other relevant testimonials to:

Kenya High Commission

45 Portland Place,


and send scanned copies to:

Applications should reach the Kenya High Commission on or before 18th December, 2020 latest 12:00pm GMT.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview during, which they will be required to produce original academic and professional certificates, proof of residency and permission to undertake employment in United Kingdom.

Successful candidates are expected to start working by 2nd January, 2021.

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