USIU Job Vacancy 2018 for Principal Accountant

USIU Job Vacancy 2018 for Principal Accountant

Reporting to the Chief Accountant, the successful candidate will be responsible for management of the Accounts Receivables Section and the Credit Control Office.

Key Responsibilities

  • Oversee the maintenance and updating of students accounts;
  • Billing student accounts with various charges and prepare a debtors aging report every month;
  • Preparation of revenue reconciliation for student fees and other student revenues;
  • Posting and reconciliation of Student Financial Aid accounts;
  • Making credit arrangement sponsors, guardians and student for payment of fees;
  • Responding to students and sponsor queries on account balances;
  • Management of student exchange and other programs e.g. International Student Exchange Programs, KUCCPS, HELB, etc.
  • Financial clearance-to facilitate access to course text and university facilities;
  • Students’ hold management;
  • Ensure robust internal controls and adherence to university policies;
  • Preparation of audit schedules and ensure reconciliation student ledger accounts at the end of the financial year;
  • Supervising accountants to ensure timely reporting;
  • Supervising the Credit Controller to ensure collections are optimized each semester.

Educational Qualifications and Professional Experience

  • A graduate degree in Business in Finance or Accounting from an accredited university;
  • An undergraduate degree in Finance or Accounting from an accredited university;
  • Certified Public Accountant (K) Finalist;
  • Membership of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya ( ICPAK);
  • At least 5 years’ relevant working experience.

Personal Attributes & Competencies

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  • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.
  • Confidentiality and Integrity;
  • Proficiency In Computer Applications;
  • Team player with excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Relationship Builder & Effective Negotiator;
  • Good Communication Skills;
  • Self-Motivated;
  • Attention to Detail;
  • Adaptability and Reliability

How to Apply

Incumbents will be expected to continue upgrading their knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to keep abreast of regulation/policy changes and trends in higher education.

If you have the requisite qualifications and experience and want to work as a team member in a modern and progressive institution where you can make a difference, please apply. Interested applicants must provide a cover letter and a current CV, certified copies of educational certificates and transcripts, names and addresses of three referees, current salary and benefits, telephone and e-mail contacts to the following address by: Friday, March 23, 2018.

Director of Administration,

United States International University – Africa

P.O Box 14634-00800, Nairobi, Kenya


USIU-Africa is an equal opportunity employer.

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USIU-Africa has neither appointed any agent(s) to recruit, nor collects any charges/fees on its behalf, for any vacancies it has announced. All University communication to potential candidates is specifically through the following email address: 

The applicant should kindly indicate on the subject line (in case of email), whichever position he/she has applied for.


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