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Role type: Support staff
Firm: IKM
Location: Nairobi
Posted: 26 January 2021
Application closing date: 21 February 2021

Purpose of the Job

Works with internal and external stakeholders to ensure that cash is disbursed in a timely and efficient manner, provided that requests are received with the relevant supporting documentation, so as to ensure there is smooth running of the firm activities.


Petty cash / Electronic cash handling& disbursement – 40%
  • Ensure that all petty cash & MPesa accounts are replenished before surpassing 50% of the total cash float;
  • Ensure that all the fully authorised cash based transactions are paid as soon as they are requested without delays and with prompt follow-up of refund cheques where necessary;
  • Ensure that all fully approved petty cash requests are paid out on the same day or within 24 hours;
  • Ensure that the end month cash count and reconciliation certificate is done whilst always being prepared for adhoc cash counts;
  • Ensure that all petty cash Partner related drawings accounts are correctly updated by the 6th of each month; and
  • Ensure that Partners’ extended personal disbursements, joint limits and any other related company/party are replenished in good time without affecting the office float.
Banking – 15%
  • Liaise with the Accounts Receivables team to ensure that all cash and cheques received from clients, Partners or other parties are banked within the same day or 24 hours from receipt;
  • Ensure all Partner-related banking transactions are posted in the relevant drawings account on the same day or within 24 hours; and
  • Coordinate with the Accounts Payables team prior to proceeding to the bank so as to ensure that all bankers’ cheques, cash, cheques and any other banking matters are dealt with accordingly.
Reporting – 35%
  • Analyse all Partner expenses on a monthly basis as per the benefits schedule and submit the report to the Senior Accountant for review and processing of the Drawings Journals by the 6th of the following month;
  • Preparation of monthly cash based schedules which support the balance sheet nominal account;
  • Ensure a high level of accuracy in reporting as per the performance targets and any other adhoc report;
  • Ensure that all adjustments are done via journals that are fully approved;
  • Ensure that all cash based expenses are in the correct nominal expenses within the relevant month by 5th of each month;
  • Meeting the deadline of reporting and payment to stakeholders as frequently instructed;
  • Assisting the DFM with tracking of the vouchers that needs to be accounted for (TA’s) and submitting the report by 15th of the following month.
  • Working with the Accounts Payables team in Interim audit work to assist in preparing schedules as & when required.
Others - 10%
  • Ensure all physical documents are correctly filed on a continuous basis with no file remaining unattended for more than 48 hours;
  • Ensure electronic files are saved on the appropriate folders which must be kept up to date at all times;
  • Maintaining the petty cashbook for any other ad hoc client/ entity as and when required; and
  • Any other duties related to your role as may be assigned by management from time to time.
Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance / Accounting / Business related degree is required
  • Professional accounting qualification such as CPA(K) or ACCA;
  • Minimum of two (2) years in a similar position preferably within the professional services industry;
  • Working knowledge of accounting software with a strong understanding of basic accounting standards.
  • Familiar with MS Excel
  • A good understanding of GAAP or IFRS principles
Value Proposition

The successful candidate will:

  • Join a leading regional and global network of over 4,000 professionals across the globe;
  • Enjoy a competitive remuneration & benefits package.