Mathare Youth Sports Association – opportunity as an ACCOUNTANT.

Full Time

Mathare Youth Sports Association

Mathare Youth Sports Association

Giving Youth a Sporting Chance


MYSA, Box 69038

00622 Nairobi, Kenya Tel: +254-20-2416652

Mobile: +254-718-825545

Mobile: +254-733-863946 Website:



Mathare Youth Sports Association (MYSA) is thrilled to announce a remarkable career opportunity as an ACCOUNTANT.

Job Location: MYSA Headquarters Nairobi.

Position Type: Full-Time

Reports to: MYSA CEO

Job Specification: Unlock Your Accounting Potential

Are you ready to make an impact? We’re seeking a dynamic Accountant with a passion for numbers and a drive for excellence. Join us and be part of a vibrant team dedicated to empowering youth through sports.

Key Qualifications:

  • Full understanding of accounting systems (e.g., QuickBooks and other software).
  • Proactive, reliable, responsible, and keen attention to detail.
  • Experience with daily worksheets and general ledger systems; computer proficiency; ability to work collaboratively.
  • Proficiency in standard computer applications like Microsoft Office, WordPress, and Excel.
  • Understanding of Bank Reconciliations – Must be familiar with key bank reconciliation documents and reconciling items.
  • Flexibility, innovation, motivation, and adaptability to change.
  • Satisfactory level of technical and professional skills or knowledge in finance and accounting.

Responsibilities: Your Impactful Journey

As an integral part of MYSA, your contributions will play a vital role in our mission. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Diligence in Financial Transactions: Exercise diligence in all financial transactions and procedures.
  • Accounts Reconciliation: Skillfully reconcile accounts payable and receivable.
  • Financial Training: Provide financial and program training and prepare budget forecasts.
  • Expenditure Records: Obtain, verify, and maintain records of expenditure and account for any grant funds against budget lines using these records.
  • Financial Record Maintenance: Maintain proper books and records to facilitate financial monitoring, program management, program monitoring and evaluation, and audit.
  • Expenditure Monitoring: Vigilantly monitor financial expenditure to ensure budget lines are not exceeded and all costs are supported.
  • Financial Reporting: Produce and submit accurate and timely financial reports with relevant supporting documentation on a periodic basis as prescribed.
  • Donor Relations: Manage the disbursement and/or reimbursement process with donors.
  • Tax Compliance: Ensure compliance with tax regulations and assist with tax filings.
  • Financial Compliance: Comply with MYSA’s financial policies and regulations.
  • Issue Resolution: Liaise and resolve financial issues arising from the review of financial reports and field visits.

Qualifications: Your Path to Success

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance and accounting or its equivalent through experience or ability.
  • CPA Intermediate level.
  • MYSA Member status will be an added advantage.
  • Good knowledge of accounting principles and financial reporting.
  • A minimum of 2 years of work experience in accounting or finance.
  • Commitment to maintaining the highest level of confidentiality.

Join Our Team and Make a Difference

Ready to embark on this exciting journey? Send your Curriculum Vitae to by 22nd September 2023 by 14:00hrs. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Please submit your applications in English.

Expert Tips To Be A Successful Applicant

We believe in your potential to thrive in this role. Here are some expert tips to help you stand out:

  1. Tailor Your Resume: Customize your CV to highlight your accounting skills, relevant experience, and how your background aligns with MYSA’s mission. Showcase your attention to detail.
  2. Demonstrate Soft Skills: Emphasize your proactive nature, reliability, and adaptability. Share anecdotes that illustrate your ability to work collaboratively in a team.
  3. Show Tech Proficiency: Highlight your proficiency in accounting software and standard office applications like Excel. Mention any additional software expertise that sets you apart.
  4. Detail Financial Achievements: In your CV, quantify your financial achievements in previous roles. Did you save costs or increase efficiency? Share specific examples.
  5. Express Commitment: Explain why you’re passionate about MYSA’s mission and how your membership or similar involvement demonstrates your commitment.
  6. Maintain Confidentiality: Stress your commitment to maintaining the highest level of confidentiality, a vital aspect of this role.
  7. Follow Instructions: Adhere to the application submission deadline and guidelines. Attention to detail begins with following instructions.
  8. Professional Communication: In all interactions with MYSA, maintain a professional and courteous tone, showcasing your strong communication skills.

Join MYSA and be part of a team that’s transforming the lives of youth through sports. Your accounting expertise can make a significant difference. Good luck!

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