Accounts Assistant at Community Media Trust 120 views4 applications

Community Media Trust is a media organization that develops community engagement strategies using participatory media and community communication principles, to support implementation of projects and programs. Community Media Trust creates relevant, community-friendly media content (film, radio, digital and print) that inspires, educates and entertains communities to achieve knowledge, behavioral and social impact.

We are excited to be a #DREAMSInnovation winner! Our solution will help create an #AIDSFreeGen for girls & women in #Africa! #EndAIDS2030.

Our solution, “WezeshaDada: Media & ICT Training for Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW)” will seek to impart filmmaking, photography, ICT and entrepreneurship skills to AGYW from 6 communities in Nairobi and Kisumu. They will not only make short films to educate other AGYW on the dangers of HIV infection, but will also promote and demystify entrepreneurship as a strategy for reducing their vulnerability. Additionally, the AGYW will receive “seed equipment” to initiate media and ICT-based income generating activities in their communities.

CoMeT is seeking to recruit an Accounts Assistant for the WezeshaDada project to be based in its regional office in Nairobi.

Position Summary:

The Accounts Assistant will be responsible for overseeing all accounting and finance activities and reporting.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage accounting functions including maintenance of general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable;
  • Implement and maintain systems, procedures and policies, including accounts payable functions to ensure adherence to CoMeT’s guidelines.
  • Manage monthly closing of financial records and posting of month end information; ensuring accuracy of financial statements.
  • Maintain accounting ledgers by verifying and posting account transactions
  • Draft project reports, developing program budgets and cash flows and regularly monitoring expenditure;
  • Preparation of monthly expenditure requests and account for project expenditure in line with CoMeT’s financial procedures;
  • Ensure staff adhere to CoMeT’s financial policies and procedures;
  • Any other duty assigned


  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting/ Finance Option)
  • CPA Section III
  • Knowledge of general bookkeeping procedures
  • Knowledge of general accounting principals
  • Proficient in relevant computer software
  • Knowledge of regulatory standards and compliance requirements


  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a similar position (preferably in an NGO set-up or busy working environment)
  • In absence of a degree, minimum of 3 years’ experience.

Skills & Knowledge

  • A great attitude
  • A passion for numbers, accuracy and skills in calculating figures
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritization
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Quick learner / Fast adaptor with high level of flexibility
  • Ability to take initiative and work with minimal supervision and a sense of urgency
  • Ability to pay attention to detail and meet strict deadlines

How to Apply

Interested individuals should email application letters and CVs (with 3 referees) to [email protected] by 15th January 2017. The email Subject Line must show the job title “Accounts Assistant”.

CoMeT is an equal opportunity employer and women candidates are encouraged to apply

NB: Only shortlisted applicants shall be contacted for interviews.

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Community Media Trust is a not-for-profit media production company that produces educational television in the fields of health, HIV/AIDS, education, gender-based violence and other topics of human rights and social development since 1998. CMT's produces all forms of media -including new media (internet and mobile media), radio, print, television and interpersonal communication – for the purpose of promoting knowledge, transparency, accountability and democracy in all areas affecting the quality of life of communities in South and Southern African states.

CMT has twice been cited by UNAIDS as an example of best practice and has participated in the 2006, 2009 and 2012 National Communications Survey. We are a Level 1, 100 % BEE compliant company, and pride ourselves in training and skills development for young black media journalists and Community Health Workers. CMT’s health training is accredited with the Health and Welfare SETA and our media training is accredited with MICT SETA. In addition, CMT enjoys Section 18A Public Benefit Organisation status which allows contributions to the organisation to be tax deductible.

CMT's flagship television show and brand is Siyayinqoba, a trusted health brand among poor communities in South Africa. The Siyayinqoba television series has been broadcast on SABC 1 for 8 seasons and reaches 1.2million viewers a week. The Siyayinqoba Outreach Programme recruits, trains and deploys people from communities most affected by HIV / AIDS and other health issues to provide evidence-based information on disease prevention and treatment. In 2013/14 CMT produced Amaza, a coming of age youth drama series set in Muizenberg Cape Town, for SABC 1 Monday’s at 8:30pm.

CMT trained and mentored new and eager writers, directors, producers, production staff and cast through the process of creating and producing South Africa’s most watch drama series during it's run. The response to Amaza has been greater than expected reaching 7.5 million viewers.

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