Accountant Job in Kenya – Project (NGO) 2020
Career Kenya: Accountant Job in Kenya – Project (NGO) 2020
Employment vacancy : Today Recruitment Kenya
Project Accountant will provide financial management to the Cassava Value
Chain Programme funded by the European Union.
overall objective of the Programme is to increase food and nutrition
security, employment and income among 28,000 smallholder-farming
households (at least 60% women) in seven Counties (Kisumu, Homabay,
Migori, Siaya, Busia, Kitui and Kilifi)
the overall financial and administrative leadership of Self Help Africa
(SHA) Head of Finance and Administration (HoFA), the Project Accountant
will be responsible for maintaining a high standard of accounting and
financial control, and providing guidance and technical financial support
to all the implementing partners funded under the EU Programme.
will include but not be limited to the identification of training
requirements, provision of training, undertaking of risk assessments and
the provision of assistance and advice on financial systems and procedures
for best practice.
will also ensure accurate and timely recording of financial data,
processing of transactions and compliance to reporting as per the EU
for routine financial accounting functions including processing and
recording all transactions in line with organisational policy, EU
accounting standards, and compliance to policies and Kenyan legislation,
ensuring timeliness, efficiency and completeness;
for checking the accuracy and validity of documents submitted by partners
and prepare a schedule to be used for posting entries on PS Financials
partner’s monthly bank and ledger reconciliations, financial templates,
reports and other statements;
the monthly payments requests against the budget and cash flow projections
and follow up on the disbursement of funds to partners;
monthly wage analysis of all partners balances and follow up on overdue
a monthly work plan and share with the Programme Manager and Head of
Finance and Administration.
partners in developing financial management and procurement policy
guidelines where necessary and implementation of same;
a training schedule and undertake the training & ongoing mentoring of
partners to ensure a stronger financial system and structure is in place;
regular internal audit scrutiny of partner organisations, ensuring
financial systems and controls are of an appropriate standard for security
and the effective management of funds advanced by SHA;
support from the Head of Finance and Administration, lead the coordination
of an annual audit of the implementing partners.
with the Programme Manager, finance staff and other programme
administrators on programme and activity budget preparation, spending and
realignments, and ensuring they are aligned with grants agreements;
of monthly, quarterly and annual budget vs. expenditure;
and process financial data necessary for budget adjustments as required
while ensuring compliance to the grant agreements;
in the preparation and revision of the annual budgets;
partner consolidated reports and donor financial reports that comply with
the expenditure verification exercise, special audits and respond to
internal audit reports.
other duty that may be assigned from time to time.
and Administration Team
Manager and other country programme staff
and Finance staff in Dublin HQ
from partner organisations both finance and programme staff
recognised accounting qualification (CA, ACCA, CIMA, CPA)
years practical experience in a finance department, three of which should
be in grants management
technical abilities and up to date knowledge of Generally Accepted
in spoken and written English
of managing donor funds and contracts
of managing, training and supporting staff
to travel nationally and internationally;
experience of managing USAID, EU or other donor funding;
working with partner organisations;
of undertaking risk assessments, internal audits and/or assessing internal
verbal, analytical, organisational and written skills;
and motivated with a strong commitment to Self Help Africa’s vision,
mission and values;
ICT skills including a good knowledge of MS Office and accounting
to detail and ability to produce timely, accurate, financial reports.
completed application form before 27 March
2020, explaining why you want the position and why
you think you are particularly suited to the role.
it clear which position you are applying for by writing the Position in
the subject line of your e-mail as follows KF1 Project Accountant
+ Your name.
The application should be submitted by email to the
following email address: