Accountant Job in Kenya – Project (NGO) 2020
Career Kenya: Accountant Job in Kenya – Project (NGO) 2020
Employment vacancy : Today Recruitment Kenya

Job Purpose

  • The
    Project Accountant will provide financial management to the Cassava Value
    Chain Programme funded by the European Union.
  • The
    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)
  • Under
    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.
  • This
    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.
  • He/She
    will also ensure accurate and timely recording of financial data,
    processing of transactions and compliance to reporting as per the EU
  • Responsible
    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;
  • Responsible
    for checking the accuracy and validity of documents submitted by partners
    and prepare a schedule to be used for posting entries on PS Financials
  • Review
    partner’s monthly bank and ledger reconciliations, financial templates,
    reports and other statements;
  • Review
    the monthly payments requests against the budget and cash flow projections
    and follow up on the disbursement of funds to partners;
  • Prepare
    monthly wage analysis of all partners balances and follow up on overdue
  • Prepare
    a monthly work plan and share with the Programme Manager and Head of
    Finance and Administration.
  • Assist
    partners in developing financial management and procurement policy
    guidelines where necessary and implementation of same;
  • Develop
    a training schedule and undertake the training & ongoing mentoring of
    partners to ensure a stronger financial system and structure is in place;
  • Coordinate
    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;
  • With
    support from the Head of Finance and Administration, lead the coordination
    of an annual audit of the implementing partners.
Financial Planning and Budgeting

  • Liaise
    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;
  • Preparation
    of monthly, quarterly and annual budget vs. expenditure;
  • Prepare
    and process financial data necessary for budget adjustments as required
    while ensuring compliance to the grant agreements;
  • Participate
    in the preparation and revision of the annual budgets;
Donor reporting and compliance
  • Prepare
    partner consolidated reports and donor financial reports that comply with
    donor requirements;
  • Coordinate
    the expenditure verification exercise, special audits and respond to
    internal audit reports.
  • Any
    other duty that may be assigned from time to time.
  • Finance
    and Administration Team
  • Country
    Management Team
  • Programme
    Manager and other country programme staff
  • Programme
    and Finance staff in Dublin HQ
  • Officials
    from partner organisations both finance and programme staff
  • Service
Qualifications, Knowledge and
  • Internationally
    recognised accounting qualification (CA, ACCA, CIMA, CPA)
  • Five
    years practical experience in a finance department, three of which should
    be in grants management
  • Strong
    technical abilities and up to date knowledge of Generally Accepted
    Accounting Principles
  • Fluency
    in spoken and written English
  • Experience
    of managing donor funds and contracts
  • Experience
    of managing, training and supporting staff
  • Willingness
    to travel nationally and internationally;
  • Previous
    experience of managing USAID, EU or other donor funding;
  • Experience
    working with partner organisations;
  • Experience
    of undertaking risk assessments, internal audits and/or assessing internal
  • Excellent
    verbal, analytical, organisational and written skills;
  • People
    management skills;
  • Proactive
    and motivated with a strong commitment to Self Help Africa’s vision,
    mission and values;
  • Excellent
    ICT skills including a good knowledge of MS Office and accounting
  • Attention
    to detail and ability to produce timely, accurate, financial reports.
  • A
    completed application form before 27 March
    , explaining why you want the position and why
    you think you are particularly suited to the role.
  • Make
    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
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