Financial Accountant Job in Kenya 2021
Career Kenya: Financial Accountant Job in Kenya 2021
Employment vacancy : Today Recruitment Kenya

Position title:
Financial Accountant –
(Accounts Payable)

Reports to:
Head of Accounting

Supervises:   N/A

Career Level:  Professional
Level 1
Location:   Nairobi, Kenya

Major function:

To analyze financial
information and prepare financial reports; to determine or maintain record of
assets, liabilities, profit and loss, tax liability, or other financial
activities within the organization.


Management of accounts

  • Review all invoices & ensure that all
    necessary support documentations are provided prior to posting in the
    accounting ledger
  • Make payments to suppliers through the
    organization’s banking platform in accordance with WW-Kenya finance policy
  • Carry out supplier reconciliation on a monthly
    basis and resolve any disputes within the shortest time possible

Management of Staff advances

  • Prepares and verifies travel documentation and
    payments of staff advance and other allowances related to project
  • Reviews staff surrenders for accuracy &
    completeness before posting into the organization’s accounting software
  • Carry out monthly staff account reconciliation
    & issue staff account statements on a monthly basis

Asset Management

  • Carry out monthly deprecation run
  • Update Fixed Asset Register
  • Carry out reconciliation of FAR and the General
  • Process monthly amortization of prepayment

Treasury management

  • Prepares bank reconciliations for HQ accounts
  • Ensures that the bank accounts have adequate cash
    balances by preparing monthly cash forecasts.
  • Bank liaison-the accountant will be responsible
    for communication between the bank and the organization for certain
    activities such as; opening & closing of accounts, updating of bank
    signatories and setting up users to online platforms …. etc.
  • Sending daily forex rates to staff and updating
    the same in SAP
  • Verify all petty cash vouchers for accuracy &
  • Post petty cash expenses in the accounting ledger
  • Prepare a monthly reconciliation of the petty cash

Payroll Management

  • Process payroll payments upon receipt from P&C
  • Post payroll expenses in SAP on a monthly basis
  • Processes statutory payment based on instructions
    and ensures all necessary approvals are sought and statutory deductions
    submitted on time including online I Tax filing.

Filing & Archiving

  • Ensure that all payment vouchers, bank
    reconciliation statements, communications/ letters to Banks, NGO board and
    other regulatory authorities are archived as per organization’s filing


  • Bachelor degree in Business Administration or
    Business Commerce with specialization in accounting or finance.
  • Professional qualification in CPA III and/or ACCA
    part 2.
  • 3 years of experience in projects finance and
    accounting & reporting;
  • Experienced in financial budgeting and strategy;
    business evaluation and advice, risk management and corporate governance,
    managed statutory requirements¸ financial accounting and reporting;

Key Skills/ Competencies

  • Strong financial management and corporate risks
    management skills;
  • Interpersonal skills and the ability to
    communicate effectively at all levels;
  • Demonstrated initiative and the ability to work
    effectively within resource and time constraints;
  • Capacity Building & Training skills


Internal: Interacts with Heads of
functions and all WWF -Kenya staff.

External: Interacts with WWF INT
Staff, WWF Network, Service Providers and suppliers, Regulatory Bodies and
Other Conservation Agencies.

This job description covers
the main tasks. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary according to
organisational needs.

How to Apply

Please apply with your
CV and cover letter as one file
 with the 
Job Title of Position Applied
on the subject line to: to
be received no later than 
20th July, 2021. We will not accept
applications without a CV and cover letter.

  • Work permit restrictions may apply.
  • WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed
    to having a diverse workforce


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