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Relief International Jobs Kenya – Finance Careers

Category: Finance Jobs in Kenya, General Jobs in Kenya
Posted: May 20, 2013

Relief International Jobs Kenya – Finance Careers

Relief International Jobs Kenya – Finance Careers.

Finance Job Opportunities in Kenya
Position: Finance Officer 

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

About RI: Relief International (RI) is an international relief and development agency with cross-sectoral programmes bridging relief and development

Duration: 12 months

Reports to: Regional Finance Officer

Essential Duties And Responsibilities
•    Prepare purchase requests, payment vouchers and all supporting documentation as required by RI accounting procedures
•    Prepare Requests for Funds each month through close coordination with programme and support staff
•    Prepare payroll and ensure it is effectively and accurately distributed to all staff on a monthly basis
•    Responsible for payment and reporting of PAYE and other applicable taxes to KRA to ensure compliance with Kenyan tax regulations
•    Enter financial data into QuickBooks for monthly HQ reporting and ensure submission of the RI monthly finance report per RI policy
•    Ensure all backup documentation is properly organized and filed for complete transparency and audit purposes
•    Facilitate external and internal audit, preparing required documentation and following up on all queries as necessary
•    Responsibility for cash management of Nairobi office, including handling cash, the office safe and maintaining a petty cash register (after successful completion of probation period)
•    Act as signatory on all RI Kenya bank accounts and maintain good working relationship with the bank (after successful completion of probation period)
•    Coordinate and maintain cash forecasting system to ensure that adequate funds are available to meet monthly working requirements
•    Perform preliminary reviews on donor reports and BVAs prepared by Field Finance teams
•    Assist with training and capacity-building of Finance team-members in the region
•    Take the lead in budget preparation and monitoring for the Nairobi office; preparing RFFs when additional funding is required
•    Assist Regional Finance Officer in ensuring that the Regional office is compliant with RI field accounting and procurement policies and procedures, donor agreements and audit requirements
•    Prepare specific budgets and expenditure forecasts as and when required by supervisor
•    Provide support on finance issues to East African countries as and when required and assigned by supervisor
•    Any other tasks as assigned by supervisor

Qualifications And Experience
This position requires a dynamic individual with a demonstrated ability to achieve results in a demanding and fast-paced environment.
•    Bachelors degree in Accountancy, Business Administration, Bachelor of Commerce or equivalent
•    Full- or Part-qualified Chartered Accountant or CPA equivalent highly desirable
•    At least 3 years’ experience as a Finance Officer, Accountant or Administrator
•    International NGO experience preferred
•    Experience of QuickBooks accounting package
•    Excellent verbal and written communication
•    High level of computer literacy including, but not limited to proficiency with MS Excel & MS Word

Application Procedure
To be considered for this position, please submit a cover letter, resume, salary history, 3 professional supervisory references (whom we may contact after interview) with your date of availability to [email protected].

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

The email subject line must include the following: Finance Officer Nairobi.

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