Financial Accountant

Job Description

Description

The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is a leading Africa-based, African-led, international research institution headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya. APHRC conducts policy-relevant research on population, health, education, urbanization and related development issues in sub-Saharan Africa.

Duties/Responsibilities:
Financial posting and recording:
• Coding and posting all transactions into the financial system while ensuring adherence to finance procedures.
• Ensuring payment documents are properly supported and duly approved during posting; this includes checking whether all expenditures have the correct project allocation.
• Enquiring on issues pertaining to the bank accounts from the bank.
• Timely resolutions of bank transactions queries.

Financial reporting and general finance:
• Ensuring compliance with internal controls and recommending on areas for improvement.
• Providing financial information for planning, budgets and status on program activities; this includes such activities as provision of copies of documents supporting transactions.
• Ensuring proper filing and maintenance of accounting records.
• Providing support for financial transactions for project reporting as necessary.
• Dealing with internal and external parties.

Preparation of bank reconciliations.
Payroll fees processing:
• Preparation of field staff fees payments ensuring they are properly approved and supported and processed.
VAT and Withholding Tax returns filing.

Qualifications, experience and skills:
• Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or related field;
• Must be a Certified Public Accountant (CPA III) or Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA) equivalent;
• At least 3 years’ experience working in an international NGO;
• Proficiency in Navision Dynamics;
• Strong analytical skills;
• Strong organizational, analytical and interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to follow assignments through to completion;
• Ability to meet strict deadlines; and
• Must have a high level of initiative and ability to work independently.

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their cover letter and CV through our recruitment portal https://aphrc.org/vacancies/ by February 07, 2021. Only short listed candidates will be contacted; shortlisted candidates will be required to have a Police Clearance Certificate. Cover letters should be addressed to:
The Human Resources Officer
African Population and Health Research Center, Inc
APHRC Campus, Manga Close, off Kirawa Road, Kitisuru
P. O. Box 10787-GPO, Nairobi
Website: www.aphrc.org

APHRC is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the protection of vulnerable persons.
 
 

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