Financial Accountant

Job 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.


  • 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.


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