Finance Officer

Job Description

Description

Accounting Jobs in Kenya

Sustainet E.A. is a Non- governmental organization promoting sustainable agricultural practices in East and Horns of Africa. Our network includes 209 NGOs/CBOs from the region with a reach out of 1.5 million small-holder farmers. Sustainet E.A. Focuses on promotion of sustainable agricultural practices aimed at eradicating hunger and poverty through increasing agricultural productivity and profitability while conserving the utilization of the natural resources. Sustainet came into being as an initiative by the German Council for Sustainable Development through “programme of action 2015: Poverty reduction- a Global Responsibility”, in 2003. The project was piloted in three regions of East Africa (Kenya and Tanzania), Asia (India) and Latin America (Peru and Bolivia) www.sustainet.org. However in 2009 founding member organizations from East Africa region at an Annual General Meeting (AGM) resolved to legally register the initiative as an international NGO

Requirements

The ideal and successful candidate should meet the following profile:

  • Applicant must have a Bachelors degree in Business Administration or Bachelor of Commerce (Finance or Accounting specialization) with strong academic credentials.
  • Applicant must have at least 5 years of relevant working experience
  • Possession of a master’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, Economics or other relevant fields is an added advantage
  • CPA/ACCA qualification
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information in a responsible way
  • Proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent administrative and organizational skills
  • Effective communication skills
  • Responsibilities

    The finance officer will be responsible for the following:

  • Providing budgetary input from assigned projects for the main annual budget compilation;
  • Responsible for preparing cashflow projections for assigned accounts;
  • Responsible for preparing/maintaining/updating financial monitoring tools for assigned accounts;
  • Responsible for controlling budget utilization for assigned accounts;
  • Responsible for 1st signing/approving all payment vouchers, LPOs, WOs etc that relate to assigned accounts;
  • Responsible for ensuring the files & records under assigned accounts are in order;
  • Contribution to the development of policies, procedures, accounting templates and systems during departmental meetings;
  • Responsible for overseeing overall financial management of donor funded projects as per agreement/contracts;
  • Responsible for review of donor funded financial reports and direct submission to the respective donors as per the timelines stipulated in the contracts/agreement; Responsible for customization/calibration/setting up the financial system for any assigned new project in the accounting system with the approval of the manager;
  • Responsible for preparation of donor required/demanded financial reports for the assigned projects as per contract/agreement terms;
  • Responsible for posting assigned projects transactions into the accounting systems; Responsible for timely invoicing of partners/donors as per the agreement terms;
  • Responsible for processing all approved payments;
  • Responsible for bank reconciliations;
  • Responsible for account receivables and account payables;
  • Responsible for 1st signing/approval of requisitions related to assigned projects;
  • Responsible for processing petty cash replenishment

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