Accountant Job in Kenya – Accounts Payable 2021
Career Employment Kenya: Accountant Job in Kenya – Accounts Payable 2021
Job Description: Today Work Kenya



Mastercard Foundation
seeks a world where everyone has the opportunity to learn and prosper. Through
its Young Africa Works strategy and Canadian EleV program, the Foundation works
with partners to ensure that millions of young people, especially young women,
access quality education, financial services, and dignified work.
Mastercard Foundation was established in 2006 through the generosity of Mastercard
when it became a public company. The Foundation is independent with its own
Board of Directors and CEO. 


We have entered a very
exciting time at the Foundation as we scale up our operations across Africa to
realize our 
Young Africa Works strategy. Our role at the
Mastercard Foundation is to be a catalyst. Our Young Africa Works strategy
focuses on working with others to spur systemic change so young people have the
opportunity to find work that is dignified and fulfilling.  

The Foundation has
opened offices in Rwanda, Kenya, Ghana, Senegal,
Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Uganda, building a broader leadership presence
in Africa to develop specific strategies that support youth employment. 
Within a country, we work with governments, the private sector, educators and
other funders to improve the quality of education and vocational training,
prepare young people for the work force, expand access to financial services
for entrepreneurs and small businesses, and connect job seekers to dignified
and fulfilling work. 

We are ambitious and
driven. Our values transcend and rise above everything else as
our guide. We encourage you to bring your bold ideas, curiosity, and
expertise to your work. We laugh at ourselves and with each other. We are a
team. Our journey together makes our impact even more meaningful. 

If you are
an experienced Accounts Payable professional ready to
increase your impact, read on!


Reporting to
the Accounts Payable Lead and a valued member of the Shared
Services Team, the Accounts Payable Accountant (2) reviews
and processes multi-currency payments including electronic fund
transfers (EFT), automated clearing house (ACH) and wire
transfers in a timely manner ensuring accuracy of information
and compliance with internal
controls, policies and procedures.  Ideal candidate
can meet deadlines while providing a high level of customer
service to internal and external stakeholders. 

The successful candidate
will be based in any of our country offices in Africa (Kenya, Rwanda, Ethiopia,
Uganda, Ghana, Nigeria and Senegal).


  • Review and
    process payments globally, including EFT, ACH and wire
    transfers for payment of invoices, program
    disbursements, expense reports and payroll funding ensuring
    accuracy of amounts, bank account information, and vendor details. 
  • Process transfers to
    replenish global bank accounts ensuring cash
    requirements are met. 
  • Lead the review and follow-up of
    problematic items, coordinate actions taken to eliminate
    issues, or escalate as needed. 
  • Support internal and external
    stakeholders with inquiries related to processing of bank
    transfers and payments. 
  • Contribute to the development and
    continuous improvement of processes and procedures. 


  • A diploma and/or degree in
    Accounting, Business or in a related field is
    required. Relevant accounting certification/designation or in
    progress is highly desirable. 
  • You have minimum 3 – 5 years of
    accounts payable and payments experience working
    in a Canadian charity or foundation and/or global multi-currency
  • You have solid understanding of internal
    controls, accounting, and auditing principles. 
  • Strong analytical and critical
    thinking skills. 
  • Excellent customer service skills. 
  • You are an active participant in an
    environment of fast-paced growth, continuous
    improvement, and teamwork. 
  • Keen attention to detail and ability
    to meet deadlines. 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
    applications, specifically Outlook, Word,
    Excel (intermediate/advanced), SharePoint. 
  • Knowledge of Great
    Plains and SAP Concur considered an asset. 
  • Proficiency in English is required. Ability to
    speak French and/or any local language(s) is an
  • Flexible, adaptable, and able to execute a range
    of job duties and changing priorities. 
  • Possess excellent verbal, written, and
    presentation skills with the ability to articulate information to a
    variety of constituents across all teams. 
  • Possess professional maturity, sensitivity with
    different cultures, and impeccable integrity.  
  • You have a commitment to Mastercard Foundation’s
    values and vision  

How To Apply

Deadline for
Applications is June 23, 2021.

Click here to apply

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(the “Foundation”) values and respects your privacy. By submitting an
application for this opportunity, you hereby agree to the Foundation’s
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Foundation values the unique skills and experiences each individual brings to
the organization and we are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive
and accessible environment for everyone. 

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