Accountant Job in Kenya – NGO Project 2020
Career Employment Kenya: Accountant Job in Kenya – NGO Project 2020
Job Description: Today Work Kenya


Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) is searching for a Project
Accountant to be based in our International Finance team. This role is based in
the GAIN Kenya office and is offered on a full time, permanent contract.

About GAIN

is a Swiss-based foundation launched at the UN in 2002 to tackle the human
suffering caused by malnutrition. Working with both governments and businesses,
we aim to transform food systems so that they deliver more nutritious food for
all people.

In particular, we aim to make healthier food choices more
desirable, more available, and more affordable. GAIN’s mission is to advance
nutrition outcomes by improving the consumption of nutritious and safe food for
all people, especially those most vulnerable to malnutrition.

About the role

Project Accountant is a key member of the Finance Team. The Finance Team is
based in two locations, London and Geneva. The remit of the International
Finance Team is to provide accurate and efficient reporting in line with best
practice, donor regulations and organisational policy. Reporting to the
International Finance Manager (based in London) you will be responsible for
ensuring effective donor reporting processes are in place for their overseas

will gain exposure to budgeting, system reporting, forecasting, financial donor
reporting and all of this will involve significant dealings with both finance
and non-finance staff who are based overseas in developing countries, you will
also work in partnership with Project Managers, providing strategic and
technical oversight of all aspects of financial management.

Key duties include:

Ensuring all Project reporting is reviewed on a monthly basis with implementing
managers and cost allocations made appropriately for the donors

• Review project income and expenditure to
ensure it is compliant with expenditure restrictions specified within donor

• Providing budgeting support (including
the annual budget and quarterly forecasting cycles) and critical review on
funding proposals

• Ensuring Programme Leads/ Managers /
Coordinators have carried out the required due diligence processes for all
partners/suppliers contracted

• Ensuring all reports are submitted
accurately and on time to donors with sufficient variance analysis and context
to enable transparency

• Ensuring project cash flow and
restricted income balance is correctly managed

• Contributing proactively with the design
of financial policies, planning and monitoring tools in the organisation

• Ensuring project donor audits are
organised and conducted to achieve compliance.

• Assisting in supporting information for
the Annual Statutory Accounting process

About you

successful candidate will be a qualified accountant (or current studier) with a
practical project or management accounting background with business partnering
experience. You will ideally have some relevant international NGO and major
donor (EU /DFID/BMGF/SDC/ Dutch MFA/BMZ) experience. You will have strong
interpersonal skills to enable you to communicate at all levels of finance and
staff and you will have the ability to present complex financial matters in a
straightforward way.

are no direct supervisory responsibilities in this role but the ability to
coordinate and communicate effectively with colleagues is critical.

About our offer

addition to a competitive salary, GAIN offers 25 days holiday (plus public
holiday), flexible working, home working and professional development
opportunities. We will support you to grow in your career and offer this within
a supportive and collaborative environment.

role is open to applications until 15th October 2020. GAIN
reserves the right to close this role early and early applications are

Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition is committed to equality of opportunity
and creating an inclusive environment where diversity is valued. We are keen to
reflect the diversity of our society at every level within our organisation and
therefore welcome applications from talented and committed people from all
backgrounds, representing the diverse societies we operate in.

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