Finance Assistant Job in Kenya 2021
Career Employment Kenya: Finance Assistant Job in Kenya 2021
Job Description: Today Work Kenya

Closing
date: May 12, 2021 

ORGANIZATIONAL
CONTEXT

Adeso is an expanding and vibrant African based international development
and humanitarian organization. At Adeso, we work with African communities who
are yet to realize their full potential; working inside these communities to
create environments in which Africans can thrive. Our belief that economic,
social and environmental security is the bedrock of a healthy community drives
the nature and intent of our programming. We work to prevent and overcome
situations that adversely affect community well-being by: reinvigorating the
economy, developing skills for life and work, providing humanitarian aid, and
influencing policy.

For the past 20 years we have strengthened rural livelihoods through
environmental awareness, training, technology transfer and innovative
humanitarian projects in pursuit of a peaceful, self-reliant, and greener future.
Currently, Adeso has programs in Somalia, Kenya and South Sudan.

Adeso is an exciting and dynamic organization experiencing managed rapid
growth. It offers sound employment conditions with opportunities for personal
growth and development.

POSITION
SUMMARY

The Finance
Assistant
will report to the Finance Coordinator. S/he
will support the Finance Team by assessing, monitoring and addressing the
status of internal controls and all compliance aspects in Adeso. S/he will be
responsible for supporting all the primary financial and accounting functions
in the Kenya office and ensuring financial transactions and records are
undertaken and maintained in accordance with internal and external financial
requirements.

POSITION
PURPOSE

The purpose of this role is to work alongside the Finance Team and in close
co-operation with the Operations and Human Resources Department to minimize
operational risks in relation Adeso operations.

SPECIFIC
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

· Capturing financial data into the financial system by following the
relevant Adeso and donor regulations.

· Preparing payment requisitions and relevant documents and processing
payment.

· Maintaining payable schedules and records of all invoices received from
vendors and service providers.

· Ensuring timely payments of monthly bills and utilities to vendors,
suppliers and service providers.

· Managing schedules and files for statutory deductions.

· Preparing statutory payments such as withholding tax, withholding V.A.T,
HELB, NSSF, NHIF, NITA and ensuring compliance with the regulatory bodies.

· Ensuring regular monitoring of the bank account(s).

· Preparing bank reconciliations and follow up on any outstanding items.

· Undertaking a monthly cash verification procedure to ensure proper use of
the imprest.

· Maintaining an updated filing system and ensuring posting of all
transactions.

· Maintain a monthly creditor aged analysis.

· Maintaining proper and the appropriate filing of the electronic and hard
copies of the financial documents and reports.

· Preparing monthly reconciliations of balance sheet items with all
necessary supporting documentation (invoice/vendor statements, bank statement
and staff travel and other advances).

· Support in audits

· Carry out any other duties that may reasonably or exceptionally be
required to ensure the smooth operation of the Finance Department and the
Organization.

SKILLS
AND QUALIFICATIONS

Essential:

· Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business Studies from a reputable
university.

· A professional seeking accountancy qualification, at least CPA section 3.

· Minimum of 2 years’ work experience in a reputable firm or company,
relevant work experience in an NGO will be added advantage

· Computer literate and working experience with NAVISION (SERENIC)
accounting package.

· Good understanding of donor rules and regulations requirements.

· Proficient in spoken and written English.

Desirable:

· Demonstrated ability to work a team setting.

· Initiative and independent judgement is required by the incumbent in
determining what needs to be done and the best working methods.

· The incumbent should be versatile and flexible so as to quickly adapt to
changing situations.

How to
Apply

This is a challenging
opportunity for a dedicated and highly motivated professional. If you would like
to join this dynamic team, please submit your application to 
jobs@adesoafrica.org, quoting the position
in the email subject matter, by 
12th May, 2021.

Each application should
be addressed to the HR department and include the following:

  • An updated CV with updated contact details: Phone
    No., Email Address and Skype ID; and
  • An application letter which should include cover
    letter, remuneration requirements and contact information for three
    work-related referees.

Applications not including
all of the above information will not be reviewed. Only short-listed candidates
will be contacted.

Adeso is an equal opportunity
employer and does not discriminate based on one’s background, beliefs, gender
or sexual orientation.







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