Finance Assistant job at Self Help Africa
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Vacancy title:
Finance Assistant

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Accounting & Finance ]

Jobs at:

Self Help Africa

Deadline of this Job:
28 September 2022  

Duty Station:
Within Kenya , Baringo , East Africa

Date Posted: Saturday, September 17, 2022 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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• The purpose of the Finance Assistant role will be to support the program team in logistics and operational duties. He/she will support in making payments will maintain high standard of accounting and financial control to ensure compliance with EU regulations

Key Responsibilities:
Financial & Grant Management

• Petty Cash management
• Review of staff returns
• Making payments to stakeholders, staff and beneficiaries during trainings and field activities through the bulk Mpesa app, supporting the project accountant
• Initiating payment vouchers and ensuring all payments are well supported in compliance in accordance with Internal and donor procedures
• Follow up of receipts from Vendors
• Checking of purchase requisitions
• Support the distribution of various items to beneficiaries
• Support the Project Accountant in Monthly review of project Anticipated Results

Management and Donor Reporting and Compliance
• Facilitate expenditure verification exercise and institutional audits
• Support in Budget preparations
• Support the Project Accountant in Preparation of donor financial reports

Office Administration and Logistics Management
• Oversee the office management processes and ensure the office environment is clean and organised
• Preparation and Maintenance of office vehicle ROTA and fuel card management and monthly reconciliation of fuel, in liaison with the Admin & Logistics Officer
• Preparation and organize the logistical arrangements of staff when going to the field
• Maintenance of office inventory records and fixed assets register, and the custodian of all physical inventory or project materials
• Physical asset verification and provide quarterly reports
• Facilitate the office correspondences received in hard copies and manage postage/courier services to Head office
• To help in securing quotations as and when required

Key Relationships:

• A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting / Finance and should have certified qualification (CA, ACCA, CIMA, CPA) and preferably, be a member of a recognized professional accounting institute
• Two years practical experience in Financial Accounting.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office, spreadsheet applications and computerized accounting systems
• Demonstrated operational and analytical skills including high level of organisational, problem solving and facilitation skills.
• Demonstrated experience in donor funded projects, undertaking risk assessments, internal audits and/or assessing internal controls.

• Results-orientated with excellent communication skills, as well as curiosity and initiative
• Proactive and motivated with a strong commitment to Self Help Africa’s vision, mission, and values
• Attention to detail and the ability to produce timely and accurate reports
• Ability to work as part of team across different cultures
• Good analytical skills
• Previous experience of managing EU and/or other donor funding
• Experience working with organisations in partnership arrangements

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 24

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree

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Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Kenya
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: 28 September 2022
Duty Station: Baringo
Posted: 17-09-2022
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 17-09-2022
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 17-09-2065
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