Finance Consultant job at DAI Kenya - Development Alternatives, Inc.

Vacancy title:
Finance Consultant

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Consulting , Category: Accounting & Finance ]

Jobs at:

DAI Kenya - Development Alternatives, Inc.

Deadline of this Job:
16 December 2022  

Duty Station:
Within Kenya , Nairobi , East Africa

Date Posted: Wednesday, November 30, 2022 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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Duties And Responsibilities
• Administer the timely preparation of financial donor reporting and other management reports:
• Prepare financial reports for donors for UN Women offices timely and submit to VGSC Finance Specialists;
• Monitor outstanding donor reports to donors and initiate follow-up actions with Country Offices;
• Follow up on errors in chart fields or over expenditures and ensure proper adjustments are made;
• Assist in the maintenance of the General Ledger, analyzing and reconciling accounts with supporting modules;
• Respond to requests to resolve financial data issues;
• Prepare other regular finance indicators or management reports as requested;
• File and archive supporting work papers and documents;
• Regularly communicate with VGSC Finance Specialists;
• Provide budget setup support to permit accurate reports in formats required by Donor (E.g. EU report);
• Provide project staff with training on budget formats for donor-specific reporting requirements.
• Administer and implement financial procedures focusing on timely closure of projects:
• Perform and provide advice for financial project closure of projects for UN Women (UNW) offices;
• Monitor, reconcile and follow up with Country Offices (COs) on status of closed projects not yet financially closed;
• Prepare various reports on project closure status and initiate follow-up actions;
• Ensure proper control of the supporting documents for refunds to donors and general ledger journals;
• Follow up on errors in chart fields or over expenditures and ensure proper adjustments are made;
• Assist in the maintenance of the General Ledger, analyzing and reconciling accounts with supporting modules;
• Respond to requests to resolve financial data issues;
• File and archive supporting work papers and documents;
• Regularly communicate with VGSC Finance Specialists.
• Provide accounting and administrative support to the RO Finance team focusing on achievement of the following results for Regional Office support:
• Prepare and review of payment vouchers based on proper supporting documents authorized by the budget owners and project managers;
• Prepare various reports on incomplete/unpaid vouchers and initiate follow-up actions and; corrective actions on unposted vouchers, including the vouchers with budget check errors, match exceptions, unapproved vouchers;
• Support the finance team in the internal and external audits of UN Women offices, as requested;
• Review and monitor month-end and year-end closure checklists and reports submitted by M/COs to ensure completeness, correctness, and timeliness;
• Provide supports, technical advices and assistances to M/COs on finance-related processes, activities and reports and facilitating sharing of good practices among offices;
• Handle budgeting, monitoring and reporting of RO management fund;
• Coordinate and facilitate project audits for projects under RO and project offices, and also support and monitor M/COs project audits in coordination with HQ;
• Facilitate knowledge building and knowledge sharing focusing on achievement of the following results:
• Build and strengthen the capacity of UNW offices in the areas of financial donor reporting and project closure, including conducting trainings in your region;
• Assist and provided input to training materials for the operations / project staff on financial donor reporting and project closure or other related finance items;
• Actively participate in knowledge sharing and changes of duties with other staff in Finance team, as requested by RO Finance Specialist, to ensure that all duties have back-up staff assigned and trained;
• Ensure full compliance with amendments to International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS). Inform other UNW; Finance users to ensure IPSAS compliance and currency;
• Ensure full compliance with all UNW Financial Regulations and Rules, Operations manuals, Internal Control policies and procedures, Standard operating procedures, Finance manual, and Delegations of Authority to ensure consistency across UNW and harmonization with other UN Agencies. Provide recommendations to Unit head for proposed amendments.
• Perform other relevant duties from time to time as requested by RO Finance Specialist.

Key Performance Indicators
• The key results have an impact on the overall efficiency in financial resources management and success in implementation of operational strategies. Accurate analysis and presentation of financial information enhances UN Women's credibility in use of financial resources and proper financial process management. The information provided facilitates management decision making.
• Timely and accurate financial donor reports and other management financial reports;
• Timely and accurate financial project closure;
• Timely response to requests to resolve financial data issues;
• Timely, completed and accurate financial transactions/activities and documentation;
• Timely and accurate advice on UN Women financial rules and regulations;
• Proper control of supporting documents.


Core Values

• Respect for Diversity
• Integrity
• Professionalism

Core Competencies

• Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
• Accountability
• Creative Problem Solving
• Effective Communication
• Inclusive Collaboration
• Stakeholder Engagement
• Leading by Example

Functional Competencies
• Strong accounting skills
• Knowledge of financial rules and regulations, and accounting
• Strong IT skills and proficiency
• Ability to provide input to business processes re-engineering, implementation of new systems
• Ability to administer and execute financial and accounting processes and transactions
• Results and client oriented approach to work
• Strong communication and relationship management skills
• Knowledge of IPSAS and/or IFRS is desirable.

Education And Certification
Required Skills and Experience
• Minimum university Degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration;
• Completion of Accounting & Finance certification is an asset.

• At least 7 years of progressively relevant finance work experience is required;
• Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word,
• Excel, etc.) and knowledge of database packages, working experience in web-based ERP financial systems (i.e. SAP, PeopleSoft, Oracle, etc.);
• Demonstrated experience in developing complex financial reports required;
• Experience in developing reports for donors within an international organizational context is an asset;
• Experience working with UNW/UN is an asset.

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 84

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: 16 December 2022
Duty Station: Nairobi
Posted: 30-11-2022
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 30-11-2022
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 30-11-2066
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