Finance Officer job at BBC Media Action
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Vacancy title:
Finance Officer

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

Jobs at:

BBC Media Action

Deadline of this Job:
08 May 2022  

Duty Station:
Within Kenya , Nairobi , East Africa

Date Posted: Friday, April 29, 2022 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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Job Summary:
• Supporting the Country Director and Finance Manager Kenya & Somalia to maintain the financial integrity of BBC Media Action’s operations in Kenya and ensuring full compliance with policies & procedures regarding cash, advances, banking and assets.
• Ensuring a fair selection of quality vendors and service providers, and fairness and transparency in the awarding of all contracts- including field service providers
• Assisting with audits preparation, implementation of audit recommendations and spot checks as appropriate.
• Review all payment documents for proper recording and accountability.
• Update Cash books in KES and USD for accuracy and completeness.
• Accurate recording of income and expenditure using accounting software.
• Collate cash forecasts to identify monthly funding requirements
• Ensure compliance with Kenya law and regulations regarding taxation and payroll and ensure PIT (Personal income Tax) is processed before the due date.
• Undertaking other duties that, from time to time, the Country Director or the London finance team might request

Specific Responsibilities:
Financial Accounting, cash & record keeping
• Update daily cash book and accounting system to ensure correct charging of expenditures to correct budget and project codes.
• Review payment vouchers prepared by Finance and admin assistant to ensure correct charge codes are applied and ensure the vouchers are fully supported with relevant documentation on procurement.
• Preparation of National staff payroll and ensure that all deductions are paid on time each month.
• Update National Social Security (NSI) data and ensure accuracy of information.
• Ensure the End of Month Financial report and accounting system is updated, reconciled and sent to London on time each month.
• Preparation of Monthly cash and Bank reconciliation.
• Manage cash in office and ensure safety and security procedures are adhered to on cash in transit; make cash requests as needed.
• Monitor advances and ensure accountability is prepared within the period per policy.
• Ensure proper filing and security of accounting information and vouchers. **
Donor Contract Management
• Prepare Kenya donor reports for sign-off by Finance Manager, Kenya & Somalia before submission to donors.
• Ensure compliance with all financial donor reporting requirements in Kenya. This should include general support to project staff in the use of allocated budget flexibly.
• Ensuring that expenditure in Kenya is incurred and reported in line with donor budgets and agreements.
• Ensure that project files for Kenya projects are complete with relevant documentation, e.g. donor proposals, contracts, amendments, income documentation (income requests, invoices and payments), Interim and Final Narrative and Financial Reports, and all communications between donors and BBC Media Action.
• Ensure that donor financial reports, together with supporting documents (assets, stock sheets and staff lists) submitted to the Finance Manager, Kenya & Somalia, are of the expected standards and in accordance with donor regulations.
• Ensure proper recording of assets purchased in Kenya with donor funds to facilitate proper reporting.
• Provide support to project staff on requirements and formats of different donors.
• Training and developing staff in donor regulations, policies and procedures, as appropriate.
• Provide support to the Finance and Administration assistant in Kenya office.

Required Qualifications
• Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Commerce, Finance or Accounting with at least CPA III level
• 3 years of experience in accounting and budgeting in an INGO or UN agency
• Good knowledge of English
• Working knowledge of an integrated accounting software.
• Solid knowledge of various donor regulation

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 36

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree

Job application procedure
Submit application by email to  by 08th May 2022 including CV and cover letter
Subject line "Finance Officer"

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Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Kenya
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: 08 May 2022
Duty Station: Nairobi
Posted: 29-04-2022
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 29-04-2022
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 29-04-2065
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