Finance and Administration Assistant (Short-term Contract) job at CARE
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Vacancy title:
Finance and Administration Assistant (Short-term Contract)

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

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Deadline of this Job:
Tuesday, June 13 2023 

Duty Station:
Within Kenya , Nairobi, East Africa

Date Posted: Thursday, June 08 2023, Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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Accounts Payable (AP) / Global AP Process Support and Implementation - 40%
• Review all supporting documents and ensure supporting documents are accurate; entries are done correctly to the appropriate account codes
• Provide guidance to staff and budget holders where coding is not done correctly and recommend adjustments accordingly where necessary to comply with donor requirements or accounting standards and organization policies
• Raise purchase requisitions in the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system
• Process and ensure accuracy of staff travel advances, reimbursements and travel expense reports

Year-end Process - 20%
• Conduct Trial Balance analysis to establish accuracy of the balances and make the necessary changes on any outstanding balances
• Review all transactions and reconcile the Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable to the General Ledger
• Follow up any exceptions identified during the analysis and resolve them or refer to the Finance and Operations Manager where guidance is required
• Conduct the year end physical inventory count and verification process
• Support on the vendor pre-qualification exercise and ensure vendor onboarding done accurately

Travel and Events Management - 30%
• Provide support on events management requests coming from the region, country offices and the wider organization
• Maintain oversight of efficient and cost-effective local travel and transport related activities (taxis and rental vehicles) for staff locally and visitors from abroad
• Flight bookings and management: ensure that bookings are made on the most competitive fares
• Coordinate local staff movement i.e. organize pick up and drop off for staff who arrive and depart from other countries
• Administration of taxi applications to ensure timely, accurate and updated data maintenance

Other Responsibilities - 10%
• Support procurement of local service providers for office services
• Provide support on regional finance and administration requests

Key Competencies
• Customer focus - internal and external
• Problem solving
• Functional technical skills
• Planning
• Informing
• Managing and measuring work
• Process management
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Qualifications and Experience
• At least 2-3 years' experience in a similar position
• A Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Business Administration or Finance
• Professional qualification in Accounting, with a minimum of CPA Part 2 or equivalent in ACCA is required
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office, and good skills in using ERP - financial software applications
• Strong analytical skills with ability to set priorities, complete work with minimal supervision, and meet deadlines

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 24

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree

Job application procedure
Interested candidates who meet the criteria are encouraged to send in their application that includes a cover letter and CV attached as one document to  with the subject title “Finance and Administration Assistant”. The closing date is 13th June 2023.

This is a national position in Kenya: we require that you have the legal ability to work in Kenya.
While we would like to respond to all applicants, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Kenya
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: Tuesday, June 13 2023 
Duty Station: Nairobi
Posted: 08-06-2023
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 08-06-2023
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 08-06-2065
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