Senior Accountant job at Kenya Community Development Foundation

Vacancy title:
Senior Accountant

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Public Administration, and Government , Category: Accounting & Finance ]

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Kenya Community Development Foundation

Deadline of this Job:
24 September 2022  

Duty Station:
Within Kenya , Nairobi , East Africa

Date Posted: Thursday, September 15, 2022 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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• Reporting to the Finance Manager, the role of this position is to provide guidance, advice, and support to KCDF’s programmes in relation to grants management and to ensure compliance with KCDF’s donor and internal requirements. As part of the Finance Department and in close coordination with the Programme Director, programme and finance staff, the Senior Accountant will support practices to improve grants management and compliance across all KCDF programmes from inception to grant contract closure in accordance with grant agreements and other appropriate protocols. He/She will also help to strengthen the link between financial and programme management.

Roles & Responsibilities
Grants Management & Donor Compliance:

• Preparation of donor financial reports in line with donor policies and guidelines.
• Review grantee financial reports and working to resolve reporting gaps in coordination with Programme Officers.
• Facilitating capacity enhancement of grantee partners to improve their financial management systems and reporting mechanisms.
• Supporting monitoring of grantee activities.
• Supporting in the facilitation of project audits.
• Review and tracking of grantee balances and ensure proper close out procedures.

Financial Management:
• Review of payment requests in line with organisational manuals, policies, and donor guidelines.
• Supporting in budget proposal development processes.
• Payroll processing and payroll journals posting.
• Ensure timesheets for payroll charge are timely provided by staff as per donor guidelines.
• Provide support in the preparation for internal and external audit.

Risk Management:
• Support the organisation in the implementation and tracking of its risk management framework.
• Supporting departmental heads in the review of their departmental risks and following up on relevant mitigation measures.
• Obtain and collate feedback from donors and programmes on grants management and compliance issues with a view to improving grant management by identifying challenges, risks and lessons learnt.
• Attend the Audit and Risk Committee meeting and make relevant presentations.

Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities
Academic and Professional Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in Commerce or related field
• Full CPA qualification or equivalent

Other Competencies/Abilities/Skills

• At least five years of work experience, with focus on financial and risk management.
• At least eight years of grant management experience in supporting implementation of donor funded projects including experience working with donor rules and guidelines.
• At least three years of experience in a senior financial management role managing staff and reporting to senior executives.
• Demonstrated understanding of grants management, experience in grant compliance processes and project management including developing budgets.
• Capacity to undertake staff and partners capacity building in financial and grants management.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills in English and Kiswahili.
• Experience in usage of computer accounting packages including Microsoft Office 365 and excel
• Risk management, payroll processing and tax compliance skills.
• Knowledge of community development issues will be an added advantage.
• Ability to work under pressure, team player and a self-driven individual.

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 36

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree

Job application procedure
• Applications should be submitted by email to  with subject line “Senior Accountant” to the attention of the Executive Director.
• Attach your one-page Cover letter (indicating expected salary and availability) and current CV including contacts of three referees.
• The deadline for submitting your application is 24th September

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Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Kenya
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: 24 September 2022
Duty Station: Nairobi
Posted: 15-09-2022
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 15-09-2022
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 15-09-2065
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