Finance Officer Job in Kenya

Al Khair Foundation (AKF) is an international humanitarian organization, providing humanitarian support, international development, emergency aid and disaster relief in some of the world’s most deprived areas.
 
AKF Kenya implements projects in the areas of health with special focus on maternal health care, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and livelihoods across different parts of Kenya. 

 

AKF Kenya is currently looking for a Finance Officer, full time position with immediate start for a one year renewable contract including a three month probationary period.
 

Major Duties and Responsibilities
 
The Finance officer is responsible for ensuring accurate project financial tracking, recording, reporting on AKF projects and ensuring compliance with organizational policies and partners’ requirements. 

The Finance Officer works closely with the Programs Department on all budget, finance and compliance matters such as forecasts, budget realignments, financial reports review, etc. 

The Finance Officer will play a key role in establishing necessary financial procedures and reinforcing internal controls. S/he will provide training and ongoing support to project’s beneficiaries.
 
In particular the incumbent will be responsible for the following tasks:
  • Prepares financial reports for reporting to Head office, partners or internal usage.
  • Review all project financial documentation for compliance—e.g. costs charged to specific project.
  • Ensure field office compliance with financial management systems as per AKF and partners’ requirements, rules and regulations.
  • Monitors project expenditure (burn rates) against the total award budget and against the work plan budget. Discuss project financial performance with the Programs Department.
  • Works collaboratively with Programs Department to review and oversee project budgets, forecasts, and financial reports for partners and AKF head office and actively contributes to the project risk reviews.
  • Works closely with AKF head office and partners to resolve any financial related issues and follows up on open points to ensure they are resolved.
  • Travel to project sites to provide finance training to beneficiaries, Provide technical assistance to ensure proper financial management of awards and timely submission of required financial reports. 
  • Evaluate projects on Cost Benefits Analysis (CBA) and adhere to contract management.
  • Foreign Exchange currency monitoring.
  • Processing and recording of payments on a daily basis, including verifying the accuracy of invoices and supporting documents.
  • Compile the Payroll for the AKF Kenya Staff and project staff and ensure submission of PAYE, NHIF and NSSF are done before deadlines to the relevant authorities.
  • Maintain the security and accountability of the office petty cash.
  • Prepare for internal and external audits and work closely with auditors and partners on auditing matters.
Educational Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting/ Finance.
  • ACCA / CPA will be an added advantage.
Work Experience
  • Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience in accounting and financial management of donors’ budget and regulatory compliance.
  • Should have strong experience and understanding of accounting and reporting procedures from institutional funding bodies such as DFID, EC & UKAID.
  • Not-for-profit accounting experience - Field experience is an asset.
Other Relevant Skills
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and to initiate activities and identify organizational needs related to responsibilities.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to maintain effective and satisfactory working relationships with people from diverse cultures across all levels of the organization.
  • Superior analytical skills, giving attention to details, and strong work ethics.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of financial and other sensitive information.
  • Capacity to work under pressure, prioritize multiple tasks, and meet tight deadlines.
  • Proficiency in accounting software particularly Quick books and Sage.
How to Apply
 
Send your up-dated CV and an application letter which should include your current and expected remuneration and contact details of three work-related referees to ahmed.hassan@alkhair.org and copy kenya@alkhair.org 

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Al Khair Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on one's background, beliefs or gender.

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