Position title
FINANCE ASSISTANT ( 4 positions)

Job Purpose:

To support in provision of sound financial and grants management to the department as part of AMURT’s execution of its mandate to partners.

Reporting Relationships:

  • Supervisor: -Finance and Admin Manager. FAM
  • Direct reports: -Senior Finance Officer SFO.

Key Relationships:

  • Internal Relationships - AMURT Staff
  • External Relationships -External stakeholders
  • Donors, Partners.

Job Dimensions:

  • Financial- Projects funds management.
  • Request budgets and advise Finance Manager on the appropriateness for pay.
  • Request of funds on monthly, quarterly or annual basis.
  • Receipt and processing of payments incurred.
  • Physical Assets - Custodian of finance records;
  • Management of movement records
  • Maintain assets inventory records and assets register.
  • Decision Making -Working with the concerned programs team in where one makes decisions on activity-based budgets.
  • Working with the concerned programs teams to support in proposal development where one make decisions on activity based budgets.
  • Allocating budgets to project teams on the funded projects where decisions are guided by the available data.
  • In reviewing facility reports on projects one has to determine the relevance, value and viability of the costs.
  • When allocating costs to votes and processing of payments.


  •  Receipt of cash and cheques and acknowledgement of funds using AMURT’s accounting systems.
  • Receipt of invoices and processing of payments using AMURT’s accounting systems.
  • Management of office petty cash, its replenishment, charging to various use projects and staff Imp rests for trips and cash for office usage.
  • Receipt of requests from the filed-on activities for support, arrange them appropriately, verify completeness of the documentation and accuracy of the reports and give feedback to the respective finance officers for action.
  • Maintaining records on all incoming invoices, cheques dispatched and assets movement to ensure accuracy, completeness and traceability are duly complied to as stipulated in the finance manual.
  • Filling of accounting documents in line with the accounting recording and system codes.
  • Support the SFO where called upon to support in processing the organization payroll and management of 3rd party obligations i.e. HELB, NHIF and NSSF using a payroll software availed in the organization.
  •  Preparing and submitting of statutory returns as per requirement both in documentation and within the stipulated legal times both for the month and annual returns.
  • Support project accountants in cash books maintenance, bank reconciliations and preparation of the monthly report.
  • Support in preparation of budgets and cash flow statements both for implementing projects and HQ when called upon to do so.
  •  Support in Logistics planning on activities, finances, and other related areas concerning implementation and reporting of projects.
  • Support the finance and Admin office in assets verification both at the HQ and field level.
  • Bachelor’s degree in commerce/ accounting with 3 years of experience in project accounting.
  • Must be a certified accountant for the last three years.
  • Knowledge and experience working in donor funded projects.
  • Strong writing and communication skills.
  • Evidence of previous generation of quality and timely project financial reports.
  • High level of integrity, values, ethics and competence.
  • Demonstrate high level of creativity, innovation and analytical thinking.
  • Knowledge in donor compliant, budget reviews and analysis.

All applicants should urgently email a letter of application, CV, certificates and relevant testimonials to jobs@amurtafrica.org by 5th July  2021. indicating current and expected Salary. Candidates should clearly indicate the position applied for and its Reference number FINANCE /ASST /O7/2021 as the email subject. Interview will be done on a rolling basis and Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Canvassing will result to automatic disqualification.

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Date posted
June 22, 2021
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Position: FINANCE ASSISTANT ( 4 positions)

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