Position title
Finance Officer - FO/MWENDO/04/2018

Position: Finance Officer


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Location: NAIROBI


Purpose of the position:

This position is responsible for the Finance & Accounting function in the MWENDO project to ensure sound Financial Practices with adequate internal controls are in place.

Planning & Budgeting

  • Provide input during the budgeting process for the assigned projects.
  • Coordinate the planning and budgeting process to ensure quality and realistic budgets are developed
  • Ensure Planning & Budgeting guidelines are adhered to
  • Ensure compliance with MWENDO guidelines and other standards
  • Conduct financial analysis for management decision making.
  • Develop realistic cash flow forecasts in line with the plans
  • Participate in proposal writing and grant budget development.
  • Periodically monitor and advice management on budget utilization

Financial Reporting

  • Prepare financial data transactions into the Accounting System.
  • Prepare and submit accurate project funding requests.
  • Prepare bank reconciliation statements monthly
  • Prepare financial analyses for management decision making
  • prepare and submit accurate and timely financial reports.
  • Management of balance sheet accounts

Cash Management

  • Ensure safe custody of cash and cheque book
  • Ensure maintenance of up to date records of cash disbursement.
  • Cash flow management to ensure compliance with target low.
  • Maintain an accurate and updated fixed assets register for the Programs/Projects.
  • Ensure that assets are properly utilized and safe guarded.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor of Commerce, Economics, Accounting or Finance, Business management/ Administration or related degree
  • Minimum Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Part II
  • Minimum of 3 years’ relevant experience:
  • Professional membership with a recognized body is an added advantage
  • Knowledge of one or more accounting system

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Strong budgetary and financial management and analytical skills.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English.
  • The person must be results oriented, able to handle public relations, able to satisfy stakeholders and a team player.
  • Good interpersonal, organizational and management skills.
  • Integrity, commitment and respect for diversity
  • Ability to solve complex problems and to exercise independent judgment.
  • Computer literate.

All applicants should urgently email a letter of application, CV, certificates and relevant testimonials to jobs@amurtafrica.org by 20th APRIL 2018 indicating current and expected Salary. Candidates should clearly indicate the position applied for and its Reference number FO/MWENDO/04/2018 as the email subject. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Canvassing will result to automatic disqualification.

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Valid through
April 20, 2018
Job Location
Date posted
April 16, 2018
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Offer ended on April 20, 2018

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