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Project Finance Officer - Nakuru County, Kenya

Job Description

  • Project Financial record keeping.
  • Entering various transactions into the accounting system on a daily basis and filing all financial records appropriately in line with the filing system.
  • Ensuring that Wellness centres are well supplied in a timely manner.
  • Processing Purchase orders and payments.
  • Ensuring that all requisite procurement procedures have been followed and the requisite support documentation is available and appropriately filed.
  • Preparing donor reports and submitting them within the stipulated deadlines.
  • Preparing internal financial reports (Budget monitoring reports, etc) on a monthly basis by the 13thday of the following month.
  • Investigate project variances and submit variance reports to management.
  • Report to management regarding the remaining funding available for projects.
  • Maintaining the Assets register. Updating regularly and arranging for Assets verification twice a year.
  • Carrying out bank and other accounts reconciliations and preparing reconciliation statements on a monthly basis by the 13thday of the following month.
  • Ensuring that all bills and statutory deductions are paid in time to avoid penalties.
  • Arranging for physical cash counts once a quarter at the centre level.
  • Ensuring adherence to the financial procedures.
  • Participating in Budget preparation and review.
  • Maintaining Project records
  • Compile information for internal and external auditors, as required and respond to any queries raised.
  • Prepare and submit statutory reports and tax returns related to project on a timely manner.
  • Maintain project staff records
  • Receive, review and file project staff time sheets
  • Prepare the project Payroll.
  • Close out project accounts upon project completion.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Finance and Human Resource Manager.

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related field.
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
  • At least 3 years’ experience in project accounting
  • Working knowledge of USAID funded projects is a must.
  • A good understanding of the health landscape in Kenya would also be desirable.
  • Proficiency in electronic accounting systems.
  • An excellent communicator with strong writing skills.

Additional Information

Position: One-year contract – renewable
Location: Nakuru, Kenya
Reports to: Finance and Human Resource Manager
Start date: April/May 2022
Language: English

How to Apply

If you meet the above criteria, kindly submit your application letter (indicating expected salary) and CV online on Email: east.africa.office@northstar-alliance.org  on or before 30th March 2022. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.