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15 May 2017

Finance & Grants Officer Job in Kenya - Save the Children

The Finance Officer will support in delivering the Finance teams’ objectives in a timely and accurate manner. Support the Finance Coordinator and ensure that processing and reporting deadlines are fully met; financial controls and procedures are strictly adhered to by all field office staff.

Job Responsibilities

  • Assist the finance coordinator in maintaining a robust and adequate financial internal control systems and cash management in line with SCI’s Finance Manual, Awards management and good accounting practices.
  • Checking accuracy of data entry and data quality.
  • Check cash documents before they are paid out by the Finance Assistant.
  • Maintains financial security by following internal controls.
  • Assist the Finance coordinator to ensure monthly financial diaries are strictly adhered to meet deadlines.
  • Prepare recharge journals for posting and ensure that GLACOS for recharges are reviewed by Finance
  • Coordinator before sending to Nairobi. Also ensure that the number of errors is minimised so as to avoid
  • recharge journals.
  • Monthly Review and verification of financial transactions/activities/documentation for accuracy, appropriateness and completeness and ensure full compliance of financial services and transactions with SCI rules, regulations, policies and recording and reporting systems.
  • Ensuring compliance with taxation legislation.
  • Prepare all suppliers payment on time and prepare cheques or input in the banking online system, Review and verify financial transactions/activities/documentation for accuracy, appropriateness and completeness and ensure full compliance of financial services and transactions with SCI rules, regulations, policies and recording and reporting systems.
  • Ensure weekly and monthly cash counts are made by an independent senior manager.
  • Ensure proper files are maintained and well secured in the Finance Department to enable a complete audit trail from the Agresso FMS accounts records to supporting documentation and vice versa.
  • Ensure that grant closure is being dealt with correctly and that no charges are made to closed grants.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Commerce or Business Studies degree or equivalent certification and experience.
  • Professional qualifications in Accounting (CPA II section finalist)
  • Recommended a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a in budget setting and grants management in INGOs,
  • Accounting & financial management.
  • Familiar with major donor reporting including EU,UNHCR,DFID, BPRM etc
  • Strong working computer skills especially in accounting packages.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Strong results orientation, with the ability to challenge existing mindsets
  • Fluency in English, both verbal and written, preferred
  • Commitment to Save the Children values

How to Apply
Interested candidates are required to submit a CV and mandatory Cover letter indicating the Position on the subject line to kenya.jobapplications@savethechildren.org by 19th May 2017.

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