Temporary Finance Officer Job in Kenya (70K)

Finance Officer
Duration: Temporary for 5 Months
Salary: KShs 70,000.

Job Purpose: To process financial requests, review financial documentation and facilitate payments in line with approved guidelines

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Payments-Make payments in line with approved procedures.
  • Petty cash handling and staff work advances – You shall be responsible for handling petty cash and staff work advances; ensuring that the cash remains in safe custody and is replenished on time
  • Accounting-Enter transactional data and complete the accounts on a regular basis.
  • Payroll Processing-Prepare monthly payroll and pay out emoluments to employees in line with approved procedures.
Key Results shall include
  • Invoices are reviewed and checked for integrity and accuracy
  • Payment documentation is prepared and approved before payment is done.
  • Petty cash float is maintained at approved levels
  • Petty cash requests are processed in an efficient manner
  • Journal entries are done in the system as soon as the transactions are approved.
  • Bank statement reconciliation is completed at the close of each month
  • Payroll prepared, reviewed and for management approval.
  • Pay slips are prepared and distributed to all employees
  • Statutory deductions are made from payroll and paid out – KRA iTax online payments (PAYE/Withholding Tax); NSSF, NHIF, NITA;HELB; Pensions
Others Duties
  • As a member of team, you shall work with others and therefore coordinate well and communicate effectively with other so as to foster team cohesion. 
  • For effective delivery of your work, you shall work closely with the Finance and Operations manager, the Grants Officer and the Administrative and Logistics Officer.
Knowledge, qualifications, skills and experience
  • At least a first degree (Bachelors) in business administration, finance and accounting or other related area of studies is required
  • Experience (minimum 2 years) working in development sector such as NGO, with strong administrative and financial management experience
  • Accounting skills and with CPA III preferred.
  • Ability to understand and operationalise administrative instructions, financial and accounting policies, rules and procedures is required.
  • Experience working in other countries in East Africa and an understanding of the political, social and economic situation in the region.
  • Experience in supporting Administration and HR functions.
Skills and Abilities
  • A culturally sensitive communicator and manager
  • Good information management skills including the ability to write clear concise reports for a variety of audiences in Swahili and English
  • Strong and engaging communication and presentational skills, necessary in working with partners
  • Good interpersonal skills and working diplomatically with colleagues to develop trust, shared understanding and motivation
  • Strong IT skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Experience in using Sun system or other accountancy software packages
  • Willingness to work flexibly and, on occasions, outside of office hours
  • Good team player and committed to the welfare of the organisation.
All eligible candidates should send their application letter and CV including 3 referees to jobs@cloversmtc.com not later than May 30, 2016. 
Quote FINANCE OFFICER (temporary) as the email subject line.

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