Finance Officer Job in Kenya

DSW seeks to recruit a Finance Officer to support the Finance and Administration department in successfully implementing its goals.

Reporting directly to the Finance & Admin Manager, s/he will be responsible for the accounting and financial reporting in line with DSW regulations and policies as well as with national financial laws. This position is open to Kenyan nationals only.

Areas of Responsibility

  • Under direct supervision of the Finance & Admin Manager, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:
  • Book-keeping (cash and bank books), payments and all financial documentation
  • Preparation of financial reports and audits
  • Preparation of strategic recommendations and regular reports according to DSW guidelines and procedures
  • Review and monitor partners financial reporting and compliance with DSW and/or donors regulations
  • Preparation of payroll and follow up on social security regulations

Specific tasks:

  • Compile and analyze financial information to prepare timely monthly, quarterly financial statements including yearend close and annual accounts
  • Develop, maintain and analyze budgets, while preparing periodic reports that compare budgeted costs and actual cost
  • Participate in the internal audit reviews as required in accordance with the audit plan through provision of required information
  • Assist in financial audit preparation and coordinate the audit process
  • Reconcile multicurrency – cashbook with bank statements and checking balances against verifiable documents on a monthly basis
  • Ensure accurate and timely posting of data into the accounting system – SUN Ledger i.e. payments, various journals types and receipts
  • Develop, implement, modify and document record keeping and accounting systems making use of current computer technology of all financial transactions in accordance with the accounting procedures
  • Prepare monthly revenue, expenditure returns, financial statements and reports
  • Provide support to monthly standard accounting submissions to Head Office including general ledger files, account reconciliations, expenditure by cost center/project, required sub-grantee reporting, as well as other financial information on a timely and accurate manner
  • Withhold and remit statutory deductions e.g. PAYE, NHIF, NSSF & NITA


  • High level of integrity and honesty
  • Compassionate, and respectful of all people
  • Keen eye for detail

If interested, please send your application (CV and motivation letter stating your salary expectations) with the reference “Finance Officer” clearly indicated in the email subject line to:

Deadline for application:  March 24th, 2017

Ideal start date:  Immediate

Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted. DSW is an equal opportunity employer and does not require applicants to pay money at any stage during the recruitment process.

Accounting and Finance
Updated: March 9, 2017 — 8:46 am