AECOM Finance Officer (Somalia TIS+ Project) Job in Nairobi, Kenya

AECOM International Development – Transition Initiative for Stabilization Plus (TIS+)

Finance Officer, Nairobi


AECOM International Development (AECOM) is implementing the TIS+ Project in Somalia in order to promote good governance and community cohesion.

The objectives of this contract are to:

1) Increase confidence in governance based on equitable participation in decision making and management of community assets.

2) Empower community and government representatives to engage with private sector and development actors in a collaborative process for community growth.

3) Increase Somali engagement in creating a more stable future.

4) Support inclusive, sustainable development by reducing gender gaps in stabilization and development.

In order to support this objective, the program is inviting qualified candidates and companies to submit their applications for a Finance Officer, Nairobi.

Objective: The Finance Officer will provide effective financial and accounting support to the TIS+ Finance and Administration Manager (FAM) and the TIS+ team.

He/ She will implement and as needed manage various financial and accounting systems, processes and procedures while adhering to all TIS+ financial policies as well as good accounting practices (GAAP or IAS/IFRS).

Primary Responsibilities

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Assist with and/or manage as assigned VAT/DA1 Form processes, recording, management and reconciliation;
  • Payment requests reviews, requests for additional information, and ensure that payments with the Finance team continue to move through proscribed process;
  • Assist with or lead bank reconciliations, petty cash management, voucher compilation and upload and cost projections;
  • Assist and/or lead budget development, account balance management, tax remittance, tax return compilation and activity budget reviews;
  • Ensure proper documentation reviews of all payment requests and vouchers, proper filing and completeness of field voucher files;
  • Review transactions for cost reasonableness, allowability and allocability;
  • Make recommendations to improve payment request reviews, financial controls and policies, and workflow processes;
  • Assist with audit preparation, auditor reviews and implementation of recommendations as directed;
  • All other duties as assigned

Reporting: The Finance Officer reports to the Finance and Administration Manager


  • Bachelor’s degree Finance or Accounting with an added advantage for CPA/ACCA Level 3;
  • Minimum three years of work experience in accounting and/or finance;
  • Three years of experience with a USAID funded organization would be ideal;
  • Proven knowledge of USAID rules and regulations ideal;
  • Fluent English language skills required; Somali language skills is highly advantageous;
  • Proficient in Microsoft office and ideally, working knowledge of QuickBooks;
  • A strong sense of ethics and honesty with attention to detail is mandatory;
  • Good organizational skills and the ability to keep absolute confidentiality is required.

Location: Nairobi, Kenya with limited travel throughout Somalia as needed.

Duration: One year renewable for up to an additional two years.

Application Procedure:

Interested and qualified candidates should CLICK HERE to apply for this position via  by latest Monday 15 October 2018.

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Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi County

Accounting and Finance, NGO and UN
Updated: October 8, 2018 — 10:00 am