Finance Assistant – DSW

at DSW Kenya
Published July 11, 2024
Expires August 1, 2024
Location Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya
Category Accounting and Finance  
Job Type Full-time  


DSW Kenya is a non-governmental organisation registered in Kenya as one of the East African country offices of Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevölkerung (DSW), a global development organization that address the challenges faced by youth to exercise their sexual and reproductive health and rights and to meet their need for health services.

DSW envisions a world where all youth - especially girls and young women - live free from disease and make independent and informed choices over their sexual and reproductive lives with full access to sexuality education, health services and modern contraceptives.

DSW seeks to recruit Finance Assistant.

Place of Work: Nairobi County

Reporting to: National Team Coordinator, Finance.

Areas of Responsibility:

Under direct supervision of the National Team Coordinator-Finance, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Book-keeping (cash and bank books), payments and all financial documentation.
  • Support in the preparation of financial reports and audits.
  • Support the other finance staff in preparing regular reports according to DSW guidelines and procedures.
  • Review and monitor partners‘ financial reporting and compliance with DSW and or donors’ regulations.
  • Preparation of Pay Roll and follow up on social security regulations.

Specific tasks:

  • Reconcile multicurrency – cashbook with bank statements and checking balances against verifiable documents on a monthly basis.
  • Prepare cheque, mpesa and Online bank transfers and ensure that payments are made against verifiable accounting and documentation standards; ensuring that the approval process as per DSW Kenya policies is adhered to at all times.
  • Ensure accurate and timely posting of data into the accounting system – SUN Ledger i.e. payments,journals, consistency checks among others.
  • Follow up on reimbursements and surrender of imprest as per approved procedures.
  • Ensure Internal, Partners‘ and Donors‘ financial reporting requirement and deadlines are adhered to.
  • Assist in Preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual revenue, expenditure returns and financial statements.
  • Support Resource Mobilization by developing, maintaining, analyzing and tracking project budgets.
  • Building Partners‘ capacity on Financial aspects. This may include, where necessary, the development, implementation, modification and documentation of record keeping and reporting tools used by the partners in accordance with the accounting procedures.
  • Preparation of timely and accurate monthly payroll.
  • Provide support to monthly closing processes, including preparation of; 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.
  • Assist in preparation of internal monthly project burn rates and donor reports within the specified time and lead the discussions with project teams.
  • Withhold and remit statutory deductions e.g. PAYE, NHIF, NSSF, VAT, NITA, Housing Levy among others.
  • Assist in financial audit preparation and coordination of the audit process.
  • Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Requirements and Experience

  • Must be holder of Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university, majoring in a business-related course with full or part professional accounting qualification such as CPA (K) or ACCA or equivalent.
  • Must have 2 years progressive working experience, working in a similar position in an NGO and or institutional donor funded environments.
  • Must have proven donor finance and project management skills.
  • Working knowledge of integrated accounting packages; experience with SUN Systems highly desirable.
  • Should have excellent technical accounting, analytical and computer skills.
  • Candidates with advanced MS Excel skills will have a competitive advantage.
  • Should be proactive hands-on person with the ability to think strategically as well as identify and implement practical actions to a high standard.
  • Candidate should posses knowledge on tax matters; VAT, PAYE, annual returns among others.
  • Should have excellent oral and written (English) communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail is desirable.
  • Must have high level of integrity and honesty.

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

Deadline for application: We will shortlist candidates on a rolling basis and close the application process once a sufficient number of applications have been received for the position

Ideal start date: Immediate.

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

This position is open to persons who are Kenyan Citizens or those with the right to work in Kenya.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

DSW is an equal opportunity employer and does not require applicants to pay money at any stage during the recruitment process.

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