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Women’s Institute For Secondary Education & Research (WISER) Financial and Administrative Officer Job in Kenya

WISER is a Kenyan NGO founded in 2006 that has established a strong community partnership in Muhuru Bay where the organization has built a private secondary boarding school for girls that it operates in addition to other community programs focusing on education, health, and economic development. 

WISER's mission is to improve educational, economic, and health outcomes for girls; create gender allies in boys; and promote community-wide enhancements in health and development.

Job Purpose

To ensure efficient and accurate financial and administrative functions

Reports to: School Principal including day to day supervision

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Implement and maintain efficient financial systems in compliance with international standards and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  • Ensure bank and all cash component accounts are reconciled, including funding projection advances and all support information is available before conducting the monthly financial report
  • Review budget projections and expenditures, ensuring accountability across all components
  • Assist in preparation of reports as may be required from time to time
  • Monitor and maintain cash flow, consolidating funds requests and following up with Board Members to ensure funds are disbursed in a timely manner.
  • Ensure proper documentation and filing of documents, including financial documents for proper audit trail.
  • Support the annual filing of organizational legal documents and ensure the NGO adheres to all requirements as indicated in Kenyan law
  • Offer administrative support as necessary liaising with the School Principal and Country Director on various logistical and administrative issues
  • Create and maintain employee personnel files, process benefit changes and provide coverage or claims information to employees upon request.
  • Administer payroll functions including finalizing systems, implementing employee deductions, and distribution of salaries to staff, both permanent and casual
  • Travel from time-to-time on duty errands
Skills / Attributes Required
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Financial Management, other business related field, or equivalent.
  • CPA Part One successfully completed
  • 3 years experience working in NGO finance and administration environment
  • Familiarity with QuickBooks
  • Superior computer skills including excellent knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills, paying particular attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to analyze financial data and problem solve
  • Available at short notice
  • Strong financial management background
  • Significant exposure in an administrative and legal environment in Kenya (including KRA policies)
  • Good communication skills (oral & written)
  • Strong interpersonal and cross-cultural skills
Required Language Skills
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili
Compensation: competitive salary

How to Apply:

Address to Country Director via email CC to by August 31st 2010.

Please include:
  1. cover letter describing your interest
  2. curriculum vitae
  3. salary history, and
  4. telephone contacts and email addresses of three referees (previous supervisors).
Women are encouraged to apply.

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