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Finance Assistant Job in Lodwar

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Kenya serves vulnerable populations in the Turkana and Garissa regions as well as in Eastleigh, Nairobi.

The IRC implements programs in the areas of comprehensive primary health care, nutrition, protection, peace building, water and sanitation and hygiene (WASH), HIV/AIDS prevention, response to gender based violence, disaster risk reduction (DRR), livelihoods and governance.

Applications are invited for the position of:

Finance Assistant - Lodwar

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Finance Officer, the Finance Assistant will be responsible for ensuring IRC systems and procedures of internal controls are followed when committing financial transactions in Lodwar to ensure that there is always enough cash support program activities.

He/she will maintain high levels of discipline and integrity in fiscal operations.

  • Maintain petty cash at the set limit ensuring no cash shortage at all times
  • Ensure that all cash payments are fully supported and are authorized at set limits as per IRC Kenya delineation chart before disbursement
  • Prepare the petty cash upload spreadsheets to upload stage ready for review
  • Monitor and track cash advanced to program and support staff on a monthly basis ensuring that liquidation reports are prepared and correction journals prepared ready for review by finance officer/manager
  • Perform supervised petty cash counts every Friday, month end and as requested during supervision events
  • Ensure that all cash received is duly receipted, coded and promptly banked
  • Rubber stamping ‘paid’ on all documents once cash vouchers are signed and cash disbursed and before filing
  • Maintain an organized and well documented (all files must be labeled properly and visibly) and sequential filing system for all cash disbursement vouchers
  • Ensure that files with original documentations are sent to Nairobi on a monthly basis and duplicate files are maintained for field use.
  • Might be assigned to perform other tasks in other IRC field office as per the needs of the organization
Required qualifications, experience and skills
  • Minimum CPA II qualification
  • Candidates who pursued Kenya Accounting Technicians Course (KATC) as a foundation course will have an added advantage.
  • Should be a member of a recognized professional accountancy body.
  • Knowledge of best accounting practices – Income Tax, VAT Regulations; at least three years of prior professional experience in a similar post
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and other accounting software
  • Ability to work independently in a rapidly changing professional environment with a view towards establishing administrative procedures and protocol that will ensure optimal functioning of the operation
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and time management skills
  • Fluency in spoken and written English
  • Fluency in Turkana language will be an added advantage
Please apply at on or before 26th December 2011

IRC leading the way from harm to home.

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.

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