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Finance Officer Job in Kenya

Position Available: Finance Officer

The Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa works to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens.

OSIEA initiatives advance justice, free speech, public health and independent media in the region.

Based in Nairobi, this position reports to the Finance and Administration Director.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure monthly payroll data is updated into the payroll correctly for review by the next officer.
  • Responsible for the administration of the Petty Cash Float for OSIEA Head office and to oversee those for Branch Offices as required from time to time.
  • Ensure all the transactions arising thereof are accurately recorded, summarised and posted to the General Ledger on a timely basis and reconciled monthly.
  • Process staff travel advances in cash when necessary. Reconcile the advance account on monthly basis and advice FAD where necessary.
  • Processing payments through bank transfers or by cheque and correctly recording entries in the General Ledger in compliance with OSIEA’s Financial Policies and Procedures.
  • Prepare monthly expense analysis reports for staff credit cards and ensure they are reconciled to the statements.
  • Reconciling supplier statements on a monthly basis
  • Ensuring that all payment documents are filed daily in an organised filing system from which they are easily accessible.
  • Contribute and support the finance and administration processes and ensure operational manuals are updated regularly when need be, in line with dynamic OSIEA’s ways of working
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Finance and Administration Director from time to time.
  • CPA II or equivalent
  • A first degree
  • Practical knowledge of word-processing, spreadsheets and an accounting system.
  • Minimum three years relevant accounting experience, preferably in an international non-governmental organization or donor organization
  • Ability to work in a financially complex international organization
  • Ability to communicate patiently, clearly, and effectively with a diverse array of people
  • Team spirit and respectful working and decision-making style
  • Strong organizational skills and close attention to detail
  • Integrity, diplomatic manner and professional discretion essential
At OSIEA, all staff are expected to work at integrating the organizational values into the performance of their duties and tasks on a daily basis and by participating in in-house working groups designed to uphold the values and foster healthy inter-office communication.

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Competitive salary, with good benefits package

Search closes:
 April 30, 2012

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