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Financial Accountant Job in Kenya

Practical Action is an international development agency working with poor communities to help them choose and use technology to improve their lives today and in generations to come. 

We build on the communities’ knowledge and skills to come up with innovative, sustainable and practical solutions.

We are seeking to recruit a results-oriented and proactive team player to fill the position of 
Financial Accountant.
Reporting to the Finance and Administration Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for managing the day-to-day financial activities Practical Action Regional Office, and ensure compliance to all Group and local financial policies and procedures.
Key Responsibilities
  • Ensure timely and efficient processing of month end data that is in line with group and local standards
  • Maintain accurate and up to date financial records in respect of the regional office financial transactions
  • Work closely with the Management Accountant to ensure timely completion of monthly management accounts.
  • Coordinate key internal financial processes and reviews, including budgeting, group and statutory audits
  • Develop and implement financial management and monitoring system of field offices, partners and bank accounts
  • Carry out daily reconciliation of financial transactions, record issues arising and update accounting system accordingly
  • Process regional monthly payroll and ensure timely submission of all relevant statutory deductions
  • Participate in building the capacity of field finance staff and facilitate financial management training for non-finance staff
  • In collaboration with field office Coordinators, support in performance management of field accountants.
Qualifications and skills
  • At least Bachelor’s degree in Commerce (Accounting option) or related field; post graduate degree in relevant discipline will be an added advantage
  • CPA (K) or equivalent
  • At least five (5) years relevant experience at managerial level of which at least three (3) years should be with in full donor program funded activity budgeting, accounting and reporting
  • Working knowledge of computer accounting packages with particular emphasis on Excel and SUN Accounting System
  • Strong analytical and auditing skills
  • Strong planning and organizing skills, ability to work with minimum supervision to meet tight deadlines.
Application letter together with a CV indicating current and expected salary, and names of three professional referees (one of whom must be the current supervisor) plus their day-time contacts should be submitted to Practical Action by email on: to be received no later than 3rd October 2012.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
Practical Action is an “equal opportunity” employer and highly encourages women to apply.
Practical Action – Eastern Africa Regional Office is relocating to Methodist Ministries Centre, Office Block C, Oloitokitok Road from 1st October 2012.

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