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Finance Associate Job in Ruiru Kenya

Finance Associate Job Description
Jacaranda Health is a social venture that aims to set a new standard for maternity care in East Africa. 

We are combining business and clinical innovations to provide affordable maternity and reproductive health services to low-income urban women. 

We have launched one clinic in Nairobi this year, and plan to expand to other locations in the region. 

We strive to be a data-driven company which improves its operational efficiency through informed decision making on the costs and pricing mechanisms in the health care market.

Job Summary
The Finance Associate will report and work closely with the Finance and Impact Evaluation Director to design and maintain robust accounting and financial systems. 

This includes setting up and entering transaction data in electronic databases (Quickbooks and Excel), ensuring compliance with accounting and government procedures, reporting on our financial structure.
We are looking for an intelligent, proactive and flexible individual with previous accounting experience, project management skills and great attention to detail. 


Accounting processes
  • Enter transactions (expenses, payments, etc.) to Quickbooks
  • Help modify as needed Chart of Accounts in Quickbooks
  • Ensure proper functioning and software maintenance for Quickbooks
Financial reporting and analysis
  • Generate financial reports and analysis to inform management decision-making as needed
  • Compile costing information (e.g. cost of goods sold, variable costs, fixed costs) for existing services through auditing receipts, discussing with other staff (nurses, housekeeping, procurement)
  • Perform market research on costs and prices for expansion into other services, buying new equipment, targeting new clients etc.
Other financial processes: Filing and tracking
  • Create and maintain filing systems for expense, payment receipts, invoices, etc.
  • Ensure timely submission of expense receipts by all staff members
  • Audit receipts and expense reports
  • Track timely completion of cash collection, deposit and withdrawal systems, as well as any other payment processes
  • Attend to other administrative duties as assigned
  • Bachelor of Commerce degree (finance or accounting option) or other business related course and be a qualified and registered CPA
  • Minimum of 3 years’ proven accounting experience in the management of financial systems and budgets, financial reporting, financial data analysis, auditing, and taxation with reputed accounting company or within the accounting department of a reputed organization.
  • Proficiency in Quickbooks and Microsoft suite (particularly MS-Excel)(Applicant to be tested on practical quantitative applications during the interview)
  • High attention to detail and analytical skills required
  • Knowledge of accepted accounting practices and principles, auditing practices and principles, applicable laws, codes and regulations
  • Proactive, self-starter and team-oriented;  able to multi-task effectively and manage competing priorities in a typical start-up environment
  • Dependable and upholding highest level of honesty and confidentiality
  • Fluent in English and Kiswahili
To Apply 
Interested candidates may apply by:
1. First, complete the online form available by clicking here:  First, complete the online form available by clicking here or by pasting this link into your web browser:     
2. After completing the application, please also submit your CV and a cover letter to 

Only applicants that have completed the online form as well as submitted their CV will be considered. 

No calls please. 

Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications received, we will be unable to confirm all submissions. 

Preference will be given to applications submitted by January 15th, 2013.

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