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Finance Assistant Job in Kenya

Land O’Lakes International development is a division of Land O’Lakes Inc, a US food and agricultural Cooperative based in Minnesota. Land O’Lakes international development Kenya office seeks a suitable candidate for the position of Finance Assistant.

This position reports to the finance manager.

The key responsibilities for this position are:
  • Processing all project payments and acting as point person for project vendors.
  • Processing checks and monthly bank reconciliation statements.
  • Accurate recording of financial data in Cost Point accounting system to ensure accurate financial reports.
  • Preparing project management reports as may be required.
  • Preparing project budgets and forecast.
  • Managing staff advances ensuring the project maintains a reasonable level of receivables.
  • Working with project staff to effectively manage training budgets.
  • Work with project staff to ensure that monthly time sheets are completed in good time.
  • Preparing monthly HQ financial package.
  • Working with the finance manager to ensure the project has successful annual audits.
  • Carrying out project financial analysis and reconciliations.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned.

Requirements
  • A Business degree in accounting, finance, or business administration
  • Professional accounting qualification, CPA or ACCA
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft office suite
  • At least three years of accounting experience with an NGO in a busy accounting environment.
  • Understanding of USAID rules and regulations.
  • Experience using Cost Point accounting software is an added advantage.
  • Advanced oral and written communication skills
  • Strong team player and able to work under pressure.

If you meet the above qualifications please email your cover letter and CV with three referees to recruit.kenya@idd.landolakes.com by Friday, Dec 20th 2013.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Please remember to include “finance assistant” in the subject line of the email.

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