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Accountant Job Vacancy

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Somalia is an International Non-Governmental Organization registered in Kenya and operating in Somalia.

ADRA’s mission is to change one life at a time through enhancing development in individuals and communities.

ADRA Somalia desires to hire a qualified and experienced professional to fill the position of Accountant.

Specific duties:
  • Assist in the implementation of Finance policies, procedures and systems.
  • Ensure compliance with ADRA Somalia procedures and guidelines.
  • Ensure timely Data entry for Grants you have been Assigned
  • Ensure expenditure worksheets from the Field to the Finance Head Office are submitted on or before 3rd of every subsequent month
  • Review all payment documents from the field for proper and adequate back up.
  • Review expenditure worksheets from the field for accuracy and completeness.
  • Prepare reconciliations (bank, administration, cash and project) by 3rd of every month.
  • Ensure that statutory deductions are paid on time to avoid any penalty
  • Forward to the HR Manager every month, an outstanding personal advances and charges related to personal Accounts for recovery. Ensure that advances taken in a given month are liquidated appropriately.
  • Conduct a time sheet audit for field office from time to time.

Logistics duties
  • Review all Purchase orders and Purchase Requests for proper coding and budget adequacy before approval.
  • In liaison with Logistics department, prepare commitment lists when Grants are ending for financial obligations already entered into but not captured in financial reports.

Finance/Budgeting/Donor Reports
  • Working with Program Staff to prepare Grant Budgets to support new proposals or realignments.
  • Preparation of Budget Versus Actual Monthly reports and ensure they are provided to relevant staff on a timely basis.
  • Prepare Donor Reports as per Donor Agreements and Contracts
  • Ensure Donor regulations are adhered to the Grants you have been assigned.
  • Provide training to program staff on finance issues.
  • Produce monthly and quarterly reports to be reviewed by Finance Manager/

Field Office training & support
  • By frequent visits to the field offices providing training to finance staff accounting procedures and requirements, assist the field coordinators and program staff in finance related issues and activities.
  • Train field managers on budget tracking, review burn rates and provide advise if spending is not happening according to plan.

Other duties
  • Take lead on grant audits and verification

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of accounting experience in a busy accounting environment preferably NGOs.
  • CPA III or its equivalent
  • Computer literate with significant experience in excel, accounting package knowledge (SUN system) will be an added advantage.

If you meet the above requirements, please submit your application including your CV via e-mail not later than 30th June 2014 to  

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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