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Projects Accountant Job in Kenya

Sustainable Community Development Services (SCODE): Facilitating adoption of clean energy technologies and sustainable land use for enhanced livelihoods

SCODE envisages a just world of empowered men and women pursuing environment friendly approaches to natural resources management for enhanced family wellbeing and food security.
SCODE is recruiting for the following position:

Projects Accountant

Nakuru based with regular field visits to Nyandarua, Nyeri, Laikipia

One (1) years renewable contract

The post holder reports directly to the Finance Manager with dotted line to the Executive Director

Job Ref: HR – PA – 07 - 2014

The Role Purpose: In collaboration with the Finance Manager, Accounts Assistants and other team members, the post holder will ensure good financial management of projects, adherence to internal controls, quality reporting and compliance to donor requirements and timelines.

The post holder will provide timely and reliable grant financial information and analysis that leads to effective decision making

Key Responsibilities
  • Grants administration
  • Preparation of project budgets, grants financial analysis and reporting.
  • Reports verification and monitoring of cost recovery
  • Capacity building to partners
  • Managing grant audits
  • Reviewing, processing and reconciling accounts payables and overheads on a priority and timely basis.
  • Managing organizations bank accounts and reconciliations as well as reconciling balance sheet items and clearing of outstanding items.
  • Reconciling county officers travel and imprest advances accounts and surrenders before additional advances are issued.
  • Managing related party transactions and coordinating invoice payments to refund related party borrowing.
  • Training and supervising finance assistants and reviewing all ledger accounts.
  • Payroll preparation, posting journals and allocation of related party costs.
  • Managing grant and institutional audits.
  • Any other role assigned by the Executive Coordinator or his/ her assignee.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance with CPA (K), ACCA or CIMA.
  • Minimum 3 years work experience in similar role with a national NGO.
  • Experience in preparing budgets and financial reports for international donors.
  • Strong computer skills and proficiency in financial management software including quick books.
  • Audit background will be an added advantage.
  • Problem solving, attentive to details, initiative and interpersonal skills
  •  Reference and background checks will be carried out in conformity with SCODE recruitment policy. SCODE is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diversity.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Please submit application letter, full CV and names of two referees to:

Or Send Hard copies to: SCODE, 8 km from Nakuru town, Along Nakuru – Nyahururu Road, Behind Heshima Shopping Centre; P.o. Box 13177 – 20100, Nakuru, Kenya.

Closing date for receiving applications will be Saturday 19th July, 2014

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