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Project Accountant Job in Kenya

Lutheran World Relief
 
Project Accountant

The Project Accountant performs all bookkeeping, budgeting, financial analysis and reporting related to project administration and provides technical support to the project's financial operations, reporting and management. 

S/he will promote transparency and accountability in the use of project resources ensure that project is implemented in accordance with contractual obligations and meet reporting deadlines. 

Duties:

  • Responsible for all financial accounting functions of the project to ensure compliance with LWR's and donor financial policies
  • Responsible for maintaining accurate book of accounts and preparation of timely monthly financial project reports for submission to the Country Office; reviews actual spending against the budget in collaboration with the Project Coordinator and informs partner staff and LWR in case of any variances
  • Regularly reviews project financial operations and documentation; reviews and provides timely feedback to project financial reports
  • Advises project management on all tax and statutory requirements related to the project
  • Facilitates external project audit and any other internal audit that may be arranged periodically
  • Monitor and liaise with project staff to ensure financial receipts and payments are accurately, timely and appropriately handled
  • Participate fully as a member of the project team, including active involvement in planning and review meetings, ensuring project staff members are kept informed in all relevant financial issues, and the preparation of timely progress reports
Qualifications:
  • Deep commitment to LWR’s core values and ability to model those values in relationships with colleagues and partners.
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Two years minimum experience in donor/NGO project accounting; experience in accounting for external donor-funded projects an advantage.
  • Fluent in English and Kiswahili with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficient computer and internet skills (MS Word, Excel, Explorer, and accounting software).
  • Willingness to travel 30% of the time to support farmer organization and ride a motorcycle
How to Apply:

Interested applicants are invited to send their applications via email stating the post applied for under the subject line, attaching their cover letter, salary expectations and CV including a list of three professional references.

Emails should be sent to: info@lwrearo.org


The deadline for applications is 6 February 2015.

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