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Finance Assistant Job in Nairobi, Kenya - NGO

Organization: The Center for Victims of Torture (CVT) is a humanitarian non-governmental organization that provides mental health and physical therapy rehabilitation to refugees around the world. 

Currently CVT implements programs in Nairobi urban and Dadaab encampment.

 Finance Assistant 

Location: Nairobi

 The Finance Assistant main responsibilities are to assist the Finance Controller in maintaining sound financial systems, policies and procedures, and internal controls in coordination with other departments to ensure appropriate and cost-effective use of CVT financial resources.

Report to:
 Finance Controller

Key Performance Areas:

  • Assists the Finance Controller in maintaining and implementing effective internal controls and appropriate financial systems, policies and procedures;
  • Assists the Finance Controller in maintaining and efficient filing system;
  • Disburses cash for expenditures in accordance with approved Purchase Requests and in coordination with other departments (Clinical Program staffs and Logistics);
  • Receives Payment Requests for cash and cheques transactions and facilitates authorization and approval;
  • Establishes reconciliation of all outstanding advances, payables and outstanding checks;
  • Documents all financial transactions and make sure every financial transaction is well supported with appropriate documents, well recorded and files are properly maintained;
  • Facilitates shipment of Finance Program Reports and other documentation to Head Quarters.
  • Other tasks should be assigned by the supervisor in the course of the work.
  • Diploma in Business Administration, CPA II (sect 3 & 4) and knowledge of ACCPAC; 
  • At least 2 years of relevant work experience in the same position and/or with cash management experience;
  • Computer literate in Microsoft Office (Word and Excel);
  • Good team player, communication and good organizational skills;
  • Accuracy and keen to details
General Conditions:
  • Is strictly committed to respect CVT’s confidentiality policy and to not use any information that s/he will know about CVT’s policies, procedures, and clients outside of CVT;
  • Maintain neutrality regarding any sensitive issues such as religion, minority or political affiliation;
  • Strong commitment to the Humanitarian Code of Conduct and CVT Mandate
Interested candidates are requested to email their applications attaching their updated CVs and letter of application, including contact email and telephone contacts of 3 referees to not later than 24th June, 2015.  

Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview. 

CVT is committed to equality at work, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, or disability status. 

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