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Finance Officer - GVEP International

GVEP (Global Village Energy Partnership) International is seeking for a candidate to fill the post of a Finance Officer to provide financial accounting and management support to the Nairobi Regional Office.

Organisation Background: GVEP is a UK charity seeking to reduce poverty in Africa through accelerated access to modern energy products and services. 

To do this we support the development of a broad range of micro and small businesses and project companies in the energy economy, by providing them with high-quality financial, technical and business management support services so that they can grow and deliver access to energy in of grid areas. 

To date, GVEP has supported the development and growth of 2,600 small and micro businesses in Africa, delivering energy access to over 7 million people in off grid areas and creating over 5000 jobs.

Our ambition is that by 2020 we will have enabled 20 million people to access clean and reliable energy. 

GVEP’s largest office is in Kenya, with local offices also in Senegal, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda, supported by a small UK head office of eight staff in London.

Key Responsibilities
  • Ensure that all financial/expenditure documents are delivered to the Nairobi office in a timely manner, reviewed for accuracy and completeness and ready for approval and posting
  • Assist in the financial operations of the organization and ensure timely and accurate financial reports and practices including cash management, payroll, financial disbursements, ledgers etc.
  • Responsible for entering financial information and maintaining all financial records for projects and for the organization.
  • Ensure all accounting records and supporting documentation for all financial transactions are maintained in a systematic order and in a safe and secure condition under the custody of the organization.
  • Preparation of bank reconciliation statements for all bank accounts as per policy
  • Assist in financial control, prepare and analyze budgets, develop financial reports, and make recommendations to the organization on budget expenditures.
  • Monitor the expenditures to ensure that program funds are utilized appropriately by the close of the fiscal year.
  • Carry out training on financial policies and procedures to non-finance staff and partners, as required.
  • Ensure that all financial reporting is completed on time and submitted to the supervisor for review on time for submission to donors.
  • Help with the preparation of internal and external audits and respond to audit queries
  • Make visits to the country  offices as required to support on financial operations and management
  • Asset tagging and updating of the inventory list
  • Any other duties as assigned from time to time by the Supervisor
Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience
  • A degree in a business related field with a CPA qualification or equivalent; At least 4 years’ experience in an international organization; 
  • Understanding of  multi and bilateral donor policies and procedures
  • Proven numeracy and financial analysis / planning skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to present financial matters to non-financial managers.
  • Ability to think and act strategically.
  • High degree of computer literacy in Microsoft Office and financial systems (QuickBooks)
  • Ability to develop and build capacities of staff
  • Experience in working independently and providing initiative in improving finance functions.
  • Experience of establishing good working relationships with a variety of people.
  • Proven track record in delivering results in a pressurised environment;
  • Problem solving and analytical skills
  • Culturally sensitive
  • Ability to adapt to new situations and needs.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team.
Interested candidates should forward their cover letters and CVS and indicate their minimum salary expectation to on or before 12th November 2015. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

GVEP is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of race, religion, national origin or disability.

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