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Girl Child Network

Accounts Assistant (Siaya)
Position Summary: The Accounts Assistant will be based in Siaya Office and will ensure financial integrity in all aspects of the project and manage all financial, accounting, and administrative aspects of the project. 

The Accounts Assistant will support the Finance Officer in financial reporting, budget planning, projections, project related procurements, monitoring, maintaining timely and accurate financial information.

Main Responsibilities
  • Prepare monthly financial activity returns/reports for DREAMS project in accordance with the requirements of the donors and submit to head office.
  • Ensure that all expenditures are authorized and in accordance with the approved budgets.
  • Support in the procurement transactions by ensuring supporting documentation.
  • Support in preparation of annual financial statements and reports of the projects.
  • Manage Siaya office petty cash and cash imprests.
  • Prepare office petty cash reconciliation and submit to head office.
  • Manage Siaya Office asset register.
  • Ensure adherence to USAID project accounting requirements.
  • Undertake special assignments and/or perform other related duties as required.
Qualifications/Skills and Knowledge
  • Degree in accounting or finance.
  • CPA-IV qualification will be desirable.
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in the administration of financial accounting and sub-grant management processes within a large, multi-faceted USAID funded project.
  • Experience working with Non-Governmental Organizations.
  • Experience with USG project accounting requirements including demonstration of a deep familiarity and application of Office of Management Budget (OMB) Guidance in 2 CFR part 200 sub-parts A through E is a must requirement for the job.
  • Knowledge and experience in QuickBooks accounting systems preferred.
  • Strong oral and written communications skills with a proven ability to convey information clearly and concisely.
  • Ability to coordinate cross-departmental efforts to achieve common goals on time.
How to Apply

Interested candidates who possess the required qualifications should email their applications to gcn[at]girlchildnetwork[dot]org then cc to d.mutiso[at]girlchildnetwork[dot]org.

Applications for all the positions close on 26st October, 2016 at 4.00 p.m.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Complete applications will include all of the following:
  • vacancy name and preferred county
  • a cover letter
  • detailed CV
  • current and expected salary
  • a day time telephone contact
  • names, phone numbers, and emails of 3 referees
Due to time constraints, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

We value diversity, so we don’t discriminate on the basis of religion, color, gender, age, disability, or genetics. To request accommodations in the application process, you can send us an
 email or call us at 020 600 4510.

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