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Finance Assistant Job in Kenya (35K)

Finance Assistant
Salary: Ksh 35,000 gross per month.
BURN is a social venture that saves lives and forests in the developing world through the design, local production, and distribution of clean burning cookstoves.

BURN currently manufactures one stove per minute in its solar-powered modern manufacturing facility just outside of Nairobi, Kenya. BURN has sold more than 200,000 of its flagship ‘jikokoa’ household improved charcoal stoves, thus reaching more than 1 million people.
BURN’s Kenya-based product development team works closely with consumers and the factory to launch new products for the East African market.
BURN is currently seeking a mission driven candidate to serve as a Finance Assistant to assist our finance department.

Responsibilities

·         Ensure that finance filing systems (both hard copy and electronic) are kept up to date and maintained in an orderly manner
·         Maintain records of VAT invoices to support reporting to the KRA
·         Maintain lists of customer and vendor PINs to facilitate VAT returns
·         Conduct transactions at bank branches where BURN holds accounts as required
·         Process advance requests and expense reconciliations ensuring that adequate supporting documentation is provided
·         Follow up on outstanding advances and ensure employees know how to complete forms correctly and what supporting documentation is required
·         Carry out bank and petty cash reconciliations
·         Enter transactions into the accounting system (currently QuickBooks, but transitioning to Sage X3 in October) as required
·         Support other members of the finance team in completing month end tasks
·         Provide management with data from the accounting system as requested
·         Any other tasks as requested by line manager and senior management

Requirements

·         Formal accounting qualification such as a degree in finance/accounting, or a recognized accounting qualification (E)
·         2-3 years’ experience working a finance department, carrying out standard accounting procedures (E)
·         Experience working with standard accounting systems such as QuickBooks (E)
·         Proven ability with Microsoft Office, particularly Excel (E)
·         Ability to be exceptionally organized and be proficient at multi-tasking (E)
·         Excellent problem finding and problem-solving skills (E)
·         Excellent communication skills both verbal and written (E)
·         CPA qualification (D)
·         Experience with Sage X3 ERP (D)
(E – essential, D – desirable)
How to Apply
CVs to be sent to Recruitment.kenya@burnmfg.com

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