Accountant Job in Kenya - USAID

Accountant, USAID Kenya Private Sector Activity

Roles and Responsibilities:

General Responsibilities

Liaise with the home office’s Accounting department, Project Specialist, and Case Leader, etc. to manage and troubleshoot project accounting issues as they may arise

Reconcile project accounting and provide back-up documentation of all financial transactions into monthly accounting package to home office

Establish and maintain electronic accounting tracking mechanisms, per Palladium and USAID accounting standards.
Conduct monthly audits of local expenditures as reported by the Field Office, including local bank reconciliation and US dollar expenses

Review all local expenses for billing purposes

Produce accurate and timely financial reports

Maintain all accounting records

Act as first point of contact with local bank

Monitor vendor invoices and disburse payments upon approval of the COP

Budget Management

Oversee finance and accounting procedures

Review monthly budget reports to ensure accuracy

Indicate project activity numbers for billings and expenses so that Project Specialist can input into budget tracking tool

Prepare monthly cash forecasts for COP’s review and approval


Oversee the financial aspect of procurement of goods and services for the project, ensuring compliance with Palladium and USAID policies

Review invoices for local services for the project

Position Requirements:

3 years of experience in finance and accounting, BA preferred.

Experience with USAID accounting/financial procedures preferred.

Microsoft office suite proficiency and the ability to operate spreadsheet and word-processing programs at a highly proficient level

Proactive problem-solving, decision-making and good judgment skills

Demonstrated ability and commitment to manage confidential information

Attention to detail and ability to effectively and efficiently perform multiple tasks and balance competing priorities

Strong written and verbal communication skills in English.

Ability to communicate effectively with managers, colleagues, service providers and clients

Professional and mature demeanor and conduct

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