Finance Assistant Job in Kenya

 Job Title: Finance Assistant-NGO

Hiring Organization: Anonymous
Location – Locality: Nairobi
Location – Region: Kenya
Industry: Non-Profit
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: KES
Date Posted: 09/27/2023

Location: Nairobi hub (with virtual working),
Salary: Kshs 100,000-110,000,

Our client is an established world-wide Non-Profit organization operating in over 240 countries and territories to make sure that everyone who wants to can access and engage with religious books. They are looking to hire a Finance Assistant who will support the Finance & Admin Manager in delivering the accounting and local statutory reporting for the Nairobi hub. The role will primarily comprise transaction processing for invoices and expenses, together with some reconciliations and reporting.


  • Responsibility for processing & paying local and international supplier invoices in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Ensuring that proper authorization procedures are followed before payments are made.
  • Responsibility for processing & paying staff expense claims for both credit card and cash claims in accordance with the organization’s policies and procedures.
  • Perform monthly bank reconciliations on or before the stipulated deadline.
  • Reviewing and monitoring bank balances as well as projecting cash flow needs and requesting bank account refills from head office.
  • Petty cash management.
  • Payroll support by filing of statutory returns and payment of other payroll deductions to the relevant bodies in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Recording rental income and maintaining rental schedules for tenants. Monitor rent debtors and assist in debt collection.
  • Monitor operational costs and advise on cost management.
  • Supporting the Kenyan accounts audit process by providing support as may be required.
  • Any other duties as required by the Finance & Administration Manager.


  • Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, accounts or related field.
  • Qualified Accountant (minimum CPA II or ACCA equivalent).
  • High transaction processing speed coupled with demonstrable self-time management skills due to volume of payments handled.
  • Proven experience in a busy accounting office in the local and/or international financial Environment, including accounting, reporting, and compliance especially with local (Kenyan) tax laws e.g. VAT Exemption, Withholding tax, etc.
  • Experience working with I-tax, NHIF byproduct, and the NSSF portal.
  • An intermediate level of knowledge of Excel for reporting purposes as well as a proper knowledge of other MS Office tools for reporting purposes,
  • Knowledge of and experience with Accounting software packages.
  • High degree of self-initiative to handle varying situations presented by the inter-cultural nature of the work especially when dealing with suppliers and staff from other countries.
  • Experience of operating in a multi-cultural environment with sensitivity to different world views and diverse contexts.
  • Comfortable working in a Christian organization with sensitivity to the breadth of church support that it enjoys.
  • Self-motivated, with enough personal confidence to be open to continuous learning and development.
  • Emotional intelligence and personal resilience, able to manage one’s own emotions and behaviours, particularly through times of change.
  • Evidence of ability to work in a team and is motivated to adhere to commitments and keep strict deadlines
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (in English).
  • The ability to communicate confidently (verbal and written) in a language other than English.
  • Experience of working with global networked teams, and a track record in using all available communication tools in the context of a dispersed staff team.
  • Experience of using Zoom, Google meet and other Google suite applications.
  • Ability to manage own workload and work in a virtual team.
  • Candidates who can join immediately are encouraged to apply

How to Apply

If you are up to the challenge, possess the necessary qualifications and experience; please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject (Finance Assistant-NGO) to by 4th October 2023