Staff Accountant Job in Kenya

Job Title: Staff Accountant

Hiring Organization:
Location – Locality: Nairobi
Location – Region: Kenya
Industry: Non Profit Organisation
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: KES Competitive
Date Posted: 03/17/2024


1 in 4 people around the world lack access to safe water and 2 in 5 people don’t have access to a safe toilet. We are working every day to change this. We are We’re here to bring water and sanitation to the world. We want to make it safe, accessible and cost-effective because we believe that water is the way to empower a bright future that we can all share in, worldwide. We are an international nonprofit organization based in Kansas City, Missouri that has positively transformed millions of lives around the world through access to safe water and sanitation. Founded by Gary White and Matt Damon, we pioneer market-driven financial solutions to the global water crisis. For more than 30 years, we’ve been providing women hope, children health and families a bright future.


The Country Accountant is primarily responsible for supporting and coordinating the financial and accounting activities for an assigned portfolio of grants, local entities, and finance operations. This position will collaborate with HQ and regional finance functions to facilitate financial reporting, analysis, and support implementation of global accounting practices and processes.

Manage the bills, expenses, and payroll of the assigned office. Provide timely reconciliations and ensure the accurate and timely recording of financial activities into the accounting system. Support HQ accounting to perform regular and recurring general accounting functions; reconcile various balance sheet accounts and prepare entries to general ledger accounts.

Award Management 

Produce grant-related post-award functions, including financial monitoring, expense analysis reporting, variances identification/explanation, reconciliations, re-budgeting, and grant closeout functions.


Prepare annual audit report, including preparing audit schedules and producing requested documentation.

Management Responsibility

Individual contributor with no subordinates.

Complexity & Problem Solving Skills

Ability to produce accurate and timely financial analysis, accounting, and reporting to internal and external stakeholders.

Ability to communicate complex information clearly and concisely to multi-geographical stakeholders.

Ability to manage confidential and/or sensitive information.

Key Competencies

Customer Focus – Builds strong customer relationships and delivers customer-centric solutions.

Optimizes Work Processes – Knows the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement.

Communicates Effectively – Develops and delivers multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.

Values Differences – Recognizes the value that different perspectives and cultures bring to an organization.

Nimble Learning – Learns through experimentation when tackling new problems, using both successes and failures as learning fodder.

Travel Requirement

Up to 5% of domestic and regional travel for work, as needed.


Required Qualifications & Experience

Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration and/or equivalent related work experience.

At least 3 years of professional experience in accounting, finance, or a closely related field.

Proficient (written and verbal) in English.

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