Project Accountant Job in Kenya

Job Title: Project Accountant

Hiring Organization: DT Global
Location – Locality: Nairobi
Location – Region: Kenya
Industry: International Development
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: KES
Date Posted: 04/25/2024

About DT Global

DT Global is shaping a future where sustainable development and innovation empower individuals, communities, and nations. We work in partnership with local stakeholders to foster inclusive prosperity, social equity, and environmental stewardship. Our global team of 2,500 staff and experts work in over 90 countries to solve complex problems in the peacebuilding, governance, economic development, environment, and human development sectors. With a track record of technical excellence and more than 60 years of international development experience and relationships, we deliver innovative solutions that transform lives.

About the Role

DT Global is seeking a Project Accountant to join the Finance and Accounting division to support project cost accounting and revenue recognition for international field projects. The Project Accountant will work with field office personnel, home office operations staff, and project management teams to monitor projects for financial and contractual compliance and ensure alignment with established project budgets. In addition, the Project Accountant will assist in resolving cost, budget, and billing discrepancies for projects in collaboration with the Program Manager and Field Office Accountant. This role will report to the Senior Finance Manager.

Specific Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and review monthly and/or semi-monthly billing.
  • Review and book project finance office expense reports.
  • Support Project Managers with F&A requests, prepare and enter recurring and reversing journal entries.
  • Reconcile all project bank accounts, advances and taxes to the general ledger, research unreconciled items.
  • Prepare audit schedules, reports and other financial data for internal/external auditors and departments as requested.
  • Setup and maintain files within the financial system.
  • Verify the proper distribution of charges to specific accounts and contracts.
  • Reconcile asset and liability accounts as needed, prepare schedules for DCAA incurred cost submissions and participate in responding to requests.
  • Perform month end and year-end closings.
  • Provide training and support to field accounting staff as needed.
  • Ensure that project expenditures are compliant with project’s budget and client requirements.
  • Review and analyze financial reports, revenue, billing, and indirect rate analysis (NICRA); resolve and investigate any discrepancies.
  • Perform all other position related duties as assigned or requested.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or a related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • CPA (K)/ACCA or related professional certification

Experience, Knowledge, and Skills:

  • 3-5 years of related accounting experience.
  • Experience working with Costpoint-Deltek, QuickBooks, Quicken.
  • Experience working with Microsoft 365, Microsoft Excel.
  • Familiar with USAID regulations (preferable). Strong analytical skills and financial acumen.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both written and verbally, in English.
  • Ability to take initiative and handle multiple tasks under tight deadlines.
  • Organizational skills and ability to perform detail-oriented work.
  • Occasional overseas travel may be required to perform field audits.

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