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MPESA / Finance Data Clerks, Nairobi, Kenya Job Vacancy

Position Title: MPESA / Finance Data Clerks

Nairobi, Kenya

2 Positions

About Bridge International Academies

Bridge International Academies is a for-profit startup company revolutionizing education across Africa with a unique business model. The company runs a large-scale network of low-cost primary schools in Kenya that significantly outperforms other primary schools in the same areas because of our “school in a box” systems.

Our schools profitably deliver this high-quality education for less than $4 per child per month, which enable the schools to cover all their costs and create a profitable central organization at scale. We have launched 37 schools in Kenya, we will double in size in the next 6 months, and plan to rapidly scale the company to serve more than 1 million students across the continent.

About this position

This is a key role within the finance department whose vision is always to be a valued business supporter providing high quality and timely financial services. Reporting to the Finance and Data Analyst, the job holder will be part of young but professional finance team to achieve excellence within a few months. 

Working closely with finance and business team leaders, the main purpose of this role is to perform day to day processing of bulk MPESA transactions and financial data analysis in the company CRM and Navision system, undertaking timely reconciliations of payments and enhancing internal controls pertaining to MPESA accounts payables process of the company, identify, review and record financial transactions into Microsoft Dynamics (Navision), measure, classify and verify the financial information and then summarize, interpret and communicate MPESA activities to the team leader for review.

Key Areas of Responsibilities:

  • Day to day accounting duties/activities for the head office and the schools
  • MPESA payment preparations (ensuring payments are for Bridge International Academies business purposes and comply with all standard guidelines and procedures including approval by the department head)
  • Handling issues and enquiries from school managers concerning student payment status
  • Regularly updating accounting information in Navision or other financial package
  • Vendor data gathering for schools through head of school operations
  • Assist in gathering data and information for budget preparation and control for construction, schools, and head office functions
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of costing data arising from MPESA transactions
  • Tracking and preparing monthly MPESA charges trend analysis for review with the supervisor and Chief Accountant
  • Participate actively in the improvement of filing, documentation and accounting systems, processes and tools
  • Preparation of regular reports including daily payments reports for MPESA accounts.
  • Daily review and reporting of bank transactions and performing daily bank reconciliation for the MPESA accounts.
  • Scan and organize all receipts electronically
  • Support the development of high quality and reliable finance services to all users of financial information in the organization.
  • Assist the finance team in any other day to day and periodic tasks
  • Prepare Accounts Payables schedules and other balance sheet schedules for internal, interim and annual audits and timely resolution of any issues raised from internal review or audit.
  • Maintain filing system for all Accounts Payables transactions and ensure there is ease to retrieve them.
About You
  • Intermediate level ACCA/ CIMA or CPA with excellent academic record with a minimum of 2 years work experience in a busy bulk MPESA payment environment.
  • Understanding and use of a well run purchasing and Accounts payable process.
  • Understanding of the tax requirements for payments made;
  • Ability to relate well with both internal and external customers and work in teams;
  • Have a positive approach to ensuring complete customer satisfaction;
  • Highly innovative, with excellent analytical skills and ability to meet strict deadlines
  • Experience of working with medium to high exposure of business analysis, communication and support for large and fast growing profit oriented organizations.
  • High integrity, IT literacy and excellent attention to details.
  • Ability to plan and manage own workload in order to harmonize work flows and meet tight deadlines.
  • Excellent spreadsheet skills and proficiency with Microsoft Dynamics (Navision) version 2009
  • Ability to use initiative and creative thinking to anticipate issues and develop common sense and practical solutions.
  • Proactive and self motivated with excellent communication skills
  • Confident and flexible team player with great ability to work closely with non finance team members within a multicultural environment.
  • A “finisher” with the genuine drive and commitment to produce the highest quality work and to deliver technical expertise at all times.
  • Able to provide a current certificate of good conduct
  • Passionate about children and education in Africa.
The deadline for submission of applications is Thursday 21 October 2011

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