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Finance Officer Job in Kenya

Position: Finance Officer 
Employer: Nuru Kenya Social Enterprises (NKSE)
Location: Isibania, Kuria West District, Kenya
Category: Full Time, contract

About the Position: The person shall directly report to the NKSE Business Consultant

Essential Job Functions:

  • Administers the Company’s petty cash float, verifies, prepares and records all payments and ensures that the float is adequately funded at all times
  • Records all payments to the QuickBooks, and submits weekly, monthly and annual reports
  • Receives, verifies and keeps a proper record of all invoices for payment, prepares payment vouchers and cheques and also ensures timely and accurate payment
  •  Ensures that all cash, cheque books and other financial records are properly stored or safely secured at all times
  • Ensures that all cash transactions are accurately documented
  • Administers the Company’s payroll and prepares salary cheques and salary slips, ensures accurate payment of income tax (PAYE) and other statutory deductions
  • Assists in the preparation of monthly bank reconciliations
  • Maintains a proper record of all cash advances, education reimbursement fund and any other prepayments
  • Prepares cheques, upon approval and review of requesting documents, and presents them for signing
  • Maintains the bank files, and ensures that all bank information is properly filed and updated
  • Making sure bank reconciliations are done properly and that bank statements are filed accordingly
  • Prepares monthly payroll and forwarding them for review and approval
  • Working closely with procurement department and making sure purchase procedures are adhered to before any payment is processed
  • Overall management of all daily transactions. This includes but not limited to expense and revenue tracking for each of the business lines
  • Competently responds to queries and concerns from staff with regards to financial or accounting procedures
  • Performs routine reconciliations of the MPSEA pay bill system with the finance QuickBooks system
  • Performs other duties as may be assigned from time to time
  • Reports directly to the NKSE Business Consultant.
Minimum Requirements:
  • A Bachelor’s degree in accounting and at least CPA VI
  • A minimum of three (3) years working experience in an accounting or finance role, one (1) of which must have been in a similar role
  • Those with CPA Section 6 and a Minimum of five (5) years working Experience in the same position will be considered
  • Excellent communication and report writing skills
  • Must be proficient in the use of accounting and other financial software particularly QuickBooks systems. Meticulous, articulate and analytical
  • Good interpersonal and rapport building skills
  • Knowledge and commitment to the principles and ideologies of servant leadership
  • Strong commitment to ending extreme poverty in rural communities
  • You must be EXPERIENCED and fully conversant with QuickBooks accounting system
  • Do not apply if you are not a QuickBooks Expert.
Working Conditions: Work will be performed mainly in the office, and sometimes in the field. Some work is also expected from the computer at home during evenings and weekends during busier seasons.

 Commensurate with demonstrated skills and experience.

Nuru Kenya Social Enterprises is an Equal Opportunity Employer, we give equal opportunity to all qualified candidates.

Application Process:

Interested applicants should submit their testimonials including resume/CVs and cover letter supported by at least two known references. 

Please complete your application in English, include your phone number, and email it to by the 30th of January, 2015 at 5pm. 

Please outline how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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