Finance Assistant Job in Kenya

Living Water International is a faith-based non-profit organization that exists to demonstrate the love of God by helping communities acquire desperately needed clean water, and to experience "water for life in Jesus' name" - the gospel of Jesus Christ -, which alone satisfies the deepest thirst. 

Living Water is providing safe drinking water, Christian Witness, sanitation and health education to communities across Africa.  

Living Water Service Centre is pleased to announce the following vacancy:

Finance Assistant

This position will be based in Kisumu. 

As a member of the Finance and Administration team, the Finance Assistant will maintain an efficient and accurate finance function within the WPA (Water Program Area).  

This work will include basic book keeping activities, working with sales and purchase ledgers and running calculations to ensure that records and payments are correct. 

The successful candidate will also be required to assist the Finance Officer with various tasks

The successful candidate will be responsible to:
  • Verify items billed against items ordered and received and reconcile differences through follow-up with the vendor and/or other employees;
  • Check on all Receipts and Maintain spreadsheets on expense;
  • Responsible for cheque management;
  • Receive and process invoices, expense forms and requests for payment;
  • Verify calculations working with the Accounts system and expense reports;
  • Manage petty cash transactions i.e. petty cash disbursement, verify expense reports, etc.;
  • Post financial data to appropriate accounts in the QuickBooks accounting system;
  • Responsible for Field Financial reporting
  • Disburse funds using manual/local advances or petty cash and makes change according to specific instructions.
  • File documents,manage store and fuel cards
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
Minimum Education / Experience
  • Holds a CPA ( K);
  • Is computer literate;
  • Proficient language skills: English and Swahili;
  • Has good  understanding of accountancy and book-keeping;
  • Has at least one (1) Year experience.

Application Process for the above vacancy: Suitably qualified candidates must submit a cover letter (one page only) explaining their suitability and a CV (no more than 3 pages) with details of qualifications and work experience including 3 traceable references - professional, spiritual and general. 

All offers of employment are made contingent upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks.

LWI is an equal opportunity employer.

Applications to be submitted to Caroline Wambui, HR Assistant via the following email address:

Please do not attach scanned certificates.

Closing date for application is 17th July 2015