Finance Specialist Job in Kenya

Finance Specialist


SoCha is contracted to deliver the USAID/Kenya and East Africa (KEA) Localization, Inclusion and Sustainability Activity (LISA) with the aim to assist staff and stakeholders to be more efficient, effective, transparent, inclusive, and skilled in achieving development outcomes.

The LISA team will support USAID’s work to increase locally led, owned, and managed development outcomes. It will utilize local expertise and seek to partner with local entities with in-depth knowledge and networks in Kenya and utilize this expertise strategically. Utilization of local expertise will focus on work objectives entailing close collaboration and interaction with local actors, including local indigenous organizations, counties, companies, institutions, and government.

To support the work of LISA, SoCha is seeking a qualified Finance Specialist.

Scope of Work

The Finance Specialist position will report to the Director of Finance and Administration and will be responsible for supporting all accounting functions of the project.


  • Account for all project expenditures in QuickBooks
  • Ensure that financial policies are followed.
  • Use QuickBooks accounting software to monitor actual expenditure against budget.
  • Ensure the timely submission of high-quality financial reports, for internal and external audiences.
  • Oversee payroll and preparation of social charges for staff each month.
  • Maintain current and accurate bank balances.
  • Reconcile all project bank and cash accounts at the end of every month.
  • Prepare monthly financial field reports.
  • Maintain a system for documents and records management, including electronic and physical filing of all financial documentation.
  • Preparation of VAT refund forms (DA1), maintaining a tracker for the DA1 applied for, approved and collection of refunds from vendors.
  • Maintain a budget tracker of donor funds by accounting line, office and CLIN.
  • Prepare Work Order budgets.


  • Degree in Accounting, Commerce or Finance, CPA or ACCA at least level 2.
  • Minimum of 5 years accounting work experience.
  • Minimum of 3 years work experience with USAID Implementing Partners in an accounting position.
  • Advance QuickBooks and excel skills.
  • Good communications skills.


Nairobi, Kenya.

How to apply

To apply, please upload your CV via the form below.


Applications close on March 27th, 2023. Application review will be on a rolling basis.