Finance Assistant Job Vacancy in Kenya

World University Service of Canada

Position Title: Finance Assistant

World University Service of Canada (WUSC) is a leading Canadian international development organization that works with and through its southern partners to promote sustainable development. Founded in 1957 and currently working in more than 20 countries worldwide with an annual budget of approximately $45 million dollars, WUSC fosters youth-centered solutions for improved education, economic, and empowerment opportunities to overcome inequality and exclusion. We believe youth have the potential to provide for their families, build strong communities, and create positive social change for future generations. Globally, WUSC has a network of higher education institutions, civil society organizations, private sector partners, professionals, students, volunteers, faculty, and community leaders that can be leveraged to support our work.

WUSC’s members are Canada’s most globally engaged post-secondary institutions. WUSC offers a dynamic international work environment with a diverse intercultural workforce. We offer employees exciting opportunities to apply their skills and gain experience all while making a difference for youth around the world. Employees at WUSC work hard to create lasting change in education, employment and empowerment.

The Finance Assistant (FA) will assist in the financial administration and financial management of WUSC project activities and is expected to provide highly professional expertise in the conduct of financial affairs relating to the project. He/ She will be required to be hands-on in the financial accounting of all transactions and assist in the financial monitoring and financial reporting as required by WUSC, and key donors, as well as supporting local and international audits.

Specific responsibilities include:

• Prepare bank reconciliations, debtors and creditors reconciliation.
• Timely posting of data on SAGE system.
• Ensure reports are prepared on a timely basis.
• Reconcile invoices and identify discrepancies
• Assist with reviewing invoices and payment requests ensuring that they are adequately supported before processing payments.
• Review and verification of financial transactions/activities/documentation for accuracy, appropriateness and completeness and ensure full compliance of financial requirements and transactions with donor rules, regulations and policies.
• Maintain digital and physical financial records
• Assist Senior Finance Officer in the preparation of monthly/yearly closings
• Follow up on Partners’ support: compile and check expenditures and supporting documents of project implementing partners
• Record all transactions into the accounting system (SAGE) while ensuring proper coding as assigned with an exhaustive description of all the expenses
• Maintain digital and physical financial records
• Support audits commissioned by donor agencies and WUSC Ottawa.
• Participate in internal audits of projects supported by WUSC in Kenya
• Assist with other accounting projects

Minimum Qualifications
• Bachelors degree in Finance or any business-related field
• Certified Public Accountant (CPA Part 2)
• A minimum of three (3) years of experience in accounting or finance role
• Proficiency in accounting packages, Microsoft Suite, and SAGE

How to apply

WUSC’s activities seek to balance inequities and create sustainable development around the globe; the work ethic of our staff, volunteers, representatives and partners shall correspond to the values and mission of the organization. WUSC promotes responsibility, respect, honesty, and professional excellence, and we will not tolerate harassment, coercion, sexual exploitation or abuse of any form. Successful applicants will be required to undertake an enhanced criminal record check where appropriate.

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. WUSC is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. If you wish to apply for this exciting role,please submit your application here

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

WUSC does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

Applicants must have the relevant immigration status to work in Kenya.