Abt Associates Finance Assistant Career Opportunity in Kisumu, Kenya

Abt Associates

Job Title: Finance Assistant

Location: Kisumu, Kenya

The World at Abt

Solving the world’s most pressing issues and improving the quality of life for people worldwide is what we do every day at Abt Associates.

Creating a more equitable world is no small task, but we are driven by big challenges.

We are a team of 4,000+ people in over 50 countries working in unison and focused on the bigger picture.

Only by sharing our commitment, energy, and innovation do we affect change and push the boundaries of what’s possible.

We welcome diverse ideas, backgrounds, and viewpoints – joining Abt means access to exceptional thinkers at the top of their game.

To thrive at Abt is to embrace flexibility and collaboration. Our open culture allows you to balance your work and personal life as needed to optimize personal well-being.

Creating a more equitable world starts from within – we look after people around the world, and we’ll do the same for you.

Ready to embrace rewarding and meaningful work? Now’s your chance.

The Opportunity

In 2021, USAID Kenya awarded Abt Associates, the Kenya Vector Control Activity. It seeks to build on PMI investments under PMI AIRS and VectorLink.

The purpose of the project is to plan, implement, provide technical assistance for, monitor and evaluate critical malaria vector control activities.

This includes indoor residual spraying (IRS) and insecticide treated net (ITN) activities for prevention of malaria in Kenya.

The project has six objectives:

(1) indoor residual spraying and other proven vector control interventions,

(2) entomological monitoring and surveillance,

(3) ITN durability monitoring

(4) data driven decision making to inform strategic deployment of ITNs and IRS,

(5) capacity building of Kenya national malaria program and selected counties and

(6) continuous net distribution system in the community through multiple channels.

In 2022, Abt Associates shall implement IRS in Homa Bay and Migori Counties and in other counties thereafter as determined by USAID Kenya.

Under the supervision of the Associate Finance Manager, the Finance Assistant provides a wide range of financial and administrative support to the project in Kisumu and counties

Specific duties and responsibilities include the following:

  • Maintain Office Petty Cash in accordance with Abt Policy
  • Process payments through Mobile Wallet Bank for casual workers, Seasonal workers, and other vendors as per policy
  • Vendor Payments Processing through online banking platform.
  • Posting transactions in QuickBooks accounting system
  • Scan and upload monthly ROV documents in quick books and in ISMS
  • File monthly statutory returns
  • Maintain the VAT monthly summary reports.
  • Maintain hard copy and electronic versions of all project’s financial records, including contract and subcontract documents, consultant documents, statutory documents
  • Ensure timely settlement of office utility bills.
  • Performing any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Qualification requirements include the following:

  • A Degree in Accounting, Finance, Management, Business, or other relevant field (desirable).
  • Certified Accounting Qualification such as CPA, ACCA.
  • At least three (3) year prior experience in a similar position .
  • Experience in working with accounting softwares such as QuickBooks will be an added advantage
  • Knowledge and experience with Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other data processing and graphical presentation software.
  • Ability to assess problems and develop solutions.
  • Excellent inter-personal communication skills and excellent organization skills.
  • Preference for candidates who have experience that relates to USAID-funded projects or other international development experience.
  • Fluency in English.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma + Four years of relevant experience, or Associates Degree + Two years of relevant experience

How to Apply

CLICK HERE to apply online.

Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce.

Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits.

Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply.

Disclaimer: Abt Associates will never ask candidates for money in exchange for an offer of employment.