Finance Intern Career Opportunity in Kenya - Habitat for Humanity

We are looking for an ambitious Finance intern to provide support to the AFR team based in Nairobi, Kenya by managing daily accounting tasks in HFHI AFR AO in Kenya. You will be part of a team of professionals working to provide high level stewardship for the organization’s finances.

The ideal candidate will be well-versed in accounting principles and able to work comfortably with numbers and attention to detail.

The goal is to contribute to smooth processing of AFR transactions and overall efficient operation of the branch to help the AO be responsive to the needs of its stakeholders. The person will ensure the AFR office accounting function runs efficiently to ensure grants and personnel are well supported to accomplish their mandates.

  • Prepare financial transactions related to office and project expenditures.
  • Ensure proper coding and approvals for all transactions.
  • Verify supporting documentation, ensure reconciliation with approved contracts.
  • Maintain an effective filing system for financial transactions.
  • Review and process travel employee advances.
  • Review and process travel & expense reports, follow up on employee advances.
  • Support grants management work for grants implemented by the Area Office.
  • Maintain an effective filing system for financial transactions.
  • Assist with implementing and maintaining internal financial controls and procedures.

Minimum education and experience required:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting or related field.
  • Certified public Accountant level 2.
  • At least 1-2 years of work experience in finance or accounting.

Skills, competencies and experience:

- Good communication skills (both written and oral);

- Competent in Microsoft Word and Excel;

- Good analytical and organizational skills, attention to detail and determination to

meet deadlines.

- Honesty and strong ethics are required in order to be successful in this position;

- Ability to work independently and as part of a team;

- Demonstrated capacity and willingness to learn - open to learning new ways of

doing things;

- Professional and positive attitude towards work;

- Pro-active and results oriented; and

- Friendly, customer service orientation

Preferred – in addition to minimum:

- Work experience with NGOs would be an advantage.

- Technical accounting skills and understanding of accounting software.

- Innovative and creative mindset.

How to apply

Candidates should send their CVs (preferred not more than 2 pages) and a cover letter

(Maximum 1 page) expressing their interest via email:

with Finance Intern as the subject of the email.