International Organization Finance Assistant Career Opportunity in Kenya

Our client, an international organization, is looking to hire a Finance Assistant who will support the maintenance of the organization’s accounting records using the accounting software package provided.

The incumbent will be working closely with the Senior Management Accountants, the Finance team, and all relevant roles across the Africa and Asia Area to enable the accurate financial reporting for the countries.

Key Responsibilities

  • Review all financial data for correct authorisation, accuracy and completeness.
  • Collate, check, process and input monthly accounting transactions (including bank receipts and payments; supplier invoices; staff expense claims; credit card returns) onto the accounting system.
  • Responsible for the collation of the monthly accounts in accordance with current accounting practices and within agreed delegated regional budget and financial delegated authority per transaction.
  • Assist in the preparation of management accounts by making appropriate adjustments such as accruals and prepayments.
  • Bank and petty cash and advances input and reconciliation (bi-monthly and ad hoc)
  • Prepare non-cash expenditure for payment via the bank accounts, including the use of internet banking where available. Ensure that regular payments are made as instructed and authorised.
  • Purchase ledger reconciliation and housekeeping. Process Purchase Management System transactions as required.
  • Undertake supplier statements, reconciliations and prepare payment runs, ensuring suppliers are paid within stated terms.
  • Support the Senior Management Accountants in the external audit process.
  • Liaise with banks, tax offices, government and local authorities and other stakeholders on matters pertaining to operations as appropriate (including importing goods and arranging for visas for travellers from other countries).
  • Manage the records created by the above duties, for both paper based and electronic files. Adhere to the security and data protection policies.
  • Manage monthly payroll changes including supporting documentation. Follow-up monthly payroll calculations.
  • Maintain a staff database recording monthly wages, increments, bonuses, allowances etc.
  • Review and approve the Payroll Tax endorsement.
  • Follow-up employee’s database in terms of vacation, permissions and all monthly benefits and deduction for Employees.
  • Follow-up Employee’s social insurance calculations and ensure payment of salaries, social insurance, and tax contributions.

Required Academic Qualifications, Experience and Competencies

  • 2+ years’ experience within a finance environment including practical experience at an operational level.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting. CPA or ACCA is an added advantage.
  • Familiar with one or more accounting packages /ERP.
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office applications specifically Excel, Word and Outlook.
  • Experience working with various currencies.
  • Experience in payroll management.
  • Possesses a valid passport and driving licence.

How to Apply

Qualified and interested applicants who meet the specifications are requested to send their CVs to by 15th April 2023.

Indicate the position applied for and if you possess a valid passport and driving license.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.