Accounting Systems Analyst Job Vacancy in Kenya

Population Council 

Position Title: Accounting Systems Analyst

REPORTING TO: Senior Manager, Accounting & IT Systems (Based in Pakistan)

LOCATION: Kenya (PC Inc)

ASSIGNMENT LENGTH: 2 years, renewable based on mutual consent and funding availability


The Accounting Systems Analyst provides global support and resolution of problems and errors, heavily involved in improvement of system’s processes, reporting and analysis. This position is an integral part of the daily, monthly, and annual processes of the Controller’s department. The Accounting Systems Analyst plays a key role in the month-end closing tasks including creating statistical entries from the timesheets and running salaries, fringe, and facility allocations. Responsible for opening and closing accounting periods in Oracle NetSuite for all offices. Additionally, this position maintains workflow rules.


1. Maintain Council's Chart of Accounts, adding new GL accounts, segments, and records according to Council standards, review groupings and totals periodically. Creating and maintaining segment codes in NetSuite.

2. Create and maintain various reports on as needed basis, including standard Financial Reports. Assist with creating dashboards and other analytics in NetSuite.

3. Play key role on monthly closing process which includes:

a. Monitor and support timesheet processes to ensure completeness of it on the monthly basis, resolving open issues.

b. Run monthly payroll, benefit, and facilities allocations in the US and provide support for those allocation globally.

c. Track monthly parental leave, run related fringe allocation, and re-allocate the prorated facility charges for US.

d. Responsible for troubleshooting various journal entries related errors.

e. Responsible for closing each accounting period physically in the system for all offices, preventing future transactions from inadvertently being recorded in a period that has been closed.

4. Responsible for US Fringe and Facility quarterly true-up, for analyzing results, calculating actual rates and preparing adjusting entries, as needed.

5. Assist in creating and maintaining workflows for various processes. Support and assist in setting up various alerts and notifications.

6. Provide training and ongoing support to end users for timesheets, POs, invoices, exchange rates, payments, bank reconciliation, IDC allocations, amortization, etc.

7. Support and serve as a backup for NSPB system maintenance.

8. Assist supervisor in providing NetSuite training to new and existing staff and resolving issues identified by end users in US and international offices.

9. Other duties as assigned.


We understand that there are many paths to acquiring expertise and experience and strong candidates may not have every qualification listed here. We encourage applications from individuals with diverse and/or nontraditional backgrounds who bring passion, skills, and experience in many or most of these areas.

1. Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or relevant field, with at least five years of related experience, which involve hands on experience with such systems as Oracle NetSuite and other report writing software. A satisfactory combination of related experience and education is also acceptable.

2. User support, troubleshooting and training background

3. Excellent analytical and problem-solving capabilities.

4. Strong organization skills, prioritization, and attention to detail, with the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously within a flexible work environment.

5. Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel is required.

6. Experience and knowledge of database structures and reporting analytics tools is preferred.

7. Proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite desirable.

8. Familiarity with interfund and general accounting.

9. Excellent written and oral communication skills

10. Not-for-profit experience is highly desirable

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary offered will depend on knowledge, skills and experience. Excellent benefits package includes health insurance and life insurance, generous annual and sick leave; and paid parental leave among others. We strive to provide an environment of professional growth and development.

Application Deadline: November 6, 2023

When applying through the web portal please attach your CV and Cover Letter in Word or PDF format.

The Population Council is an international, nonprofit, nongovernmental institution that seeks to improve the well-being and reproductive health of current and future generations around the world and to help achieve a humane, equitable, and sustainable balance between people and resources. The Council conducts biomedical, social science, and public health research and helps build research capacities in developing countries. Established in 1952, the Council is governed by an international board of trustees. Its New York headquarters supports a global network of country offices. We are seeking an individual to fill the position described. If you know of a qualified candidate or are interested in this position, please apply at:

The Population Council provides equal opportunity; it does not discriminate against any person with regard to age, color, creed, national origin, disability, political belief, veteran status, religion, marital status, gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation. Decisions on employment are based on an individual’s qualifications as related to the position for which they are being considered. The Council especially encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups including but not limited to Black people and people of African descent, Indigenous people, people of color, women, LGBTQ+ individuals, including people who identify as transgender, non-binary, or gender expansive, people with disabilities, first-generation college graduates, and those from communities with the most to gain from expanded access to sexual and reproductive health services and information. The Population Council is international in the composition of its board of trustees and its staff, as well as in the nature and deployment of its activities.

How to apply

Please apply here: