Accountant Job Vacancy in Nairobi, Kenya

Malteser International 

Position Title: Accountant Kenya – National Position

Malteser International (MI) is the international humanitarian relief agency of the Sovereign Order of Malta. For over 60 years we provide relief and recovery for people during and following conflicts and disasters around the world. Christian values and the humanitarian principles of humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and independence form the foundation of our work. In over 30 countries in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, we support people in need – regardless of their gender, political belief, origin, or faith.

Malteser International has been present in Kenya since 2001 with a focus on health, WASH, Food Security, and livelihood programs in Nairobi, Kajiado, Marsabit, and Turkana Counties.

Malteser International is seeking to recruit a motivated and experienced Accountant to provide technical financial support for its programs in Kenya. As an Accountant, you will apply principles of accounting to analyze financial information and prepare statements, budget controls, financial reports, projections, and utilize appropriate accounting control procedures according to Malteser International internal policies, that include financial, administrative and procurement guidelines. In addition, the Accountant will build and develop partner capacities, assist in partner assessment for the partner projects in Kenya and maintain regular communication with fund management units of various donors to ensure good working relationships.

Your responsibilities:

  • Control of cash books from Malteser projects in Kenya according to Malteser standards.
  • Ensuring cash books are sent complete and in good order to Malteser HO in Cologne.
  • Preparation of budget controls for Malteser Kenya projects (according to donors and Malteser expenditures) and giving regular feedback of the same to the projects.
  • Independent preparation of financial reports, particularly donor reports with subsequent authorization by management.
  • Voucher correction according to technical checks by ASU Thailand and ensure proper filing of vouchers.
  • Regular sorting of vouchers according to donor reports.
  • Preparation of internal and external cash requests for Nairobi office.
  • Interact with internal and external auditors in completing audits.
  • Assisting in partner assessments and capacity building for financial matters.
  • Conduct quarterly partner and monitoring visits for partner projects.
  • Prepare annual closure with all necessary documents and communication; this includes development of trial balance and other required documents for auditors.
  • Substitute Administrative Assistant in his/her absence in financial matters.
  • Assisting in the preparation of the annual projects / Kenya budgets.
  • Update the annual Nairobi budget if needed (any changes, new projects).
  • Signing of cheques, PRFs, CBAs, and POs, in absence of supervisor/s.
  • Preparation of advance administration list.
  • Preparation of bank reconciliations.
  • Petty Cash Management and Safe custodian.
  • Other duties assigned by the management and/or direct supervisor.

Your profile:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Commerce or Finance and a recognized certificate or professional qualification in accounting, ACCA or at least CPA Part 2 qualification.
  • Three to five years accounting experience.
  • Experience working with computerized accounting and financial systems, standard spreadsheet and database programs.
  • Demonstrated collaborative approach including experience in working in international environments.
  • Ability to prioritize work according to importance and deadlines while meeting work demands.
  • Possesses initiative and ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • Demonstrates adaptability and flexibility in all aspects of work.
  • Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Internet, etc.
  • Excellent English oral and written language skills.

What we offer:

  • Start Date: As soon as possible
  • Duty Station: Nairobi
  • Duration of contract: 1 year renewable
  • Salary according to qualification and experience, medical insurance package will be provided.

Working for Malteser International

Malteser is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all people, regardless of gender, confession, or origin.

Malteser International is committed to safeguarding people within our programmes from exploitation, abuse and sexual harassment and has specific policies on this commitment (including a Code of Conduct) which outlines the expected behavior and the responsibility of all staff, consultants, and other organizational representatives. Malteser International conducts reference and background checks for all staff (including criminal records checks for specific roles). Any candidate offered a job with Malteser International will be expected to sign MI’s Code of Conduct as an appendix to their contract of employment and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these documents.

Whether you work as a specialist in overseas service or in one of our regional offices - we offer you a challenging working environment in an experienced international team. More than 1,000 national and international staff are currently deployed in various crisis and disaster areas around the world as well as in our regional offices in Cologne and New York City. For more information please click here.

How to apply

If you are interested in this position, kindly submit your extensive application (CV, letter of motivation, copies of educational certificates and three professional references) online at our job portal until 26.01.2024: