Finance Officer Job Vacancy in Nairobi, Kenya

Position Title: Finance Officer

The Finance Officer will be responsible for accurate and timely preparation of financial transactions, ensuring compliance to FEED Kenya and donor policies and procedures. He/ She will provide support to the Senior Finance Officer in budgeting, cashflow management, donor reporting, and day-to-day financial department operations. This role reports directly to the Senior Finance Officer.

Essential Job Function

  • Recording all financial transactions and ensure monthly transactions are entered in the general ledger accurately and on timely basis.
  • Assist in the preparation of financial reports and end month procedures.
  • Timely payments of program activities and ensuring completeness, accuracy, and approvals as per FEED-Kenya policies.
  • Supporting procurement of goods and services for the project as per FEED-Kenya policies and standards.
  • Maintain an accurate filing of payment vouchers and other financial documents by keeping accurate financial records.
  • Manage verification and liquidation of all project advances and review travel expense reports.
  • Audit travel vouchers and reconcile travel advances.
  • Petty cash management: cash custodian, proper recording, reconciliations, and posting of petty cash expenses.
  • Support in payroll management by filing all the statutory returns and making payments for all payroll deductions.
  • Ensuring finance policies and procedures are adhered to.
  • Preparation of audit schedules and support the audit process.

Qualifications & Experience

  • A bachelor’s degree in finance/accounting/business administration with at least 5 years of relevant professional experience.
  • CPA K
  • Experience in project accounting and auditing in donor-funded development projects is required.
  • Strong computer skills in QuickBooks accounting software, and Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Experience in financial management for a large complex project

Behaviors (Values in Practice)


  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Feed the Children values.
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.


  • Sets ambitious and challenging personal and team goals, takes responsibility for own personal development, and encourages teams to do the same.
  • Widely shares personal vision for Feed the Children, engages and motivates others.
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.


  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with team, colleagues, Donors and external partners and supporters.
  • Values diversity sees it as a source of competitive strength.
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.
  • Works with minimal supervision
  • Good communication skills


  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions.
  • Willing to take disciplined risks.
  • Proven ability to assess priorities, handle a variety of activities in a time-sensitive environment, and meet competing deadlines with great attention to detail and quality.


  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates the highest levels of integrity.

How to apply

Interested applicants are invited to email their applications and detailed CV with contact details of three referees clearly indicating the subject title as Finance Officer by February 02, 2024, at 5.00 pm.