Systems Accountant Job Vacancy in Kenya

International Alert 

Position Title: Systems Accountant

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced professional to play a leading role in ensuring International Alert (Alert) maintains an effective and efficient global finance system environment. You’ll work closely with the senior Global Finance teams as well as the Global IT colleagues and, particularly with our Country Offices Finance Managers, to lead the implementation process, including scoping the organisation’s needs, working with consultants to design the specification, planning and preparing for the roll-out.

We’re seeking a qualified accountant with significant Business Central and systems implementation experience from a complex environment. A solutions-oriented self-starter with an eye for detail who has a proven experience of developing and implementing systems. You will lead the implementation of a new budget and reporting tool by overseeing the implementation and effective delivery. This includes evaluating system solutions, conducting user testing, ensuring a smooth transition during dual running, and providing post-implementation support. You will also, assist in enhancing existing systems and exploring new technologies, such as purchase order systems.

Role duties and responsibilities:

  • Lead the development of Dynamics 365 Business Central (D365BC) system to the entire group. This includes user access controls, segregation of duties as per agreed standard, month end and year end processes, Workflows, General Ledger Data, Budget Ledger Data and Job Costing Module (including timesheet and resources card).
  • Oversee the work of the procured consultants to support the scoping and implementation of D365BC across the organisation.

Scoping Requirements

  • Scope the full roll-out of D356BC to all Country Offices, working in close collaboration with the Global Finance team, and consulting stakeholders across the organisation including Country Directors, Project Managers and Finance Managers.
  • Develop a detailed plan for the development and roll out of D365BC, including scoping, training, implementation and review.
  • Develop reporting to meet the needs of programme delivery, finance teams and across the wider organisation, working with stakeholders to understand reporting requirements.

System and process design

  • Work with the finance team and other key business stakeholders on reviewing and developing accounting and process changes.
  • Work with the Head of IT, programme and fundraising staff to integrate project management and fundraising data management into the revised system, including migration of data from our current project management database, PROMPT.
  • Oversee the development and adoption of timesheets within D365BC.
  • Review, design and ensure the compliance of system controls, access and workflows.
  • Manage the data integrity of the system and ensuring its coding structure remains current, compliant with accounting standards and relevant to the evolving operations of International Alert.


  • Oversee the roll out of D365BC across all our teams, with a go-live date of 1 January 2025.
  • Train global, regional and country programme and finance personnel, including budget holders and others in the wider organisation who need to use the finance systems.
  • Coordinate the move of all Excel-based reporting over to system reports, working closely with finance and programme delivery teams.
  • Manage and oversee system control integrity.
  • Test internal processes and procedures to ensure they work as documented.

Organisational contribution

  • Participate in Global Finance reviews of processes within finance, specifically seeing how systems can be used to drive efficiency.
  • Contribute to team-wide communications and knowledge management, and participate in organisation-wide events and discussions on related topics/projects
  • Any other duties commensurate with the post as requested by the Head of Finance.

Please note that the above are just some of the role requirements. Please click here to view the full job description.

How to apply

Please follow this link to apply.

All applicants must have existing and permanent right to work in the country they wish to be based in.

International Alert prides itself on being an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcomes applications from underrepresented people including women, people from the Global South, BIPOC, LGBTQIA+ people, disabled people, and other historically marginalised people.

While International Alert will endeavour to contact all candidates within a reasonable time, this may not always be possible due to limited resources. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date, you can assume your application has, on this occasion, been unsuccessful.