FINANCE OFFICER

Feed the Children

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)

Accountability:

  • 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.

Ambition:

  • 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.

Collaboration:

  • 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

Creativity:

  • 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.

Integrity:

  • 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 [email protected] clearly indicating the subject title as Finance Officer by February 02, 2024, at 5.00 pm.


Deadline: 2 Feb 2024