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FINANCE ASSISTANT

Position:

FINANCE ASSISTANT

Department:

Finance

Location:

Nairobi

Reports to:

Finance and Administration Manager

Deadline:

December 28, 2017

Duration of Contract:    One year

 

Position Summary: To assist the organization in achieving optimal performance in terms of program quality strengthening operations and finance department by emerging tools, systems and staff capacity to adhere to PACJA financial and operations policies and procedures and Donor compliance.

 

Key Responsibilities 

Cash & Bank payments processing

  • Monthly Reconciliation of all bank accounts and preparation of payment listings ready for review and upload into the sun system.
  • Manage the petty cash by ensuring that all payments are done according to the provided procedures and set limits. 
  • Preparation of petty cash spreadsheets to upload stage ready for review by Finance and Administration Manager or her designate at the end of the month.
  • Ensuring that authorizations on the payments requests are in line with the approved limits per the organizational policies.
  • Maintaining the receipt book and ensuring that authorized receipts are issued upon receipt of monies.
  • Ensure that statutory deductions such as PAYE and other payroll deductions are remitted before the 9th of the following month.
  • Oversee the maintenance of an accurate and updated cash flow report. Provide weekly updates on this to the relevant supervisor.
  • Work closely with the FAM or her designate to ensure that there are sufficient bank reserves at all times for all bank accounts.
  • Maintain an organized and well-documented bank correspondences file ensuring it’s continuously updated.
  • Perform regular supplier reconciliation to be done on a monthly basis.

Reporting

  • Loading of month-end journals into the accounting system by the stipulated timeline to ensure timely submission of the month-end file by the 6th of every month.
  • Prepare Monthly Balance Sheet schedules as assigned. Make sure all items in the balance sheet account are current and can be supported. Follow-up on any adjustments to be made.

Document preparation & control

  • Preparation of all payment requests, while ensuring completeness and accuracy of support documentation attachment on payment requests.
  • Ensure that liquidation and accounting of staff travel advances are done correctly. This will include verifying per diems rates, attached documentation against the provided PACJA policy guidelines.
  • Oversee the payment turn-around period to avoid delays in handling requests submitted to finance.

 Filing

  • Maintain an organized and well-documented (all files must be labeled properly and visibly) and sequential filing system for all cash disbursement vouchers
  • Before filing, ensure that all documents have been stamped 'PAID' including cash payment reference details. 

Other

  • Preparation of corrective journals and assisting in loading of journals as and when required
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.

 

Required Skills and Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree in Finance/Business Administration with minimum CPA II qualification

Required Experience & Competencies:

  • Work experience in a similar position.
  • At least three years of  finance and accounting experience in a similar position;
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office software. SAGE pastels       System accounting is an added advantage;
  • Ability to work independently in a rapidly changing professional environment with a view towards establishing administrative procedures and protocol that will ensure optimal functioning of the operation;
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and time management skills;
  • Ability to work in and as a team.
  • Punctuality, intellectual curiosity, willingness to take initiative, multi-tasking, and willingness to work under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English

How to apply

All positions are based in Nairobi, Kenya and thus non-Kenyan applicants will need to be in possession of, or be eligible to receive a Kenyan Work Permit. The salary is pegged to the Kenyan National NGO pay scale. PACJA will not provide for relocation costs. 

Interested candidates who meet the above criteria may email a motivational letter and detailed professional resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. cc This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.(Quoting job reference number and position in the subject). Deadline for all applications will be closed on 28th December 2017. Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

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