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Accountant

OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE JOB

The accountant’s primary responsibility is to provide leadership on grant budgeting, management, and the facilitation of efficeint financial management within the Operations team at Shamiri.

Essential Duties, Responsibilities, & Skills

Grant Management & Accounting

  • Ensure that all policies and procedures follow Kenyan laws and/or funding source requirements and that all such laws and requirement are respected and consistently followed.
  • Provide support for institutional and donor specific budget development and financial reporting
  • Ensure strict adherence to donor contracts, fulfil financial guidelines for each donor though accurate and timely reporting and reliable financial records for future reference.
  • Ensure timely preparation and dissemination of donor/grant expenditure reports internally for informed decision-making.

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Financial Management

  • Assists in the preparation of annual institution audits as well as project-specific audits.
  • Support prudent resource management by expenditure verification from receipts received, float refunds, etc., and ensure that budget and expenditure reports are sent out to program teams within the stipulated timelines.
  • Maintain and file records of expenditure, process invoices and claims for payments, and track payments relating to office costs and program activities.
  • Administer financial accounts and manage petty cash.
  • Prepare timely monthly bank, cash, and MPesa reconciliation statements.
  • Prepare accurate and timely financial reports as may be necessary for review and decision making.

Administration

  • Assist in departmental planning and execution.
  • Lead in proper recording; keeping of grant files.
  • Any other duty assigned from time to time.

Educational/Training Background & Experience

  • Degree in relevant field (Finance, Accounting)
  • Certified Public Accountant CPA.
  • Minimum two years experience in working for an NGO or a company limited by guarantee.
  • Excellent hands-on experience in computerized financial management systems.
  • Proven experience in donor or project financial program management and administration.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Hands-on bookkeeping experience.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate under pressure with strict adherence to timelines and deadlines.
  • Strong organizational skills and close attention to detail in order to produce high-quality output.

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